Very impressed with Asus! I Purchased a ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO for my little and only brother, for Christmas, he's been using an ECS mobo with a Athlon 2100+ for the last 6 years, and his Xbox RROD'd and his PS3 YLOD'd all in the course of 2 weeks. So he is without any gaming of any sort! That's just not acceptable for anyone in my family. I thought about giving him my LAN rig, but I really do not feel like building another one. So I set on a mission to spend about 400'ish dollars for a PC he could upgrade and keep and get 4 or so years and get a lot of mileage out of, and play games till he's blue on. So I bought the following : ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131406 * got a better price as combo with CPU AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680 * got better price as combo with mobo CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145251 COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046 COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119161 ( Bought it from Frys 3 days ago for 21 dollars + Tax ) Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433 ( Bought this from Frys for 62.49 + Tax ) SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X ... : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151175 ( Bought like 6 of them, about 3 months or so ago when they were on New Egg "Shell Shocker" for $15 USD a piece ) Put it all together this afternoon, in about an hour an a half, and it worked straight away! Used a copy of Vista I own, he's going to have to buy a copy of Windows in 30 days and a vid card ( I wanted to get him a XFX 5770, but he's 20 and has a okay job so I decided against it, if a 5650 was available I would have bought it no questions asked ) he works for Frys ( http://www.frys.com/ ) so he will be able to get them for about 10 % + off. But I am very impressed with the mobo for a $86 USD, this board is amazingly well constructed and well equipped! I took the proc out of the box to 3.9 GHZ with the stock cooler, and I've run futermark, and Super PI, and BurnIn and it seems to be rock solid. Also the Bios is very full featured. But anyone with a budget of about 400 - 500 dollars USD I recommend this setup! I may see if I can put together some used/ new WC parts for his system when he gets his video card. I may post a work log if I feel frisky. I can't speak Highly enough of this Mobo!!!!!!!!!!!!!