Summary: Arrived DOA. RMA'd back and got a refund, went with the Intel DP55KG. Never looked back. Mind you, this was 1.5 years ago. Still, will never deal with any Gigabyte products again. Cheap knockoffs in my opinion, don't cheap out on the skeleton for your new build!
Summary: Since I bought this mobo, based on a tech friend of mine, I've had nothing but problems. Popped in 8GB of DRAM, and it saw only 4GB when Win 7 (64 bit) booted. (Using an i5 CPU.) Now it's decided to only recognize 2GB. Bought new, high-end RAM, but... no go. This is a terrible mobo, not just because of the mem problems, but it hangs all the time, insists on booting TWICE everytime to get the OS up and running, and whoever wrote the supporting SW and drivers for this...
Summary: I chose this board because it offered me a great set of options for for a good price and because it was supposed to be easily 'hackintoshable'. True to the word, it was a breeze to set up, it's been working flawlessly in my hackintosh for more than a year now. The audio chipset on this rev 2.0 board was different from the rev 1.0 model but still easy to set up. I havent used the crossfire feature but for everything else, it's served me well thus far.
Summary: Pretty satisfied with this board. Was stable right out of the box. Easy to install, Updating the BIOs is a snap with the tools. If you like to run your stuff a little hot, there is a good set of tools included to clock it up.
Summary: This is an incredible board. It was purchased to install OSX on (as Gigabyte boards are perfect for hackintosh builds) and with only the smallest amount of tweaking I am currently writing this review from OSX. I had to RMA the board as it stopped working while transferring to another computer case, but since I was not wearing my anti-static gloves (the ONE time...seriously...) I am thinking it could be that I wasn't properly grounded.
Summary: My first MB was DOA, no light no fans, nothing came on! The second MB had a capacitor which had fallen off,... there went another 2 weeks before I could build my new Desktop. I decided to be hard headed due to the large majority of good reviews and a friends recommendation and went for a 3rd. Well i'm currently typing this out thanks to finally getting a good MB (especially for the price). Regardless Now i'm left with the fear that this MB might simply die again.
Summary: I have been using this motherboard for a couple months now. I am running an i7 870 processor with a GTX460 OC graphics card. I build a new computer every couple years and this was the easiest yet. It is running off a 650W Antec power supply and even has a BluRay burner. It does everything they say it will and the installation was a breeze. This is my first Gigabyte board and I liked it because of the 2 oz copper power planes, sata3 & usb3.
Summary: When I decided I wanted to upgrade my system, I decided I wanted something that would carry over for a little while. This board has USB 3 capabilities. It has a lot of expansion slots and a lot of USB/SATA connectors. It's a good looking board, if that's a consideration, and it is set up nicely with the space allowed. It doesn't have onboard graphics, but I never run without a video card, so that wasn't a consideration for me.