Summary: Bought this thing for my first build ever. PRO-I picked it up for 45$ and that was a steal. I've had it for well over a year now and never had a single problem with it. CON It only has 4 sata and I could use more for more hard drives and whatnot. It's not AM3+
Summary: the motherboard is a starting or upgradeable board for people beginning to build a pc. The motherboard has 4 dual channel ram slots and the board is able to run heavy graphics games such as battle field 3, call of duty, etc.
Summary: Good motherboard worked well for about a year then I upgraded. When I went to build another PC with it the mobo died out. So it game me a good year-year and a half. I wouldn't take the life span too seriously on this as I tend to have bad luck with mobos.
Summary: I recommend this MoBo for anyone into a budget wanting to get a sturdy, overall purpose board to build a system. When I was building my system a year ago I was on a budget and I decided to cut corners on the MoBo in order to favor the selection of a good CPU and video card, as well as enough RAM.