Summary: I bought this for a new PC build. The motherboard was DOA - no signs of life whatsoever. I called Gigabyte, who explained that I have to mail the product to them, at which time they will try to repair it. Turnaround could take up to two weeks.
Pros: Seemed like a good price point for the features
Pros: It was tough finding video reviews of this motherboard so I was a bit unsure. This is my first gaming build. Motherboard works great. I used an intel i5 processor, works great.I went for the 3 year warranty cause why not. Good deal for not too much money. I put it in a full case, looks and works ...
this is probably the best motherboard I've ever used and I was surprised by ...
2 April 2015
Summary: Recently got this for a project I was working on and I have no complaints, this is probably the best motherboard I've ever used and I was surprised by the fiber optic part that lights up when the motherboard is in operation (Glows red as you can imagine). Definitely worth the money.
Summary: Don't RMA to Gigabyte. They tend to make excellent products (I've used them for years), but lemons do occur, and it seems I got one. For what I am paying with shipping, I could have gotten a much better board. Not only that, but I wouldn't be without a computer for so long.
Pros: Good specifications, decent layout
Cons: DOA, DOA, DOA. Yes, that is 3 DOA's. First, it was DOA coming from Newegg. I made the mistake of RMA'ing it to Gigabyte (they requested, saying it was likely they just needed to flash the firmware as I am using a newer Haswell). Upon arrival they said it had bent pins, they fixed that and sent it...
Pros: Simple to setup, lots of options in the bios if you like tweaking. Ultra Fast Boot mode boots the computer ridiculously fast, especially with a SSD. I purchased three of these boards for new builds and didn't have a single issue with any of them. There are a few fan headers that are placed in per...
Cons: Not really a con, but if you enable "ultra fast boot" mode, you will need to install the Gigabyte Fast Boot application to get back into the bios.
Summary: I was surprised by the red light coming from the back of the board; I first thought that something was wrong with it! But it's pretty cool. This is my first gaming board, and even though I'm not a gamer, I'm glad it has some nice features
Pros: This is a seriously solid board, thick, and was easy to install. I was very pleased by the high-quality components on it. Originally I had in mind to purchase an ASUS board, but after reading the reviews on this one, I figured it was a better purchase. Absolutely love the UEFI BIOS setup!