Pros: This is my first motherboard install and let me tell you I have done terrible, awful unspeakable things to this motherboard things that would make other motherboards cry themselves to sleep at night. From dropping it to bending it to dropping it again as well as driving through snow with it in my car and not securely bolted down... And its still working just fine.
Pros: Booted right up recognized FX 8320 right out of the box. Haven't found anything wrong with it seems rock solid. Great power phase and heat sinks on MOSFETS and NB has some OC potential with proper thermal control.
Cons: Only 1 pcie 16x but knew that going in so not really a con just make sure you know what you're getting. The bios feels a little clunky (mostly me not recognizing a few things) coming from ASUS bios but that is just something I gotta get used to however it looks a lot prettier!
I'm really satisfate and happy this motherboard :)
1 December 2013
Summary: This is my 5 build and is a lot faster than my previews Gigabyte has many features, and do not pay attention to the year was made this mobo is great! all you need for simple task to even gaming, like Outlast, Path of Exile the graphics looks amazing plus I already have 8G or ram and I have plans to add 8 more, my rating is low because I do not have a SSD driver I have like 5.9 rating but I feel happy with this board I do recommended.
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