Summary: I purchased this Mobo instead of the ASRock with a budget-oriented mindset and I was very pleasantly surprised. The 8+2 Phase is rumored to be nice for overclocking (more stable) and I'm guessing it will hold up its own against the next AMD CPUs. Very good board for overclocking. All the features with no extra frills are there. Great Bang for the Buck.
Pros: Easy Bios upgrade, Features set perfectly matching mainstream users, Price
Cons: None unless you want to rig multiple video cards
Summary: I bought this board from another vendor. My board is Rev 3.0 with BIOS version FC. My first issue was IOMMU being defaulted to "Disabled." According to the manual, IOMMU is supposed to be "Enabled" by default. This resulted in no mouse control, USB ports not enabled, hard drive control flakey, etc. The Boot-up options are a mess.
Summary: Just finished putting this in Corsair Carbide 200 case. Make sure that You get the newer version as the one I have has NO internal 3.0 USB connector! For the price and hassle of adding a card with internal connector if Your case has front panel 3.0. Other than that a nice MB for the money. The instructions for bios etc. a little skimpy.
Summary: To my surprise, I received this motherboard with the latest rev. 3.0 which uses the UEFI BIOS. It had the first release FA BIOS installed, but it was a breeze to flash to the latest FC revision BIOS. Now it's compatible with all of the AM3+ CPU's to this date. I was able to use my existing SSD from a previous motherboard installation with Windows Professional 64-bit installed and it had no trouble booting up.
Works great; currently have an issue with an audio port however
20 June 2013
Summary: Bought this board a few weeks ago when it was $85. It had everything I needed as I'm not overclocking my system; so all I was really looking for were some USB 3.0 ports and front panel USB 3.0 capability - of which this board has both. Yesterday however, I lost my left audio for no apparent reason (which is really inconvenient for Gigabyte because Amazon just happened to send me an email yesterday asking me to rate this product).
Summary: Put in a Phenom 965, 8 gigs of Kingston, Geforce 660 and Muskin 240 gig SSD. Boot times are super fast, games run super smooth. I can verify that I got a Rev. 3 board. If you're not looking to spend a ton of cash on a system, this board really fits the bill.
Pros: Good Price, Lots of features, Ultra Durable, Full size board with 9 mounting holes, Rev. 3
Cons: Bios is very good but does not allow for running all fan headers in silent mode