Summary: And I noticed the BIOS hasn't been updated in over two years. Seems Gigabyte gave up on this board.
Pros: Has nice specs, lots of connectors.
Cons: No matter what I try, this board refuses to support anything more than 4GB of memory. WINDOWS (7) sees it, but the BIOS can't let it use it; confusing. Tried three different high-performance memory sticks, but no matter what I do, it just will not see it. (And what's odd is on boot the BIOS shows...
Cons: I could not get this board to work with my i7 860 for anything. Would not post, never got any video signal. tried 4 different kinds of ram. two different video cards and even RMA'd it twice for another thinking it was just the motherboard. but something in my rig is just not compatible with this ...
Summary: This is the 2nd build I have put together with a Biostar board. The product seems to be good, but with customer service that will not even contact you back, It is very unlikly that I will buy another Biostar board. I am putting them in the same catagory with Asrock as of now.
Pros: Oc's nicly. Lots of features. SLI. The bios recovery on this board is like no other I have ever seen. I never had to reset cmos one time while figuring out what this board could handle. Very cool.
Cons: The one thing I hate, is when companys fail to provide good support for thier products. Mine came with out an SLI bridge. I have emailed them 3 times now with no responce. It has been about 2 weeks.
Cons: Received first motherboard and it would not POST. It turns on for 5 seconds and shuts down. No video card signal either. Used minimal parts, 1 video card, 1 stick of ram, and PSU and it still would not POST. Asked newegg for an exchange and second motherboard would not POST either. This time ther...
Pros: None, never got it to boot, I hear good things however.
Cons: When I removed the little plastic cover to install my CPU I looked at the socket and about 60 pins were bent and or touching each other. This was before I even tried placing my cpu in there. No way was I going to risk it.