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.
Pros: Great price , though now with sata 6 out, consider your options. I've not had any issues with it short of making note NOT to unlock last core unless you are willing to take the risk. I also purchased this because it had ESata which many now are saying is better than USB3. Check around as I did to...
Cons: sata 3 only, Do not UNLOCK the last core on your amd cpu ( that this MOBO allows), as doing so risks damage to your system. The directions don't tell you the 'unlocking' the last core is 'overclocking' which is subtle distinction, so beware.