Summary: I researched this and I am please with its performance. I have an intel i7 CPU and 32 gig memory and use a top end Gigabyte graphic card. My system is blazing fast. I also used a very large cooling fan tower on the CPU so this makes the room in the case tight. The instruction where easy to follow if you are familiar with the parts. Just take your time and look up anything that is questionable, no guessing.
Summary: So I am well aware this motherboard had a VERY rough start anywhere from stability issues to bios problems to just flat out failing, but naturally a company like Gigabyte is not going to let this continue....... So for the REV.1.1 review the board comes equipped with the F16 bios that has support for the newest ivy-bridge E cpu.
Summary: I stumbled upon a 2011 CPU, and rather than sell it I figured I would build a machine around it. And I know I chose a great board for it, as this board has everything I need as a basis to game, edit video & audio, and otherwise just work and play. Only 4 RAM slots, but still supports quad-channel architecture. Realtek 898 onboard audio is "good enough", and I've read that it's one of the better audio codecs.
Summary: It works. 3D BIOS looks awesome. I overclocked my 3820 a little bit. Hopefully it lasts long. And the board comes with a lot of cables that are very helpful like the crossfire connection cables for both N cards and A cards.