Summary: This Motherboard is fast. I had a little problem at first. The board has a built in videocard and my Open-suse Linux 12.2 could not set it up correctly. I assume that might not affect win 7 the same way.
Summary: i have been an asus fan for many years and asus have never put me down yet since the first asus motherboard i have during the slot 1 era,p4800,1156 and now the 1155 era. so far i have no issues with my p8h61 motherboard right now with the intel i3 / 3.3ghz, it is too early to say, it is working fine so far since december 2010.
Summary: Needed to replace the motherboard on my just out of warranty Gateway (Acer) bought on huge sale. I did not realize until install that it does not have an HDMI port :-( However, ASUS rocks. I have always had good products from them.
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: Components were decent and shipping was great, however we did find the case to be a little cheaper looking than we are used to providing. I think with a higher end case this would be a great system.