Summary: If Gigabyte can address the problems with their support staff and actually read what their customers are telling them, I would be more satisfied with this purchase. I would also appreciate more intelligent responses to questions, instead of something that is copied and pasted from a manual.
Pros: The board itself functions great. The built in audio, form factor, and features are great.
Cons: Gigabyte support is terrible. I've been having issues with the PCIe 3.0 slot not being able to recognize my GPU when it's set to 3.0 mode. I've been through 2 boards and 3 GPUs, and none of them will work properly. If I set the slot to 2.0, it will boot. Setting the slot to "auto" or "gen3" will ...
Summary: The board arrived DOA. My fault for waiting more than 30 days to buy the processor...I couldn't just return it to Newegg (who are superb in dealing with RMAs). I contacted Gigabyte, who made me pay the shipping costs to ship their own DOA board back to them.
Summary: It has been too long to send the board in for an rma....so now im stuck with a bad board. just freakin great.......
Pros: This is an update to my previous review.
Cons: well, the problem was never fixed, and has only gotten worse. now, the board refuses to boot at all, even with 2 different power supplies and 3 know working sticks of ram. it will occasionally boot, but it is really a 1 in 5 chance whether or not it will even power on.....very disappointing.