Summary: Do not buy this motherboard unless you are a gambler. This motherboard gave me nothing but trouble in the installation process and I come to find that when everything is plugged in and all the fans are running, it does not send display to the monitor. After days of tinkering and searching the web for an answer still no success. With a terrible return policy and the fact I paid to have it shipped back left a very bad taste in my mouth.
Buyer beware - Horrible Customer Service from Gigabyte
7 August 2014
Summary: Motherboard died in less than 1 month. I RMA'd it back to Gigabyte. (Beware they don't cover the shipping, all expenses are on you.) They've had it for over 1 week already and it's still listed as "under repair". I can't believe they are trying to repair it instead of just sending out a new one. No status updates at all from them. Very frustrating to deal with such slow and lazy warranty service for such a new product.
Summary: Gigabyte technical support responded promptly and I was able to resolve failure to start and get PC up and running. They actually provide support to individuals in the event that you can't find the answer on the Gigabyte forums. Board quality is superb - much stronger and heavier than any board I'd installed previously. Fits perfectly into the new Corsair case - all securing screws lined up. Dual BIOS useful and there are 3 ways of flashing to install an update.
Summary: I've been using this board for a couple months now, and haven't had any issues. It is a very sturdy board. Has a decent number of USB 3.0 and eSata ports on it. I use the onboard audio for my surround sound setup and haven't had any problems or issues with audio quality. The debug LED is very helpful and having a power button on the board itself can come in handy. I don't do any overclocking so I can't speak to how well the board can handle that.
Summary: I have a question into Gigabyte tech support. This is a new build. Initially fans repeatedly turned on then off. Spotted it was switching between the 2 Bioses. Turned off standby bios. Fans started and stayed on but impossible to get Bios displayed on my monitor. Resetting CMOS was no use.
Summary: Gigabyte never fail to offer good looking boards that are very well made Over the moon with the system I built using this board No problems fitting this to the case and all components fitted well into all board sockets Well worth the money Keep up the good work gigabyte