Quick answer. Yes, fine. Ideal choice, and you probably won't get better value, for money, without going for a real budget board, and that really is false economy. The only thing to add is that, if you want to overclock the CPU, you will need an aftermarket cooler. The one that comes with the chip is fine for stock speeds, but not for overclocking. Other than that, good to go. The only thing which might be worth considering to add, if budget allows, is an SSD (Samsung 830 128GB is ideal), which speeds up performance, amazingly.