Summary: I purchased this board to replace a bad board in a Dell XPS 7100. The Dell was giving 2 beeps saying it was the ram but the ram was replaced and still 2 beeps. I decided it was the board and ordered the Asus M5A78L and it works and fits inside the Dell case just fine. Lots of neat features and very easy to set up. My only complaint is that the back panel does not fit as good as it should.
Summary: This Asus Motherboard is great! It has a good size, excellent performance, with two ram memory slot (8GB each one), several sata slot (four Sata 3 slot and two for optical drives). I have two HD's Sata 3 and Sata 2, one optical drive (no need more, for now), Geforce GT650 1GB, AMD Phenom II X4-3Ghz, DDR3 4GB and 1200W power source, because the MoBo, processor and graphic card has a big power consumption.
Summary: The processor chip on my home assembled desktop system died after a good number of years of good service. I decided to do a fairly serious upgrade. This Motherboard, seemed to have what I required for the time being. I use a fare amount of legacy software so I was keeping the old OS, the one thing I wish I had been able to find was a MB with a Floppy controller for a couple of old games that I still like to play, but I guess time marches on.
Summary: This motherboard is running fine and easy to install. My only complaint is that I wish I would have read the stats better. It only supports one internal hard drive and previously I had three, so I had to copy over the data from my other drives to one single drive. Good thing I had a 1 TB hard drive; but it's running great.
Excerpt: This board was designed to be a cheap option for those who want decent features but not in a large full ATX board for a great price. They also want a wide range of supported processors from sempron to the desktop FX series up to the 8350. Which amazes me. Supports memory well, had no issues with my Patriot G2 Series RAM (see the review on that as well if you like :3).
Summary: After working great for four months, this board dropped dead. The video and sound channels quit working entirely, and wouldn't even power up the fan. After running numerous bench tests and swapping hardware, including a brand new power supply and a second monitor, the only change I could affect was that after removing the system battery, the board then started to power the fan. Still no video, no sound, no boot up.