Summary: Motherboard is generally good, but I had a failure of the internal network interface. The company says its a software problem with my OS, but it actually isn't, because flashing the BIOS always fixes the problem for a few days. They said to return it so they can find out what's wrong. I said, no thanks, I'd rather just by a NIC card and be done with it rather than be without my PC for weeks.
Summary: I am very pleased with this motherboard so far. As with most Gigabyte motherboards it allows endless capabilities for overclockers. I'm currently running 32GB low voltage memory in this (which is great because technically memory is 1.5V on this board, but you can easily adjust this down to 1.35V to take advantage of low voltage components). Supports 4 way crossfire / sli - I'm currently only using one slot, but I'm looking forward to the upgrade.
Summary: I have always liked Gigabyte motherboards. This one is an exception. This is a dual bios system, and the main bios frequently gets corrupted when the machine is sleeping. It will ultimately recover, after multiple attempts to reboot. This will easily take 10-15 minutes. The purpose of my machine was to make my work faster. This mother board has miserably failed in making my work efficient.
Summary: This MB worked great for about 5 weeks then it started a power up shutdown loop, which I could only stop by unplugging it. After about 8 week along with the power up shutdown loop, I started getting BIOS corruption errors, on which the system would recover from the backup BIOS. I contacted Gigabyte support and I got a RMA number. I sent the board back and received a replacement MB.
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 RAM, but I had to pair it with the 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.