Summary: Needed to replace motherboard with one compatible with Linux -- this one booted out of box, with wifi, bluetooth, sound, display, USB, USB3 etc. all working -- using default Linux Mint 15 build. Nearly silent operation, very cool given i7 2600s installed, running 16GB of memory. Looks like genuine intel wifi/bluetooth dual antenna setup. Graphics card setup is very close to radial heatsink on processor.
Summary: Great board! It has no issues and the onboard WiFi allows me yo connect without any additional expansion cards. I used the one PCIE slot for a full length nvidia 770 GPU, which fits without issue!
Summary: I used this Mini-ITX motherboard in an HTPC application and it is perfect for my needs. I had a left-over i5-3570 processor and a couple of 4 GB sticks of Crucial RAM that I wanted to reuse and this was a great solution. I am amazed at how much Gigabyte was able to incorporate in this tiny little package; even built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, plus a USB 3.0 header and Qty-2 SATA 6Gb/s ports (also Qty-2 SATA 3Gb/s ports).
Summary: I read a lot of reviews from online tech publications on this board and they pretty much sum it up - if you're not over clocking, this is a great board! It has built-in wifi (a major plus) and can be used for hackintosh builds! So far so good!
Summary: One of the biggest reasons I got this one is because it had built in wifi, which I was worried about because I thought it would be slow, but it turned out really nice. It plays all online games without noticeable differences, so I can move my desktop around anywhere without connecting a bunch of stuff.
A sturdy and simple board. Perfect for building a somewhat portable workstation that is surprisingly powerful!
alf randell, Amazon
29 November 2013
Summary: i do love this board. It is perfect for running 4 drives and 16 gigs of ram in a small box. It is slightly limited for overclocking [H77 rather than the more featured Z77], but does come with a handy windows application for boosting those settings that may be changed. The board is extra sturdy, and has lots of sound and usb 2 and 3 ports. The soldering and layout seem ideal.
The most smallest, great value for money Gigabyte motherboard ever built!
6 November 2013
Summary: This motherboard exceeded all of my expectations. It fits snugly in my HTPC casing and looks gorgeous in it as well! It performs magnificently with my Kingston SSD which I use as my boot device and the core i5 processor that I have currently installed complements the motherboard, and makes the MBO put out great performance. Simply a great MBO to have in any ones collection.
Summary: This board is perfect for a small box such as the Elite 120 or other such HTPC style boxes. Though the 120 is a bit more for gaming. This board has been great. Though it isn't run by the owner with a graphics card yet, I tested it with my own GTX 680 and it ran flawlessly. Vengeance 1600mhz 8gb, i5-3450, modular 430 PSU, and a 240gb SSD, and this is a very fast machine. Boot times are around 11 seconds.