Summary: Very simple to install and set up. I had mine built in less than an hour and this was only my first actual build. I spent more time trying to recover my old files from the same HDD I had from my previous computer which seemed to get misplaced during the OS setup. I have had no issues with this board at all and am very impressed with the sound and video from the on-board audio outputs and GPU.
Summary: In the last several months I've used three of these mother boards with AMD Phenom quadcore CPUs to replace three family PCs. I've been happy with the board on each occasion. I've not had to contact tech support so I can't comment on that. I also have not upgraded the BIOS or tried overclocking to comment on that either.
Summary: And so far so good. Plenty of connections. Using in my secondary machine now. I sent my 790gx to ASUS as it died, but they sent me back one that also didn't work. So I bought this. I really don't care for ASUS anymore, so this will probably be my last ASUS buy. Didn't get my rebate from them, and wasted lots of money on a motherboard, and got basically nothing out of it. Thanks ASUS.
Summary: I actually don't own this board. I own another ASUS board. But this is relevant. ASUS tech support is ASTOUNDING. The best I have ever used by far. They answer quickly-- I've never held for more then 3-5 minutes-- and when they do, oh boy. They hire people with real, serious tech training. They listen carefully and know problem causes by heart-- they're not using an automated troubleshooting system.
Summary: This is a great little mobo. Every output you could want and interesting features. Express gate allows you to surf the internet and check email without entering the OS(you can do this in a matter of seconds). It also has My Logo that lets you put any picture you want as a boot logo. The asus EZ flash is excellent and allows the easiest bios flash I have ever encountered. The board is completely stable with 800MHz ram but a little flaky with 1066MHz modules.
Summary: I haven't built a PC since the 90s when I first left college. I was a little apprehensive but felt I'd be able to get through it. No problems! This little board has everything I'm ever going to need, it was easy to set-up and the price was fantastic... It took me a few hours to put the thing together from the ground up and Vista went on no problem.... Great stuff.
Summary: Just finished installing this board w/ Thermaltake 575W power supply, AMD Phenom Quad 2.3GHZ 9600-Black Edition CPU, Q.Skill DDR2-800 2X2Gig RAM (Total 4Gigs RAM). I am a computer professional so installing and configuring this motherboard was very easy. For a regular mortal, I would suggest being careful and thorough. The saying 'measure twice and cut once' may apply to setting up the CPU. Be extremely careful.