Summary: This board has lots of features, can hold more ram than you'll ever need and is a good board for an HTPC case. The 7.1 surround sound is also pretty impressive. My setup has the AMD Liano 3870 APU turbo clocked at 3.3mhz, Zalman cpu cooler, Radeon 6570 GPU for dual graphics, Samsung combo...
Summary: - First I upgraded to latest BIOS since OOB the mobo was unusable. New BIOS rev makes little noticeable difference. - It cannot "see" a perfectly good USB2 LG DVD-RW in its boot-device probing, but curiously, could "see" it when the BIOS needs the Asus support-DVD.
Summary: Pros: 1. 2 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 4.0 back ports. 2. USB 3.0 internal connector. No USB 3.0 front ports? No problem, there are still USB 2.0 internal connectors to go for. 3. A MicroATX that supports two discrete graphics cards (AMD CrossFireX) 4. Easy UEFI BIOS interface. Cons: 1.
Summary: Board runs nicely. Easy to install in case, runs fast and stable. The trick comes in getting it up and running properly. Installed the board along with an AMD A6 3500 (AD35000JGXBOX) and Win 7 64 Home Premium. Win 7 went on a new drive. Windows 7 went on with no hiccups.