Summary: This mobo had everything I needed and has worked flawlessly since I bought it a little over a year ago. I was delighted to have zero problems the first time setting everything up. I'm pretty sure it has a built-in recovery BIOS as well in the event something goes haywire. I was relieved that there isn't much bend when mounting some of your heavier components such as a large video card.
Summary: A lot of flexibility with what you need, and what you want to plug in. I liked that it has a HDMI output and shared graphics, a lot of expansion ports, and the board was thicker (heavy duty). Put it in a good case with cooling air flow and it has preformed flawlessly for over the last year. Running Windows 7 Pro (EOM), with 16 gig memory (4x4), and 2- 750 gig mirrored WD drives, with an Intel I5-2500 possessor (stock fan).
Just Upgrade to the Latest Version of the Firmware
Camera Shy, Amazon
3 December 2012
Summary: This motherboard has served me well since upgrading to the latest version of the firmware. Prior to that, I had sporadic trouble with the BIOS posting correctly. Nice board for my needs. Here's my build: Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower Gaming Computer Case with Mesh Side Panel CC600TM Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply CMPSU-750TXV2 Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboards GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Core i7-2600...
Summary: My 5 star rating might be a little premature, but that's okay. I bought an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 from Newegg and it was DOA. Sent in for a replacement, got another DOA! On top of that, Newegg says I bent the cpu socket pins and would not replace or refund them. I'm currently going back and forth with their customer service trying to get my money back (Because I didn't break or bend the cpu socket pins on either one and I have the pictures/videos to prove it.
Summary: Working great in my hackintosh, rumor has it with the a bios update you can put an ivy bridge chip on here too? Dunno, but I slapped on a sandy bridge i7 and can't be happier. No complaints and everything works well.
Summary: It's been 8 months, and this board is running perfectly. Paired with a 2600K i7. Absolutely no problems though I do not use sleep features, not currently over-clocking, nor do I reboot often (uptime measured in months). I've always bought Gigabyte in the past and will continue to do so, but will always opt for ultra-durable class. Reading recent reviews, I'm a bit troubled to hear of some problems, but I have not had any issues.
Summary: This is my second Gigabyte motherboard and it is excellent. Installed it in a Corsair 400R case with an i7-2600k. Booted with no problems and the PC is running fine. Gigabyte offers a great feature set at a reasonable cost. Highly recommend.