Summary: pros 6 sata ports gigabit nic supports 16gb ram works wonderfully with AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition FX-4300 and 16gb cons it was ridiculously buggy before updating the bios, i was not able to boot from usb (bios version now F6) and it would loose the bios configuration after removing power. other thoughts: great value, would have loved this motherboard if it had sata 3 ports instead of sata 2.
If you are looking for a budget gaming board to run whatever on low to mid spec, this baby is solid!
17 March 2014
Summary: I been a pc enthusiast for quite a while, and until this hadn't fooled with Gigabyte boards. Now I LOVES me some Gigabyte! Solid, beautiful tech! I didn't try an FX CPU, just a Phenom II; 4 gigs ddr3 RAM, a 2GB GDDR3 low end video card et al. It is running like a charm with said hardware. Read another review if your looking to crank top tech outta this horse; as for me I'm satisfied and confident I could upgrade on it in the future.
Summary: When I assembled my PC, using this board, I didn't have any issues. Everything continued to run smooth for the next two months, After hours of gaming and video rendering, I realized that I had made a bad choice by choosing this board. My northbridge started overheating like crazy! I was suddenly not able to get my CPU past 60% load without causing restarts and BSOD errors. My CPU temperatures looked fine, but the area around was not compensating well.