Summary: This is a good high end product, it has a good set of options. This chipset brings several new features to the party the complement the board and make for a good pc build. Pros: Good layout, lots of options for connections. Board supports most anyting you want to plug into it. Cons: It would be nice to see a better layout of ports on the back. They do some mix and match of USB2 USB3 and ESATA so you have to look to make sure you put things in the right place.
Fantastic motherboard with a small issue (only specialty use related)
4 October 2011
Summary: I'm not going to bore you to death by running a laundry list of features, which this motherboard has plenty at the high-end. I just wanted to quickly post here some information I think some may be interested. Although I'm very satisfied with this motherboard, I found the microphone input stage of the onboard sound of this motherboard lacking. Please note that this is only relevant to those who make high-quality recordings.
Summary: Flawless initial boot up to a liquid-cooled Intel I7-2600k and 16GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM using a Crucial M4 128GB SSD as my boot disk. The usual Gigabyte quality. Excellent documentation. Easy setup. Many features to explore. Excellent overclocking ability. Expect long, reliable service based on prior experience with Gigabyte motherboards. Currently using the on board Intel graphics (HDMI output) which is more than adequate for my image editing duties.