Pros: Fine when it will actually let things pin up and boot. Sadly that becomes rarer over time.
Cons: Googling my symptoms seems to indicate that Gigabyte boards have developed a reputation for the incomplete boot process problem, and there is nothing by way of a solution out there. Rebooting and getting back into windows has become an overnight process for me... let it keep on trying to spin up ...
Summary: Bought 4 of these for new builds at work. 3 of them worked flawlessly. The 4th has given me some problems. If Gigabyte handles this in a professional matter, I will be buying more of these boards! Sometimes you get bad parts, it is not always an indication of how well its made.
Pros: Solid build, fast. Sata ports are on the back end of the board which makes for better cable management if you have the right case. I could see where this might be a problem in a small case!
Cons: 8 pin power connector is a reach for some power supplies. CPU fan sits VERY close to the memory. When I restart my computer it shuts down. When I try to power it up it runs for about 3 seconds then powers down again. It would randomly boot into Windows but it was highly unrealiable. I flashed the...
Summary: Not a bad board considering the price. If you purchase, flash the BIOS asap. Will save you from a load of headaches. Now problems occur very rarely.
Pros: Plenty of features.
Cons: After about a week or so, I started having problems. Occasionally the CD-ROM drive would unload(no longer detectable), system hung for a while, any restarts would result in complete shutdowns, followed by continuous restart/shutdown cycles. Flashing the BIOS did help it quite a bit though.
Summary: Replaced with a ASUS P8Z68-V PRO and I haven't had any issues intel 2500k ASUS P8Z68-V PRO GTX 460 OC edition 8Gb DDR3 Ripjaw mem
Pros: Not too pricey Worked great for the first week or so
Cons: After about a week it started giving me problems. Computer would crash and require several boot cycles to finally get it up and running again. Once it boots up it says it had failed due to instability with overclocking.... I DIDN"T overclock anything... RMA
Pros: This board had all the features i needed and wanted for SabdyBridge Proc, Crossfire/SLI 8x +8x PCI-e. Sata 3 ports, USB 3 and many features found on more expensive boards. It fired right up with no issues and is very stable. I am pleased with the purchase.
Summary: Some people say you can use the integrated Intel graphics processor without having a DVI/HDMI out on the motherboard, but who really knows? Plus as noted, the software is probably not bundled with this board. Just a fair warning, my friends.
Pros: Has lots of bells and whistles, including four 6.0 GB/sec SATA slots, which is rare for this price. However, pay careful attention if you are getting this board because it is has the Z68 chipset (i.e. you are buying this board so you can process video conversions faster).
Cons: Sandy Bridge CPUs have a graphics processor directly on the CPU die, hence allowing you to convert videos MUCH faster than regular CPUs, as it does not require your regular video card to do the work. Your regular video is more powerful, however, because it has to go through the PCI-Express slot, ...
Summary: On a budget, but want quality? Look no further.
Pros: - USB Heaven + to front-facing 3.0 ports - 2 Sata 6gb/s - P/S2 port still included - Gigabyte boards come packed with features. - Great Price - Quality Design, Quality brand. Second board I have owned from Gigabyte