Excerpt: This is am amazing motherboard. It supports the older AM2 series and AMDs new Tri/Quad cores, the Phenom series. The RAM dual-channels right next to each other and its got a nice 8 channel HD sound. I'm going to skip to the downsides, then finish the upsides. The top-most PCI-E slot won't let you seat a large card like my 4850, the heat pipes are in the way. The other thing is that it doesn't have dual LAN, would of been nice but you get what you buy.