Summary: Was hoping to do a transition of a win xp machine to a better processor and faster speed. I knew the mobo was geared for Win 7 and 8 OS's but figured I could get it to work with XP. I could, for the most part - except could not get the LAN operational - so no local networking or internet. I tried Realtek drivers for the chipset and win xp support with no luck. Also occasional problems with the keyboard and mouse.
Summary: Great board. I purchased to upgrade my teens computer. No on board WiFi so if your not running LAN you have to use one of the pci express x1 slots. the motherboard support disk has no LAN driver support for Vista so if your not starting with a PCI x1 wifi card you will not have a way online. So move on from vista and never look back. As for performance this board is ready to have to roll through your programs and in my sons case destroy the competition.
Summary: Great motherboard at a very good price. I didn't pay attention to the fact that this motherboard doesn't have a PCI slot for my sound card, but oh well. This is my first motherboard with a UEFI bios... not something I like, (I prefer the old blue screen with white letters), but I guess I could get used to it. Shipping was pretty fast from Illinois to bush Alaska.