Cons: both Ethernet ports started flaking after a couple years, If you bend the cable (up) and keep pressure, it would link up. Now, 7 years later, after looking at and testing the pins (all appeared in order, with 5&6 slightly depressed), it doesn't link up at all.
Summary: This board finally died in June of 2013, not a bad run since I ran it nearly 24/7 that entire time. I'm not a gamer but I do love fiddling with OS's and this board ran any flavor of linux I threw at it over the years without a hitch.
Pros: I bought it on 08-13-2007. Very upgrade-able.
Summary: This is my older pc I gave to my dad, my new one has corsair vengeance 32 gb of 1866 MHz ram pushed to 2000mhz amd 8120 eight core pushed to 5ghz stable xfx 7870 2gb on a asus m5a97 and 850 watt corsair.
Pros: This board is amazing!!! I have owned it for at least five years. I paid 200 plus back in the day, worth every penny. The board has been good to me. I've added a sata III/USB 3.0 controller on the pci-e x1 slot significantly sped up my Samsung 840 pro 256GB SSD And my 7200 rpm 64MB cache black WD...
Cons: I would have to say only con sata 2 but I solved that read above, other then that none.
Summary: Wow this board has been good to me for the past 5 years! I have never really had any problems with my PC, I've seen a blue screen maybe twice and that was when I had vista. It's been a long time coming for me to update my PC but I will miss this board.
Pros: Good support drivers, lots of customization, integrated RAID support, Integrated SPDIF. Works very well, never had any problems with it.
Cons: None really, other than low max RAM (8GB) but it was good for the time it was built in.
Summary: -unit only spent 2 years as an active gaming system, and the last 3 years as a XBMC and file server inside a U4 case, serving over 15 Tb of data, I never had a crash, longest time online was 197 days without a reboot (due to an ram upgrade).
Pros: This units has spent its final years as a file server and XBMC interface and has not had a problem in the 5 years that I have owned it. -8GB of ddr 2 ram, I was able to run 4Gb by 2x2GB sticks -2x1Gbps NIC, easily bonded in ubuntu -8 sata ports (7 internal 1 external) -7.1 sound plugged right int...
Cons: -Ram could have been place half a centimeter away from the cpu, my large heatsink caused a problem -the 7th internal sata port was right next to the PCIe x16 slot which made it impossible to connect a cable when a card was installed. -the eSata port did not work a port multiplier, not real big bu...
Summary: If your building a rig on the cheep pick this up, you wont be sorry.
Pros: I have owned this Mobo for over 5 years, and let me tell you it has stood up to the test of time. im just leaving my final take on the board because its time to upgrade and i would like to leave my thoughts. One processor burnt out it was a 6000+ just bought a replacement ran two cards on the boa...
Cons: Little Windows 7 Support, there are plenty of work arounds to get it to work with a 64bit OS of windows7 so in all reality i would say the on board wifi is ok i would buy something faster. and really the placement of the memory could of been better.