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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
7.5 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H

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Overall 8
8.0

Robust, but keep the bios up to date

Eric H., Newegg
25 January 2014
  • Pros: Robust motherboard. No problems after more than a year of hard use on multiple systems.
  • Cons: Windows users: Be careful to keep bios up to date before accepting patches from Microsoft. Had three computers and 2 of the 3 never booted after accepting service pack from Microsoft. Problem was later tied to having a bios that was slightly out of date. A lot of time was lost. So make sure you k...
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Overall 8
8.0

A good purchase

David Oliva, Amazon
29 September 2013
  • Summary: The product arrived to me in good conditions. Came with the manuals and cables. I'm satisfied with my purchase and now it's time to enjoy this baby.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Replacement

Brian A., Newegg
11 June 2013
  • Pros: It's stable. It has lots of SATA ports. I bought this to replace my previous GA-Z68X-UD3-B3. That board had an Etron USB 3.0 controller chip. That thing was a pain and sometimes messed up all my USB ports such that I would have to reboot to get them working again. This one has the Intel Z77. It's...
  • Cons: I wish it had more rear USB ports. Although I like this board better than my previous one, that one had a RealTech audio driver. This one comes with VIA. I liked the RealTech better. I found the sound to be fuller and the software had better configuration options. Also, the UEFI is a little buggy...
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Overall 8
8.0

My first build

Brett F., Newegg
16 May 2013
  • Summary: I am not sure If these issues are my fault or not. I did crush the solder pieces for the standoffs.
  • Pros: Easy setup Resilient UEFI BIOS Lots of usb 3.0
  • Cons: LAN issues HD audio issues 3.5 mm jack issues in back
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Overall 8
8.0

Another good one from Gigabyte

Eli J., Newegg
14 May 2013
  • Summary: I upgraded from a Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P and even though that MOBO is previous gen, it had a few nice features I miss, like a bit more room for PCI cards and a BIOS reset switch right on the motherboard.
  • Pros: PCI-E 3.0 and USB 3.0 at a great price. Good overclocker, easy install. Useful manual.
  • Cons: Not enough room for two full-sized PCI cards. I use a PCI wireless adapter and In the past I have also kept an NVidia 8800GT in my rig for Physx. But that's not possible with this mobo because of the arrangement of the slots. Not a huge deal, I just took out the NVidia but I'd prefer not to have to.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Mobo

Pierre-jean B., Newegg
1 May 2013
  • Summary: Even with a few screws either loose or absent, everything seems fine with my setup.
  • Pros: Very high quality board for the price, and works great so far.
  • Cons: Had a little bit of difficulty getting the screws from this board fitted into my Corsair Carbide 500R Case. Only managed to get 6 of the 9 screws into place, after almost an hour of moving it around and trying to fit it in.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great workhorse.

Robert M., Newegg
22 April 2013
  • Summary: Would be nice to have seen a PATA/IDE port for older drives, some of us still have piles of those things around. I guess the tradeoff is the extra pair of SATA ports, which I don't mind.
  • Pros: 8 SATA ports, lots of USB, an extra graphics slot, a PCI slot, dual BIOS, what more could you ask for out of a midrange board? I like the simple cooling solution for the VRMs and PCH, big heatpipe coolers connecting multiple components are way over-engineered for what they do. Runs my 3770K @ 4.5...
  • Cons: Enough to dock an egg IMO, System fan control is tied to PCH (southbridge) temperature. It really should have the option to go off CPU temp, like most other decent boards. Maybe we will see this in a future BIOS update, but I wont get my hopes up. I run them on 'normal' mode in the bios and use E...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Board easy setup and install

Robert M., Newegg
13 April 2013
  • Summary: So Far another good Gigabyte board easy to adjust timing settings, and overclock if you choose to do so. Still see potential issues dealing with spacing between the expansion cards and onboard components.
  • Pros: Replaced a Gigabyte P35C-DS3R board with this one, much like the old board build quality was pretty high, and ease of basic setup out of box makes this simple even for novice users. MSata on board is a plus, eventually I'll get around to using it. Lots of decent features and not a real high price...
  • Cons: The front facing Sata connectors... This was probably the biggest PITA on my build. Prefer the connectors just straight up on the board. While I see the advantages for some cases, for mine its a deterrent made cable management a chore trying to keep stress off the cables and connectors.
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Overall 8
8.0

Boot problem fixed

Peggy S., Newegg
26 March 2013
  • Summary: There are a lot of negative reviews where the owner had this problem. Its not the boards fault.
  • Pros: Very nice board.
  • Cons: Initial problem like others where unit would boot for .5 seconds, then shut off. I tried a better, beefier unit (manual calls for at least 500 watts) and had no more problems. This problem was encountered when using a Logisys 500 watt rated power supply.
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Overall 8
8.0

Strange Skipping

Kyle O., Newegg
20 March 2013
  • Summary: If it didn't stutter, I would have given this a 5/5. It really is a great board.
  • Pros: Lots of ports, even some I didn't remember seeing on the product page. Good layout, brilliant PCI-e slot clips. The right-angle SATA ports were a nice touch too. I was astonished by how well everything lined up with my case's cable routing holes.
  • Cons: The VIA audio control panel is a shiny little catastrophe, and as far as I can tell the control panel is required with the driver install. Once I got my stuff configured though, I turned it off permanently. That aside, my main concern is an intermittent, brief "stuttering" that occurs in some gam...
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