Summary: This motherboard seems to be quite solid as I have use it for gaming etc. It overclocks nicely with my Intel 3770K processor. Although this processor get quite hot which is no fault of the motherboard itself. You can purchase other Intel processors that will work better with less heat and are just as efficient.
Summary: I have now been using this motherboard for six months and it has been perfect; I have had zero issues. The extras are very nice also. I have a Samsung SD hard drive for my main system drive and then use two 1TB SATA drives in a RAID 0 for a Data drive with the built in mSATA connector in front of it for better performance. The drive speeds scream. I also have a 8TB external hard drive connected to the Thunderbolt for video editing and it is extremely fast.
Summary: The drivers installed without error and is easy to update. It has thunderbolt which is nice since more of these devices are becoming available. USB 3 is nice and fast. Great board for the intel chip 3770k. Here is the total setup: Antec One Computer Case Antec VP-450 450 Watt Energy Star Certified Power Supply Gigabyte Intel Z77 Dual Thunderbolt ATX Motherboard (GA-Z77X-UP4-TH) Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770K Antec...
Summary: utilities on the driver arent always compatible with Windows 8 however website was very helpful and downloaded all the drivers. Computer was built under 5 hours very fast and very easy to put together.