Summary: I bought this board for a smaller footprint PC, Windows 7 Pro 64, and ALL the features that come with RAID. Installed 2x2Gb 1600 ram, no problems. Installed 2 HD in raid and 2 SSD in raid (yeah, crazy!).
Summary: The PCI-e slot is reeeeally close to one SATA port (the first SATA port) so it's a close squeeze. Not a big deal though.
Pros: I like most everything about this board. I guess I'm really proud I built this comp myself and didn't have too many issues (I forgot to connect the power supply to the video card, that's it) and I got it to work...unlike so many people in the reviews here. The instructions have beep codes. The in...
Cons: No 6Gbps SATA :( That's really the only thing. I wish I did more research and bought a similar board to this but with some 6GBps SATA ports. Oh well, next computer, I guess. And I don't transfer that much data anyways...
Summary: The only thing that I didn't like that much about it is it doesn't tell you what the different sata plugs are as far as the order in the bios. I put my only sata drive on the white connector and my storage ide drive on and it has the sata drive as next to last in the device order for hard drives.
Pros: Lots of USB header ports, USB3.0, IDE plug, lots of over clocking options.
Summary: H57M-USB3 mobo, Core i3 530, 4GB Gskill DDR3 1600. Very happy with this setup overall.
Pros: H57 works really well in my new media center. USB 3.0 is great to have. The onboard video (with core i3 530) via HDMI works great. Since I've had some small issues with other boards and HDMI in the past, it's nice to see one that works well right out of the box.
Cons: Could use a PCIE slot in lieu of either of the old PCI's. Not a big deal tho. However, one of the PCIEx16 slot's is 1.0 spec (i think) and runs at x4. Prob not a big deal since most people are't rocking SLI or Crosfire with this setup anyway.
Summary: It's a micro board, remember that. Ram slot locks don't totally interfere with the GTX card but they do touch when open. Not recommended to try to put HDD's in before vid card if using a mid case
Pros: Worked out of the box no hassle. I5-650, GTX-460, 4GB DDR3. Started right up. Everything is well labeled and easy to read
Cons: Ram slots are an inch too close to stock cpu cooler for my tatses and the cost should only be the $80 range but other than that nothing to really complain about.
Summary: A warning included in the box about memory placement would be nice, for those of us that think we know it all, and don't bother to read the manual.....
Pros: This is a very nice board now that it is working. I have been using Gigabyte boards for many years and have been very happy with their performance. Gigabyte has a quality product with an excellent warranty program. You must read the manual on this board as memory placement is critical, install it...
Summary: I went with an i3 Intel chip because for less $$ it has a higher max CPU speed (as I don't currently do much multitasking so more than 2 cores have little benefit for me). However, I did opt for a decent FX card and can still use my old school SoundBlaster Pro.
Pros: USB 3.0 and eSata! Works with my legacy PCI cards and my old PATA/IDE hard drive and CD-ROM. Bought a new SATA HDD and so far so good. BIOS offers lots of configurations. Great price!
Cons: The manual doesn't go into much detail on configurations so I'll have to search the net for answers. Worked out of the box though on default settings.
Summary: Great value, great board, been running fine for about 3 months now.
Pros: Very happy with this MB, using it in an HTPC, I have no real problems to report. Running Win 7 64-bit, I've gotten a few blue screens but I diagnosed it as being caused by RAID drivers that I have since disabled and haven't blue-screened since - but I also don't use a RAID, so I haven't thoroughl...