Summary: my second one of these. first was a version 1. bad power supply took it out. $200.00 down the drain as the warranty was up, just barely. this is a version 3 so the bios screen had a big change. This is a rather stable mother board and has enough heat sinks to cool the depths of hell. video processing is no problem if you have enough RAM. Gaming is even easier on the system whereas video processing does have its demands.
Summary: I am not very good at making decisions on my electronic gear, but this decision was easy. this motherboard is fantastic in every way, and it was worth every penny. I will also reveal that I do not usually follow directions, so I'm pretty sure I must have shorted this thing out a few times while i was adjusting its position in my case, and even though most motherboards will blow their brains out around that time, this one worked fine.
Summary: This board is about (1) one inch bigger than the standard boards on the market requiring a mid-tower case which will allow smooth and ideal cable placement. I use a 750 watt power supply and the board performs well. Board is well made performs well. I doubt other boards out perform or run any better.
Summary: Its like having a Teacher inside your Case. Simple to Install and easy to use with all the great fitures that tel you whats goin on with your RIG, How about the power USB you have Energy comming out of it with your PC turned off.
Summary: I liked the Features and the 8 on board SATA Connectors. I successfully set up a RAID 10 with the Main 4 ports (0-3) and a Spare Drive on the (4-5) and connected my DVD RW Drive on the Jmicro ports (6-7). I did upgrade the BIOS to the Beta F11a from Gigabyte's Website. Currently Running 16 GB DD3 1600 MHz and AMD AM3+ FX8120 Eight Core CPU with a CWC-H100 Liquid Cooling with a two Fan Radiator ( 20mm X 240 mm) running at 4.0 GHz (Overclocked from standard 3.1 GHz).