Summary: This seems to be a good first build motherboard, since it's solidly built, has an installed CPU fan mount that works and is labeled well for the power supply, SATA, USB and front panel connectors; instructions could be better, of course, but the POST ran and I was able to install WIN8 without a hitch; would appreciate better documentation of the BIOS features, since I am not yet using the board's full capability.
Summary: This and a AMD FX-4100 with 8gb 1600mhz ram and a 500gb hd. For a daily workhorse. Great mb have been running for 20months and no flaws. Net traffic, email, and shipping orders on a daily basis. No maintenance except for an occasional dust cleanout. Whse is a bit dirty and electroncs hate that.
Summary: This motherboard was one of the first I've used to build a computer over the years of putting together Desktop computers. It fired up and worked as advertised. It's performance is amazing. One of the best buys around for an average computer user. I installed Windows 7 Pro for the operating system and it works very well with this OPS.