Summary: looks grate on paper, does not stand in test of realety. avoid this model.
Pros: good price & features visual is nice
Cons: PC Freezes on Bios Screen Occasionally BIG network adapter disconnection issues which can be fixed by ONLY BY reboot & NOTHING ELSE! no new network adapter driver changes that no nothing else can be done from windows no power settings on the NIC change this. this is big issue with unstable boots ...
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I'd have no problems using this board again on a stock, client build. I'm not sure what or why others are having issues but I've used probably 75+ gigabyte motherboards and have not had 1 DOA yet. I'd use other models for overclocking but I really liked this little board.
Pros: For me, a great little board. I’ve used 3 so far with no issues at all. I need parallel still and sometimes serial so this board with the VGA or DVI hookup AND a parallel port is fantastic. It's also nice to have 2 ps2's for those that still need 2. Have had no issues. Used Kingston 1333 value ra...
Cons: More rear USB's but I knew that going in. There's only so much room and I don't really consider this a big con. For this type of board having the parallel and PS2 more than compensates for this.