Summary: I bought this for a first time computer build and had no preconceptions. I didn't want to spend too much money just in case I was in over my head. This has worked really really well. I paired it with AMD Athlon II AMD Athlon II X2 270 Regor 3.4 GHz 2x1 MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - Retail ADX270OCGMBOX and 8gb memory. Its plenty fast enough for anything I want to do.
Summary: I was looking for a motherboard that would support at least 8 GB of memory due to the fact that I upgraded to a quad core and it is a descent motherboard for your money. There is a driver for your USB drive and i uploaded it, the minute I plugged in my external hard drive that has music on it, it uploaded music faster than the older motherboard that was in there before. Now there is literally no waiting around for programs to load or the music to come up.