Summary: Been running this board in my build with an i3-3220 and HD7870 for over 2 years now and its been rock solid, no issues whatsoever. And I never shut my PC off, it is always running. Will be upgrading this year and I'll be sticking with Gigabyte MOBOs.
Pros: Great quality reliability easy to use BIOS
Cons: Location of the SATA ports (having to plug in the SATA connectors backwards on the MOBO) is frustrating. There really isn't enough space in my case to easily make the connections. I think its a bad design on Gigabytes part, the SATA connections should face upwards off the board, not back.
Summary: I used this board to build 3 computers for work. My build was as follows: CPU: i7-3770 Ram: 2 sticks of 4GB Video: Used onboard video to drive dual monitors. HD: Intel 520 Series SSD on 2 of them, and one had dual Intel SSD's running in Raid 1.
Summary: Paired this with an Intel 3570k and a Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870. So far, I am quite impressed with this board. BIOS is easy to use, and has been great for overclocking. Was at 4.6 Ghz for a good while. The debug LED on it makes troubleshooting problems a breeze (IF problems arise, that is.
Summary: Great board. Loaded on first post. Took xmp settings for 2133 memory with no additional tweaking. USB ports all working correctly after loading latest bios. I have done two of these boards and no lemons yet.
Summary: • ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" Full HD HDMI LED ... • ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" Full HD HDMI LED ... • Logitech Z320 10 Watts (RMS) 2.0 Speaker ... • ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter IEEE ... • Rosewill REDBONE U3 Black SECC Steel USB 3.0, ... • Fractal Design Core 3000 FD-CA-CORE-3000-USB3-BL ...
Summary: So far so good. I've been running this board pretty hard with some extremely long game sessions with an overclocked i5 for over a month now. Seems absolutely stable. Nice work, Gigabyte. Everything is well laid out, and looks great.