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GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

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G1™ Gaming Motherboards

With the launch of the G1™ brand of gaming motherboards in 2010, GIGABYTE set out to define what it means to be a PC gamer and we made it our mission to create a line of motherboards that focused solely on the features that matter most to gamers. Whatever the game, whether playing First Person Shooters or Real-Time Strategies, GIGABYTE G1™ motherboards deliver top-notch features that can give gamers the winning edge and deliver a much more realistic and immersive gaming environment than even the latest game consoles.

By being first to incorporate industry leading audio, LAN and graphics technologies directly onto the motherboard and providing the highest quality hardware and software to allow gamers to tweak their system performance to the highest levels, GIGABYTE G1™ motherboards are designed for gamers that aren't satisfied with second best.

The spirit of G1™ embodies the passion and soul of the gaming community, and in order to help grow that community, GIGABYTE is a leading sponsor of many famous gaming teams and players, as well as the leading hardware choice for some of the gaming world's most important gaming events and competitions.

So no matter where in the world you are, or what type of game you play, if you were born to game, GIGABYTE G1™ motherboards were made for you.


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


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  • Sandra S.
  • 11/21/2014 7:24:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZ97n Gaming 5

Pros: This motherboard is feature packed and very stable. I do not do extreme overclocking only about 300 to 400 mhz.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The only thing this board is missing is a few fan headers.

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  • Ursula S.
  • 11/20/2014 7:08:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked for 2 months

Pros: Cool Packaging, Cute Size, Nice Color Scheme - Price point is great.

Cons: Won't post after 2 months of working perfectly. I have never had an issue with Gigabyte products. I am disappointed in this board. Hoping to troubleshoot and get it replaced or fixed.

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 116204 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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  • patrick g.
  • 11/14/2014 9:02:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Overall good package
price vs features
aesthetics
If you get lucky and have no issues, it might be great for you

Cons: Had non stop issues getting win 7 to install without BSODs which it boiled down to firmware on board mixed with some sort of other hardware incompatibility (I assume that second part as there are no other complaints.)

After the firmware update and getting windows installed, it's been working just fine for about 2 months now. Just this week, the audio cut out and after troubleshooting it's definitely the on board chip.

Having dealt with Gigabyte's awful customer service last time I'm half tempted to just buy a USB sound card to avoid calling them. That and they will make me pay for shipping and for the price it's an easy fix.

Other Thoughts: I have another machine running an EVGA Core 3D Stinger right beside this one that is the same age with similar parts and that one has given me no issues. Do yourself the favor and give your money to a company that if anything else, values it's customers and takes care of them. Turns out there IS competition out there ;)

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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 116064 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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  • Timothy E.
  • 11/3/2014 1:57:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWas Decent While It Worked

Pros: Decent overclocking on a Pentium G3258
Enough SATA ports for all your drives
Great layout (except USB3.0, but what can you do?
Included Wifi (If mine had come with it...)

Cons: I'll start by saying that my board didn't come with the Intel wifi card, or a wifi card at all. Was a bit mad about that, because it's essentially a $25-30 add-on that I paid for and didn't get. Just the antenna on the I/O. I ended up buying an Intel AC 7260 7260HMW from a different third party, which worked fine.

This board was bought on July 11, 2014 for my mITX Pentium Anniversary build. I chose the Gigabyte board due to layout, accessories, etc. It worked beautifully for about 3.75 months (with the exception of a few processor hiccups in the beginning, which were easily fixed by a BIOS update).

One day, I was doing what I normally do (play games and put off my homework), when my game started behaving really sporadically, jumping between the Windows desktop and the game, and basically just generally freaking out. I get everything to settle down, quit out of the game, and realize that my game drive had disconnected itself. I thought it was weird, so I tried to reset the computer. The computer got stuck in a boot loop that was only solved by a day and a half outside of the computer, away from power, with the CMOS battery unplugged and the Clear_CMOS pins jumped. Is stopped looping, but the behavior with the hard drive persisted.

Try to start Steam, drive disconnects. Try to open that song I downloaded, drive disconnects That was Wednesday, Oct. 22nd. Not having another Intel 1150 motherboard, I decided to test everything else. All my hard drives (there are 3 of them) worked fine, at first, the RAM was good, the graphics card was fine.

I decided I'd give it another shot, so I plugged everything back in. No luck, just a repeat. After a LOT of trial and error/research, I came to the conclusion that the most likely culprit was either the HDD, Windows, or the motherboard. I reinstalled Windows, that didn't work. As I'd had the HDD installed elsewhere and running without a problem, as well as tested it with Seagate's testing tool (which cleared 100%), I concluded it wasn't the drive.

Plugged everything back in one more time to give the board a last shot, and it seems like it's working again. Didn't expect that. I got my hopes up for nothing, though. After maybe 20 minutes, the HDD disconnects mid-game and I have another weird crash. Plug it in elsewhere, open up Seagate's tool, and it turns out the crash corrupted a bunch of stuff on the drive. Now I have to return that.

The reason all of this was happening, which my professor (Computer Engineering student) had the courtesy to confirm, was a bad SATA controller on the board (in the chipset, I think?) that ended up ruining my drive. Maybe it was a compatibility thing, but I've never heard of an incompatible HDD, as they're all tested to SATA and/or AHCI standards.

I'm going to be contacting Gigabyte and demanding a refund of this board this weekend, as I don't want to risk another similar problem, or end up selling it to someone who later encounters this.

Will not be buying from

Other Thoughts: This review reflects negatively on Gigabyte, not Newegg. Although their change in replacement policy in recent years has made getting this board replaced more difficult that it needs to be, with Gigabyte's notoriously bad RMA service.

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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 115629 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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  • Weizhe C.
  • 10/12/2014 1:01:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Good MotherBoard

Pros: Good Layout
8 pin CPU power for overclocking
Wifi and Bluetooth very easy to setup

Cons: USB 3 headers are in an awkward place
Wish there were more fan pins

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  • Harris G.
  • 10/8/2014 10:38:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEdit for My Previous Review

Pros: None right now.

Cons: So I had ordered this board. And got it DOA but had not gotten a chance to send it back in the warranty period. So I ordered a second board to finish my mini ITX build. I received the second board and put together my build.

Now the motherboard will not detect my gfx card in the PCI slot. So I am force at the moment to use the internal gfx( which is fine until I can get my card to work). I install windows and I install the legitimate Intel HD Drivers for the board. Restart and now the minute it says starting Windows the monitor goes dark. I look through forums and reviews and find someone say that for a Devils Canyon CPU you need the latest firmware. I boot into safe mode remove the Intel HD Drivers and boot back into windows(non-safe mode) and update the firmware. I reinstall the drivers and once again. No video. This is the first time I have bought a Gigabyte Product and it will be the last.

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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 114842 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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  • Joe K.
  • 9/16/2014 10:58:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: BIOS/UEFI easy to set up once you figure out a few idiosyncrosies (see other thoughts)

Dual band wifi, displayport on board, lots of USB ports

Cons: Location of RAM slots + Corsair 250d + H100i cooler meant I had to install the in the board before I put the board in the case, and if I want to swap the ram at some point I'll probably have to pull it out.

I wasn't able to get the onboard video ports to work, but didn't try very long because I had a GPU installed and suspect that is the reason why.

Other Thoughts: First full build after tinkering with minor upgrades for a long time.

I used overclocked ram and didn't understand the way to set it at first, electing to manually set it to 1600. When I later figured out how to use the profile, I set the profile to 2400 only to discover it wouldn't go over 1600. It turns out that in the two different BIOS screens (a new version and "classic"), not all settings are visible in classic. My manual setting of 1600 was overriding the automatic use in hte profile. Once I set it to automatic and left the profile, the ram was overclocked properly.

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  • Sandra S.
  • 9/5/2014 8:59:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGigabyte Z97-N Gaming 5

Pros: This motherboard has almost anything and everything you would need from a mini itx board. No, it is not meant to overclock a core i7 to 5 ghz at high voltage. It is simply a board that is reliable, can do some overclocking if wanted and packs all of the necessary features at an affordable price. I had 3 maximus 6 impacts from Asus die on me, so I decided to go with Gigabyte and guess what, it actually works. If you are deciding whether or not to get this board, if you need a good board at an affordable price, this is for you.

Cons: The only con I could possibly list is that this board does not have many fan connectors. I just simply bought a 5 dollar fan splitter and it is work fine now.

Other Thoughts: This is a well rounded board that can punch high above its weight class in terms of feature set to price.

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  • Harris G.
  • 9/3/2014 5:32:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Board - RAM Slot DOA

Pros: Nice board. Packed with features

Cons: Because it is a Mini ITX board everything is packed super tight. I also received mine with a DOA Ram Slot.

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  • Sean M.
  • 9/2/2014 7:55:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock solid.

Pros: Looks great, runs flawlessly, huge feature-set for its size.

Cons: Maybe a little pricey, but in line with the features.

Other Thoughts: I got my copy right after release and it's been trucking along with zero issues since day 1. Posted fine on first run, no bad memory slots, and no issues detecting HDMI or video card.

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