Summary: Price of this bundle is great with the mail in rebate. Set this board, chip & fan up without any problems. It is handling intensive CAD / Design computations without any lag or lack of speed. Able to do on the fly edits and tweaks to designs without delay.... Definitely recommend this bundle. PS. The board is packed with some nice onboard extras that wasn't expected!
Summary: Not a bad board for the price. It also looks nice, but has limited overclocking features because it can't overvolt CPUs that much. However, I did manage to get a 3570k to 4.6ghz with this board at 1.21 volts.
Pros: Decent board for the price, Good color combo
Cons: Limited overclocking features(Can only overvolt CPUs up to 0.16 volts)
Summary: Very good Z77 board for budget gaming/overclocking builds. Supports Crossfire and USB3. Only downside is case fan connectors are placed too close to the CPU area and makes cable management slightly messy.
Solid mobo. Works out of the box with Ubuntu Linux
23 February 2013
Summary: The Good: - Everything worked right out of the box. - Compatible with Ubuntu 12.10 linux - Latest Intel "Northbridge/Southbridge" chip - Room to expand. - Low cost The Bad: - Poorly executed graphical UEFI - The physical board is thin. Overall: I'm fairly impressed with this motherboard. I have been out of building desktops for years now, so I had to do quite a bit of research before settling on this mobo.
Summary: Not sure why these have been getting bad reviews online but I've used both G41 and G43 and found it was easy to use and a great board for a budget system. The UEFI was not the best but it was straight forward and very easy to set up. It just lacks accessories and features like SLI and O/C. Though it says it is O/C capable, I would not buy this board for O/C. Overall great bang for the buck.
Summary: being one of the cheaper z66 chipset board, there's nothing much special. It has a good and easy to use bios interface, but without many of the advance options that hardcore oc fans would need.