Summary: Gigabyte continues to be my favourite mobo maker. For the price they have the best feature set and the quality is outstanding - I've never had a DOA board or any issues with a build. Highly recommended.
it's good but get a different fm2+ motherboard for cheaper. I thought this was full size atx
15 December 2013
Summary: I should have read better, it's my fault not the board's or gigabytes. I do think this might be a bit over priced since it is micro atx. If you are getting a new motherboard for your apu get an fm2+ one. I saw one for 65 dollars by gigabyte. They are backwards compatible with richland and trinity but fm2 is not compatible with kaveri. Don't get this if you want to upgrade to the next generation. It was easy to overclock in the bios.
Summary: This is a well built board. I needed the micro ATX form factory and wanted the USB 3.0 and a reliable board. So far, I am very happy with this board. It is very nicely set up and feels solid. Set up went well.
Summary: I very much doubt there is a better mATX or ATX FM2 motherboard than this one. This is about the only board that makes use of all 8xSATA ports from the chipset without wasting it on useless eSATA or not using it at all. The overclockability is good, as to be expected with A85X chipsets. The layout is excellent and very roomy for an mATX board.
Pros: 8x SATA ports, cheap, good layout, very expandable
Summary: Very nice little MOBO with all the normally-used ports but I liked that it had 6 GB/s SATA ports, HDMI & VGA, and USB 3.0. An added bonus is that it has 4 memory slots whereas many other micro-ATX MOBO's have only 2. (I have learned that in editing photos the more memory the better!) But about that....I've built many computers and have used Gigabyte MOBO's for quite a few of them. This is the first one that would not boot when I pressed the power button.
Summary: There's only couple of reason why I've been buying Gigabyte motherboards and that's 'cause of the dual bios that gives immortality to it, and the second reason because everything on it is pure quality despite what people say this has been one of the most reliable brands in the market. I extremely recommend it as a company to trust, and also I do recommend this mother board.