Summary: MB was DOA ! PCrush did a cheerful RMA ! Will buy from this seller again. Will recommend to others. Although MB was DOA, I did like the way slots were arranged in a very logical and thoughtful configuration. Also, components seemed to install and fit more easily than other brands of MB I have used in past. Now I see why all the years of praise I have read about GigaByte boards. This is the first GigaByte board I have ever 'attempted' to use. Hope this helps.
Summary: So, I decided to update my BIOS to the latest version just to be up to date. Flashed it from Windows with @BIOS tool, recommended by Gigabyte. Everything seemed to go well, and it said it needed a reboot to complete. Pressed reboot. Windows immediately BSOD'd then went into Startup Recovery, which did nothing helpful. Then the screen went completely blank, computer shut off.
Summary: Looked long and hard for well-rounded Gigabyte MB to pair with discounted Intel Dual-Core chip. Only performance-related issue is the Intel Graphics adapter. Would have preferred Nvidia graphics for better color saturation and resolution. Very easy setup Windows 7 Pro.
Summary: The board is a great value for the money. One thing to watch out for -- update the bios to the latest version in order to support Ivy Bridge processors. I tried installing an i7 3770 and hooking up a DVI cable to the on-board video. Black screen, no beeps during post, etc. I thought I might have to return the board.
Summary: I wanted a basic board with reasonable on-board audio and a couple of PCI expansion slots, and this fits the bill very well. Have had no issues with it, the BIOS is nice, and easy to navigate, and she boots up pretty fast. No USB 3, but who cares at this price?