Summary: I bought this as I wanted to keep my current system going, the motherboard was on it's way out and didn't support the latest interfaces reliably (SATA/PCI express). I bought this after a quick search for socket 775 motherboards. It had positive reviews and was a good price versus buying the latest/greatest bits. The old motherboard came out of my system, I removed the old pentium cpu and put it in this one. It's a tiny board so should fit in any case.
Summary: Pros This is a very good budget motherboard and will do everything I want it to do. I istalled this into my old PC with a Intel E6500 Pentium Dual Core Processor - 2.93GHz,2MB Cache,1066MHz FSB,Socket LGA775,3 Year Warranty,Retail Boxed Proccesor and it is going really well (Boots into Vista in Just over a minute). I had no problems installing this item except removing the old I/O shield. It has 6 screwholes to install it into the case. Cons 1.
Summary: I bought this motherboard so that it will support a new processor that I had bought. I had difficulty getting it to work at first. This was because my front panel was not compatible with the motherboard. So I had to use a screw driver in between the two power pins to get it to start. The bios was brilliant in this case as it gave the option to turn off the front panel so the computer started by itself.
Summary: I bought this because many years ago, having bought a mobo by a different maker that turned out to be by common consent the worst mobo ever manufactured, I replaced it without any research by a GA7-VA Gigabyte board. The Gigabyte I bought came complete with all the usual accessories, and the manual was absolutely brilliant. That mobo worked without a problem for 6 years until I decided to pension-off the complete pc and build a new one, this being 2 months ago.