The 6 physical SATA ports are not connected to the board. The wire from connector is stuck in SATA cable, but no plastic
K. Kellogg, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: The Quality of the physical parts are total cr**.The six SATA plastic port connectors are not even attached to the board. This is my Gigabyte board after being disgusted with ASUS for so many failures . These SATA PORTS ARE NOT ATTACHED TO THE BOARD?>? Just metal strips? Guess how I found out. I was changing the AHCI to IDE in my registry and doing the reboot. I went into the BIOS and changed my mode from NATIVE IDE to AHCI. I saved and restarted the computer.
Extremely poor Gigabyte support, avoid this company.
Frank J Meschler, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: While I have personally used numerous Gigabyte products in the past this particular has not been very good. This is the second board and it failed 4months after purchased. Gigabyte has still not replaced the board. They had me replace the CPU (cost $110 which was difficult on a fixed income). Now they want me to replace the video card, despite the fact that I told them in my last communique that the CPU, heat sink, RAM and video card had been replaced.
Summary: This board is probably adequate for most low-end builds. There are some issues though. This board will boot from USB as long as your USB media has exactly one partition. Any more than that and it will flat out refuse to boot. This motherboard has 2 PCI-E x16 - sized slots, but only one of them is actually x16. The other one is x8. You can plug two x16 cards into this motherboard, but one will run at half speed. Buyer beware.
Pros: Decent basic windows-only motherboard.
Cons: No USB3 under linux, IOMMU is buggy under linux, Only boots from single-partition USB devices., Looks like it provides 2 PCI-E x16 slots, one is actually x8
Summary: I love this board. powerful plenty of memory slots, plenty of fan headers. lots of usb ports, and sata. no fiddly drivers, no heat pipes so it can be mounted upside down. gigabyte is always 3 year warranty on motherboards so I have been a gigabyte fan for 10 years.
Summary: This thing is so tough! I mod my computer all the time and this thing just takes it like a Beast! It's design makes cable management a breeze too. I really wish it had a USB 3.0 dongle port so I could connect the USB from my NZXT case, but I don't even really care with how awesome this thing is! Definatly sticking with GIGABYTE for future builds.
Great Board with minor drawbacks for average gamer
ravi ramsingh, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: good board lots of room for components (2 massive graphics cards and a sound card can fit snugly with enough airflow for cooling tight but it fits! Disappointments: usb 3.0 grt (10 out of 10) ! usb 3.0 devices (0 out of 10) i.e. don't think u can plug in your old flash drive and get 6 gig/sec with it; (no fault of gigabyte's) 7.1 audio nice... but to see it running @ 24 bit 48k Hz and not at @ least 24 bit 96k Hz a little disappointing...
The AM3+ Motherboard with the Least Problems According to Amazon and Newegg Reviewers
Gene P. Louie, Amazon
15 November 2013
Summary: Based on review scores from Amazon and Newegg customers, this full-sized motherboard has the least problems. Does this make it the best AM3+ motherboard in the market? . . . Here are the "good" and "bad." . . ADVANTAGES . 1. Among users in the Amazon and Newegg websites, this has the best reviews. Only 12% rated it with unsatisfactory scores of two and one stars. Only two people reported DOAs. . Unlike the competing Asus brand, its best had a 20% unsatisfactory rating.
Great, easy to install, and easy to place parts on!
Valdyr Gramr Ulfr-Tyr "-Hold the Heathen Hamm..., Amazon
8 November 2013
Summary: Just your simple ground, placing, snap, pop, Crossfire ATX board. 2nd Newest chipst with the 990 being the newest supports my AMD FX-9370 is technically considered a mini since it didn't meet the farthest screw holes on the case, and it really seems to love my 280x. Has the 970 Chipset, supports Crossfire(only 2), not SLI supported, Yes, you can use the new R5s, R7s, and R9s, this does support the FX-9370 and FX-9590.
Summary: Good motherboard. No problems at all. Everything is well laid out. I even got the little HDD indicator lights, and power connectors set up correctly the first time, as everything was labeled clearly.