Summary: This motherboard came with everything I was looking for (1394, parallel port [internal connector only], tons of USB ports, ethernet [only 1], PCI slots, etc). I've had no problems, but I'm not overclocking. Received revision 1.1 from Amazon. The BIOS does seem to select slower timings by default, for example it selected 3GHz for a 3.16GHz Core2 Duo processor and more lax memory timings than printed on the DDR3 modules, but it was easy enough to bump them up to spec'd...
Summary: This is a fantastic motherboard. It is super stable and fast. Has all the BIOS options you can think of. Gigabyte has the best quality and support in the industry. ASUS is also good in terms of quality and support, but Gigabyte is more user friendly.
Summary: I have the Rev 1.0 version of this board, but have had absolutely no problems whatsoever. Installation of chip and cooler went fine, no problems installing OS of any sort. All drivers I needed were included on CD, along with some nice tools written by Gigabyte. Overclocking has gone extremely smoothly with Q8200, and thus far with minimal cooling the board hasn't gotten close to overheating.
Summary: I bought this motherboard after a fair amount of research and I am very pleased with it. It runs flawlessly out of the box, overclocks my Q6600 2.4 Ghz to over 3.4 GHz with minimal heat on the board or the chip, and is very compatible with Windows XP SP3. Mac OS X and Ubuntu Linux with minimal configuration. It is a very well built board mechanically, and the Intel P45/ ICH10R chipsets run smoothly and cool (40 degrees or less).
Excerpt: Ich habe für meinen Gamerrechner (Budget 700 Euro) eine anständige Grundlage gesucht. Das Mainboard das ich suchte sollte gut verarbeitet und einen Kompromiss aus Leistung und Effizienz darstellen. Das Board sollte zudem für die Zukunft gerüstet sein und auch einem Upgrade von CPU und GPU überstehen können. Die Option später vielleicht einmal zu übertakten sollte ebenfalls bestehen, wenn auch eher hintergründig.
Pros: viele Steckplätze, übersichtlich, vorbildliche Ausstattung was Kabel betrifft
Cons: keine Schrauben und Abstandshalter im Lieferumfang enthalten