but I went with ASRock instead and am completely satisfied with that motherboard
R. Norton, Amazon
15 October 2014
Summary: I have relied on Gigabyte boards for many years, but this one was defective - wouldn't start. The vendor handled my return and refund very efficiently, but I went with ASRock instead and am completely satisfied with that motherboard.
Summary: i bought a gigabyte mobo because i like the 98 keyboard power on function in the bios. it is also pretty easy to overclock. the one thing i don't like is the fan control settings. they are in pwm/degree celsius. i'm still accustom to low, mid and full for fan speed settings.
Summary: Replaced an Asus Z68, had nothing but problems with the Asus and their replacement dept. This board has been great so far, posted immediately, faster than the Z68 and everything works. Insist on Ultra Durable.
Summary: fast post; way faster than my z77 asus. windows 7 loads to full ready in 10 sec (with ocz v4 ssd) and super easy to install (hardware and drivers/chipset) WEI 6.2 with onboard graphics (and i5 2500k no overclock) - no reason to buy graphics card if you're not gaming