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.
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. The crossfire supported pci express slots make the graphics a hek lot faster in gaming for a budget board. i reccommend this board for anybody looking for a budget board with good features.
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. I coupled this with a Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition, a Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 8Gb of RAM.
Summary: Bought this board in June 2011 for a budget gaming PC; considering the specifications for price it was the best option at the time. I also intended to set up a RAID 1 to back up data. Since then the only problem I have gotten was setting up the RAID. For unknown reasons one of the pair of WD 1TB Green drives would always be excluded. I made several attempts but was leaning towards there being a problem with one of the drives.