Summary: Obviously the other two reviews are from inexperienced builders. This is a very fast, powerful motherboard, when it is equipped with the right cpu, video card, memory, cooling, and high cache HDD,SSD drives. Using Windows7, it will boot to desktop within 15-20 seconds, and shutdown within 10. When properly installed, it is very stable. "Crysis" easily plays on "Very High", and the graphics are close to life-like!