Summary: Bought this board to use in a brand new Win 7 build, and so far it's doing almost everything I wanted it to. Tons of nice features and plenty of BIOS options. There is an option in the BIOS to overlock the CPU by just changing a couple of settings.
Summary: Update 3/25/2011 My first impressions were good and I listed them below, yet that is where the happy story eneds and after a few months, there IS STILL NO SOLUTION for the loud poping coming from the onbaord audio.
Summary: I bought this motherboard to build my first computer ever from scratch and so far it has not let me down, everything is as advertised and played nicely with my AMD X4 640 processor (excellent choice for the price).
Summary: Its a great board, im running windows 7 and does some great work too.... Seems a little buggish, few system shut downs but board has tons of features but dont get carried away, you will end up freezing and and and going unresponsive if u go into it to fast......
Summary: Like the other reviewer said it saw my 1600 ram as 1333. I had to change it in the bios. it also didn't see my ram at first but like the instruction book told me; I held down the button next to the ram slots and restarted and the the board saw my ram.
Summary: I my personal opinion this board is great! I chose it because of its speed and ASUS reputation. Its main role is for a small nComputing server, this is a list of my setup.... AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Processor (HDE00ZFBGRBOX) ASUS AM3 / AMD 870 / DDR3 / USB 3.0 / SATA 6 Gb/s ATX...
Summary: This was my first time building a computer. For the price and performance you can"t beat this motherboard. On board graphics are just a waste of money, thats why I chose this one. Ive been using this motherboard for about a week. No problems. I will update you guys if anything goes wrong.
Summary: I would recamend this board to anyone. The board has a real nice blue and brown theme. Not having the on board video really helps the price because that is unneeded unless you don't get a video card. The Sata 3 6 G/B s is awesome so is the USB 3. The digital audio sound amazing.
Summary: Replaced a MSI board that was DOA with this ASUS board. Added Memory, CPU, DVD and video card and immediately was up and running. This board has a core unlocker feature for AMD multicore chips.