Summary: Worked well for about 2 months. Now SATA ports and NIC port do not work properly or at all. Swapped in a different mobo keeping ALL other HW the same and everything works fine! My conclusion: this mobo has failed!
Worked fine, unlike the new Intel motherboard it replaced
Billy Hollis, Amazon
20 May 2011
Summary: My son wanted a custom built machine, so we started by ordering an ATX case ( Cooler Master RC-600-KKN1-GP Gladiator 600 Mid Tower ATX Case with 140mm Fan (Black) ), an i7 CPU, and an Intel DP55KG Extreme Series Desktop Motherboard (P55 ATX Core i7 Core i5 LGA1156) .
Summary: I've had this MB in use for over 6 months with no problems. Easy to install and set up the included software makes the whole process a snap. I would buy another one if I was building a second computer. And it's pretty.
Summary: I don't always go for Gigabyte when I build or recommend, but this one had all the requirements, and I was willing to try something new. I liked it, I really did. All except the blindingly blue color...but, that's neither here nor there.
Summary: Gigabyte makes a good motherboard. I've had mb's from Gigabyte in the past and I will continue to buy Gigabyte mb's. The documentation is pretty good and tries to give a brief examination of all features. Build quality is great on the H55-USB3.