Summary: Bought this to revive an old system. Running with a Pentium 4 670 CPU, works as described. Good price for what I need it for. For some reason, my abit wifi pci adapter doesn't work with it, but that's because the adapter is not compatible with Win7~
Summary: I ordered this motherboard to replace the failing ASUS P5-B Deluxe in my desktop PC (used for photo processing, mostly). It allowed me to use my good dual-core Pentium processor, up-scale graphics card, the RAM modules I already had, and connect the three internal SATA hard drives. My only complaint is the limit of two memory slots. I only have 1GB memory modules, so was limited to 2GB of memory.
Summary: The board is simple and uncomplicated. It is an easy install and survived the trip to Australia without an issue. The PCI-E slot for your video card won't cover the PCI slot as they are sufficiently apart and so, if like me you need a fax/modem to send faxes, then fear not. I put in a Quad core Q9505 and it is a simple overclock to get the multiplier up to 8.5X and the BUS up to 400, giving a simple overclock of the 2.83Ghz chip up to 3.4 Ghz.
Summary: Pros: Trivially simple to overclock my new E8600 from 3.3GHz to 4.0GHz. Just bumped frequency from 333 to 400 and set everything else on automatic. With stock cooler peak temp was 81C (at 100% load for two hours). Sweet! Cons: Intel's Video driver is incompatible with Windows /3GB mode (see MS knowledge-base article #319043) using both the driver from the CD-ROM and the latest download from Gigabyte (220.127.116.1129, 1/21/2009).
Summary: The price was good and the speed is excellent. My buddy help me to install this motherboard and once completed, I was very satisfied with the result. I have been buying products from Amazon for years and this item is excellent to purchase. You can't go wrong buying items in Amazon and the return items policy is good. I highly recommend this item and always check the ratings.
Summary: I've got this board working with Ubuntu Server 10.04. A couple things though: To get it to properly poweroff, the following line should be added to /etc/default/grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi=force" There is chatter on the web about this boards ethernet not functioning. I believe the latest kernels have fixed that, as I'm getting well over 8 megabits down, which is more or less what is expected from my ISP.
Summary: Per most the other reviews in here, this is a good motherboard for the money. I built the system so my kid could play Starcraft II. Used Pentium, dual core 2.93GHz 1066MHz 2MB LGA775 processor with build. BIOS is easy to navigate, some options available for MB tweaking, for those interested.