and this thing is EASILY the worst mobo I have ever used
wallace furr, Amazon
2 September 2014
Summary: Have had this for bit now, and this thing is EASILY the worst mobo I have ever used. Impossible to download and work-around drivers on a pos website using a worthless "download center", constantly crashing USB support to my front nodes, killing two hard drives due to randomly not shutting down or starting up properly - the list goes on and on.
They shipped a different motherboard in a GA-Z68XP-UD3 box
13 January 2014
Summary: This review is more about the seller than the product. I have two other GA-Z68XP-UD3's that work perfectly. I don't know what shape this one was in as they shipped me a Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 in the GA-Z68XP-UD3 box with all of the accessories for a GA-Z68XP-UD3. Since the GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 is a lower end motherboard with fewer features I wasn't going to keep that.
Summary: I finally decided I hate it enough to post feedback. The blue screen of death has occurred for probably over 50 times. After the first 2, I decided to make sure to save everything (opened docs, etc) immediately after making changes, so I've been able to tolerate the blue screen. I now call this board the Gigabyte Blue Death. I overclock using the included software Easy Tune6, but if I would have known that overclocking would be an issue, I would not have purchased it.
Summary: This was my second time around with gigabyte. the first one didn't work and this one I could not even get the monitor to respond. Junked it, purchased an MSI product which worked right out of the box. Never again for Gigabyte.
Bought it for SLI, Intel Smart Response tech. BIOS and "feature" software aren't very good.
April Boyer, Amazon
4 September 2013
Summary: I've been using this motherboard for over a year now. I have a i5 2500k, 2 GTX 550Ti video cards, a small SSD, and several hard drives attached to it, as well as 2 4GB RAM modules. I bought this board because it was a good price for a board that featured SLI support and ISRT (using a small SSD as a cache). Those features work well.
Summary: I have been running this board for over a year. Works great. Key feature to me is the 8sata headers (6-sata2,2-sata6) and 4 RAM slots. The only thing I would get different in future was it only has the z68 chip-set, and with my i5 I wish I went ahead and spent the money on a board with the z77 chip-set.
Summary: Well Installed the MB and seemed to work got 1 beep which means good boot up to Post Bios Screen, tried 2 different keyboards and could not get into bios. Then it just started rebooting. I Checked online and known problems with same issues. Looks like this might be fixed with the z77 chips. I really like Gigabyte MB's! Have been using them for last 6yrs with no problems so i have ordered the Z77-ud3h board waiting on it to reinstall. Hope this helps you!
Summary: This has proven to be a quality product, but I had two issues when installing. 1) There were 5 bent pins. I had to go in and unbend them before doing anything. 2) The board didn't accept my memory in most configurations, but I eventually got it working with a different config.
Summary: I have built several computers. This motherboard offers incredible flexibility for the future, and is at a great price. I can upgrade my processor later, no problem. Would definitely reccomend this to a friend.
Summary: I use this board along with a i7-2700k CPU for my server. It runs very cool with little energy output. It's been running steadily ever since I turned it on. I'd highly recommend Gigabyte to anyone looking for a new board.