Summary: got the board and mounted my CPU. everthing was great for about 5 minutes. The computer shop I took it to tells me my CPU, RAM, VIDEO card and PSU are all toast because the board was defective. 1200 dollars down the drain. thanks alot is toast now and the board was the cause.
Summary: This is a fantastic mobo! It has everything you need to run an Ivy bridge cpu, both crossfire and sli are supported and sata 3 connectors for speedy disk reads and writes. It also supports 32 gigs of memory and an onboard sata connector for msata memory card so you can save yourself some cables and...
Summary: Great system board for upcoming pc building or gaming. I just bought this because of the 6x USB 3.0 ports and crossfire. Pros: Its black with support overclocking. It supports 1600Mhz ram and upgradable to 32Gb. Four USB header 1x USB 3.0 and 3x USB 2.0. Crossfire and SLI compatible.
Summary: i bought this to replace my old elite group mother board and to make an upgrade, i just installed a intel i5 3570k, nvidia gtx 760, 8g DDR3 ram, 1TB WD HDD, turned it on and whoolaaaa!!! no issues at all, all components working amazing.
Summary: The best motherboard I have ever owned..I really like the mini pcie ssd slot that i have my samsung ssd in..it is fast..Only thing u may need to update your bios to the latest to get rid of the boot looping I used to be getting before..The dual bios feature is really great.
Summary: Overall is, I believe, one of the best cost/effective MB for an Intel processor all around. I've used in the past MSI, DFI, Asus and GigaByte motherboards and I still think the GigaByte is the best brand by far.
Summary: Well as much as I wanted to like this board I had no choice but to return this item due to USB problems that many people have reported about. I don't know If this is a gigabyte problem in general or only effects the z77 architecture but the Usb 3.0 drivers on this board are a complete mess.