Summary: The PCI express 1.1 interface and SATAII don't seem to slow it down much. I love Gigabyte!
Pros: Purchased this is 2008 for a new build and here it is nearly 2015 and it's still running strong! I recently added a 90GB SSD, new Rosewill Micro ATX case, a q9550 CPU, and R7 260 video card. It's playing modern games at medium-high resolutions & 60fps...unreal.
Cons: One SATA connector broke off but in nearly 7 years and numerous upgrades that's understandable.
Summary: Die so I can get a new computer already! Well, we wouldn't want that either. How am I supposed to convince my wife that I need new internal parts?
Pros: Purchased it in 2008, and it's still running like the day I bought it.
Cons: Just needs better grammer in the bios. Wish SATA was located somewhere else, because VGA's these days are huge. Wish it could control the system fans, because I have this crazy fan that don't care about what anyone says.
Pros: I have had this motherboard for 5 years running a Q6600. It has gone through two or three power supplies, two video cards, two cases, and two hard drives, traveled a total of roughly 3,000 miles by plane, and yet it is still running. GREAT part by a great company.
Summary: well, it is 2011, and this thing keeps on ticking. It was beginning to feel a bit laggy so I OC'd it a little. Once it starts feeling slow again I will OC it one more time before upping the whole platform.
Pros: Well it has been almost 2 years on this. It replaced a very nice Abit mobo that was tragically killed by a power supply. While this does not have quite the feature set of the old mobo I did not see any real performance hit when I moved over. Recently started to feel a little slow (using my friend...
Cons: a little burned that it does not have raid like the newegg spec sheet said it did when I bought it, but if I really want it I can always do it with zfs in the future. Other than that it has been very good to me.
Summary: My first Gigabyte purchase (usually a Asus guy) and I am very pleased. It's stable so far (4 months) and performs well. I would definitely buy again.
Pros: Cheap, small, easy to setup, runs like a champ.
Cons: If you have a large PCIe video card, the PCI slot underneath it is unusable. Not a big deal since I don't have any PCI cards, but if you need to use some slots then you may want to consider a board with more slots.
Summary: When I first got everything set up, for some reason the board had my CPU running at 1.8GHz (200x9). Not sure why this happened, but it was easy to change in the BIOS settings, so no big deal.
Pros: Inexpensive. My old motherboard was giving me tons of problems, so I decided to do some overhaul and replace the CPU, motherboard and RAM. I paired the motherboard up with an E5200 and it worked great out of the box. (Without a BIOS update, which was good since I wasn't sure if the new 45nm CPU w...
Cons: Integrated audio occasionally has some background noise like many. It only seems to happen when the audio isn't being used, so it doesn't bother me too much. Like others have said, the chipset heatsink does get pretty hot. For CPUs that aren't specified to run at a 333MHz FSB (like mine), the mem...
Pros: Extremely easy to install. My old mobo was fried and this was and excellent replacement so far. I got a new Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Gig processor and an ASUS EN 8400 GS 512 MB video card to go with it. Only two gigs of ram right now but will max it out soon. I'm an average gamer and this runs BF2 an...