Summary: I bought this board despite having above average problems with the Gigabyte brand because it had a specific combination of things I really needed. (SATA port number/placement, slot placement, etc) I'm not sure if it's Gigabyte or what but this board preceded to go faulty on me 32 days into its use. (Various tests showing this, over and above the lockups & crashes.) No overclocking or the like. Just a standard setup that is now working on an alternate mobo.