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. I have been building computers for 15 years now.
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 the mess if you like. The 3d bios is also pretty awesome and makes configuring your rig easy and painless.
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. Four case connector. Dual BIOS and power fail protection. Power off charging Cons: One USB 3.0 header.
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. this a must buy MOBO, and it's ultra durable, i always trust on this.
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..It overclocks extremely easy with the Easy Tune Software.Love running it open case because of the onboard power switch...lights up nicely.
Summary: Finally finished piecing together my new PC and gave it some time to test it out. Most of my decision making was the result of reviews from here (Amazon) and forums on tomshardware.com. -NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case, Black 921RB-001-BL -Intel Core i5-3570K -Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit -EVGA GeForce GTX760 SuperClocked w/ACX Cooler (02G-P4-2765-KR) -Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4 GB) (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B) -Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 (GA-Z77X-UD3H) -OCZ...
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. My specs: Intel Core i5-3470 8GB RAM Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800 1600mHz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W PSU Thermaltake Commander MS-1 case
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. One week everything is golden and the next you have devices not working and your productivity comes to a crawl.