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!!!!
J. Evans "Every purchase is an investment", Amazon
6 May 2013
Summary: This motherboard has worked wonderfully from the get-go, and still performs solidly after a year of use. I used this to rebuild my old Windows XP system, with a mind on the value and future upgrade capability for under $250. (8GB RAM, quad-core Athlon, 1GB Graphics card, 550 Watt Ultra Power Supply, this motherboard, SATA Cables, and SATA 24x DVD-RW) Pros: Capable of 32 GB RAM and a AMD 8 core CPU/GPU RAID support AMD Dual Graphics compatible Gigabit Ethernet Cons: You...
Summary: Built my first PC with this board a month ago, and it's been working fine so far, which is a relief since there were no reviews for it here on Amazon or on Newegg, and the only other FM2 MicroATX boards in this price range were MSI boards which reportedly have a chance to arrive defective. But so far (knock on wood) I've had no problems with this one.