Summary: I purchased this board when building my computer system a couple of years ago. This is a great board but is a little long in the tooth now. It doesn't have USB-3 but I was able to install a USB-3 card with no problem. All my external drives are now USB-3; the performance is day and night.
Summary: Been using for more than 14 months, super stable mobo. I have an i7 920 on it and can't find anything that max-out this combo. This is my fifth Asus Mobo, and best. Never crashes, software bounces off it. Best Buy.
Summary: I bought a system with this MB and I couldn't get it to write DVD's. I tried 3 DVD burners, 3 brands of DVD, 3 O/S's, WinXP, Win7, MS-DOS, and 3 different programs without success. I finally bought another full system with a Gigabyte MB which ran perfectly.
Summary: I bought this board a month ago and the board got defective. I called Asus tech support and they issued an RMA w/o giving me too much hassle. I asked for cross shipment of the new board and filled out a RMA form. Guess what? I filled it out on Thursday afternoon and got it on Friday!