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.
Summary: Got it cuz it looked okay and about 105 after rebate last week. Won't post. Lights come on and go back off, it's not a boot loop issue, it just won't post at all, lights go out and all the fans and power stays on. Tried different ram, different graphics, two different processors, same thing. Funny thing is, it was getting a single beep on the little speaker I plugged in, indicating it should be all good..but it sure wasn't.
Summary: Built a new gaming rig off of this motherboard. Was working great, not a problem in sight. Turned off the computer for a long weekend away three months into its life, came home and the computer refused to turn on. Figured the PSU might have been the problem, so I replaced that first. With a brand new PSU, it was still not receiving any power. This motherboard just stopped working with no warning after three months. Awful.
Summary: Cheapest junk you"ll find. Worked for a month then just died. No power or anything. This particular motherboard is so backwards and very difficult to install in the case. Trying to manuever the sata cables are almost imposible because of location and the way they are mounted on the board. Do yourself a Favor seek another motherboard for your build.
Summary: After fighting with Gigabyte about a missing pin in the cpu socket for two months, Amazon stepped forward and made it right, even though Gigabyte said it was Cosair's problem. (Blamed both the PSU and Memory.) Never will I purchase another Gigabyte product.
Summary: Looking at the features and price of this motherboard it looked like a great deal. There weren't too many reviews on amazon, so I looked up this board on newegg. Turned out that most reviewers like the board, but a decent percentage of purchasers had issues. I decided it was probably just a small handful and maybe some inexperienced users. Turns out that they had similar problems I encountered.
Summary: When powered on, went into an infinite boot loop. It was occasionally possible to enter into BIOS, but could not get a USB or PS2 keyboard to work at all and automatic reboot would occur after about 5-10 seconds. Research online indicated that this is a common issue to do with the BIOS version being incompatible with Ivy Bridge processors.
Summary: Un composant a cramé au bout d'un an d'utilisation, d'un coût de 6€ mais impossible à racheter à l'unité, même en ligne directement en Chine. Le réparateur chez qui je suis allé m'a dit qu'il recevait beaucoup de gigabytes défectueuses et m'a conseillé l'achat d'une carte ASUS.