Summary: I've been using this mobo for 5 years (since 2007), on constantly 24/7. The main reason I like it is that it has interfaces for PATA and SATA HDD. Even the old "floppy" drive if you so desire. Of course its major problem is that its CPU socket is 775 which has been obsoleted. That's no surprise, happens every three years by Intel. I like this mobo so much that I have a spare one (used, off ebay, hope it works).
Summary: I've had this motherboard for about four years, and it's never let me down. It's no Asus Rampage, but it does what it's supposed to do pretty nicely: provide a base for a solid, stable computer. Construction-wise, the motherboard is a tank. It has a thick PCB, and all of the connectors are sturdy. Nothing on this board feels cheap. There is also a nice arrangement of components. Four SATA ports, a floppy port, IDE port, and several other slots.
Summary: I have always loved Gigabyte boards from the socket 7 era. This board offers most all you would need. PCI-E 16, SATA II, 1333 FSB, DDRII-1066, Dual-Bios and a large CPU support. The price is reasonable compared to previous boards through the years and still performs with the Gigabyte reputation. Four SATA II ports are efficient for most consumers as well as up to 8 GB of memory and plenty of USB 2.0 support as well.
Summary: Great board for overclocking or just dependable computing. Yeah the chipset's getting a little long in the tooth, but it gave my old Xeon 3210 Quad new life and kept me out of the online stores another season.
Summary: Very nice board, but it came to me DOA..well kinda, after rebuidling the bios and finally getting it to run, then poof the board crashes, and after sending it to gigabyte for RMA, they tell me this board is Non-operantional due to the 775 zif socket, is not repairable. so I lost 36.00 dollas plus the RMA of 150.00 .. not very pleased.
Summary: This replaced an older board that I had nothing but problems with (mostly around RAM). This board is very nice and is able to handle all of my RAM requirements --- and then some! In addition, it has PLENTY of USB ports (4 on on the back, plus front hook-ups). I've had this for quite some time now and am thoroughly satisfied.
Summary: I bought this motherboard for overclocking, i wanted the best performance i could get, from a low end processor, in this case the Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 wich i got to 3.0 ghz with no voltage increase, the bios is so easy to config, and the performance is awesome, now i can play crysis with all high under windows xp @ 1024 resolution with no lag, using an oldie 8800GTS 640mb videocard. I've paired this motherboard with Corsair XMS2 RAM the C4 model.