Summary: I purchased this for my first computer build. The installation manual was helpful and fairly well written, a more important issue for me than an experienced builder. I would recommend downloading the manual from the Gigabyte website as the diagrams and photos are much clearer than in the printed...
Summary: I bought one of these to build a quick inexpensive i5 PC. I didn't want a board for overclocking or anything crazy because I have another board for that. I am building this PC just for web surfing, bill paying, light gaming, etc. Overall the board is very nice.
Great board, worked out of the box, detailed manual
Joseph C Gennaro, Amazon
2 May 2013
Summary: I would give 5 starts, however, there were only two sata data cables included. So to install my OS I had to leave one of my hard disks unconnected, and now I have my two hard disks connected but not my optical drive. Minor annoyance.
Summary: Good mobo for a variety of OS's. Working with Commodore OS Vision, NetBSD, and even Darwin. Wouldnt mind Gigabyte supporting Darwin OS. Plus, if they could port the ON/OFF software they have for iPhone to Darwin, I would be overjoyed.
Summary: Bought this to use for my custom Hackintosh build and it does not disappoint. The hardware is excellent quality and overall very good for the money. The best surprise was finding out it has an mSATA connector on board so there is no need for cables running all over the tower.
Summary: Very good card. You can customize many options through the BIOS. The only bad thing is that it does not allow OC, but if you will use it (as in my case) with the default values for processor and memory, highly recommend.