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Gigabyte GA-EP45T-USB3P
5.9 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-EP45T-USB3P

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Overall 2
2.0

Not so ultra-durable

James T., Newegg
1 August 2013
  • Summary: Board died after 3 years of use. The atx keeps shutting the system down. Started slowly approximately once a week and progressed to where it wont stay powered on at all.
  • Pros: Cooling
  • Cons: Ergonomics of board layout. Gygabyte customer support is non-existent.
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Overall 10
10

Great board

Nicholas K., Newegg
18 January 2012
  • Pros: Great board with tons of OC options. Running my E8600 at 4.5Ghz stable daily. Dual bios works without a hitch. No problems whatsoever. Last board made with LGA775/DDR3 support.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 4
4.0

at least it looks cool

Nathan D., Newegg
5 August 2011
  • Summary: For an 'ultra durable' board, it sure doesn't seem to be living up to its claims. I'm hoping they'll replace this with the new version 1.3 and that it will live up to their claims a lot better than this one did.
  • Pros: looks cool 3-year warranty
  • Cons: Ever since this was new, it would glitch the video and audio. Their EZ over-clocking utility thing is absolute junk and couldn't even OC .1GHz without crashing. Finally, after swapping EVERYTHING out with my MSI rig (which works perfectly BTW), I'm sending this back for a replacement because the ...
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Overall 10
10

So far so good

Tony K., Newegg
12 February 2011
  • Summary: Did crash system after using EASY TUNE 6, tried the lowest setting and immediately got the BSOD. Had to pull the CMOS battery and re-do everything, again. Real issue may be with another GIGAGBYTE product, a GIGABYTE GV-NX96T512HP GeForce 9600 GT video card with passive cooling.
  • Pros: Very nice design, decent spacing and cooling for bridges. New build 12/2010 with new parts from newegg.com. Utilities like OC Guru and EASY TUNE 6 are useful for monitoring system temperatures.
  • Cons: Takes some time to go through the amazing amount of BIOS settings available. Be really carefull in using EASY TUNE 6...
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Overall 6
6.0

Eh

James M., Newegg
25 December 2010
  • Pros: Very nice desighn USB 3
  • Cons: Had to reinstall windows 7 to get past the reboot loop.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good, but not great

Matthew D., Newegg
22 December 2010
  • Summary: If Giga would just update the BIOS and give this board a little love I think this could be an awesome buy. As they don't seem to think the board has issues or conflicts I don't think they will be fixing it anytime soon.
  • Pros: Great features list and right out of the box I was able to up the speed with very little effort.
  • Cons: It has some issues that Giga doesn't seem to want to work on. When the disk drives are running it will pause like it has frozen only to come back to life with no problems. It does this OC'd as well as stock. I've reloaded windows and it still happens. All this hardware worked perfectly on the old...
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Overall 4
4.0

last resort

Matthew D., Newegg
17 December 2010
  • Summary: This was purchased as a last resort replacement. Not currently ready to upgrade, I bought something I thought I could rely on to hold me over. Sadly, with the bugs, and random errors this motherboard comes up with. I do not feel I can trust my hardware with it.
  • Pros: It still works if I never shut it down- but still never promising.
  • Cons: I have to say that this board is not at all very stable. Bios is extremely buggy, gigabytes own raid controller is a joke, pwr/rst/hdd led's stopped working after a month. Both freezes/hangs on post. I have to just leave it on all the time, otherwise I dont know if I will have a working machine t...
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Overall 10
10

Positive Review

Jack C., Newegg
15 December 2010
  • Pros: It has everything I needed plus USB 3. Also it supports RAID setup and it hads alot of Sata connections
  • Cons: The board runs a little hot...about 40 C in my case with 5 case fans
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointed, DPC's are way too high

Mark E., Newegg
14 December 2010
  • Summary: This board replaces an Abit IX38-QuadGT motherboard. I thought it would be nice to have a board that supported DDR3 and USB 3.0. My processor is a Q9650 CPU. I do not overclock. I use the computer with my amateur radio.
  • Pros: The board has a great feature set with support for DDR3, RAID, Firewire, and USB 3.0
  • Cons: With EIST and C1E settings turned on the board generates hi DPC levels. I believe that this board is in serious need of a BIOS upgrade as green features are not usable if you need to get DPC's down to a reasonable figure. I don't see why Gigabyte would release a board with such obvious flaws. Wit...
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Overall 10
10

I love it

Anonymous, Newegg
12 December 2010
  • Summary: READ THIS If you go with this mobo, it really is great, and will only be "doa" if you don't handle bios properly. YOU MUST Inventory everything you plan on sticking on this, and when you start it, YOU HAVE TO hit the "delete" key for bios and enter everything MANUALLY.
  • Pros: 1) The dual copper really does make a cooling difference. I thought it was just a marketing ploy until I opened it up. I touched the back and it felt cold, very, very cold. 2) The board comes with heatsinks on the cpu mosfets, the north bridge and the southbridge. The cpu mosfets and northbridge ...
  • Cons: 1) USB 3.0 cuts pci express x16 to x8, however, if you are running crossfire, it doesn't seem to cut into that x8. 2) Runs x8 x8 for crossfire, but not much of a concern, unless you are running something like dual geforce 470's, which would be really weird for a 775 socket mobo. 3)Bios settings h...
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