Summary: this would easily be a five star rating if i was able to use the ram at 1600 however when gigabyte said its my fault for not having a ivy bridge processor, that disappointed me.
Pros: Motherboard is solid, great features (for the most part) lots of options for upgradability
Cons: I purchased this motherboard a little over a year ago and never noticed that my ram was only running at 1333mhz. when I tried clocking it to 1600 my computer wouldn't POST. I contacted Gigabyte and they replied saying that because I'm using an i5 2500k that I cannot use 1600mhz it must remain at ...
Summary: Ran fine for a while, then just failed after 5 months of use. Wouldn't attempt to POST dead. A month to get a replacement (Gigabyte listed it as "repaired") ...and the replacement is just as dead. So, yeah. My first Gigabyte board and my last.
Pros: Decent price/features ratio Good documentation
Summary: Ran great as MC for 4-5 weeks then just died. No lights the PS fan or the CPU fan won't even give a little jerk when switched on or off. Bought a new PS same o same o. No sign of life anywhere on the board. removed the battery and used a paper clip to jump the power pins.
Pros: Nice quality seems like a solid board lots of ports.
Cons: Died after 4-5 weeks no sign of life of any kind.
Summary: I picked out this Gigabyte MB for a NAS box upgrade because of all the on board SATA ports it provided. It installed and booted up fine, but neither Fedora nor Ubuntu Linux are detecting the Atheros Gigabit LAN chip on the MB. LAN is enabled in the BIOS.
Pros: Please see my previous review, "Really Nice Mobo" for pros and more or less comprehensive comments (for my level of hardware expertise, which is not great).
Cons: I just started having serious issues with The USB 3.0 ports not recognizing any pointing device. I had noticed some issues with my wireless keyboard (some ancient MSI job I picked up at a garage sale with no disk or manual) not being recognized if it wasn't plugged into one of the 2 legacy USB 2....
Pros: Nice board, easy build, seems to be fast, worked right away. Was a new build, win 7.
Cons: Goofy sata connectors out side of board were a tight fit, but managed to scrunch cables to fit. A couple of days after the 30 day return window, the board developed a problem with the audio. Every time it boots, it makes a loud pop through my computer speakers. I adjusted everthin, and it still d...
Pros: Specs are great, it was going to support my i7 ivy 6core with GTX 590 card no problem. I even got a 1200 watt power supply to put in my new computer and i was happy to order the board.
Cons: The day I recieved it was 1 day before a competition for one of my games, 2 days later than it was supposed to arrive. The board came DOA and I lost the chance to win $500 in the competition and I had a huge chance of winning it. Now I need to get a replacement quickly for this weekend... Just a ...
Pros: I got some trouble with windows server 2008 R2. After Hyper-V role to be installed the chipset very hot, and copy data on SSD Solid OCZ AGI 3 is very poor around 20 - 30MB/s. The sound card got trouble too eeeeeeeehhhh when music is playing.
Cons: I want to give back to newegg and get another model.