Yes, I've read on Newegg that this board has has some trouble. Any suggestions for another make?
And yeah, I've read their Bios configuration / Fan control is very good. I'm not sure why this model has gotten so many bad reviews?
I like Asus...it just looks like they didn't do a great job on this one particular model...wander newegg, take a look at the other models. I'm sure there's one that has the features you want/price you like/better feedback.
I guess I could splurge on the i3 2100. I was trying to keep the costs down as much as possible and not be disappointed in performance.
Here's another way to look at it - how much faster is the G620, i3-2100, etc than your current solution when running Photoshop? How much faster does it need to be so it meets your needs?
Take a look at the Anandtech Bench
and compare your current setup vs what you'd like to build. See if the $70 cpu makes the grade or if you need to spend $100 or $120 or whatever.