Summary: i bought this motherboard to go with the rest of my pc build, but I had some obstacles to take over. the processor socket pins were bent when it arrived, even with the protector on it. the ram I purchased did not work with the motherboard. I checked the tested ram list on asus's website, and it stated it would work. I went through the test boot, and the beeps indicated the ram was not compatible. nice motherboard, just update compatibility list.