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.
Summary: Once again my confidence is pleasantly reassured with Asus mother boards. I bought this to replace the board in a budget build that fried after three months. I should have gone with Asus at the start. Pinching pennies doesn't always pay.
Summary: I custom built a smaller, inexpensive rig for someone last year and have not had any questions or problems from him. Parts I used were as follows: Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM Intel H61 Chipset DDR3 1333 Micro ATX Cooler Master Elite Power - 460W Power Supply Intel Core i3-2100 Dual-Core Processor 3.1 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST HIS H675FS1G Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit...