Summary: Great Motherboard. i have this paired with a FX 8320 cpu. I have it OC at 4.4 ghz with an air cooler, holding 53c full load on prime95. I got this as as a bundle deal a while back for under 300$. Great for anyone on a tight budget. It also looks great, all matte black with the grey heatsinks, will match everything in your build.
Pros: Great price, tons of features, good OC motherboard, mate black. Recieved Rev 4.0
Cons: cpu fan header is a pain to plug in when an air cooler is installed. The bios menu can be a pain, i prefer the menu in asus motherboards. It also does not have any OC profiles which could be helpful.
Summary: bought this motherboard along with other parts for my 12 year old grandson's birthday. When we got done with the build, Windows Experience showed CPU speed value of 7.4, Memory speed of 7.9, and disk speed of 7.9. This motherboard was capable of being the basis for building a serious high end computer.
Summary: Shocked to open box & find recieved rev. 4.0! Looks NOTHING like pictured on NCIX. Far as concerned got more than I payed for...4.0 board is pure eye-candy with more features than I'll ever use! Purchased partially based on all the great reviews here & on other sites. Was going for FM2+ build with A-10 7850K,but reviews gaming-wise less than hoped for. Just waiting on FX-XFX Radeon 290 Video Card,so never installed yet..though have never received bad board from NCIX.
Pros: Revision 4.0!, All black PCB, Impressive features, Latest everything,FX 8-Core compatible!
Summary: I did a lot a research before I decided on what motherboard I was going to get, but I am glad I choose this one. I have had this motherboard for almost a year now and it is still working great. I love the new bios screen and like having the dual bios if one messes up during a bios update.
Summary: Gotta love Gigabyte technology. Oldest motherboard maker in the world. Just another example of the quality and ability to upgrade that makes computer building so fun. This isn't the newest board out there. But it has all the latest perks. 6.0 SATA, 3.0 USB, AM3+ etc. And what I kind of like most is support for ATI & Nvidia graphics. Really cool cooling on tne chipsets. Not only looks good, it performs well.
Summary: Great MB, loads of features, only downside I found was when trying to set up a RAID array the instruction specific for this MB are rather confusing. They start out with the worst way to copy the files needed to set it up during the Windows install first and the easy best way to copy the files second. The second way Starts out sound more complicated than it really is and turns out to be the most simple way.