Pros: Supports my FX-9590 and R9-290x without any problems, running at 5.0ghz for hours non-stop and RAM is being read/processed without any failures. Great design/SATA are out of the way of my GPU. Gigabyte has always been the go-to brand for me.
Summary: Excellent product!!! Easiest set up I have done. Have used Asus and Gigabyte, this one is a great value and performance. I have the FX-6300 installed with no issues. It runs FSX Steam flawlessly with the Sapphire 270x 4gb card.
Summary: Black finish is gorgeous, matches very well with my case and GPU. I tend to shy away from colored mobos so this was right up my alley.
Pros: This is quite a solid motherboard, I've used this mobo twice now, both paired with an FX 8350 cpu, and I have yet to have a single issue with any hard or software. Both my HSF setup and my water-cooled setup mounted very easily to this motherboard. Plenty of routes for expansion, more SATA than I know what to do with, same for USB inputs, Overall very happy with this product, will look to Gigabyte again in the future.
Cons: BIOS seems a little dated, not exactly a con because it's very easy to navigate and modify if need be, but maybe in the future it could be a little more aesthetically pleasing. However since the BIOS isn't something I go into very often, not worth knocking an egg off for.
Pros: A really solid platform for building a nice rig. Nothing that really stands out on it though. It does everything really well, and that is it. BIOS is pretty simple to navigate. Raid controller is easy to configure. Documentation is good enough for government work.
Cons: Would be nice to have a couple more SATA connections. I've capped out my desktop's drive capability without getting bigger drives by running a SSD boot drive, a DVD burner, and 4 1 TB drives in RAID 5. Which is really not limiting at all. But I'm required to write a con, so that's what I'm going with.