Summary: this mother board sucks.. would not let me get into bios.. tried everything.. removing battery.. different video card.. different ram.. multiple keyboards... wasted my time putting everything together. needed this computer to work ASAP and it wouldnt...
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 installed correctly. Only thing I didn't do was flash the bios, but this is a new board right? What a total waste of time!
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). More info was requested by phone on whether or not to return the CPU with the Gigabyte motherboard (kit that included the CPU).
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. It has 10MB of L3 cache, a quad-channel DDR3 memory controller, and Hyper-Threading support.
Summary: While I have purchased enough motherboards over the years (4 in the last year alone) that I realize there will be DOA's, this one in particular really is begrudging. This is my FIRST Gigabyte board in 6 years. I usually go with Asus or EVGA. THe UEFI "3D BIOS" is clunky and slow...and entering in values in the normal BIOS was as well! Couldn't move my 3930k over it's stock value without the board crashing. I am a seasoned OCer.
Summary: I installed everything the way it should be, no over clocks everything is/was baseline. On the initial power up, I was treated to a big blue flame. The VRM connectors and a bad bios are to blame. Gigabyte said they fixed the problem, however this board definitely slipped though quality control. Getting a refund and buying MSI, at least they use good components.
Summary: För dem som använder Noctua eller COOLER MASTER V8 GTS alltså stora och/eller tunga kylar aggregat som skruvas fast med medföljande fixering kommer att bli grymt besviken eftersom att Gigabyte har gjort en egen lösning för att fixera kylning, och nu är lösningen ett enormt problem. OBS: borr med samma diameter som genom gående bult och fil för plast distanserna som följde med kylningen, för att ett fullt system test ska vara utförbart.
Summary: Très complète, mais j'ai du tombé sur une mauvaise série. 2 cartes reçues, 2 cartes qui fonctionnent mal. Pas habitué à cela chez Gigabyte. En espérant qu'il n'y en ait pas trop sur le nombre... SAV Amazon rapide et efficace, heureusement.