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: 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.