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Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4
6.8 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4

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Overall 8
8.0

No problem at all

Oscar P., Newegg
27 August 2012
  • Summary: Intel Core I7-2500k Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB 1600MHz Crucial M4 64GB SSD (another 128GB soon) WD 320GB Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe EVGA GTX-570 Doubleshot
  • Pros: Good overall placement of connectors, goes well with SLI and one additional PCIe and PCI2.0 card. Had 7 months non-stop running until I hit SSD firmware issue. Setting this mobo for server usage when I upgrade to new one, has good overall connectivity on IO backplate.
  • Cons: The PCIe card is cooking pretty nicely Doesn't come with IDE for old disk, had to buy addon card
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Overall 8
8.0

Overall Great M.B.

Anonymous, Newegg
21 May 2012
  • Summary: Decent price........
  • Pros: This maintains the quality you have come to expect from Gigabyte. I could not be more happy. Loads of USB ports. Plenty of Headers to expand more if need be. Very H.D M.B
  • Cons: Some issues as nothing is perfect, The "bootloop" issue was present with mine, even after BIOS updates. But, as Bernie Leach said easy fix with the reset button. For some reason using that will send it into bootloop. My opinion is its an issue with component compatibility more over then a issue w...
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Overall 8
8.0

Lasted 9 months

Meranda C., Newegg
9 May 2012
  • Summary: Bad things happen. Even the most sophisticated QA process can't catch everything, and sometimes components fail. I give this board 4 eggs because it was easy to set up, easy to install, easy to flash, and the overclocking utility is so easy that you almost can't resist overclocking.
  • Pros: Lots of features, easy to flash, easy to install, feels very solid. It's a good deal for the money. Ran fine for 9 months. See Cons.
  • Cons: Died. I owned it for 9 months. One night, I put my computer to sleep, got up the next morning, hit power, click, the breaker in my PSU tripped. After troubleshooting everything in the case with tools available, I pulled everything apart and found a blown component, I believe a capacitor. Look on ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great mobo

Andrew M., Newegg
18 February 2012
  • Pros: I've used gigabyte for quite some time now and have never been dissapointed. @bios makes updating super easy. touchbios is awesome and makes for easy overclocking! some have mentioned bootlooping, i have not experienced this but shouldn't be a problem once you've update the bios.
  • Cons: As others may have mentioned, the dimm slots are VERY close to the cpu, so be mindful of what kind of heatsink you are going to use. Im using a zalman9700 with 2 sticks of g.skill sniper series RAM in slots 1&2 (they are on the right of each dimm pair..a little weird from my last gigabyte mobo) a...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Performer

Jonathan B., Newegg
17 February 2012
  • Summary: All in all, I’ve had a very positive experience with this board. I set up a 2 disk RAID 0 HDD array and tied a 64 GB SSD to it for caching using Intel’s RST. It’s works like a champ. Anyway, I’m quite satisfied with this purchase so far. This is the first Gigabyte MB I’ve ever owned.
  • Pros: Solid performer for the price. It has plenty of features, and it’s great for over-clocking. I really like the layout (heat sinks especially) on this particular model. (Other Thoughts: I’ve had this board for going on 1 year now. My board is Rev 1.0. I bought this board in hopes of building a dece...
  • Cons: System builder should be a bit tech savvy especially if attempting to OC. It may not go off without a hitch, but I did not run into any problems I was unable to resolve thankfully. While OCing it I ran into the infamous boot loop. If memory serves, I think I ran into this issue when trying to use...
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Overall 8
8.0

Any problems with large coolers?

Sean-Thomas S., Newegg
26 January 2012
  • Pros: Looks very nice very interested between this and a UD7
  • Cons: Would like to know if anyone is having ram clearence issues with aftermarket coolers...like a v6 or huge push/pull noctua or something like that.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice board!

Michael B., Newegg
6 January 2012
  • Pros: Arrived in great shape and looks amazing! Overclocks well and has dual bios for those oh no times.
  • Cons: None so far, but i've not tried my ssd in raid either.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great overclocking board with great looks.

Henry M., Newegg
1 January 2012
  • Summary: I almost went with the Asus board but after having zero issues over the years with Gigabyte MoBo's I decided this was the best investment.
  • Pros: Dual BIOS, something all enthusiast MoBo's should have. All components are top quality with the overall feel of the board being heavy and solid. Rock solid recovery if your an inexperienced overclocker and you push things to far. There is not much else to say, its a great enthusiast MoBo with a b...
  • Cons: The instead of having PCI slots they should have the PCIe slots in their place. If you install a two slot graphics card you will block the top slot, install something like a sound card and you block the fan on the graphics card. Gigabyte has yet to bring in a UEFI style BIOS, touch BIOS helps a b...
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent

Mr. T., Newegg
19 December 2011
  • Pros: Good motherboard, great features for OCing, BIOS is nice, good sound quality. Lots of room for cards to be installed.
  • Cons: My motherboard was bent, and it's hard to get the PS/2 slot and USBs on the top plugs in because they don't fit the shielding holes, but still works fine. Also only comes with 4 sata cables. Added those together and had to take an Egg off the score.
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Overall 8
8.0

From ASUS to Gigabyte

ZI Z., Newegg
16 December 2011
  • Summary: Let's say that ASUS is leading the softwares, dummy oriented; GIGABYTE is leading the hardwares, compatibility & professional oriented. I've purchased the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO aswell. I found ASUS is more software & miscellaneous features oriented.
  • Pros: - IMPRESSIVE HARDWARE!!! Ultradurable is not b-s. The board has a descent weight, QUALITY PRODUCT. - Simple, neat design, great indications on the board, manual easy to understand.
  • Cons: - I am a little disappointed by its software design though. The BIOS is okay, it's traditional, easy to understand, although it does not has as many features as the ASUS' UEFI, I was expecting a more advanced BIOS not as advanced as ASUS' one but at least more features. (Note that the UEFI is a b...
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