Summary: I ordered this to replace a Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH motherboard I ordered just over a year ago. The old motherboard had its USB ports start failing on me, along with the msata slot on the board failing outright, taking the msata drive I had installed with it. I honestly hope this new board manages to at least last through its warranty period, as I've generally had good luck with Gigabyte boards in the past.
Summary: After having a significant amount of bad luck with motherboards I picked this one since it had dual bios. Like a few other reviewers, the primary bios was corrupt out of the box, but the secondary bios flashed itself over on the first boot and fixed itself. Other than that, It works great and the bios has a great interface.
Hackintosh customers be aware!!! Choose Z*7x-UD5H or even ud4h instead of this board!!
13 January 2014
Summary: This is a stable mobo, for now. Hopefully time will proof. Everything is there. Fully functional plus sli ready with a reasonable price. Oh, and there's only ONE CPU FAN HEADER. Just to let you know before I go through my main complaint. If you're not into OSX and Hackintosh, it's a fine board for a gaming rig. There's one only thing that I take one star away from this here. I chose Gigabyte instead of Asus so that I could potentially run Hackintosh on it.
Summary: I really like my the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H. I received revision 1.2 which is the latest version from Gigabyte which is good as it had the latest bios already installed. Gigabyte has a little sticker on two usb ports which were different from the standard location of where one would normally plug in the keyboard and mouse. I used the ones suggested by Gigabyte to install windows 7 without any issue.
Pros: Good quality
Cons: wish all sata ports were sata 3 and had 2 more internal sata ports
Summary: performance is really good. It is pushing an i5 3570K cpu with a HD 7870 gpu. Stable and smooth. The bios interface is interesting though. Simple with detailed settings for overclocking. I haven't started over clocking yet, so can't give any comments on it. Board doesn't get super hot. I have a decent air cooling system in place.
Summary: Bought to replace a defective motherboard, i do the job well. Overclocking is easy, voltage are stable. The new UEFI BIOS is realy well made and intuitive. It also boot fast (no long device checking at POST, it go in 2-3 sec directly to OS boot.) The VIA onboard audio is good. The software is very simple but the sound quality is way better than the Realtek AL889 on my old motherboard.
Pros: Good quality onboard audio, 6 Sata port, Power, reset and clear cmos button. 3 full lengh PCI-E, Intuitive CMOS
Cons: Software in windows are useless, no linux drivers on cd
Summary: Great board for the price. Lots of higher end features and only skimps on stuff not as many people need. I wish it had more than 6 USB ports on the back, my old board it replaced had 8 and I have a lot of junk hooked up back there. Also only one USB 3 header inside and my case uses 2. Neither of those are deal breakers though.
Up-To-Date Motherboard, Beware VIA PCI USB3 Driver
Tim Botruff, Amazon
15 January 2013
Summary: I've had this motherboard for 4 months now and it's been running fantastic, except for a driver issue, which I'll get to. I was making a new computer for my 3Ds Max modeling work station and really wanted a motherboard that was up to date with all of today's latest technology and this mobo was the oasis in the desert of high priced motherboards for the budget PC enthusiast.