Summary: Came doa but that is another matter. Stars missing because it doesn't have the proper slots to run two proper video cards which is what the rest of the world considers SLI/Crossfire. I'm returning this and getting something decent that does what it says and properly.
Summary: the usb ports on the mono coild stand to be e a little further apart is all.
Pros: I've owned this since June 2011 and haven't had any board problems. I only have a problem with my Radeon HD6850 vid card. It was an easy imsyall and setup. I overclocked it using the mfr utility and it ran fine. I keep the bios and drivers up to date resultimg in zero errors. Lobe it.
Summary: I've had this board for over 2 years and it has served consistently well over the entire duration of its life. It's handled OCing both my SLI GPU's and my i5 2500k without any problems. Altogether, this is a very reliable board that has served its purpose. Gigabyte makes wonderful parts.
Pros: SLI/Crossfire Compatible Handles OCing Well Everything Is Spaced Out Well Price Is Right
Pros: Nice solid mothrboard with a lot of features.
Cons: I couldn’t install the drives from the SD and the drives from gigabyte side were confusing with additional unnecessary programs. Every couple months it drop the new type of RIAD witch use a SSD as cache and force me to reinstall the OS, and it has a very slow booting.
Summary: Board is very nice and worked perfect. Bios looks ancient as hell though, and I do not like the placement of the sata plugs in compared to my new board. However works like it is supposed to and I would buy it again if need be.
Pros: ideal board for htpc build, especially for an htpc case. plenty of sata ports for storage drives, built in hdmi, dvi, and vga for easy setup regardless of what monitor you are working with. USB 3 for speedy connection to external devices.
Cons: no esata port on rear panel for external NAS storage
Summary: I regret buying this junk. I had an Asus P5N-D that I tried every kind of overclock with and everytime it failed you know what happened? The board worked and powered as it should. I did NOT attempt any overclocking with this one cause I felt it had the sufficient power and speed.
Pros: Sli and Crossfire compatiable
Cons: I purchased this board with an i7 2600k processor 6 months ago. I noticed a couple weeks ago that the system would not start up properly after a shut down done through windows. I got around this by pulling the power cable and holding the power button for 30 seconds. Didn't bother me cause the sys...