Summary: I had a rather old desktop (started life as Win XP) that I built years ago, and I was getting rather annoying with it's very slow performance. It was time for an upgrade! My solution was to get a new mother board, new processor and 8 Gig of memory. So I got the following from Amazon.com.
Pros: This is a high quality board with tons of great features. It supports the majority of RAM modules and the BIOS is pretty epic to say the least. I've found the MemOK button to be quite helpful also when testing bad memory.
Cons: The only issue I've found is the lack of Linux sound drivers. I can play sound just fine through the audio jacks, but it won't play out of the HDMI port.
Summary: Received 3 of these as part of bare bone kits - build went great but has internet problems under Win8 64bit that neither Asus or Microsoft have been able to track down. Downgraded them to Win7 64bit and everything works beautifully.