Summary: I got one of these a few years ago w/ Phenom II 945 CPU, 8 GB of DDR3, and an ATI Radeon HD 5770 display card. I added one of those Seagate 750 GB 6.0 Hybrid Hard Drives, and It is an awesome fast system--boots in under 60 seconds.
Summary: I'd previously had this board in my machine that I'd assembled back in 2010. Unfortuenately I had ever cord except the network going through a surge protector. And what with Murphie's Law, as you'd expect, our phone line got struck by lightning and managed to brick our phones as well as the...
Michael J. Bradley "Computer Professional", Amazon
6 January 2013
Summary: Please forgive me for starting with some general info about computer product reviews on Amazon by non-experts. It's difficult for a non-techie to gauge the quality of a review, since there's no requirement that the Amazon reviewer be a computer professional, let alone an expert.
Summary: I bought this board for it's advanced features as well as the fact that it has an external COM port, internal IDE connector, floppy drive connector AND it is SATA III with 2 external USB 3 ports, 6 external USB 2 ports and 6 internal USB 2 connectors. That's a nice combination of old and new.
Summary: This is not a high-end board by any means, but it does what it is designed to do - work. It may seem odd to see a board with an ATA controller on it, but yes, some of us still have that odd ATA drive hanging around that works just fine.
Summary: I won't go into the specs, everyone else has covered it nicely. I've been running this board with a Phenom II x4 for almost a year and I haven't had any problems with it. I run it pretty much 24/7 as my HTPC although I'm currently revamping it to be a gaming machine.
Great motherboard for the price w/ crossfire support
5 October 2011
Summary: Was moving up to a 4 core AMD processor, needed a motherboard that could also handle a crossfire setup that wasn't to pricy. Was easy to install, documentation ok, all the bells and whistles needed to OC, and I/O's for all the hardware and peripherals you'll plug in.