Summary: I purchased 3 of these to build new computers. Generally pleased with features and performance except for the integrated 82579V NIC. Over a year had all 3 of the NICs become intermittent or fail.
Summary: This board has a great BIOS and I was able to run a Zeon processer on this board with 32mb of Corsair ram with a 240gig Intel SSD drive/ GeForce Video Card and a 1TB WD BLK storage drive. WOW best computer I ever built. From CAD programs to Videos this rig is solid as a rock.
Summary: For less than $100, you cannot go wrong with this. I have no sound card and no video card, running this with Intel i-7 3770 (not overclocked) and 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM. The speed, sound, video are amazing w/out add on cards.
Summary: I purchased the first unit back in Feb. 2013. It was a mATX, i3-3220 with stock fan and 2x4GB 1600MHz memory, for SOHO application. It works very well. I then purchased the second unit in May to build a HTPC with the same configuration. It runs well too. Install Windows 7 first.