I'm building up 2 machines around this board. The first one is now finished. From the first pic, you can see the first problem with the board...namely the capacitors right in front of the CPU socket. It makes for a challenging experience to get the heatsink clips onto the socket. The bios settings are a bit tricky, but if you do a little bit of RTFM before you start, it's pretty clearly spelled out. The next issue I had with this board was getting a 56K modem installed. At this point, I honestly don't know if the problem is WinXP and the board or the modem and the board or the NVidia drivers and WinXP. I haven't found any information on the problem. I tried to install a software modem or winmodem and it simply would not work. It kept telling me that the 'PCI Simple Communications Controller was invalid." In the second pic, you'll notice an external SupraMax usb modem sitting ontop of the box On the next box, I'll install Win2K and see if the internal modem will install. Beyond those issues, the board is an overclocker's dream. The FSB setting is completely independent of the RAM speed and the PCI clock. I was able to boost the multiplier on a locked processor to 14 and it didn't flinch. The onboard sound was a little tricky to get set up, but once there, it really works sweet...not so sweet when the system is overclocked. If you want to overclock this board, it would be preferable to unburden the system and install a separate sound card. The throughput with the onboard LAN is a tad sluggish, if you want to game with this board, disable the onboard LAN connections and install a 3-Com NIC. On a scale of 1-10, I'd give it a 9.5. The best I've rated any board. The system specs are: Asus A7N8X mobo 512 MB Corsair PC3200 RAM (2 X 256) Winfast A180 64 Meg Video Card (8X AGP) Athlon XP 2100+ LiteOn CDRW 24X LiteOn DVDRom 120 GB ATA133 Hard Drive ViewSonic VE155b Flat Panel Monitor Antec SX635B Case Onboard Sound The guy I'm building these for opted to cheese a bit on the processor and the video card...for now...as he ended up getting two of these rather than one.