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. It all starts with a good motherboard. Thanks Intel.
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. If you are looking to build a system for moderate video and sound usage that you can use for 3-5 years problem free, this is the board for you.
Summary: Pros: *Supports latest technologies/components (Ivy Bridge, DDR3 1600, PCI-E x16 3.0, USB 3.0, mSata) *All PCI-E expansion slots *Front panel USB 3.0 *Two SATA cables included Cons: *Needed a BIOS update to recognize TV Tuner card *Requires Ivy Bridge processor to take advantage of DDR3 1600 memory, PCI-E x16 3.0 All said, the cons were no issue for me. My rig uses an Ivy Bridge processor and the BIOS update was quick and painless.