Summary: I will never, ever, buy anything made by Gigabyte again... I got this board as part of an entirely new build, and wasn't able to get it to POST. I went through all the normal troubleshooting, and decided it was most likely either the PSU or motherboard. So I RMA'd both.
Pros: + It's specs look good + I used to think Gigabyte was a good brand
Cons: - Gigabyte's RMA process is terrible - Only a single diagnostic feature: beep codes from a PC speaker (not included). Also not included? Any explanation of any of the beep codes in the manual. - Very few features in general compared with competition
Summary: In order to get this board to power on the majority of the time I have to hold down my power button as if doing a hard shutdown and then a ritual of powering on for a second, shutting down, and then powering on fully occurs. This has been an ongoing issue.
Pros: Everything when it works.
Cons: Front panel header decides to work when it feels like it.
Summary: I'm really disappointed with Gigabyte and won't every purchase another Gigabyte board. Ever!
Pros: Haven't seen any pros
Cons: Second board I received, and the same problem. It will not beep at POST and can't access the BIOS. I've flashed the BIOS to the most current revision successfully, and still nothing. I've been trying to build this system for about a month now, and have to see if I can trade in for another Mobo. U...
Summary: Look online to see all the issues with this Gigabyte used to make top notch boards what happened???
Cons: Everything about this board sucks. Used this board for a customers gaming build and ended up having to get an Asus board. THey use inferior mosfets the Bios is shotty will not show video have the time first PCI E slot barely works have to reset cmos to get video and just in general laggy performa...
Summary: I normally go with Asus motherboards but decided to give Gigabyte a try. This motherboard would not get into bios, menu, etc.. Tried everything, reset by removing battery for 30 sec / all night, tried different keyboards, completely disassembled / reassembled pc and making sure hardware was...
Summary: The motherboard failed on the first boot, BIOS from the included disk. After extensive testing & subsequent re-attempts with updated BIOS from Gigabyte, it was confirmed that the CMOS was faulty (evidently a common problem with UD3 & UD5 VIA chipset boards).
Pros: Nothing. Definitely not the customer support.
Cons: This board came to me with problems. The NIC required the drivers to be uninstalled/re-installed everytime from a cold start in order for it to successfully initialize. And now, after having the board only a short 3 months, it has completely crapped out on me. My machine will not boot. Don't buy ...
Motherboard for Hi-End, Energy Efficient Gaming PC
John K. King "butterfly.jupiter", Amazon
18 September 2012
Summary: I wanted a platform that offered growth potential without sacrificing performance. That meant LGA 2011, which supports huge memory bandwidth and Intel's top-of-the-line CPUs. On the other hand, I didn't want to break the bank, so I opted for the lowest-cost LGA 2011 CPU: the quad-core Core i7-3820.
Summary: got mobo back from gigabyte yesterday. this board is worse then the one i sent in for RMA. not sure how sending someone a board in worse working order then one sent in is going to keep customers happy and buying more of there product.
Pros: Makes case look like it has a working PC in it
Cons: only makes case look like it has a working PC in it