Summary: Pros: Great board for the price! Great onboard components! Hackint0sh compatible! Although, I had many problems with this board; 1. There really isn't a better one for the price, and 2. Gigabyte's support is awesome! They always answer the phone, and call you back to follow up. I think the longest hold time I had was about 10 min. Those two facts alone are why I gave this product 4 stars, and will also keep me coming back to Gigabyte!
Summary: I received the product with bent USB 3.0 pins & broken plastic piece. I entered BIOS, which by the way, it's true what others have mentioned that the BIOS painfully slow. It failed to reboot after changed only boot order to RAID & I could not recover to enter the slow BIOS, returned for refund.
Summary: I was able to get this MB to work with 64gb of Corsair Vengeance 64GB (8x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ64GX3M8A1600C9) RAM, but I had to pair it with the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer/All In One Liquid Cooling System CLW0215 to get everything to work. A lot of the bigger heatsinks/fans out there won't work with this (and other) motherboards. Took lots of research to figure this out!
Good board for the money, got a couple of bad ones, then a golden one.
24 June 2013
Summary: Don't write this board off! As far as LGA2011 boards go, these are pretty darn good for the money as they go. This would be a five star review, except: - Got a bad board from Amazon - lasted couple of weeks - spent a week flashing bios, clearing bios, reboot loops, even upgraded from 3820 to 3930k chip (not cheap, folks) to see if that was the problem. Usual strip to the bare things needed to boot the machine.
Summary: Lots of options for overclocking. The graphical design of the BIOS layout does take getting used to if you are used to the old DOS look. However, it comes with F2 BIOS. The reviewer complaining of not being able to use all 64Gb of ram may need to update the BIOS to F3 which is the latest version. I had to when using an ASUS GTX-770 video card as it would hang at the BIOS screen for a few minutes before booting up. And during that time, I could not access BIOS.
Summary: If this mobo had two USB 3.0 headers instead of one, I would give it top marks. Outside of that one disappointing lacking, I can find nothing to complain about. It has been rock solid in stability and performance which is what we all need and want in motherboards.
Summary: I purchased this board for my new Hackintosh build and it works great! I love it! I am using it right now to type this review under Mac OS X Mountain Lion! My CPU is running a stable overclock of 4.5 GHz, utilizing 64 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, and a Geforce GTX 650Ti! I highly recommend this product for anyone looking to build a fast, stable PC running Windows, or MAC OS!
Summary: LGA2011! Hoo aah! So LGA2011 motherboards typically offer a couple of big advantages: support for beefy multi-core cpu's and 64gb of ram. The irony here is that getting 64gb of ram to work in this mobo may be impossible. I bought a 64gb kit of corsair memory (CMZ64GX3M8A1600C9) so it's all a matched set, which in theory should minimize any compatibility issues.