Pros: The best thing about this board is the placement of the USB 3.0 plug. Unlike other boards, this plug does not sit directly butted up against the 24-pin plug. This makes wire routing and management a lot cleaner.
Cons: This board does not come with as many fan plugs as most other boards. The max amount of fans you can run off the board are 3 (1 CPU and only 2 case fans)
Cons: No Linux drivers for the network port - that's unheard of these days. I could boot from the network, but as soon as my Linux install would start it couldn't find the network card. We installed on another network card, but even after install, no drivers for the mobo port.
Cons: Windows 7 didn't recognize some of the hardware, so I had to make a driver installation cd. This is because it won't recognize the network card, unless I install the drivers from the website. I had to download them on a separate computer, burn them to a cd, then install them to this computer.
Summary: The board could use an ieee 1394 internal connector so I can plug in a Mini DV camera (easily solved with a USB iLink adapter), the I/O serial port has proprietary pin assignments an Asus/Gigabyte header is needed if using this feature.
Pros: Very solid performance, no issues, small micro ATX form factor, UEFI BIOS.
Cons: I read the specs on this piece of equipment before purchasing so with that in mind I see no cons.
Pros: Board has performed flawlessly for the features it has.
Cons: There is nothing on the Gigabyte website that says that this otherwise fully overclockable board can't adjust the CPU's vcore voltage. Very disappointed about this lack of information on their site. You can overclock, but only with the turbo multipliers, but you'd be extremely lucky to get a i5-3570k past 45 for all cores.