Summary: Purchased this Motherboard as an upgrade to the existing Gigabit Motherboard as I have always found them reliable. Motherboard arrived earlier than expected and in great condition and was able to switch out the old motherboard and CPU without issue.
Excerpt: This Gigabyte motherboard is a modern socket AM2+ board with more features than I ever plan on using. It has eSata for external hard drive hookup, SPDIF out as well as all of the standard connections you’ve come to expect these days. The things I really like about this …
Summary: Cheap, fits a mid tower with ease. It's a rather simple board, yet is/was ready for any upgrades, hardware wise. I bought one to replace my friend Motherboard three years ago. Simple installation (if you can read instructions) newer versions might be a better buy now.
Summary: simple setup, the product has minimal functions for basic everyday user. It could use more than 2 PCI cards. make sure your box has a lot of fan. Northbridge is running very hot while you squeeze HD out of ths board.
Summary: GigaByte makes of habit of doing something that computer nerds like me love to see: Giving TONS of features for a low price in a small package. It's well built, and it has the heavy feeling to back it up. Upon taking it out of the "box," (Seller knows why quotes are used there.
Summary: I was using an older Pentium 4 system for my Media center, and was looking for something with more power and efficiency. I paired this motherboard with an AMD 4850e processor, which only requires 45 watts.
Excerpt: IGPs have come a long way and have become almost comparable to the discrete graphics of today. One such example is the AMD’s 780G chipset, that features ATi’s HD3200 Graphics integrated into the Northbridge. The motherboard GA-MA78GM-S2H from Gigabyte is based on the 780G chipset.
Pros: Plethora of Connectivity options, powerful on - board IGP (HD3200), future proof