Summary: Great motherboard, works well in both Windows and OS X no problems! In installing OS X there were no problems, everything worked OOB for me except audio, but that was fixed quickly with Multibeast ALC 887 option current, and the system definition of iMac14,2! Installation was done. Windows installation was fast as hell too.
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 used this in a recent build for a friend. I'm used to boards that just work out of the box - this board is definitely not that. It's also at a "no frills, just works" price point, so you'd think you could expect that from it. The ethernet adapter didn't work out of the box on Windows 7, along with a slew of other devices that showed up as "unknown". So I had to use the included disc and install drivers. That turned out to be a huge problem.
Painless install, worked fine with Windows 8.1 and Intel i7
IT Guy "Brian", Amazon
31 December 2013
Summary: Used this to set up a new office PC with Windows 8.1, 4th gen Intel i7, 530W Rosewill Power Supply, and 8 GB of GSkill RAM. It has been running now a couple of weeks with no problems whatsoever. There is a similar model with a different suffix - (X87 or Z87?) which is designed for overclockers, this one is an "H87" which is more for the mainstream user. I need stability in the office, so I didn't want to mess with overclocking.
Summary: First one I got didn't work at all, and cost me nearly £5 to send back(which I never got back). The other one "works", however, any other bios that isn't F3 won't load up linux unless it's something awful like ubuntu that spies on you with your searches. Linux only works based on F3 bios and setting everything up to legacy and rapid start to off etc...
Summary: I bought this motherboard for a new hackintosh build (Mac installed on a PC), and I must say, it's a dream to work with. Those that know the Hackintosh world will be surprised to hear that there is NO DSDT's required, no extra kexts (other than the ethernet+audio). I also run server 2008 on this and that is also very good. I'm sure this would make an amazing workstation mobo as well !! Highly recommended !!