Summary: Great motherboard. This is my first Gigabyte coming from a long time ASUS owner. I decided to try this out on a recommendation from a friend as I was building a new Intel i5 machine and was not familiar with Intel boards as I have been an AMD user for many years. The BIOS has a load number of features, too many to list but it can be dizzying to say the least. It seems too complicated at times and getting my SATA to work off the bat was a little tricky.
Summary: i had an intel dz68bc that i struggled horribly with for over a month. could not get it to be stable no matter what i did. this board was a fast build and i had a stable 4.8 ghz overclock within hours. sweet, easy to understand. Would highly recommend.
Summary: After months of Research. I decided to make this The Foundation for my New PC. This Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 Motherboard, 16g of Mushkin Blackline Ram, EVGA GTX570 Video card, Intel 2600K CPU, Cooled by a Corsair H50 and 128g Samsung 830 SSD. All Powered by a Corsair TX750, inside a Cooler master HAF 912 Advanced case. This board is rock solid and and runs flawlessly. I'm running 64bit Windows 7 and Ubuntu linux 11.10 without issues.
Summary: The Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 LGA 1155 is the best motherboard I have ever owned. It is great to work with and adding add on cards and ports were very easy to do and they work great. I would strongly recommend as a upgrade or just building a new computer.
Summary: This is my second PC build. I replaced my previous AMD Phenom II build from earlier this year. I initially ordered Ausus Maximus Micro-ATX motherboard and sent it back. I am glad I did. This motherboard gives you so much flexibility. Right out of the shoot, when I initially fired up my PC for the first time, it immediately detected my 2 SSD's and 2TB HDD and asked me if I wanted to automatically set a RAID configuration.
Summary: this the only board i've seen on the market that was set up how i like it. it has the perfect amount of PCI slots. a nice amount of i/o ports. the simple black on grey color scheme gigabyte has gone with is sleek how i like and fits my system nicely. the bios is old school, nothing flashy. i don't know if there is any firmware update to change it but i don't mind. i'm use to the basic and it works perfectly for me without problem.
Summary: Great motherboard. I had no problem assembling it and the board is not very picky. The only sad part is how ugly the BIOS are but that shouldn't be enough to scare anyone away from buying it; and of course Amazon is amazing in how fast they ship and the return policy is second to none.