I have pared this up with a FX8350 and it works better then excepted! Not the easiest to set up and you may have to update both drivers and the ai-suit both on motherboard and gfxcard to the latest versions(as older drivers can course unexplained crashing), but it is well worth doing as it does gets the most out of the AMD platform, more so than other motherboards I have worked with. As exspected with Asus products build quality, design and looks are great. PWN fan control is great too and very user friendly(once setup), Overclocking is made easy, heat dispersal is excellent and under windows8 it runs like its on rocket fuel. Windows7 and Linux also ran well once they have been updated. Price is great as I have found that on some software it match i7 and i5 proformance at half the price.