My first build was a success thanks to this board....
3 weeks ago
Summary: Had some minor issues but that was because I was rushing when I should have taken my time. Once I got everything installed correctly she runs like a boss. The price of this board with all the features is unbeatable. This is a great board for a budget build like my first. It has everything in a convenient place except the 8-pin connection (or 4-pin idk whichever is the power) is in an odd spot.
Shaky USB drivers, terrible onboard video. Good price if you have a Video Card.
Leopold Stotch, Amazon
21 November 2014
Summary: I've been building PC's for a long time and I can say with honesty that this board is a three star board packing 5 star options. My rating remains 3 stars because there are issues with the USB drivers. I'm not sure what is going on but I grabbed all the current drivers and the BIOS is fine. The thing locked up in sleep mode before I updated the drivers. It's a great little board but I wish I would have put a little more money into this purchase and got a better board.
Summary: If you are looking for a budget AM3+ board, this is for you. I was not looking for anything fancy, and it had everything I needed including the IDE controller, which is getting increasingly difficult to find (with good reason, I might add). I have two complaints, and I wish the PCI slot was lower, because my video card takes two slots. I also wish this had more USB ports available. Other than that, the board was a snap to install and I was back up and running in no time.
Great basic motherboard for low/moderate computer builders
R. Pertusio, Amazon
14 October 2014
Summary: Pros: + Comes with all the basics that any low/moderate computer builder might desire + Good quality (I've owned 3 Gigabyte products before) + Worked well to replace a Dell (micro ATX) motherboard Cons: - Could have used one additional USB header
Summary: Great board for the price. I replaced my dead HP Pegatron MOBO with this Gigabyte. Unfortunately, I did have to re-install Windows 7, but I was able to reactivate my OEM serial online with no problem whatsoever. Since I was replacing the MOBO and not building a new pc from scratch, not all the connectors had the right number of pins, but most things could still be plugged in.
Ended up having to replace this board pretty quickly since apparently it came with a faulty USB ...
Amin Guzman "amingv", Amazon
3 October 2014
Summary: Ended up having to replace this board pretty quickly since apparently it came with a faulty USB controller, and my USB devices experienced persistent lag and disconnected randomly. No amount of firmware upgrades, driver updates or operating system changes (tried various flavors of Windows and Linux) fixed the issue (i.e. it was a hardware issue). It was really quite nasty and frustrating.
but it was probably the best buying decision I've made for a motherboard
Jeffrey Smith, Amazon
24 September 2014
Summary: I had an msi motherboard that was biting the dust and I had to upgrade. At first I was a bit skeptical of getting this board for how cheap it was, but it was probably the best buying decision I've made for a motherboard! You'll be missing a few features that come with more expensive boards, but it's nothing that should keep you from getting this board, because it has everything you really need for a budget gaming system.
Stay away from this MB if you are using the AMD FX series CPU's
salty dawg, Amazon
24 September 2014
Summary: This MB looks great but is a dud - frankly I have several other Gigabyte MB's and they are reliable and work great but this one is trouble - the 1st one went bad after a month, the 2nd would not boot because it came loaded with the old BIOS that doesn't support the AMD FX CPU's so I sent it back and just bought the ASUS M5A97 MB that works right out of the box.
Summary: Bought this board to build a windows 8 system, because an AS Rock motherboard I had put in the system doesn't support windows 8. I also wanted a board with an IDE socket. Wish it had another IDE socket and another PCI slot. Seeing this board is a micro ATX board, I thought it would be much smaller. It's almost as large as an ATX board. I had to unplug all the cables from all the drives to get the board into the case..
pretty upsetting. Couldn't this be positioned better
9 September 2014
Summary: I'm not sure if some of the cons listed below are due to my own lack of research reguarding this board, but it seems to me that there are some problems with it: Cons: -The board is quite small. After set-up, my aftermarket heat sink blocks one of the ram slots, which means I can only get one pair of dual ram with my new computer, pretty upsetting. Couldn't this be positioned better?