Summary: I've had this motherboard for about one year and a half now and I think that is the appropriate time to do a review. So first things first, this mobo is built very well. My foolish mistakenly pulled on the heat sink in between the CPU and the PCI power slot thinking I was pulling on the PCI power cable. To my surprise, it kept its ground very well. Although I immediately went to repair it, it seemed un-touched which is really quite nice.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS BUNDLE. I had the same problem as another reviewer; TIgerDirect shipped me the incorrect items. After a few emails back and forth, I was informed that the bundle as listed no longer exists. While I was able to return the items for a full refund, do NOT buy this bundle expecting to get the products listed.
Do Not Buy If You Are Expecting Them to Send You What Product Description Says
8 May 2014
Summary: I bought this combo based on the title and product description. However, instead of receiving the GIGABYTE AMD GA-F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard (as the title said), the AMD A10 5800K CPU (as the product description said), and 4GB of Kingston RAM, I received a Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2 Motherboard, a AMD A8 5600K CPU and no ram. I have contacted the seller (TD) to try and get this resolved, but for now I cannot recommend that anyone buy this bundle.
Summary: im sad to say it was not working when it arrived. i had hoped since this was my first build that i had just made an error in hooking everything up and overlooked something. I couldnt find anything i missed so i decided to pick up another board from micro center to see if it would work an yup. worked just fine. Still think this would make a great board for my computer...i just drew the short straw this time.
Summary: One of the reasons that I chose this board is for the Dual Bios. I overclock and like the security of a back up BIOS. The first time that I flashed a BIOS update it failed and the backup BIOS didn't initiate. Tech Support gave me nothing but the basic steps that I had already tried (clear the CMOS, remove memory and peripherals, etc) so I was on my own or RMA. I'm writing this because I found a solution which may be of use to someone who has the same experience.
Summary: This board is of excellent quality. It has lots of fan headers, plenty of PCIe slots, and even a legacy PCI slot, and it was at a really great price. I highly recommend this board if you are running a socket FM2 CPU.
Summary: I bought this board for a new litecoin mining rig (heavy GPU utilization, on 24/7 computer). On arrival the NIC was not working, confirmed this with Gigabyte support online. I did an RMA through gigabyte and they sent me a brand new board. I was pleasently suprised as I usually have to go through the vendor for computer part RMAs. So +1 to gigabyte for the easy RMA process, unfortunately I cant get more than 4 stars since it had a faulty part at the start.