Summary: Purchased this as a replacement MOBO for my server. I have no complaints. My first board lasted about 4 years. Hoping to do a bit better with this one but, for the cost, I won't cry if goes out in 3. Nice software package but most of it won't work with my WHS 11 OS. Oh, well. I do have this board set up to go into its lowest power setting 24/7. I have to remind my wife of this every time a movie or recorded TV show does not kick on instantly. Everything is asleep.
Summary: Gateway motherboard and CPU (i3 2100) crapped out last week, but all the other components were fine. Bought this with an i7 3770 and I couldn't be happier. If you don't overclock like me, but love video editing and using SVP with XBMC then the combo MB and processor I have should make you very happy indeed.
Summary: Wanted to make a desktop upgrade to Intel i5 from a Pentium! Just a basic machine without many frills for my application and since I have used GIGABYTE before, I decided to try them again. Project going together well and only a few snags of my doing. As an example trying to boot without my Corsair memory sticks is a no go. I was trying to make sure the Thermaltake 650 Watt PS was going to work so did not plug in memory at first.
Summary: Loved this board from inception, i saw it and I was like "for what price? I have to have it" Its so compact and light weight and has all the slots i Need and the ports are fantastic, also have a great mini atx case so this just runs so optimal on the set up i am building. havent put it to full rigorous use yet as ive yet to receive my Graphics card. My expectations are still high though.