Summary: I purchased this board since my old Gigabyte H55n board was malfunctioning and is now discontinued. Compared to the old board, the overclocking capabilities is atrocious. Since with the new Sandy Bridge CPUs, you can count out any firmware updates to this board. HOWEVER, this board works, and I've had no problems with it thus far. I has enabled a decent OC on my i7 875K around 3.2Ghz vs. the initial 2.93Ghz. It is feature packed with a ton of sata ports.
Summary: Paired this mobo with other components bought from Amazon.com for my daughter's (junior high) first home-built PC. It worked well with an Intel Core i5 650 w/ integrated HD graphics, 2x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1333 DIMMs, WD 1.5TB SATA HDD, Silverstone SG07B-W case (incl 600W PSU). It's running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Future expansion plan incl a Nvidia GeForce GTX card, and a slim SATA or USB 3.0 Blu-ray writer. Maybe more RAM. Everything worked well out-of-the-box.