Summary: I had trouble after building my system. I orderd a new raidmax case with 430 watt powersupply. The PS would not run this mobo. I switched the PS from a working pc. it was an older antec 500 watt PS. still wouldn't boot. I applied for an RMA and then ordered two new 530 watt PS.
Pros: Works great. great speeds with fast boot times. stable. I left an earlier review that was 1 egg, but it was my error.
From failing fast, to BLAZING Fast!!! Found my issue, not the MB at all!!!
Kriss B., Newegg
16 June 2015
Summary: Turns out, Speccy has issues with this mobo as far as reporting voltages... I loaded EasyTune that came with the mobo and found voltages are right at where they need to be, I ordered a "Compatible" power supply either way to ensure the power issue is resolved, it still tried to crash after I found...
Pros: Back to blazing fast!!! Going to give it a final test tonight, but I think it's resolved now! This thing is a monster if it runs right for you! Picky, but it's all about protection for sure!!! Learn from our mistakes here, research your build to ensure EVERYTHING will come together for you! This ...
Cons: Don't touch the Gigabyte heatsinks, they look hardcore, but they are fragile as fairies!!! I had to reseat my north bridge heatsink as I think that was another issue I had... Touchy touchy, but don't be surprized when you get all the bugs worked out, this thing has potential!!!
Summary: This is just a light use PC, somewhat overbuilt for my needs. Not a gamer or heavy user. Processor is a 125 watt X4 955, will eventually upgrade it to an 8 core. Running 2x4gig G-Skill Ripjaws. Got an ancient 5500 video card running two monitors.
Pros: USB3 with an internal port for your front panel connection. All six connectors SATA3 6G. Automatically set the FSB and multiplier to stock settings for my processor. Booted windows on the first try.
Cons: The bios is complex, not especially user friendly. It does have plenty of settings for you genius tweakers out there.
Pros: 8+2 phase count, great for countering (that is, eliminating) VRM throttling. Has an ample amount of SATA ports, supports 4x8GB RAM modules. I have an FX8350 @ 4.22GHz on it. Haven't bothered to really try any bold overvoltage or overclocking stuff. BIOS is easy to use, lots of control. The mother...
Cons: Has some kind of double boot problem. It will get to POST, shut down, and then POST again. No big deal, but whatever. Also had to reinstall my OS to get this to work with my other hardware. Again, no big deal. It was expected when going from a 78 chipset to this one.
Summary: iam very happy with this budget upgrade, i also got and I5 upgrade for me son a year ago wend intel prices were a Little better, honestly for the extra i spend on my son rig i got a top of the line SSD, at the end ended up with a better benchmark system on a budget.
Pros: i guest iam one of the lucky ones , this MB been rock solid for a year now , pair it with a 8350 clock at 4.6 with a CM 212 and a 2nd 2000 rpm fan some artic sliver 5, idies around 30c , tops of in the 50c, keep in mind that its in a CM HAF 932 with added 200mm fan on the side, also something to ...
Cons: still no bios update to fix the UEFI known problems i like the UEFI but got to fix the mouse speed still have double boot some times the 970 chip limitts your memory to 2000 mhz and your TH to 2400mhz. didnt thing i needed it but the NB runs a little warmmer than the VRM , about 1.5 to 2c