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 bought this for my gaming rig and it hasn't failed me I've got 32gb of ram a 3gb graphics card and an 8core processor running on this guy and it works great all the plugs work and it's sturdy. Seems to stay relatively cool too. Plus the buttons for overclocking will come in useful to any extreme computer enthusiasts.
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).
Gigabyte's Best AM3+ 990FX/SB950 Motherboard So Far
4 April 2013
Summary: I had a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 revision 1.1, but needed more Hard drive access ports. So I purchased this Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 revision 1.1 motherboard which has all the connectors the old motherboard had plus 2 more on board SATA III connectors. I Downloaded the updated F11a Beta BIOS from Gigabytes website and flashed the BIOS with the @BIOS GUI Windows Utility.