Summary: I bought this for my very first PC build (see remaining components below) and it works great. Installation was easy, everything fits where it should. I like the BIOS options, and I have had 0 problems so far. If you're trying to spend less than $150 on a mobo, this is a good place to start.
Summary: I normally buy another brands board but after the last two making it so difficult to update the bios I wanted something a little more easier. This board is not only easy to install and setup but has all the features that some of the more expensive boards have and does it extremely well. The board will just the first time you pick it up impress you with how heavy and solid it feels. The pin and plug in points are well thought out and it was easy to route cables.
Summary: I just received this board so I can't comment too much, but I wanted to chime in about the board revision since I was held in suspense until it actually arrived. I ordered the board on 4-26-11 and I received the 3.1 rev board. Apparently the 3.1 board is compatible with the new AM3+ socket. I didn't purchase this board for AM3+, but it was a nice bonus. There is no guarantee you will receive a 3.1 board, but I wanted to throw in my data point.
Summary: I've built about 75 PCs over the years, starting with an AMD K6-2 400. As I proceed into adulthood, I've begun to lose my tolerance for screwing with things to make them work. This board hasn't disappointed me. Aside from some intermittent quality issues (likely due to the sheer quantity of devices packed on motherboards these days), I think Gigabyte is probably the most reliable and best manufacturer of motherboards for AMD platforms currently in business.
Summary: Bought for a new system to use with a Phenom II X6 1100T, G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Memory and plenty of SATA drives. Pros: - Didn't require any firmware update to work with the latest hexacore CPU; - Support for up to 16GB RAM; - The SB850 with SATA3 support - up to 8 SATA (6 SATA3 + 2 SATA2) and RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 (for SATA3); - Onboard ATI Radeon HD4290 - decent performance for normal desktop apps (not GPU intensive...
Summary: Easy enough to install. Many features, I do not use the onboard video so I can not say much about that, but the onboard Audio is excellent. Only with this motherboard (and others) would include an optical digital in and not just an out. Other thing to note with this board is that you would think all the onboard (rear) usb slots are 3.0 b ut only 2 out of 6 are. Not a major issue though, but when reviewing this board that is what I was told or what was implied.
Summary: Very solid design. Had enough space to slap on the Zalman 9700 heatsink, no issues. Updated BIOS to latest version, AMD RAID configuration is very simple, plus RAID Xpert is nice if you need to rebuild the array via windows and watch status. Thanks Gigabyte for coming through once again!
Summary: So far I've had no issues with this motherboard. It works great, everything is easy to install into it, and it seems very durable. I put a 1090T into the socket & just have the basics hooked up to it. I love the HD audio. I can tell a huge difference with that feature included. The onboard video card can almost display live hd tv at an hd resolution without any lag.
Summary: hi! The day I bought this item, it was the only one that fully supourted the Phenom II x6 with no need of firmware update. So far so good, I like the fact that it has some cool other feat. like: -USB 3.0 -It's the Latest Chipset for AMD -USB On/Off Charge -Sata 3.0 see more at: [...] If you are updating or buying a new PC having in mind the Phenom II x6, this is the mobo for you!
Summary: Excellent features,running Phenom quad core,4 gigs ram,2-750 gig seagates in raid-0,using onboard video and is more than adequate if you are not a serious gamer,will keep me up to date for years to come with all the expandable features.Windows 7 prof runs like silk on this setup.