Summary: For a budget motherboard this has excellent features including USB3 and SATA 6. With Win7 64bit installed, a lowly Intel Core i3 processor and 8gb Ram the board flies. Also the motherboard supplied was the later V2.0 version. Recommended.
Summary: Hi there. Here's my feedback for this motherboard (Z68AP-D3), which I purchased for a mere £50 here from Amazon.co.uk: First, let's look at the cons for the board: CONS: -Only uses the traditional 1oz copper PCB (instead of 2oz for more expensive/newer boards). -No onboard USB3 header - if you have a USB3 case, you will NOT be able to connect the front panel USB ports to the motherboard. My comments for the cons: The 1oz PCB is to be expected in this price range.
Summary: I always build my home desktop PC and I chose this motherboard for a more up-to-date hardware with reasonable CPU power. My last motherboard was also Gigabyte (model GA-EP35-DS4, rev. 2.1 ) which served me nearly five years with ultimate reliability. Nothing wrong with my old motherboard but like any hardware system, features evolve and there comes a time when only the latest motherboards support new features and requirements.
Summary: Bought this for my first Desktop build, linked it to a i5-2500K, 16GB of Ram, 1 HDD, 1SSD, ATI 6850 Graphics Card, Blu-Ray Drive and a Card Reader, and it doesn't skip a beat. Not as easy to install for a first time builder as an Intel Board (Intels come with a helpful little sticker for the front panel connections etc) but it has all the info you need in the manuals.
Summary: Ok,so after reading the reviews and everyone's comments i decided to get this mobo...................How happy am i!!!!!! First don't listen to alot of what ppl are saying about it looping on reset as they have fixed that issue (i have tried it about 12 times so far with no looping plus i have had the pc built now for only 3 days!!)I received a rev2 version with bios update FD already installed!!!
Summary: Not sure how to review this, Its everything you can expect from a decent motherboard, It has plenty of BIOS options, it's easy to setup and use, Has a decent enough manual and installation disc. Has all the right bits in the right places. Build quality also seems good. I'm fairly novice when it comes to building systems and I found this very easy to get on with.