Summary: Gigabyte is going straight down hill with their product quality. They used to make a solid, reliable product and not 50+% of their MBs and components my computer mnaufacturing company purchases do no pass our initial testing with a good handful dieing months out. Stay away and go with MSI, Asus, and ASRock. Much more reliable for current times. We have dropped GB as a product supplier from our entire business.
Summary: I LOVE THIS MOTHERBOARD! Not only is it very sturdy/durable but the bios are incredible easy to work with. The post points didn't line up exactly with my case but I am guessing that is the cases fault. I almost want to do sli just so see this baby run it!
Summary: The ultra fast setting in the bios.. (should you enable it).. is so fast, that you will need to disconnect the hard drive if you ever want to get back into the bios. I am seeing Win 7 boot in 7 seconds with a Samsung Pro 840 SSD.
Summary: Cheapest high-quality motherboard I could find. It supports AMD Crossfire but not nvidia SLI. I wanted it for the 4 memory slots, so I could upgrade my RAM from 8GB down the line without having to pull out the RAM I put in it. Also this is one of the recommended motherboards for Hackintosh systems, and I built a nice little Hackintosh out of it with a Core i5 4430, GTX 650, 8GB of RAM, and an SSD.
Summary: In other Z77 based machine I have, I get 200MB/s from my WD Raptor, but with this Gigabyte H87M mobo I get only 115MB/s. Intel chipset\ME\RST installed all latest versions. They don't tell you something about the differences between Z and H series, but I'm starting to think the overall build quality of Z board is much higher. Blah Other than that (which's quite crucial..........), no problems. I'm also interested knowing, what made gigabyte release the 1.1 Ver.