Cons: Died after less than 5 years. I have several ASUS mobos that I ourchased at NewEgg in 2007 and they're still running. This motherboard is of much superior design and construction compared with the ASUSes, however, it died on me after less than 5 years. No POST, no BEEPS, tried everything from cha...
Summary: I have treated this board badly and its still going strong as a really well made motherboard should. I saw the MB comments and thought what a load of cr** a few people have written i better put my two cents worth in. Now back to upgrading the peripherals. :) mmm SSD
Summary: I have had several Gigabyte Mobo's and have had very, very few problems with them. I've considered other motherboards, and have used some others in other builds for friends or family. It seems like I have less problems with Gigabyte and Asus than any other.
Pros: Great features, Good on board components, solid, problem free so far.
Pros: Works great. I liked so much that I bought the second one to build HTPC machine. It's been 12 months since the first one was built which has been running 10 hours a day everyday. The second one(HTPC machine) has been running since 10/2010. This one has to run with the sleep mode disabled to do in...
Cons: If you want to use non-stock cpu heatsink and RAM sticks with heatsinks, then the RAM sticks for the slot #1 and #2 may have to be installed before the cpu is installed. I sometimes had difficulty to communicate with the tech support reps which seemingly due to language barrier.
Summary: AMD Phenom IIx2 555 BE unlocked to quad Gigabyte 790XTA UD4 Sapphire Vapor-X 5770 A-Data Gaming Series DDR3 1600 4GB Xclio GP 750W PS
Pros: For the price, it has some excellent performance. Unlocked my Phenom IIX2 Callisto BE, which is a bonus. Overclocking in F4 Bios is fine for me, and ACC worked like a charm. Boot-up is pretty quick with win7 ult 64bit. About 20 seconds or so, be it a cold start or restart.
Cons: Sometimes it will drop my bios settings if the system shuts down unexpectedly, which has only happened a few times due to power outages. Restarted and my settings were fine.
Summary: My first ever computer build. I did extensive research on component compatibility and paid attention to Gigabyte's CPU & memory support lists. Memory defaults to SPD DDR3 1333 @ 1.5 volts. Easy BIOS change to DDR3 1600 @ 1.65 volts.
Pros: Nice board, excellent layout, plenty of room for large aftermarket CPU coolers (I had to use memory slots 3& 4 to fit tall Corsair Dominator memory). Aesthetically beautiful - beefy, high quality look & feel to all board components. SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 for future upgradeability. 2 rear ESata ports...
Cons: After reading some of the reviews I had concerns over the quality control and reliability of this board. Being a first time builder added to my anxiety. Newegg was out of stock at the time forcing me to purchase elsewhere:( Concern over long term reliabilty/durability due to reviews.
Summary: Don't be fooled by all the 1866MHz RAM hype... You don't really need to overclock RAM. The whole reason you buy overclockable RAM is to give you headroom when overclocking your CPU. To do that, you have to increase the FSB speed, which the memory clock speed is based of off. You need room to grow.
Pros: Some here say they had difficulty overclocking, but I apparently got a 2nd revision of the board (got lucky). The headers are orange and yellow instead of blue, and the BIOS is much more overclock friendly, as the voltage increments are smaller. Newegg should update the specs for the new revision...
Cons: The board is perfectly laid out except for one tiny detail (probably insignificant to most): The CPU needs to me about 1 centimeter towards the rear and 1 centimeter towards the center. Installing my RAM cooler was a little difficult because it was touching the front of my Zalman 9700. Kind of hi...
Summary: I've recommended this mobo to quite a few people in hardware forums and they all found it to be 100% stable even with considerable overclocking in the 4.0 GHz. range. Buy quality components and install/tune them properly for reliable performance.
Pros: For those who don't know every mobo sold by Gigabyte is actually tested to be sure it functions 100% properly before it is packaged and shipped. 98+ % of PC build issues are user assembly issues. It takes considerable skill and knowledge to properly build a reliable, stable PC even though many we...
Cons: Everyone thinks they know how to build a PC properly and when they don't they blame the mobo or other hardware. Knowledge is power and it brings a lot of satisfaction when you can properly assemble a reliable, stable PC but this doesn't happen by accident.
Summary: I haven't done any overclocking with this board but it seems pretty easy to do with utilities if one desired to do so.
Pros: Solid construction and great looks, no problems whatsoever. Nice board layout, had no issues with any of the components I added.
Cons: Could not lower CPU fan speed very much using GB's Easytune software. Ended up replacing stock high RPM AMD cooler with much quieter ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro. Utility software is not super user friendly. Latest drivers are readily available but can be difficult to find on GB's site.