Summary: I Retuned This board. Easy to install and hook up but after that nothing but trouble. Red lits fashing, some would not accept memory other times would. Had to tune of computer and unplug power as many as 3 times before it would boot. Also had to use my Win 7 backup hard drive after removing this board, I changed so much trying to get it to work. Even system restore wouldn't return computer back to where it was before putting in this board.
Summary: I purchased this board to replace my ASUS Sabretooth x58. I also purchased a new Intel Ivy League CPU as well as she point skillG.Skill memory that was on the QVLL list from gigabyte. What a big mistake this was. I have never dealt with such an unstable motherboard in the last 15 years I have been building computer systems. No matter what frequency settings in BIOS updates were done the system continually kept freezing and then failing to reboot until the CMOS was reset.
Summary: EDIT: Amazon came to my rescue. They sent me a pre-paid shipping label and told me to send the Motherboard back, even though I was past the 1 month warranty. The board was received and my refund was applied, in FULL. Great customer service, as usual. I still must leave this board at a 1-star rating due to the poor quality, but Amazon customer service gets 5 stars. I've been using this motherboard for barely 1 month and already my PCI slots have died.
Summary: I've done close to twenty builds in the past 10 years, mostly with Asus and Gigabyte Motherboards. I had high hopes for this board, based in large part on positive reviews here and on other sites. However, when I powered up the board it would immediately cycle between the two bios and then power back down. For this board, I had an i7-3770k and 16 (8x2) GB of G.Skill DDR3 1600 memory.
Summary: Board went dead after a month of use. No power no nothing. Just dead. Going to RMA back to Gigabyte. I've since replaced it with Asus P8Z77-V Pro which runs beautifully stable. Maybe my GB was a lemon but after reading posts from others on forums, it seems like this is a known problem with this board. Good luck if you're getting this.
Summary: Board arrived with PCI 16 slot detached, (plastic bit off and just mashed pins sticking up where it should have been). I send back to amazon for replacement. I would get a different brand board but am looking for one that could be used for a Hackintosh and gigabyte seem to best boards for that. Assuming one can get a good board. Of the three gigabyte boards I own only one was good out of the box.
Summary: This is a pretty nice motherboard with a glaring flaw: it doesn't support Capture 19h interrupts. This means that it won't support any addon card with its own preboot bios that needs to load. I purchased this board a while ago and recently tried to install two different LSI SAS controllers. The LSI webBIOS isn't loaded by the motherboard if a video card is installed. I've also tried with an Areca controller as well, with the same result.
Summary: After being a Gigabyte customer for years I had no hesitation about buying this MoBo for my new PC build. BIG BIG BIG MISTAKE!! After INSTALLING wIN 7 Pro 64bit I needed to install drivers from the included DVD, all went OK until I updated the OS from the Microsoft site. After that none of the Gigabyte Utilities worked. Un-istalled them all, de-fragged the registry, and tried to install them again. The install programs all go DOA.