Summary: I purchased this board with the intention of dual booting linux and windows. I've had more success with my linux partition than I have with my windows partition. This is my second pc build and I found the MB rather easy to install. My disappointment was realized later when dealing with the video out ports.
A cost-efficient motherboard suitable for any PC build.
Benjamin Souza, Amazon
1 January 2015
Summary: I am a PC technician by career, so I have a lot of experience with various motherboards and system equipment. This is by far my favorite motherboard for low/mid builds, and I will use it faithfully in my builds until it becomes outdated. I initially ordered this Gigabyte motherboard to use in my personal PC build along with the FX-4300 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 ti, and I have been continuously pleased with this reliable and easy-to-use product.
This was easy enough. Labels on the motherboard were a little ...
26 December 2014
Summary: Bought this for a medium level gaming rig for my son (used him as the excuse, I'll be using it just as much). It had been a while since I've built a PC from the ground up. This was easy enough. Labels on the motherboard were a little small for my eyesite, but snapped a photo and zoomed in. Pretty easy install. I paired it with a Ranger-M case and built the whole thing in under an hour.
My first build was a success thanks to this board....
30 November 2014
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.