Summary: I built a system for my son using this board. I loved it so much, I built 3 more with it.
Pros: Solid Board, works great! has room to grow. Initial build was with the 6300 CPUs which I later upgraded to 8300 series CPUs. I also went from 16GB to 32GB of RAM on each
Cons: None. It really is a great board. I would've given it 5 eggs, but I removed one egg for the one board that arrived DOA. Very rarely will I give 5 eggs on anything.. even a minor hiccough will get an egg removed.
Summary: If it wasn't for that Northbridge problem, I'd give this five stars.
Pros: I have had this board for a few years, paired with a FX-8120 OC'd to 4.2Ghz. This board is good. The boot times are a bit long, but that's a minor thing. Almost any CPU cooler will fit. I had a massive Zalman cooler for the first few years, and it fit tightly, but not too tightly. I don't know if...
Cons: The Northbridge on this board gets INSANELY hot. When I say 'hot', I mean hot enough to instantly give me nearly-second degree burns. The factory heatsink is downright pitiful for this board (Problem was fixed on Revision 3, but I have Revision 1.1). I tried an aftermarket cooler, but the fan fai...
I like these boards for production machines inside of mobile units
Nick S, Amazon
29 April 2015
Summary: I like these boards for production machines inside of mobile units. Rock solid even in hot environments with proper airflow have over 20 units across the country in box trucks and they continue to preform as they did right out of the box.
Best bang for buck for your bang for buck amd system
Savannah G., Newegg
23 April 2015
Pros: -Comes with software for easy overclocking your cpu/graphics card (amd catalyst), and your ram (easy tune 6). -supports two sets of dual channel ram -looks much better than the old blue gigabytes -sturdy as poop
Summary: I would recommend it because of performance and Gigabyte's good service.
Pros: A great board and has always done what I wanted. On my original purchase the ethernet port went bad. It was only a few weeks before the warranty was to expire. Gigabyte did the RMA mo questions asked after I gave them the problem details, and with a fast turnaround sent my original board back com...
Cons: The only issue was that after almost 2 years of daily use the ethernet port on the board failed. However Gigabyte was more than helpful with fixing the board and getting it back to me. So the "con" kind of ends up a "pro".
Pros: Working well after almost a year of ownership.
Cons: I heard from a well educated individual that gigabyte boards were glued together with some sort of paste and they usually fried in 1-2 years after the warranty expired. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I hope that it's false information cause I own one now.
Summary: Gigabyte did offer an "Advance Replacement" which means they would put a hold on my credit card for the cost of a new motherboard then ship one to me. I would then have about 14 days to return the defective motherboard to them and when they received it within that time period and verify that I...
Pros: I bought this board for 3 reasons. 1) it supported my FX-8350 2) It supported dual video cards 3) it has an awesome ON/OFF USB feature that can charge devices plugged into the USB even while the computer is off. The third item was very important for me as I have numerous wireless devices, includi...
Cons: Less than a year into ownership and I had 2 USB 3.0 ports die. These are not the ON/OFF USB though, just regular USB ports. After speaking with Gigabyte, they expect a 3 week RMA time period and I have to pay to ship it back to them.