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GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Bernie L.
  • 8/28/2014 5:22:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost Perfect

Pros: Many features
Looks good enough
Has not failed
Very OC'able

Cons: -Noise

Other Thoughts: My only gripe with this motherboard is that even though Gigabyte has separated the audio PCB, I still hear noise coming through the speakers at high volume. I have verified that the noise is caused by the motherboard by plugging the speakers to a different computer. Apart from that, this motherboard is perfect for gaming.

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  • CONNOR C.
  • 8/19/2014 9:42:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Motherboard with EVERY connection you need

Pros: Plenty of connections of every kind for everything you need. It's an excellent starting point for building the Gaming PC of your dreams. The LED path looks insanely cool, and the on-board power switch makes testing things easy and safe. I suggest this motherboard for anyone looking for a good one.

Cons: None, but you should know that Express SATA doesn't exist yet, even if there's a connection for it on the board. That confused me for a few hours.

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  • Bailey S.
  • 8/16/2014 7:06:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI take it back

Pros: Wow. Stress tested 0 Problems. LED's are so cool. Card sags a little but you know it happens with a huge 770 but hey. Audio on this thing is actually great!. Killer networking is wow.

Cons: Weird padding on the I/) shield made installing strange. But otherwise I wrote a bad review because I got a DOA one. But this on was Alive. Love this board so far.

Other Thoughts: Go ahead try out gigabyte. Newegg also handled my return but if not gigabyte was gonna dive right in with me!

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  • Anthony M.
  • 8/4/2014 11:07:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Motherboard

Pros: Great motherboard, severely underrated. After a BIOS update (which I highly suggest), overclocking was super simple. The debug and bios redundancy is a great feature and is overall a well built motherboard.

Cons: None really. Solid setup.

Other Thoughts: The BIOS/UEFI is a bit frankensteinish, but I think GIGABYTE will fix these along the way, not enough for me to drop an egg for it.

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  • Bailey S.
  • 7/30/2014 5:03:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

Pros: Looked great

Cons: The cpu socket came with bent pins! Newegg has always been good to me. But I am not thrilled this time and to think my PC would be running in 1 night. Will change eggs after the RMA is done. Hopefully without any pain.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 112397 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.


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  • Jonathon J.
  • 7/27/2014 2:03:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLooks Amazing

Pros: 4 usb 2.0 & 4 usb 3.0 plugs in the back, 8 sata3 ports, easy to set up, looks great, what more could you want?

Cons: not all the fan headers are 4 pin, and only 2 usb 2.0 internal headers, and it would of been nice if all of the lights on the MoBo were red instead of all red with 2 orange lights on the right side. but nothing i can knock off a egg for really.

Other Thoughts: looks amazing in my case.

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  • Gregory H.
  • 7/27/2014 11:00:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsA great little mobo

Pros: Good build quality, everything is placed in a manner that I can change my cases configuration and still connect with no problems, and the board keeps its cool throughout. Provides enough room for my plentiful number of drives, UEFI was a little difficult but easy to understand after a minute or two.

Cons: Heatsinks for the north and south bridge seem a little flimsy. I didn't go into that more than I needed to just in case. The SATAs set off to the side run at 3/Gbs which was not mentioned. Default fan control seems to be a bit too aggressive.

Other Thoughts: The only real issue I've had so far is the bottom PCIx1 slot was giving me trouble. I'd bought a new video card to SLI and, when I put everything back in, it wouldn't post. At first I thought my PSU was crapping out on me. Lucky for me I had a spare that worked fine. Since then, no other problems. I just can't use one port and took an egg off for it.

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  • Michael C.
  • 7/23/2014 6:55:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGigabyte quality in question

Pros: Nice looking board, easy overclocking features... loved the illuminated, isolated sound circuit.. but that's where the fun stopped

Cons: After a night of gaming I turned the system off as I normally do... two days later I attempted to turn the system on... no power, only a blinking light on the onboard power button. I did multiple changes, PS, RAM, Video, unplugged all devices, reconnected and nothing worked. Frustrated I removed the MB, and replaced with my previous MB and everything booted up fine... the Gigabyte MB has failed. I spent an hour waiting on hold and never got to talk with a human, so I sent a tech request into their online tech help... I didn't hear anything for 4 days, and when I did it was like the person responding never even looked at the original tech request where I had listed all my troubleshooting steps. I've purchased another MB from ASRock which is the currently installed board and most likely won't purchase another Gigabyte product if this is the kind of support they give on their products. I'm going to attempt to see if NewEgg will intervene since this board is slightly older than a month... I just didn't feel like waiting for Gigabyte to decide what & when the felt like supporting their product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 112181 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.


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  • Jason H.
  • 6/30/2014 2:33:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother solid Gigabyte Motherboard

Pros: Excellent Layout
Good Overclocking capabilities
No issues with 2400Mhz DDR3 via XMP
Solid 3 year warranty
M.2 support
Competitive price

Cons: UEFI Bios not very well laid out
Fan headers not controlling CM Glacer pump speed. Fans are controlled properly.

Other Thoughts: I purchased the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 to replace my MSI Z87 GD65 that was having some issues. The Gigabyte easily overclocked my 4770k to 4.6Ghz at 1.28v, same as the MSI which was 8h AIDA64 stable. 4.7Ghz might be stable with additional fiddling.

The layout was easy to work with with plenty of room for my waterblock mounting hardware. All SATA devices were immediately detected and tested to run at proper speeds. There are multiple fan headers, which is fantastic (no pun intended). My only complaint in that regard is that changing the manual settings in bios did not alter my water pump speed even though the motherboard could detect it and I could alter the pump speed easily on the MSI board. All fans worked properly however and settings altered the fan profile as intended.

The 1150 audio with X-Fi audio suite is quite capable. Providing excellent results with my headphones of via my 5.1 speaker setup.

I am not really fond of the UEFI bios layout. It is not very intuitive, but the options are there if you dig around. Thankfully this is a minor complaint as once set up, you will not mess with the bios that often.

The Gigabyte easily worked with my GSkill DDR3-2400 which is not always a given with various motherboards. Set it to XMP setting in bios and Memtest86 was error free over night.

Thus far the motherboard has been perfectly stable with not one issue. The warranty period is a lengthy 3 years and the components used are of high quality. For $169 I have 0 complaints and would recommend this motherboard based on my positive experience.

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