Summary: Buying this board depends on your intentions for it. Performance wise, its not to bad. My brother wanted an upgrade, and I do tech work. I wanted something affordable and the fact it had a dual core processor already installed made it worth trying. his uses where simply email and music/movies. These things where no problem. I installed windows seven with 4GBs of 1.6 RAM. I needed to overclock the board, and yes it was simple with its easy to use BIOS.
Summary: I purchased this to build a Windows HTPC using Windows Media Center and it has a lot of problems running at 1080P and even at 720P it has problems. I get lag when doing Netflix and HULU and at times even TV playback has problems. I think this board will make a good simple desktop computer and it is a very well made board with very good sound and seems very stable. The board is very clean and has had no crash issues or anything like that.