Summary: This one is a pleasure to upgrade with. Had no problems with the install, I was a big hold out to upgrade from windows XP with 8 years on the same OS build. So finally broke down and did a total rebuild based on this Mother board. with Windows 7 had a lot of nice surprises.
Summary: be sure not to buy this model if you plan on filling up the ram slots, it is well documented on the web, and gigagyte seems to not care about it too much. i am running the latest bios with approved memory !
Summary: I've owned this MB for a couple of months now and I must say it's a very great MB. I found over that past 10 year's, don't buy a MB with features you are not going to ever use. I have always been an overclocker and not one time have I ever used the button's on the MB itself to over clock, I've always went right to the bois.
Summary: As an IT technician I've handled my share of motherboards. The first thing I noticed was the "solidness" of the motherboard. It didn't feel like it'd flex like some of the motherboards I've installed when you install RAM or the power connectors. You can visibly see them bend on some....but not this board. It installed and worked great without having to revisit connections and/or settings. The UEFI is a bit busy but everything is well laid out and easily understandable.
Summary: I was looking forward to owning another Gigabyte motherboard as my past experiences with this brand have been positive. Unfortunately, this was not the case this time. This particular motherboard seems to have issues running while using 4 sticks of RAM. Using only 2 sticks solves this issue but will limit the buyer to a maximum of 16gb of RAM, half the capacity of the maximum memory supported. Latest BIOS has not solved the issue.
Summary: Ive had this board for a week and the USB drives are bugging out. They reset every 5 to 10 minutes constantly. I previously owned a gigabyte for my amd processor and no problem but this board sucks!!!! If you research my specific problem I am not the only one..I should have just ordered a better brand like ASUS but wanted to save $40 but just remember this review when you're wondering if you should spend an extra $40 bucks because now I have to replace my whole board...
Summary: Disclaimer: I've only had the board for a couple weeks. So far, this board is solidly built, overclocks well with BIOS tools (you can even choose just do an across the board % improvement for your cpu). Has preset overclock profiles for memory, too. Seems like I made a fairly solid choice, for this price point. Pros: Easy overclocking tools if you don't want to experiment.
Summary: Overrall, a good board. Price was not too hight. Was for a gaming rig with a i5 4670K. The NH-D14 fit perfectly on this board. A lot of USB 3.0. UEFI Bios is awsome! I overclocked the i5 4670K to 4.5Ghz on this board.