Summary: The Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3 is a stable board, but not too overclockable. I use mine with an i7-2600K, which has a lot of capability, but the MB won't allow one to go above the 3.8GHz standard frequency. Only clocks the RAM at 1333MHz, although you can use 1600MHz parts.
Pros: I bought this motherboard because it was better than the economy boards and not as expensive as some to the higher priced ones. I So far have not been disappointed. A bit overpowered for my server, but it works great and boots really fast unlike my other desktops with about the same speed process...
Cons: The only think I think I did not like about the mother board was the lack of a speaker connector and no internal USB3 connector. I did not notice that originally or I might have bought a different board. Still I was able to get around it by routing one the external USB3 ports to the internal cabl...
Summary: This is a very general mobo. I use it as a gaming/video editing build. Since it is cheap and entry level, there isn't room for many upgrades. There are only 2 Sata slots so I will probably use both for storage instead of 1 storage and 1 optical drive. Overall, I'm happy with this mobo.
Pros: Has USB 3.0 connectivity for the back panel IO. Cheap. Good placement of inputs. Works as advertised with my Intel Xeon E3 1270.
Cons: No USB 3.0 inputs for front panel headers, but at least it came with USB 3.0 inputs on the back panel IO.
Summary: This motherboard works great. I just wish Gigabyte would contact me about why the USB3 pins are set up as shown in the picture. (I contacted Gigabyte but they won't return my emails.)
Pros: Fits well with my case ( Cooler Master Elite 130) and has my favorite color, blue.
Cons: The only problem is that I cant use the front USB3 panel on my case with the motherboard because the motherboard has a different USB 3.0 connector than a regular one. You can even see it in the pictures on the description page if you do not know what I am talking about.