Summary: I purchased this card after the Z77x version would not support the card and now this Z77 card will not either. The older Z68 board would plug-and-play wonderful with the card and was on High Point's list of compatible boards but you cannot buy them anymore, although I think the auction sites would have older boards still for sale. I may try that since the poor overclocking of the z68 boards does not matter so much to me.
Pros: Overclocking seems to work good.
Cons: Will not support booting from the SAS card unless you press a key to "mount" the bootable media.
Summary: Verry poor when it came out of the box defective with a known problem and Gigabyte would do nothing.
Pros: good if they work
Cons: Took this out of the box a week ago. Keeps shutting down, all the reviews say so so there must be a known problem with them. Was a month or so out of warranty and gigabyte said to bad nothing we can do.
Summary: it lacks vcore a basic tuning stat that basic motherboards get for half the price and for a motherboard thats supposedly unlocked it should have been standard. For this board vcore is automatically detected and that can be dangerous for the matter of temps. I will say in every other way the board is excellent but you need to be able to control vcore it will allow for a stable overclock.
Summary: If you want a Hackintosh and you own a Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge CPU, then ORDER this. Everything on this board is working perfectly as of my install of OS X 10.9. I received the rev 1.1 board and everything is perfect. Audio, Network, etc. It is ALL functional.
Summary: Does anyone know how to connect an ssd to this motherboard? I am currently having trouble and was wondering where to plug in the power supply to power my ssd. Please any feedback would be appreciated. Besides that there have been no hiccups.
Summary: The board arrived quickly. Packaging was secure and the board and accessories were perfect. It took me a week or so of part time assembly to put the computer together. The board was easily populated with ram and the i5 processor. I switched off the internal video in favor of a better add on board. The user instructions were complete and logical with few of the often odd grammar mistakes.