Summary: It was expected that the SLI option would block some ports/headers on the motherboard. With two GPU's in SLI using the x16 PCI-e slots, adding a PCI accessory is completely out of the question. Be patient when choosing a motherboard.
Pros: -Reliable -Color theme is great -Sufficient fan headers -USB 3.0 -Sufficient support, rather up-to-date drivers + BIOS -Many options on the rear IO ports.
Cons: -Fan speeds at MAXIMUM for the first 5-10 seconds of booting. So it is VERY loud initially, then it the fans mellow out. -Fan control is lacking. BIOS only allows control of CPU fan and a single system fan. Seriously? For a 990FX board? -Lack of overclocking ease. I understand there is some skill...
Pros: Ordered 3 of these and they are all working great after a year. 6.0Gb transfer speed. Supports USB 3.0. 4 memory slots. Heat sink on the board that supplies power to the CPU. A lots of slots and USB ports.
Summary: I won't take off any stars due to the problem sorting itself out.
Pros: It works! I'm not very knowledgeable with motherboards, but my previous board was a Gigabyte 870A-UD3. I picked this one up to go with a FX 8350. I wanted overclocking room, if I ever decided to try something like that out. I also wanted extra PCI slots if I decided to install a second GPU or a s...
Cons: There was one issue I had with the motherboard's audio out port. The sound was very gargled and terrible. I contacted Gigabyte, which took them a good week to get back to me and wasn't able to do anything about it outside of RMA or full OS reinstall. I decided to just use the front case audio out...
Cons: Has been slowly dying. First the Ethernet port died so I had to buy an external card. Now the computer turns back on instantly after shutdown (I've replaced the PSU so that's not the issue). Now I need to find a replacement board. :(
Cons: As previously stated in a review of mine. I had this board for about a year and a half. It started rebooting during gaming load ect, with Kernal power :ID 41 codes in the event viewer. I contacted customer support with the number they provided in the comment. I did all the tests they told me to d...
Summary: Disgusted with the level of customer service provided if you can even call it that. Their customer service is rigid, unfriendly, and lacks understanding.
Cons: Tested each piece of my computer individually including 3 separate drives, 3 different OS's, brand new memory, new graphics card, new psu and still getting Video Card, USB, and HD BSOD's. Submit an RMA and guess what, they say nothing is wrong. The "technical support" agent tells me to install on...
Summary: Fingers crossed for a swift resolution but we'll see. Considering the light usage this mobo has seen I'm kinda bent out of shape that I'm not getting a new motherboard.
Pros: When the mobo was working it worked great. I'm running a FX8350 with this board and it is very quick. Temperatures were always better than ideal however I do have 10 fans in my case.
Cons: After 5 months of owning the motherboard with very light usage at first, (we're talking 2 hours a week then turned off) I noticed the operating system become sluggish. Then I started getting USB related BSODs, then graphics card BSOD's, then Kernel related BSOD's, and 100% Disk utilization all th...
Summary: Currently i have Raid 5 With (4x4tb HD) and a raid 1 with (2x2tb HD). I did have to read the manual to figure out the setup but after that all is good.
Pros: Has lot of PCI slots. Love the 2 raid controllers and the fact that i have 8 hard drives plugged in. Having 8 6gb/s sata ports is great.
Cons: This board may have 5 PCI slots but they are really close to each other. So if your planing on putting in 5 Video cards you can because the fans on the cards will take up the slot next to it. But if you buy a PCI Riser board to you can make use of all the slots.
Summary: Is it really worth adding more run to run at such a lower speed? Added more ram to use AMD RamDrive 64GIG program.
Pros: Worked great
Cons: Had two 8GIG sticks of G.SKILL F3-1866C9D-16GSR and ran great at 1866Mhz Added two more sticks for a total of 4 for 32gigs, but will not boot with a XMP profile for 1866 speed. The 4 sticks together only run at 1333Mhz.