Summary: I got this motherboard when my Asus failed, expecting it to hold me for 6 months or so until it was upgrade time again. It works, but has a quite confusing BIOS setup screen. You have to go on-line to see the manual and it is not very complete. My biggest issue with this motherboard was that my 1600 MHz RAM needs a bit of extra voltage (as most do) to operate reliably. Unfortunately, this board does not allow the user to adjust RAM voltage.
Summary: I have installed dozens of mainboards of various brands the last 18 years starting back with ABIT (now out-of-business). I have purchased three (GA-Z77-DS3H) in 2014 for customers with PC's running Windows XP but need to move on because of the "death" of XP. I have had no problems with any of them running Windows 7. (I don't recommend Windows 8).
Summary: Wouldn't recoginize my GTX 660, so I went to onboard video which worked fine. But then it wouldn't boot properly. That part is probably a lemon. But I've heard many reports of not recoginizing GPU's Went with the MSI z77 G41 for 90 bucks and it has no issues.
Summary: Ok, now this board wont blow you away with the mass amount of features, but what it will do is make you a nice solid build with plenty of speed. It features a Z77 chipset and while made for the newer ivybridge line, works just fine with sandybridge based cpus as well. Mine shipped with F2 bios but was quickly flashed to version F5 without any issues.
Summary: ETA: I say in here that the reviewer who says you can't adjust cpu voltage is wrong-- I am totally wrong about that. You can adjust Vtt and PLL but not VCore. If this is a problem for you, yeah... not the board for you. Okay, to get the obvious out of the way first-- there is NO IDE (40 pin) drive compatibility with this board.
Summary: Use this to build a Hackintosh with i3770K and it works GREAT! I received Rev 1.1, network works fine, graphics works fine. I installed with built in graphics then installed my EVGA GTX 650 Ti. Just have to use the latest Multibeast. Board worked perfectly. USB3 didn't work with Hackintosh off the bat and I haven't looked into it. However, that's not a mother board problem. I would highly recommend this board. Shipping was fast with Prime.
Summary: I like to keep my reviews short and sweet so please let me know if this was helpfull. This Motherboard when coupled with the right hardware is a real screaming deal! Literaly such a good price and so much to offer. Pros : Great compact size, not exactly MicroATX but very close it is atx but less width. Has all the connections the average and some power users need! Looks beautifull I LOVE BLUE!
Summary: I give this board 3/5 stars, because of poor overclocking compatibility with my i5-2500K Sandy Bridge CPU. The principle reason why you would want to purchase a motherboard with an Intel Z77 express chipset is because Intel promises CPU overclocking performance; however, this entry-level Gigabyte motherboard does not provide full overclocking capability. For example, you may increase the multiplier on your CPU, but you may not manually adjust the core voltage.
Summary: Got this board for my first Hackintosh. Only one setting in the BIOS needed changing off the bat, and the board is exceptionally stable. Can't beat Amazon's shipping speed, either. Board easily fits an EVGA GTX670FTW along with a TP-link Wireless-N card immediately beside it. Gigabit ethernet works great, and the BIOS setting for any XMP-enabled RAM should work fine as well. Works great with 16 gigs of Corsair Vengeance.
Summary: TO GET ON-BOARD NETWORKING GOING LINUX MINT The AR8161 is a very new combined Ethernet/Bluetooth controller and its driver alx is in the testing/QA process, so it's not in the kernel yet. To build and install the driver: We will download a recent compat-wireless-pc driver package, install build dependencies, select the AR8161 module alx, build and install it.