Well, I am super late to the party, but I am extremely happy with my purchases guys....
First of all, this board is definitely not a premier OC oriented board, but it doesn't claim to be, and at $76, it has a really good set of features, a pretty well laid out BIOS, and it gave me a very rock solid 4.6GHz.
Now, it has some shortcomings, which is to be expected at this price range, and I will go over those when I do my entire review, but for now, it has gotten me off of AM3, into an AM3+ setup, and then some.....
But let's be real.... Yes a 1.3GHz OC on a $76 board is great, but that seems to just be semantics when you are dealing with these chips, especially these 95w models, so to me, the real treat in all this has been working with this FX-8300
I've never overclocked on something so straight forward and forgiving as this CPU. And, I'm not where near done with ALL of the tweaking, but I'm pretty much near the end of the road of where I'll get for now, without cooling the socket and the CPU better. I would also say that I do not believe the vdroop can be solved regardless, as this mobo has NO LCC (biggest gripe).
Mind you, yeah, you have to tune as you would with any other chip, and it definitely demands your thermals be in check, but outside of that, even on this cheap board, it shows to be a great performing, high clocking, and definitely low cost option for a budget minded gaming build.
We all know it's no super CPU (or even high end for that matter), and it is aging, but I can't help but feel like I really just came across something great with this upgrade....
I want to thank everyone for the guidance btw..... it really helped out!
There is a certain "coolness" to seeing this things core usage during a few hours of BF4 or Crysis 3 on their highest settings.
You gotta be really happy with the mulithreading in these newer titles if you are an AMD owner right now, because it really lets these things shine!
At the end of the day, I'm an overclocker, and a benchmarker, and I spent countless hours tweaking my thuban, but with this chip I found myself just wanting to crank to it's highest point of stability, run a few tests, and jump into some games, and that is exactly what I have done.