I like RAID and dislike this board, even though I really love Gigabyte.
10 June 2013
Summary: Works well if you are not using RAID arrays. Locks up Windows 7 Pro 64-bit constantly if RAID arrays used for OS. Tried 3 different arrangements of arrays, all with same results. As soon as I went back to a dedicated boot drive on single SATA port, performance was as expected and no lockups. Maybe my board has a bad controller, but software RAID is always suspect. **NOTE** I tried 2, 3, and 4 disk arrays using RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 all with same results.
Summary: Used in 3 i7 2600ks for 3D rendering. All overclock super easy. Have not had any bad loops that weren't fixed by resetting BIOS. Great bang for buck. Recommended highly. Very stable. Good RAM can be hard to come by these days so if you have problems, always swap RAM to make sure it isn't the problem as it often is. Other thoughts: The USB 3.0 ports in one are finnicky, that's it though.
Summary: I am sadly disappointed about this item, it was defective and I did not get a refund for it, only a trade in for the same motherboard. Using every trick I knew to use wasn't enough, buyer beware. You might get a motherboard just like mine, in that case your first build or last might be your worst.
Summary: Great features, small size fits great in an old Mac Pro G4 tower to make the ultimate Hackintosh. Supports sandy bridge intel processors making the OSx86 project easy with lots of support from tonymac
Summary: Got this mobo for my 1st build (Hackintosh Machine). Spent a weekend trying to make it work, No deal. Had to return it and now i`m thinking if this brand deserves a second chance. Don`t Buy It, Don`t worth the headache.
Summary: The motherboard works as described and was a ok deal for the price I paid. It would have been an awesome deal if the rebate was real, but it won't go through for some reason. I filled out the form exactly as instructed with a double and triple check to ensure that I would get the rebate. I dislike being scammed. Don't count on a Gigabyte rebate.
Summary: I paid 95 dollars for this product on amazon. Works great for if you are a moderate user which do not do harcore gaming. The good thing about this motherboard is it supports ivybridge processors with a bios update. So to get ivybridge working on this MOBO you will need to purchase or borrow a sandybridge cpu, install it in a fully built computer. turn it on go into the bios and flash the latest version of this MOBOs bios.