Summary: about the only thing I found that I hate about this MB is the location of the PCIE short slot which I use for a tuner card my 9800 gtx card is a double slot card so it completely covers the small slot and the location of the memory slots are too close to the processor so you cannot use a standard cpu fan and utilize both memory slots or ram will not fit under fan
Summary: I am using this now, and it's ok but my biggest issue is they put the SATA right under where a Video card hangs out. Yes it has on board vid but so what???? it's a wimpy radeon 3000 card and the 7000 is on the market now. So far I have not been able to get it to run three monitors with the 7000 but the 5000 works. The fans for my video card scrap the sata cables making two of the 6 slots useless. This board is fine and stable but skip this one and get a different board.
Summary: It's okay I guess.... but with so many revisions running around you never know which one you are going to get. Some don't support 125w cpus Plug & Play and some Rev's just dont support anything higher than 95w. It's really poor advertising on their part because what they say on the manufacturers page might not be relevant to what you got in the box.
Summary: This a rare mis-step for Gigabyte. Hopefully the Egg will fix the pics and manufacturers link so no more of us end up buying a lesser board than what's advertised. As for me, it's an RMA for this board and an extra $10 for the GA-78LMT-USB3, which not only adds USB3 and HDMI out, but also has the more robust 4.1 phase design and even heatsinks on the VRM (virtually unheard of at this price point). Now THAT'S what a real value proposition looks like.
Pros: Decent feature set and a good price. Well built board with a surprising (in a good way) number of tweakable OC paramaters (voltages, timings, multipliers and dividers, and all of AMD's power/thermal features). But buyer beware, because in this instance what you see IS NOT what you get (see Cons).
Cons: The R5 revision (which seems to be all GB is shipping now) is a significant step down from the board pictured above (as of the date of this posting) and linked to below. In place of the respectable 4.1 phase power section used in previous versions (which also had much beefier heat sinks, Turbo3d, and 125W CPU support), this "new" (Rev. 5) version has an inferior 3+1 phase current design and none of the above mentioned (or above pictured) goodies. Some folks learned th...
Summary: The first board I got had no video on start up. cost me $10 bucks to ship it back. After I installed new board checked my windows specs it said I have 6 GB of memory. I have 8 installed. Out of the 6 GB it shows I'm only using 4 GB. You get what you pay for spend an extra $50 and unlock your computers real power.
Summary: It was my fault for not checking but this mobo wouldn't handle the newest AMD cpus. It does actually run them but at a reduced clock rate. Overall, its an older model on discount for a reason. But if you have an older CPU model you won't have any issues.
Summary: I personally own the 3.1 revision of this motherboard and I am happy. I put some heatsinks on the VRMs and have overclocked my 1055T to 3.72 GHz (stock voltage overclock... I don't personally care very much for pushing to 4 GHz).
Pros: If you got revision 3.1 (the older revision), you got the motherboard with a 4+1 phase count. You got the motherboard that supports 125 and even 140 W CPUs. You got the version that can safely overclock Phenom II X6s with cooling on the VRMs, because the motherboard has auto protective shutdown.
Cons: mATX, so there are the typical mATX restrictions. Most (not all) mATX motherboards have few USB ports and only 2 slots for RAM. All mATX motherboards have few PCI/PCIe slots.
Summary: Gr8 board for a budget. All slots were there for my needs, except that there is only 1 System Fan input on the mobo so the other 2 fans in the case are just spinning without receiving any data. But not sure if it is a mistake on the webpage or just a wrong Rev. they sent to me because I received the Rev 4.0 instead of the Rev. 3.1 as it says on the webpage. The rev. 4.0 has only 3+1 Phase Power Design where 3.1 has 4+1 which makes it risky to OC, even though rev.