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Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H
7.4 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H

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Overall 10
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It's a solid board

FoxThorn, Amazon
3 January 2015
  • Summary: I got this mobo for an i7-2600 processor. It's hard to find an 1155 socket on an ATX form factor these days unless you're willing to buy asus or some off brand trash, which I was not. It's a no frills mobo that does exactly what I needed it to do. It booted right up with no issues.
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Overall 10
10

Good Board for the i5

Computer Dude, Amazon
15 July 2014
  • Summary: I use this MOBO with the i5-3570 Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570. Fast and smooth. no complaints here at all.
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Overall 10
10

Good basic motherboard

Percy AllanO, Amazon
2 May 2014
  • Summary: This replaces an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 that died. It does not have all the bells and whistles of Asrock but it works without problems. From personal experience I find Gigabyte is the most reliable motherboard brand. I have learned my lesson and will stick with gigabyte in the future.
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Overall 10
10

Good mainboard with plenty of BIOS options

Stifler, Amazon
17 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Cost effective DIY mobo

Steven D., Newegg
11 December 2013
  • Summary: I've upgraded and repaired lots and lots of computers in the past, but this motherboard formed the heart of my first ground-up home-built PC and the experience was wonderful. I purchased it over a year and a half ago and have not experienced any problems that didn't relate to my low-quality power...
  • Pros: UEFI makes fine tuning of computer hardware settings a joy, and allows an individual who has done their research to tweak and overclock without necessarily knowing their individual mainboard's BIOS so well. Great for advanced hobbyists. Dual BIOS is a super nice feature that adds a layer of secur...
  • Cons: As others have said, this ATX motherboard is a little short from front to back, which causes it to miss the third row of standoffs in a standard case. This does make installation of RAM a challenge if your hands were surgically replaced with sledgehammers.
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Overall 10
10

Works out of Box

Jerome W., Newegg
2 November 2013
  • Summary: Gigabyte and Asus are the only really stable boards out there for me. It just works!
  • Pros: Replaced a NEW MSI board, I tried two others (New),I had strange random problems. Out of the box, all the same equipment off the MSI: CPU, PSU, GPU,Ram, HDD, DVD. Plugged it in and booted, added drivers Stable, Stable, Stable...
  • Cons: Not Free!
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Overall 10
10

Great for hackintosh

Andrew C., Newegg
19 October 2013
  • Pros: Relatively easy OS X Mountain Lion installation (only needed to tweak 1-2 BIOS settings and it installed just as smoothly as Windows). Works perfectly well; no issues. It's compact (fits with plenty of room in my slightly-smaller mid case. Probably would fit in some ATX-mini cases as well). 6 USB...
  • Cons: It's definitely a "budget" motherboard, and you could get a better one for more. There are also probably better budget choices, but for me this was the better option because it works better with hackintosh. Also: doesn't have build-in wifi. Not a huge con, but a small nuisance with needing to buy...
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Overall 10
10

Decent

Gregory M., Newegg
16 September 2013
  • Summary: When ordering make sure you check for the features that you need I missed one thing I needed on the MB and I have had to order a stand alone card to take the place of the missing output.
  • Pros: Worked with win 7 recognized it without any issues so far.
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 10
10

100% Functional Hackintosh OS X 10.9

Kian, Amazon
9 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
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Works well.

Benjamin Z., Newegg
1 August 2013
  • Summary: Running it with 8gb of DDR3-1600 G-Skill Ripjaw, an i3-3220 and a Gigabyte 650Ti with 2gb of VRAM. Powers through every game I throw at it (Notably have not thrown Metro: Last Light at it, on purpose).
  • Pros: Runs everything I need it to run. Has worked without fault for six months.
  • Cons: CPU power cable routing crosses video card power cable, making the inside a little ugly, but it still works.
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