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Pros: It worked great running 900MHz for 6 months... then began to get hotter and hotter, limiting the GPU usage...
Cons: Board started running hotter and hotter even with fan set to full speed. Plenty of air moving through it, but even at 700MHz clock, it was skyrocketing in temp to mid 80's C until it finally died entirely.
Other Thoughts: Don't know if it was really worth the price, the 90 day warranty should have been a hint. It just didn't last the at least 2 years I expected... too bad...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Got it on sale! Great Value, quiet, works well.
Cons: Wasn't Free!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Well laid out, attractive color scheme and lighting! Works with standard and ES 5820K CPUs. Four memory slots more than enough in my application.
Cons: I don't like the default BIOS screen layout, but it's easy to switch to conventional mode.
LED's are board mounted on the back side to illuminate some board line graphics top side... a little bright and in a place that can be easily broken. Be very careful mounting this board and do not slide it across standoffs or surfaces as breaking the LED's is a real possibility.
Other Thoughts: Booted into BIOS first time after some obvious BIOS initialization that took half a minute. From then on, did a Load Defaults and rebooted as normal. Updated BIOS to F2b which was the latest Beta BIOS on the Gigabyte website, then installed OS and drivers without problem. Board worked flawlessly. Then did a simple OC to 4-GHz and still not a single problem. Outstanding performance, runs 61C with good air cooler at 4-GHz fully loaded all 12 threads (DUAL low speed PWM fans on tower heatsink in push-pull). Just an unexpectedly easy setup and install without any problems. All the USB ports worked from BIOS, nothing special needed to be done to use USB Flash for BIOS update.READ FULL REVIEW