Summary: Price was high when I got it in December of '14, but I got what I paid for and would do it again in heartbeat.
Pros: I'm using this board with a FX8350 and 32GB of Corsair RAM as an ESXi whitebox. Haven't had any issues with it, it runs stable and has enough PCI-e ports to run add-on cards that I need (SAS, network, and a low end video card for console management.) Paired it with a solid 750W PSU, the only down...
Cons: This is installed in a 4U rackmount case so I had no issues with the SATA ports, however I could see where the headache would be if it were in a normal desktop case. Other than that I honestly can't come up with any cons, which follows suit for every other Gigabyte board I've used, which as been ...
Summary: This is probably the best board I could recommend to someone who wants to run an AMD rig, but doesn't want to go overboard on their budget. Would I buy it again? Yes, until PCIE 3 becomes a standard.
Summary: Solid motherboard - revision 3 - no complaints. I admit I was hesitant after reading other reviews --- but after setup I have no complaints about the hardware or the bios --- the Gigabyte software on the other hand..
Bill "Computers, Electronics, Cars, and Detailing", Amazon
21 January 2015
Summary: Love this motherboard! I am using this board with an AMD FX8350, 16GB RAM, SSD, AMD RADEON 7850, A Coolermaster hydro Series Water Cooler, in a mid size ATX case. This motherboard has plenty of room for all of my components and it is ultra stable.
Summary: After a bit of looking around for a decent motherboard for my build, I decided on this offering from Gigabyte. I recieved a revision 3.0 "Ultra Durable 4" version of this board, which i believe addressed some minor complaints of the previous versions. So far everything has worked like a charm!
Summary: After procrastinating for a year or more, I built a new box, and this is the core I settled on. Paired with a FX-series Vishera 8-core Black Edition, this board is simply sick. I do a lot of virtualized work, some coding and a bit of gaming, and this thing just eats it up and comes back for more.
Summary: Flawless operation with an FX-8550 4 GHZ CPU, 32 GB of G.Skill Ripjaws RAM, SSD, and RAID 10. In short, everything worked the first time with no major problems that I didn't insert myself. (RAID cable fell off) Very high quality board, plenty of ports of all shapes and sizes.