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.
More and more reports of boot failures & MARCH 2013 UPDATE
Chris Wright, Amazon
24 October 2011
Summary: UPDATE: March 2013 Well, I did indeed RMA the board and it was returned to me after about 4 weeks. Since I had an old case and power supply laying around I decided to test it out before selling it. The results have been much better. The endless boot syndrome has not re-developed and the board is now being used with a Core i5 2500k, 8 megs of RAM, 120GB SSD, 550 watt PSU and Radeon 6790 graphics card set up.
Summary: This is not a permenant review but temporary in light of a more full review later and when I have time to explain the issues I've had with this board. However, for now, I wanted to make potential buyers aware of the troubled BIOS this MOBO suffers from. I regret buying it despite overcoming the problems it caused. Although the MOBO works seemingly well once working, one is never quite sure when it will decide to go through its loop-the-loop cycle and without warning.
Summary: i bought this motherboard and installed it. it worked fine and then after 2 days i got stuck in a reeboot loop. i tried to fix it myself buti couldnt do it. i gave it to the local computer center and they couldn't do anything about it either (that cost me forty quid). so i did some research and it turns out this model of board has been known to have this fault. i wouldn't buy it again and i dont recommend it but it was good while it lasted.
Summary: Well the board I received was Rev2 which was working fine until I pressed the reset button, then the computer was stuck in a reboot loop which could only be stopped by turning off the PSU. A lot gigabyte Z68 boards are having these reboot loop problems (not just from pressing reset) There's a bios update that should fix the issue though, mine came with FB and the newest is FCc.
Summary: Vorweg muss ich anmerken, dass dieses Board für einfache und günstige PCs durchaus geeignet ist. Es lässt bei seiner soliden Grundausstattung nichts wesentliches vermissen. Abseits des nützlichen Zusatz-Chips für USB3.0 gibt es keine unnötigen Stromverschwender. Solide Verarbeitung, solide Ausstattung und ein günstiger Preis für ein Board mit dem uneingeschränkten Z68-Chipsatz sprechen für dieses Produkt.