Elite K7S5A Pro Motherboard is a big improvement on the prior versions.
The Elite Motherboard K7S5A Pro is now "old" technology, but I have been assembling several computers for a non-profit youth organization that is developing teams to learn how to develop Lego Robotics with the intention to compete in the local, state, national and international competitions. The Lego Robotics software only requires Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3) and this motherboard is still excellent for the purpose, particularly as the teams will not require internet access. This is the fourth computer I have built using the K7S5A motherboards, but all the previous ones were Version 3.1. The K7S5A Pro motherboard (a/k/a Version 5.0) is a significant upgrade and I have been very pleased with the computer.
Great motherboard for video editing systems using Matrox Capture Cards
I was putting together a desktop video editing system, and had recently purchased a Matrox RT2500 video capture card. The card is very particular about which motherboards you use with it. Unfortunately the card didn't work well with my MSI KT4V board. I looked at Matrox's website, and they listed the K7S5A Pro Socket A Motherboard as being compatable. I found one on E-bay and purchased it. It worked like a champ! Video editing is extremely smooth, no more lock-ups. Yes, this board may be considered out-dated when compared to the newest boards out there, but for my purposes, it works great!