Not an expert but it was fun to build and it's fun to use.
2 February 2014
Summary: I have assembled a few PCs over the years and this was the easiest and so far appears to be the best. I don't overclock---I don't really "game" too often and when I do it's cheesy stuff like WOW, but I wanted a "gaming rig" of sorts and by plugging other electronics into this board, I got it. Of course I neglected to apply for the $100 rebate....
might be a good board if i could get a new one this is the second im returning
Sandra B, Amazon
27 November 2013
Summary: The first new board I received had bent pro pins so I returned it for supposedly a new one. The second one was missing the sata cables, instruction book, and driver dvd. Oddly enough to be a brand new board when powered up the bios clock and date was spot on. Which means that this was another returned board. About 4 12 hour days later I found out why it was returned. Nothing worked correctly on it.
Summary: had a i7 2700k first on this board @ 4800 MHZ then switched to i7 3770k@ 4600MHZ in a Silverstone Raven RV-03 case.Still trying to overclock some more 3770k 16 gb corsair dominator 1866 2x8 sticks silverstone heligon HE_01 cpu cooler raven RV-03 case 3 hd 7970 2 plextor m5 pro ssd for os 2 2tb hard drives 1 antec HCP-1200 watt psu still going strong 1 blu-ray writer 1 dvd writer system update 1/22/2014 Corsair 750D case Corsair H100i cpu cooler i7 3770k@ 4700 mhz with...
Summary: Screaming fast, rock solid wonder board. The only problem I'm encountering is that the included GC-WB300D WiFi/Bluetooth card has Bluetooth problems with Windows 8- even after downloading and installing the very latest drivers (as of early December, 2012) from the Gigabyte web site. Gigabyte Customer Support was unable to help with this problem. Other than that, I have nothing but great things to say about this board.
Summary: INFO: This board has the sturdiness and weight of slate rock! Although the board is stated as an Extended ATX, it's width is really only 1.5" wider then standard ATX boards and as such, it can seemingly fit inside a Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX case. Gigabytes states this is great/OK if you can fit the board inside a mid-size case, which is common with today's cases.
Summary: I bought this MB for 2 reasons: 1. I wanted to overclock my i7-3770k This motherboard is created for overclocking. Its capable of overclocking your CPU to unseen levels. The MB can dedicate up to 2000W to the CPU. Thats crazy! Your OC bottleneck will be cooling the CPU! 2. I wanted to build a monster Hackintosh This motherboard is great for a Hackintosh build. I just upgraded to OSX Mavericks without any problems. its almost 100% compatible.