Summary: cons: the bios is ridiculously buggy it has not had an update since 2011 the manufacturer website claims this motherboard supports 16GB though windows 8 displayed 7.5GB usable ram, 7GB hardware reserved. it has a qualcom nic instead of realtek limited cpu compatibility could not use AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition FX-4300 with it pros: price 6 sata ports vga and dvi other thoughts: put 8gb of ram a sempron 45w processor and 6 sata disks and this could be a decent NAS...
Summary: Very basic board, neat and clean. Can not access the BIOS tried as directed in so called manual and all the tricks learned over the years. Absolutely no help from GIGABYTE site. Phone line is for hold only. Un able to install op system. This was my first and last gigabyte. It is total junk..
Summary: Slow and clunky. HDD access times seems very lagged. MB has 6 SATA ports divided into 3 IDE channels, and if you have 2 drives plugged into a single IDE channel, the boot time goes to more than 10 minutes. Shame since it came bundled with a massive case that can hold 6 HDDs. And my USB wifi card keeps randomly powering off, something it never does on other computers. Still need to figure that out.
Summary: this board is pleasing as far as the box. any further and you shall see that this board is poorly manufactured. I am on my third with amazon because I am testing a theory, to see if three times a charm.
Summary: The hybird UEFI implentation sucks. If you put in anything but blanks drives it freezes on boot while looking for the EFI partition. I don't use EFI at all, just standard MBR, and once I re-partioned the drives it was fine. Also, if you use Linux, get a different motherboard, it works, but lm_sensors doesn't detect ANY of the on-board fan nor temp sensors. In Linux all I can access is the CPU temp.
Conclusion: Купил 12,12,2012 пришла мне 18,12,2012 на 3 день работы 21,12,2012 начал замечать что изображение с интегрированной видеокарты начало как то рябить по несколько минут вертикальными полосами, а потом пропадает. Не могу понять с чем это связано.