Summary: The board is GOOD, The pc boots as expected,SPEC..fast fast ..zoommm, call of duty MW3 is great extreme setting , call of duty black ops high setting not lag , no hiccup America's army proving ground ...smooth ..I love this MOBO,, excellent motherboard G-SKILL 8 GB RIPJAWS X PROCESSOR : INTEL I5 3570K SOLID STATE DRIVE KINGSTON 120 2 WD black 2tb EVGA GTX 660 2 GB POWER SUPPLY CORSAIR 750 w
Summary: Didn't have many options when I was buying a board to overclock my i7 Ivy Bridge so it was really between this one and two others. I chose this one over its competitors in part due to the sale/MIR (they have he standard 1 month over ASrock which has 2 weeks) and because Gigabyte hasn't given me any problems all these years. Overclocked my i7 really well with no trouble and have no regrets about my purchase whatsoever.
Summary: I probably didn't need to buy a motherboard this advanced for my computer setup. It had everything I needed and I liked the idea of CrossFire in the future. -- Pros: -Fit all of my needs. -USB3 -Ability to upgrade in the future. Cons: -The heatsink directly on the motherboard (the big blue one near the PCI slots) was a bit high. My graphics card (7850) rested directly on top of it. -Wasn't super impressed with the software to install motherboard drivers and software.
Summary: Bought this on sale and for an i5-3570k CPU. Works darn well and have not had any issues with it so far. Bios is the new 3D Bios and is well laid out. Although I have not overclocked it yet, I might in the future and wanted a board that could handle it easily. I had a Gigabyte board before and it gave me absolutely no problems and this one looks like it might be the same.
Pros: Nice features, Great BIOS
Cons: Non-sale price is similar to other boards with more features
Summary: After much research, my choices were narrowed down to this or an equivalent Asrock board. The latter was better looking, but I've owned a Gigabyte board once before and was very happy with it so I figured I'd choose this one. So far I'm pleased with it. Haven't had an problems and overclocking went fine. I've read some people have trouble with the VIA USB 3.0 and/or Atheros GbE LAN, but I haven't encountered either of those issues.
Summary: I bought this board because it has many USB 3.0 ports, 6 at the back and an internal connector for the front. It also has four SATA III internal connectors along with 4 SATA II connectors. Two of the marvel SATA III connectors even have RAID capability. The BIOS firmware update utility in Windows is convenient although it might require user to download the firmware file from Gigabyte's website manually.
Summary: The motherboard includes a good instruction manual and it was easy to connect all the parts except for the Trusted Platform Module. The board surrounds the pins with a black piece of plastic so I had to buy a set of cables to connect an ASUS TPM to the motherboard. Once all the parts were connected, it was a bit hard to figure out what all the drivers were for because they are not clearly labeled on the Gigabyte website.
Summary: The first one I received was DOA, but Amazon swapped it promptly. Great customer service! Easy to install, good utilities and utility upgrade software. Easy to install CPU and RAM. Has the best feature/cost balance if you are not a hard core gamer/overclocker. I am currently using the on-board Intel-HD graphics, which are surprisingly good. Highly Recommended.
Summary: This the first Gigabyte board i've purchased for my own system builds, typically I go for Asus. So with that in mind, the motherboard is running perfectly and I've had no issues after 2 weeks of usage. The bios is highly configurable and easy to understand. Build quality is not as quite high as my previous Asus boards. Notably the rear connectors (USB, RJ45 etc) have a little too much flex when you plug into them, which is undesirable from a longevity point of view.