Summary: I set up this board with an Intel i3 3220 Dual-Core CPU, HyperX Blu RAM, and Win 7 on an empty drive, and it runs fast and is very stable. I'm not a gamer or graphic artist, but for general use - Power Point, Word Processing, videos, burning and other common tasks, the system works extremely well. It may even be fast enough for more demanding use, but I can say for sure that for general purpose tasks it is very fast and bedrock stable.
Summary: I bought this motherboard from Amazon. The on-board Video ports (VGA and DVI) are not working! When I turned on the power, it beeps - one long, three short. I returned this motherboard to Amazon for a replacement. To my surprise, the replacement motherboard still had exactly the same problem. I called ASUS technical support, I waited 30 min and no live person answered my call! I left a message. A man called back and left me a message asking me to call back.
I purchased a total of 20 of these so far, and all have worked perfectly.
15 February 2014
Summary: I purchased a total of 20 of these boards now for simple system builds for a specific business use, all 20 of the systems were done the exact same way. 8gb of Corsair Vengeance ram, i3 processor with stock cooler, Samsung 840 SSD, and 2tb WD enterprise hard drives, and that's it besides case and power supply. These boards are not quite perfect, but pretty close for my needs. The pros are that I purchased 20 of these and not a single one had any issue at all. Not one.
Summary: Picked one of these up with a i3 3240. Coolest mobo I have ever used. The bios are amazing, you can see and adjust everything. Highly recomend this mobo for a LGA1155 CPU upgrade. The only drawback is it only has 2 memory chip slots.