Summary: Length:: 0:46 Mins so far loving my new computer setup with this lovely gigabyte motherboard :) the specs I'm running are the following Intel Core i7 3.4Ghz Quad Core CPU with turbo boost Corsair Vengeance 8GB Memory 320GBHDD SATAx2 External Lite-On Slim usb dvd burner drive 600w PSU Corsair EVGA GTX 750 GFX CARD Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Razor Wireless Mouse adding a 500GB and 4TB soon this this bad boy and also planning next week to build my own casing for it as...
Summary: I got this item on Feb. 28th and it crashed completely March 14th. I guess that was a good 2 weeks of use. First I needed to do update for windows, after reboot on the 14th MB tried to do system restore for no reason. Then when it couldn't and found no problems it erased my OS. So I try to figure out what happened and after several attempts to boot comp. I decide to use OS disc to repair startup and found the MB had erase my drive completely and left nothing on it.
Summary: I wanted to upgrade my old i7 860 GA-P55-USB3 based system (to play Skyrim!), so I started looking around for a reasonably priced CPU (I had gotten the i7 for $200 a few years ago at MC). Sure enough, MC had another $200 option for me: Xeon 1230v2. Unfortunately, it was socket 1155, so I needed a new MB too.
Summary: I would have rated "Zero". This is the worst motherboard I have ever owned. Initially seemed ok. However the moment I had to change the hard drive, or boot from USB, complete failure. Error messages cropped up. The most frightening was "Bad partition table". When trying to boot from USB, this was completely ignored. When checking BIOS setup, it was clear that BIOS did not detect the new drive. Still the old drive information was still there.
Summary: Used this for an HTPC build, paired with a low power Intel i3-3220T. All around good value for the money. Nice selection of ports and slots. No serious flaws except that the board was a noticeably warped out of the box. Not enough to cause electrical or mechanical difficulty, but you'd think that Gigabyte Q.C. would have caught that.