Summary: Had to RMA due to instability with the BIOS & USB 3.0 ports. Bought an Asus P8Z77-V Pro instead. No issues. This Gigabyte board, however, has better onboard sound, and was excellent for gaming in the sport time I had it. But stability is God, and I decided to get the Asus instead. No regrets.
Summary: I've order about 5 of these since they came out and I've had 3/5 been bad on me. I'm currently using one for a media machine and it works great. Has been for the past 8 months. The other 3 all went into this boot loop issue or had defective ram slots.
Summary: Board ended up not powering up my PC, but the guy installing it said he may have sorted it out so that wouldn't be the boards fault then. I had zero issues returning to Amazon, so just a slowdown on my install.
Summary: Wasn't worth sending back. I needed the build up and running and even with two bad DIMM slots, I'm still soaring on 16 GB of RAM. By the time I need 32 GB of RAM, this will be obsolete.
Pros: Overall this has been a great board. For the price you will not find a board with more features. Supports everything I need it to. The feel of this board is very sturdy. Does not feel flimsy like others I've used in the past. Running solid other than below mentioned complaint for about a year now.
Cons: Came with two bad DIMM slots so I cannot run the RAM in dual channel mode. I've tested the RAM for errors (check voltages, etc.) and it runs fine in single channel mode so there is some quality issues. For that it loses two eggs.
Summary: The board was on-par for installation ease and compatibility. Windows 7 installed fine, and recognized all hardware without additional drivers necessary. I appreciate the inclusion of two 10/100/1000 ethernet ports, but can think of no way to utilize both of them.
Pros: Hackintosh compatible with minimal configuration. I have to applaud Gigabyte for this and a continuing effort to keep the compatibility going. Other than the sound issue explained below, I find the board acceptable. My install of Windows 7 recognized all components without the need for additional...
Cons: The 3D BIOS is basically useless, I have switched to the textual based screens, and find them infinitely more useful. The BIOS could also be better laid out, but I may not like it as much because I'm coming from an Asus board. *Possibly a software / driver issue, if not hardware related* I experi...
Summary: Gigabyte, please pay attention to this. Your board came to me unable to POST. This was not because of a defect in the board. I read quite a few reviews about your boards being DOA when combined with EVGA power supplies. Some posters claimed they were told it was a known issue.
Pros: 1. Sturdy. I mean, really sturdy. Tremendous construction. 2. Connections galore. 3. Super easy to mount with attractive bracket.
Cons: 1. PCI slots not exactly staggered. 2. Top PCI slot doesn't give you much clearance. If you are installing a liquid CPU cooler - DEFINITELY install it prior to video card. And make sure your cable routing is where you want it to be. This isn't enough to remove two eggs. The one egg was removed be...
Summary: I would recommend this to anyone as long as this problem be fixed.
Pros: This is a great mobo. I love the 3d bios, overclocking options, and being very customizable.
Cons: I just built my new computer and the usb 3 ports are already failing. Neither my keyboard nor my mouse will work and the lights on my keyboards keep flashing in almost a strobe light effect. I read that this is a pretty common problem for this board.
Summary: I'll update this review once I receive my board back from RMA-land.
Pros: Lots of options, easy installation, fairly well documented, the 90 degree SATA connection allow for easier cable management
Cons: I had the dreaded looping reboots which caused me to RMA it. In my case the mobo would act like its booting for approximately 3-5 seconds and then shutdown, then it would attempt to start up again. No error messages or any other indicator. I tested all my other components to make sure it wasn't s...