Summary: I installed this board yesterday. Overall it was a good experience EXCEPT for the fact that Gigabyte's software sucks. Do yourself a favor and go to Gigabyte's website and download the latest DRIVERS for this board along with the latest BIOS before you even bother unboxing this board. Take that CD that comes with it and toss it out. The software gigabyte supplies is unintuitive and buggy. Pure Junk.
Summary: After lots of trials configuring an Asus Gene V and tired of their mediocre service, ordered this Gigabyte. Installation was easy, all connections are named but my only concern is that the 12 volt PS is four prong unlike most of the others. Don't waste money buying an adapter, just connect the four middle terminals from the PSU and it works perfectly. I have a second computer using another Gigabyte with an AMD CPU and never have had problems in three years.
Summary: Motherboards are a touchy subject this one is for me gamers like me and crazy folks. There are larger boards for people that are just crazy but currently top of the line comes in many packages (including this one) GIG FOREVER YOUR A BAD PIECE OF SILICONE!
Summary: I was stuck between this and the similar offerings from Asus. I ultimately chose this because of the high marks earned by the onboard soundcard. I must say, it is truly spectacular for an integrated module. The motherboard has a great, easy-to-use 3D BIOS with mouse support and has enough connectivity for 95% of mATX builds.
One flaw - the front Microphone jack doesn't work.
12 February 2013
Summary: You can search on the net and see lots of customers complain about the issue. I'd give 4 stars, BUT I'm a bit depressed that Gigabyte's representative on the net CS didn't admit the problem. He just kept giving me directions: do this, do this, now switch this,..?! COME ON. Take a mobo and see I'm right, the front microphone jack isn't working (I had other MB on the machine before so I know the jack isn't the problem).
Summary: Bought this for a Video Editing / Gaming Rig for a client. It had all the features we needed in a small package. Computer was smoking fast and had no problems with the board, comparability or posting issues. We use this in a future build for sure.