This motherboard is great except for some really stupid things. The performance is what I would come to expect from a 955X chipset board. 2 PCIE x16 slots and they can be crossfired (one slot is x4 wires, but it will still work). The problem that I encountered is the sound card drivers suck. I installed the drivers off the CD and found that the volume control didn't work. I went to Intel's site to update the drivers and found that the new drivers don't multiplex the sound through the correct channels (IE: Testing the front channel sends sound through the center). I disabled the onboard sound and went with my Turtle Beach Santa Cruz... Nice hardware sound.
The Pentium D 830 with 2GB of DDR667 RAM is great. Nice and fast on Windows 2000 .
2014 is going to be a good year. More content, more streamlining. Be a part of history!