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: 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: 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.
Summary: I don't know why this is labeled as LGA 1156 when it's not designed to use that type of CPU. Anyway, I've used this motherboard with an Intel Core i7-950 for about six months with complete reliability. Whether running at stock or overclocked speeds or updating the BIOS, it's been smooth sailing.
Summary: I have always stood behind Gigabyte. They make excellent product, have good customer service and take pride in their work. This board is no exception--great piece of technology at a reasonable price.
Summary: Motherboard rocks. Comes with everything you need and a bag of chips... ok well it doesn't come with a bag of chips. Colors are awesome, board is solid in constructions, easy to follow instructions and clearly labeled plugin areas.
What a joy to power on and have it work right the first time!
Acontius "Acontius", Amazon
27 March 2011
Summary: When you spend weeks researching and days building, seeing your system boot ( and hearing that happy, single "beep,") the first time you mash the power button is pure pleasure. I received Rev. 2, and I'm happy with the board.