Summary: It is quite cheap. If you don't use the sleep mode, it should work fine for you.
Pros: Works as expected, EXCEPT for the problem noted in "Cons", which to me is a very large problem.
Cons: No S3 Sleep. I didn't even know there were motherboards that did not support this. I did not see this anywhere on the page when I bought it. No S3 Sleep means when you put your computer to sleep, it is not a very deep sleep -- all the fans keep running.
Summary: Wish it came with 2 x PCI slots, but able to get by on 1. Wish it was Socket AM2+ instead of AM3 as for if it was AM2+ I would have bought 2 of these to put an older Socket AM2 Dual-Core CPU back into operation, since AM2+ supports AM2 and most AM3 CPU's that are quadcore or lesser.
Pros: Good Low Cost Motherboard - Built this system with good used parts Athlon x2 215 2.7Ghz CPU, 2GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, 160GB SATA Laptop HDD Dual-boot Linux Mint 16 & Windows XP Pro SP3, and 2 x DVD-RW drives ( 1 x IDE & 1 x SATA ) It was nice that this board still has IDE port to support use of good...
Cons: USB Ports on the Motherboard may conflict with some video card installations, however the GeForce GT430 ( smaller video card ) had no troubles.
Summary: I Made a mistake in purchasing this board, i meant to buy the Biostar 970 but the board is am3 not the AM3+ like the 970. i thought it would be smart to get a am3 socket but little did i know that the processor i was running before the upgrade, is better than all the am3 processors.
Pros: its a good board, it boots and its setup is nice. i liked its color scheme and the simplicity of it. Beginner's board for sure! i recommend it for people with am3 processors.