Summary: This would be a 5 star rating if not for 2 faulty usb ports. 4 different 3.0 ports and (4) 2.0 usb ports makes this awesome. When it arrived it came well packaged in an ESD bag and air bubbles surrounding it. Since this is my first computer build I was not sure what to expect but I think most people would be happy with it. My only real major complaint is only 2 pci ports. I have a wifi card in one of them and plan for a better graphics card.
Summary: Bought it for a media center shuttle i was building. Works great with 1080p playback, no skipping/buffer and good to have the usb3.0 and sata6 to make use of the samsung840 ssd i have the system installed on
Grt Board-bought 2 play my blu-ray on it works great!
20 March 2013
Summary: This board seems to work fine. sound good, i use a video card with this first board;play my movies, blu-ray movies as it should. nice fast transfers good sound on 1. first board having problems...cuts out now and then and have to redo-reset in realtek test section; also in setup of the jacks in back panel and sound mixer--u name it to get sound on again. Think awful problem,might have to call Gigabyte on this board! But second board ok!
Summary: The TDP of this board is high for microATX so i chose this for my build with a 965 BE phenom II. The onboard graphics card is actually not too shabby, outdoes those 40$ cards like the nvidia 8400 and what not. I can play minecraft at ~40 fps with all settings turned up at 1680x1050. IThings are a bit tight but that's what mATX is all about. Would recommend this board to anybody balancing size, cost, and performance.
Summary: Needed an AM3 micro moboard to rebuild into a smaller case. This puppy fit the bill. Easy set up had fast USB 3.0 on there too and fit my 16gig of ram. Has been running smooth for about a month. If you have rebuilt systems youwon't have any issues here.
Overall im satisfied with this motherboard, aslong as it holds out!!
19 February 2013
Summary: Bought this for one of my very first rigs that fall more into the gaming category. So far its performing great, have a amd phenom x4 965 cpu and 2x 2gb g skill ddr3 memory installed on it. Has slot above the pci slot so your able to put a fan cooler on top of your gpu if youd like.
Summary: I bought this to replace the OEM mainboard in my Gateway PC that I thought died right after I had it for a year. Actually found out it was a defective hard drive. But couldn't be happier with this MB. It was easy to set up and it has worked great.
Summary: I purchased this MB to replace a Biostar board that was having all kinds of issues. This new board has been flawless so far. It was easy to install and much quieter than the Biostar. It also seems to stay cool even sitting behind a cabinet door (the back is cut out). And I like the HDMI connection. So far, a great MB for a reasonable price.