Summary: I bought this board in 2012, and even though newer does not support windows 8. Also had to send board back twice for warranty, and within 3 months of last one, chip issues with sound. Since it then was out of warranty basically ate it.
Summary: I have an HP Blackbird, a very high end gaming machine. But it was plagued with problems from the start and had to be returned several times. I assume this is why they do not make them anymore and even canned that division. The case however is a collectors item.
Summary: I had iBuyPower build me a PC with this motherboard. In a few months the on-board LAN died. Right then I should have pushed iBuyPower to give me a whole new motherboard. 2 weeks out of warranty this thing is dead. Useless. All the features in the world aren't worth a dime if it doesn't last.
Summary: The Gigabyte Intel X58A-UD3R motherboard has proved to be exactly what I needed to make my computer whir. It has 9, repeat 9 internal hard drive SATA connections for every possible combination of drive configurations. It is fast, the newest technology, and affordable.
Summary: I have had this MB for 6 months and is my first experience with Gigabyte. It is NOT overclocked in any way, shape or form, yet it periodically initiates a spontaneous 'restart' for no reason. I am not playing ANY games that may stress the processor, RAM or system. I only use email and the Internet.
Summary: This was my first build. I needed to use the full 24GB RAM capacity for a digital audio application. No problems whatsoever-- POSTed on the first try, recognized all 24GB of Kingston RAM, and no problems since. I'm not an overclocker, so can't speak to those features.
Summary: I installed this motherboard with a Core i7 i960 processor, 6 GB of Corsair 1600 Mhz memory and a Powercolor HD6950 video card. I am not quite to building a Cross-Fire X system yet. I utilize the other slots with 3 ATI PCIe 650 TV tuners and use this as my PVR. I couldn't be happier.