Summary: So I was on a pretty tight budget and I wanted something that would run a few games decently and also be a generally quick machine to upgrade later on. Using this motherboard I was able to get more than what I had initially expected. I pushed an A6-3500 APU from 2.1GHz to 4.7GHz without upping the voltage. I also upped my RAM (which was running at 1333MHz) to 1600MHz. With a Radeon HD7770 I got away with playing Battlefield 3 pretty well too.
Summary: Motherboard has proven to be a stellar mid-range purchase. By mid-range I mean it didn't have all the bells and whistles of the more expensive models, but who really uses those anyway? This board has everything us normal users need and that does include gamers, too. Overall an excellent value from Gigabyte - - a company that consistently puts out stellar products.
Summary: Looked at the listing for almost a month before I decided to purchase it. Seller was able to answer my questions, and said it was new and unused. Low and behold, that was exactly the case. Came with the original box, back plate, driver cd and manual. Powered it up, and if performed 100%. Price was an added bonus, along with lightning fast, well packaged delivery!!!!
Summary: AMD is phasing out FM1 sockets for FM2 so I knew this was a board dead in the water. But it went well with my budget build coming in around $50. As it currently stands I have an A4-3600k APU, Sapphire Radeon 6770 gpu, and 4 gbs of ram running of it and I am not recieving the gaming capability I desire. The crossfire mechanism of the apu with a dedicated gpu is not what most describe it as.