Summary: This is a great board. Everything you need, nothing you don't. The feared "boot loop" is also very easy to cure (just hold down the power button until everything resets). So don't let that fear stop you from buying: it's a nightmare until you realize it takes 2 seconds to fix.
GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3
Rafael Matos "video editor", Amazon
20 December 2012
Summary: GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3: this mobo may be alright but doesn't work for me, if u need to use the only XPCI it come with and u have a big video cart it will cover it.
Summary: Computer wont boot to bios setup! Upon start up, the "Z" screen logo appears, and at the bottom screen are the options- "TAB" "DEL" "F9" "F12" "END". I kept pressing "delete" key button on the keyboard but no response. I have tried a couple of keyboards with PS2 and USB connections connected to the MB's either PS2 and USB ports but nothing happens. The keyboard that I use is a PS2 Logitech Y-SU61, I also tried generic USB keyboard for testing purposes.
Summary: I purchased this motherboard for a OSX Lion/Windows 7 dual boot and so far I have been VERY happy! At first, I thought all was lost when I put in my i7 and 16GB of RAM and it was cycling the boot process incessantly. A quick call to Gigabyte (FAST to answer customer service calls) and I reset the CMOS and we were good to go! I set the memory profile to 1600mhz and the bios to AHCI and I had nothing else to set up!
Summary: I purchased 4 of SIIG's USB 3.0 HUB with card reader and none worked with this gigabyte motherboard, so I decided to dig a little deeper and what a surprise !! It turns out the problem lies with the ETRON USB 3.0 controller chip used on many of the motherboards (regardless of nama brands) A quick google serach on the Asus, Gigabyte, Asrock motherboard forum shows many users having compatibility issues with this specific ETRON chip and I can testify to that problem...
Summary: My mistake : $25 was dropped 1 week later..... Performance : Excellent. Even if initial check-up speed is little bit slower than Asus, it is quite stable. Gigabyte board is good. Concerns : Electric field shielding. My speakers made noise with this new board. Recommendation : Choose little bit cheaper board, if you want home PC component. This is waste for general purpose PC.
Summary: Got this board to build my hackintosh! It works PERFECTLY. Not really much to say. It's a motherboard and it works. I just wish I would have gotten one with a Firewire a port. Just saw that this one was supposed to work so I got it.
Summary: I usually order full-size ATX boards, but this is my first micro-ATX (mATX). The board uses solid-state capacitors and has a solid, competent look and feel to it. The board came with BIOS rev F9. I upgraded to F11. Note - for some reason, the USB keyboard and mouse only consistently responded with the front USB ports. The rear ports sometimes had the OS not recognizing them, which is weird. Hence the 4-star rating.