Summary: The SATA0 and SATA1 ports are on the edge of the board and are stacked on top of each other. This means when you connect to these ports, instead of plugging the cable straight down like everything else on a motherboard ever, you have to try and plug the cable in from the side. I had to use a little dentist mirror to even see the orientation of the plug for attaching my SATA cables. This doesn't really help with cable management and is more of a pain than a feature.
Pros: Nice price, easy to install. I was able to use a Sandybridge processor with RAM the motherboard manual said would not be supported in that combo, so that was nice. Driver disc came with Chrome and Adobe so I was able to get going without having to run all over the internet.
Cons: Ethernet port would not connect to the internet until I installed software from disc. When I first got the board installed, I ran a Ubuntu live CD and noticed there was no internet connection. Once I actually installed Windows and the drivers, the Ethernet worked fine. This leaves me wondering if this board will work with Linux distros. I do not know if the driver disc will install the drivers in Linux, or if there are generic drivers out there for this board.
Excerpt: I've had this board for a couple of months now and I have nothing but the greatest of respect for it. It is amazing, and for my high-end gaming purposes it works like a charm! Gigabyte has always been known for its highest manufacturer standards, so this should last me at least a few more years if not longer!