Summary: Gave a strange error message when hooked up -- forums stated that the error code meant the board was junked. My other components were not the problem, as everything else worked fine after I hooked them back up to my old motherboard :(
Summary: Nice compact design and quality is good. Mates up with some great processors. I mated it up with a G540/2.5 Ghz Intel. As my needs were for a file server this worked well once built. As it has a built in RAID controller it worked well with this configuration. My only gripe is that you have to use separate SATA connectors for the RAID drives. As there are only two that limits you to RAID 0,1. OK for me as this is on a network so speed is limited to the gigabit Ethernet.
Summary: I bought this board because it had USB 3.0, SATA III, and it was made by Gigabyte. It work flawlessly out of the gate and is still cruising along. I have great confidence in Gigabyte motherboards.
Great board. Used it to make a great little media server.
7 September 2012
Summary: For $330 I got this box together, all parts from Amazon (love the 2 day ship!). 16 gigs of RAM: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00698WHRG/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01 2 core Intel: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LTU54Q/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i02 DVD drive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i03 AWESOME case WITH power supply: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QAVVAM/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00 I had 3 old hard drives and another...
Summary: BLAM! I opened the box with excitement and anticipation for the build that was to come: A Home Theater PC that would pack a huge punch! I began the project carefully purchasing parts that would suit my needs. I began with the case... Home Theater in mind: Silverstone Tek GD08B Aluminum Extended ATX / SSI-EEB / SSI-CEB HTPC Computer Case Cases - Black Sexy. I found this motherboard, but what about the processor?
Summary: This mother board is small, sturdy, and can handle top notch equipment. This motherboard is the border between an expensive board and a cheap board. It is compatible with 1333mhz ddr 3 ram, but no higher, has 3.0 usbs, but only two. Drivers are included and also comes with two sata connectors which is a bonus. Micro-ATX are small but efficient.
Summary: Great little board with USB 3.0 and SATA3 and UEFI. Supports Ivy Bridge processors with the more recent BIOS updates. Not an overclocking board obviously, being based on the H61 chipset, but fantastic for a small yet powerful PC. Native HDMI output would have been worth a fifth star, but DVI -> HDMI adapters ensure that you can hook it up to your TV as part of your HTPC setup.