Summary: Unlike other boards I've used, this one is a little annoying when it comes to booting from GPT/UEFI-enabled OSes. For example, a USB stick with a UEFI-compatible Linux LiveCD image doesn't show up in the boot menu right away. Instead, you have to enter the UEFI setup, exit, then go to the boot menu again immediately - then it shows up. Also, it lacks a built-in UEFI shell, which limits what .efi executables you can load without using something like rEFInd.
Summary: I got this board back in june of 2012. after a month of use ram slot 3 went bad, computer will freeze if ram is in that slot. i have sent the motherboard 3 times and they keep resend it back with out being fix.. 2 local computer shops said that my ram is ok and that slot 3 is defective.. the computer will no boot or blue screen of death. its now 5 months later and still no computer, I am forced to buy a new motherboard.
Pros: has allot of sata ports, it was ok when it actually worked.
Cons: Gigabyte Support keep resending the same busted motherboard
Summary: so when i bought this, i first thought that it was a very nice looking board, and one of those "bang for the buck" kind of motherboard. when i put everything together i seemed to have some random freeze problem, wasn't sure if it was because of the outdated drivers or it was because of other things. but in the end i got the motherboard to work and i set the base clock to 100.1 instead of auto and so far so good.
Pros: matte black, full features, power button, dual bios, esata port
Cons: intel chipset heatsink was in the way of my gpu, some freezing problems in bios and boot ups