Summary: I purchased this Mobo instead of the ASRock with a budget-oriented mindset and I was very pleasantly surprised. The 8+2 Phase is rumored to be nice for overclocking (more stable) and I'm guessing it will hold up its own against the next AMD CPUs. Very good board for overclocking. All the features with no extra frills are there. Great Bang for the Buck.
Pros: Easy Bios upgrade, Features set perfectly matching mainstream users, Price
Cons: None unless you want to rig multiple video cards
Summary: To my surprise, I received this motherboard with the latest rev. 3.0 which uses the UEFI BIOS. It had the first release FA BIOS installed, but it was a breeze to flash to the latest FC revision BIOS. Now it's compatible with all of the AM3+ CPU's to this date. I was able to use my existing SSD from a previous motherboard installation with Windows Professional 64-bit installed and it had no trouble booting up.
Summary: This is a good motherboard for the price. Very easy setup, and does a very good job with no errors. Using the @bios software, that comes with it, sure makes it easy to make sure you have the latest firmware updates.
Summary: This motherboard within it's price range is possibly the best purchase to make, unlike the other $100 ($103 price matched) motherboards this has a 8+2 VRM Power delivery system which will provide better OC's / more stable OC's.
First time builder but so far seems to be a great value
14 January 2013
Summary: Used this mobo with an AMD FX- 8120 cpu, an MSI HD 7950 gpu, and 8 Gb of Corsair memory. This mobo has lots of features for the price and seemed very well built. Trouble free installation and start-up in my first new desktop build. Put it in an Antec 300 case. Only problem I had was after installing a Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus cpu cooler the memory bank closest to the cpu was blocked.