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PC Guy "Keith", Amazon
17 July 2015
Summary: Bought this to upgrade my 2009 Gigabyte ga-970a-ud3p in prep for Windows 10. Mainly it was nearing time to upgrade my hardware anyway & I feared activation issues after the Windows 10 upgrade if I waited. Now I ask myself, why did I wait so long ?
Summary: Three years ago, I built two systems for our home offices based on rev 1 of these boards. They worked flawlessly for three years, until a nearby lightning strike took out my router, switch, cable modem, DSL modem, three printers, two monitors, and the two motherboards, their CPUs, graphics cards,...
Pros: Simple installation Well constructed board Nice Feature Set Proven Reliable for me in the past
Cons: NB heat sink could be better Side-facing SATA ports sound like a better idea than they are
Summary: I would highly recomend this Board ot anyoine Starting out Gaming. And Other Parts in My Build to be a goo starter rig. But of Course Improvements and Major Overclocking has taken place.
Pros: Since I have Been Building Pc's for 20+ Yrs. The Biggest issue has been Price and ease of Install. Moving Jumpers, not moving Jumpers ect ect. Coupled with a Thermaltake Case install is a Breeze. Crucial Ram easy to install. PCI Express and Water cool system run smoothly and with out hitch on thi...
Cons: Gigabyte was a New Board to Me. I used to do strictly ASUS or MCI. The Price was reasonable, but the Gigabyte wesbiste was a Bit Confusing at First.
Pros: over clocks amazingly and a good price. id gladly buy this again if i had to.
Cons: theres two heat sinks which are connected together with a pipe on the north bridge. it gets very very hot to the touch but i have my system fans blowing on it to keep it cool. and for whatever reason i cant use speedfan to control the fans that i have plugged to the mobo. i have to use easy tune ...