Pros: Solid board that took conservative to moderate overclocking well. Owned since July 2010
Cons: All three of the blue memory slots stopped working at once. Built the same for a friend, shortly after my own. He started experiencing failures to include RAM slots, USB slots, and finally the PCI-X 16 slots. Bottom line, the board seems to have longevity issues.
Summary: Bought this board at the end of January 2009. Worked fantastic for 2 years and 11 months. Several upgrades occured for primary hard drive, raid drives (was running both mirror and striped arrays off the board's raid controller) and video card changes. Peachy keen until it broke.
Summary: I still love the Gigabyte mobos. I never had RAID issues with AMD or Gigabyte in the past. It's not a bad foundation for a new rig, but I'm going back to AMD after this.
Pros: I've always had positive results with Gigabyte mobos. Overall, this is no different. Lots of options and runs fast! This was my first Intel mobo for about 7 years and I can tell the difference going from AMD.
Cons: The raid controllers keeps dropping my HHDs. Not too much of a problem for my two RAID 0 setups, but it kicks me in the teeth when the RAID 1 drops (C:\ drive), especially before I could get my system configured and imaged. Some of my software must talk to "home" to activate and use. When I had t...
Summary: I find it unacceptable this board is advertised as supporting hex-core processors, but ships with an incompatible BIOS that does not work with them. If you run into this problem, you will receive a Post Code 68 error (not covered in the manual).
Pros: This is an exceptional board. 980X overclocking gave me an additional 200MHz using the same settings I used on the older EX58-UD5 predecessor. The LoadLine Calibration is more refined with two levels available instead of only off/on. PCIe voltage regulation has been redesigned to support better o...
Cons: To all 980X owners (including future six-core Intel processors). Before you buy this board make sure you have access to a Core i7 920. Newegg is still shipping X58A boards that use the F1 BIOS, and the board will not POST with any six-core processor installed. A i7 920/930 is required to allow th...
Summary: Kind of miffed with the packaging here - manual indicates there is a SATA backplate with power and data cable pack. This is missing from my mobo box. Emailed Gigabyte sales support about it (even their Newegg VIP email), got nothing in response.
Pros: -OC'ing is a cinch -Get 300mb read and 175mb write with my C300 on SATA3 ports -Dual Bios protection -NB Heatsink doesn't get in the way of one of the PCIe x1 slots (any TV Tuner will fit I imagine, my Hauppauge 1850 did)
Cons: -No SATA backplate/cords despite manual -No TPM chip/header option
Summary: The issue with the third slot is the only reason why I'm not giving this thing 5 eggs. I have an i7 930 clocked at 4.2GHz with this thing and I think it's a great board. I don't know what to say about the buzzing though... Hopefully it doesn't come back.
Pros: * Great/easy overclocking * LED display on the motherboard for showing error codes * CMOS clearing button * USB 3/SATA 6
Cons: This thing says it has 3 PCI Express slots so you'd think you could use all of them. This is not the case... You can't use the bottom one if you have the front USB connection plugged in OR the IDE connection. You literally can't push the card into the slot because the cables get in the way. So I'...
Summary: User beware of getting this board with those latest CPU.. make sure it has the shipped bios to support the chip you will get, you will avoid the problem i got... getting a board which won't support the chip, and can't find a way to update the Bios...
Pros: Beautiful Board and feature, Would like to keep it, but can't
Cons: Got this board with intel 980x, but with serial number start 1004xxxxx, I guess It it manufacture on 2010 and the 4th week, I guess it has the original Bios and it won't post with 980x with error code b8. Has to return this board for Asus P5XD-E (which suppose to have shipped Bios to support 980x)