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.
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.
Summary: I have build maybe 30 systems in my time. I had more trouble with this motherboard than all the others combined. There were issues with the RAM. I had to seat and reseat several times before the BIOS would stop beeping.