Summary: i bought this mobo with high expectations... it did surprise me at first, however, when i started with the oc procedure, i had at least 8 BSOD in a row... now i have it stable on my AMD Phenom II 1090T @3.6ghz Ram running at stock 1333mhz (cannot run it @1600mhz with 8-8-8-20 timing) either way, i recommend it for a normal user...
Summary: Buy this product with great expectations, I installed it and it worked well initially, but the fourth day the sound stopped working. It was reviewed by the engineer at my workplace and it was impossible to make it work and I live in another country is more expensive and difficult to guarantee to buy another
Summary: A very nice board for your next tier of upgrades while still preserving the use of some of your old hardware. I used this board to put in a PCI FM-tuner to turn my XP computer into a radio station and wanted to do it as cheaply as possible. It accepted the old IDE HDD's with no problem and 2 more SATA's. I did have to re-install windows XP as the new hardware config threw the OS through a loop. Everything I upgraded played very nice as did all my old hardware.
Summary: First board was DOA - lights would come on but wouldn't POST or beep. Ended up unnecessarily buying a new power supply thinking that was the problem. Returned the board it without problems and got a replacement in 2 days. second board works like a charm - plugged in an Athlon II 640 and some inexpensive crucial mem sticks and was off to the races. Im not not an overclocker so I cant speak to that. only bios change I made was switching drives to AHCI mode which was easy.
Summary: Overall a great motherboard with a lot of features. One thing I forgot to check was whether this board could output to a dual monitor setup using the DVI and HDMI outputs. You can only use one digital output and the VGA with a dual monitor setup. I figure if you were the type of person who would buy a motherboard with integrated graphics, and you have hdmi/dvi capable monitors, you would want full digital capabilities.
Summary: I've had this MD running with an Athlon II X2 250/ 4gb RAM for a day and it's great. Audio/video over home network is smooth and crash free so for. System seems very stable. Ubuntu loaded perfectly (easier than Windows actually). All I had to do was go the the hardware drivers under administration and turn on the ATI proprietary driver. The Audio works and sounds nice, the video is smooth.
Summary: I just got this build put together two days ago and I am very pleased so far. I installed a Crucial C300 128gb SSD for my boot drive. The BIOS was easily configured for my Win7Pro64 and it booted up at first post. The onboard Radeon 4250 works surprisingly well for my needs (I am not a big gamer). I am running a X4 965 BE OC'd to 3.8 and very stable with 8gb of G.Skill Ripjaw PC1600. You will have to configure the DDR3 in the BIOS to get the full 1600.