Summary: The Board is solid but when running th AMD A8 w/o a graphics card it's just a dual core CPU and dual core Graphics. Good for a loaner machine and light load graphics. I'll be using this PC for a media server/HTPC
Summary: I've spent the last couple days fighting with this thing and finally got it stable, I am posting this in the hope that it might save someone in a similar situation a bit of time. I build a couple dozen machines a year and this is the first Gigabyte board I have had that was unstable out of the box...
Pros: Decent layout, cost, and available ports.
Cons: Unstable with 100w cpu under load with default bios settings. Possibly due to insufficient northbridge cooling. But it can be made stable by disabling "core performance boost" in bios.