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: I had to replace my existing Motherboard, and was expecting that it would be a lot of work. It was breeze. With a new Intel processor in place, I turned it on, and everything fired without any glitches. The system has been running smoothly and is fast. The reason I went with this board is it's flexible. It has the available slots for all of the peripherals I need, (both new and old technology). I might give it five stars, but I have to wait and see.
NO Integrated Graphics! Requires GPU or dedicated graphics card!
3 December 2013
Summary: This Board is fast and has excellent features thus the four stars. The reason it's missing a fifth star is because of something Gigabyte has done, and not directly related to the performance. This boards specs say, under Onboard Graphics "Integrated Graphics Processor". This is EXTREMELY MISLEADING and WRONG! What they really mean, is "Integrated Processor Graphics" which is quite different!
Summary: Overall I am extremely happy with this board. To set up OS X v. 10.8.5 I just loaded optimized defaults, set storage to AHCI, graphics memory to 64MB (don't worry, OS X doles it out correctly), Set XMP to Profile 1(1600MHz) and booted from my USB installer. After a couple minor post install tweaks I am rocking a fully functional OS X rig for MUCH cheaper than prebuilt.
Pros: 1. Price- $69 bux for a micro ATX that can run Ivy Bridge, Crossfire X AND 4 DIMMs! 2.UEFI- I don't know what Gigabyte does differently in their UEFI from other board makers, but OS X loves it and so do I! 3. Easy set-up- everything is clearly marked, there is quite a bit of room to work.
Cons: Minor nit picks: 1. Only 1 fan header. It's 4 pin, and that's appreciated. However, 2 would be nice. 2. SATA ports are a mixture of 90 degree and straight. All 90 degree would be better. 3. SATA 6Gb port isn't clearly labelled.
Great functionality, watch out if your PSU is bottom mounted.
Colyn D, Amazon
27 June 2013
Summary: I've had this motherboard for a few days now and everything is running very smoothly. I have one complaint regarding the smaller power socket located in the corner by the back panel connectors. My PSU is mounted at the bottom so the power cable has to travel over my graphics card and all the way across the motherboard. It barely covers the distance. Be sure to plan ahead if your PSU is bottom mounted. Other that that, the board is awesome.
Summary: My Gateway motherboard crapped out so I bought this used Gigabyte mb to fix it.at a good price. I'm not a repair technician but have enough background to attempt to replace the mb. After a pretty easy swap out I noted I need a 4 to 8 pin adapter cable. Amazon Prime got it to me in a few more days. Installed the power cable and figured out how to install the drivers with the CD that came with the mb.
Summary: Set this MB with an Core I3 CPU. Installed Windows 8 perfectly. Has been very stable and solid. Probably not a good MB for gamers, but solid for business applications and works great with a USB PCTV tuner on Win Media Center. Highly recommend if you need a good stable MB for everyday use.