Summary: it has a mediocre life span if you choose to maintain it with replacement expansion cards you plan on frying.
Pros: decent board with plenty of expansion capability, ran with a core i3
Cons: bought this mid-2010 or so.. despite the Beefy advertised bus lines, i noticed that 7 months into ownership the gigabit NIC died. replaced it with a PCI-E gigabit NIC and 4 months later that also died. So did the slot. i resigned myself to a 10/100 in one of the standard PCI slots. about 2 years ...
Summary: This motherboard is quality and even though it was inexpensive, it has not caused me ANY problems. I have had it around 9 months with no issues. It has plenty of slots for my needs as a light gamer.
Pros: No problems dealing with my i52500K Quality Product USB 3.0 Inexpensive
Summary: I've used Gigabyte MB's since 2005 on AMD and Intel rigs. Never once had a problem with the MB. Same thing here, it's not the fastest or has the most bells and whistles. It just works and keeps on working without issue. Lovin it Gigabyte, keep up the quality!
Pros: Reliable Durable No bloatware Hardware Monitor utility included Automatic update software utility included
Summary: This is a very good entry level board for someone who doesn't overclock, or wants to use an Intel processor without a K in the name. It got the job done for me when I had 2 4GB sticks of memory and a solid single GPU I wanted to use.
Pros: Very inexpensive USB3 LGA1155 board. Built by Gigabyte, a quality brand.
Cons: Virtually no overclocking settings. 2 RAM slots.
Summary: This was my first Gigabyte board after owning an older ASRock and ASUS P5B Boards from the Bay of E. I feel that the quality is excellent all around. I love the USB connector on board that allows my iPhone to charge while the computer is off.
Pros: Strongly supported board for Hackintosh setup, comprehensive manual, loads of features, extensive BIOS features, solid caps, extra fan connectors than micro-ATX boards, USB 3.0 ports.
Cons: I wish the board would have modern video or audio in ports in place of the parallel and game ports, but no big whoop. One or two features from the software suite don't work with this board, but also not a big deal.
Summary: I wonder why people rated this mother board so low. with the price of $60, you can not find a better ATX MB. what do you ask from a motherboard? fancy heatsinks for voltage regulators? super utilities for overclocking? 8 SATA connectors?
Pros: well priced, has all the things you REALLY need. (like USB 3 and being ATX with tons of expansion slots)
Cons: lack of SATA III. they could have interlaced PCI and PCIe. (PCIe slots will become useless if you install a big VGA.)
Summary: I've upgraded the BIOS twice now in my short ownership as Gigabyte seems to be continuously finding "issues". I've contacted Gigabyte technical support and after asking me the most basic of questions, they aren't acknowledging any fault on their product.
Pros: It was the best motherboard I could find that had a parallel port on-board.
Cons: With only the bare essentials (1x SATA2 HD, Basic Video Card, RAM, and nothing else), it will go into a restart cycle at a random point during the boot sequence when I used a 250W Power Supply. I switched to a 550W supply and that seemed to eliminate that issue. It will boot a SATA drive consiste...
Summary: Seems like a nice board for the money for a simple regular use, non-gaming computer. I built with a Vertex 2 60GB system drive and a SG 1TB data drive. So far, works great, great out of the box.
Pros: Nice simple, low cost board. No floppy controller, no IDE controller, just SATA, USB, stuff you need!