Summary: This works fine if you want to just OC a little. There's no CPU voltage control, so, no overvoltaging is possible; only a RAM voltage control. Also, I don't know why exactly, but my CPU frequency is stuck at 3.6ghz even after I cleared the CMOS. It should drop down to 3.4ghz. I also have the latest BIOS update. (Intel i7 2600K).
Summary: I purchased this motherboard because I needed a mATX motherboard that could fit into a new case I ordered. I had previously owned an older ATX P67 board which worked well. This board is overall pretty good. It has four memory slots, room for two graphics cards, and a fair number of USB ports on the back, along with plenty of USB headers on the board itself for expansion cards. What I don't like about this board is the overclocking support.
Summary: Tried three different sets of DDR3 memory for this board and it wouldn't work with any of them. So I buy the memory specified in the Gigabyte website, it does not work either. However when I install the memory pair incorrectly into the #2 (white) and #4 (blue) memory slots the board does boot up. Still waiting for a responce from Gigabyte. Gigabyte answered that the processor was not seated properly. I reseated the processor and everything started working normaly.
Summary: This is a very fast motherboard, it's small, very easy to set up and would be rated 5 stars if Gigabyte didn't strip their product by making all connection cables optional. It has a serial port header, a parallel port header, and many USB headers, but in order to actually use these fantastic features, you need to purchase the cables separately. Yes, you must spit out more cash (none of them cost less than US$10 each), so this little baby will amount to over $160.
Summary: Used this board for about 2 weeks with Windows XP before upgrading to Windows 7, and used for about 1 week since.
Pros: Decent layout for PCIe lanes, no problems installing or setting up. Drivers were easy to install. If not for the problems below it would be a 5* board.
Cons: This motherboard uses VIA audio unlike most boards which use Realtek. Dealing with the VIA software you can see why it's an unpopular choice- the driver is practically malware. It's invasive and impossible to dismiss. Unfortunately you need the driver loaded to use the front panel audio (back panel works without the driver).
Summary: The Motherboard arrived a week after ordering which is longer than things normally take. It was everything as detailed in the specification and is working O.K. The only problem was with getting the surround sound output to work. I could not and still cannot get the sound to output through the HDMI connection, however I eventually got it to output through the on boaord SPDIF two pin connection and fortunately I had an old lead from another conputer that enabled me to...