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Pros: Good value
Feature-rich for the price point.
Well laid out.
Cons: There are a few things I wish the board had done differently, such as the entire UEFI layout, but...
My two big complaints are that the board shipped with a bios revision that didn't support Kaveri, and a complicated process to flash to a Kaveri capable bios (first time only at least- can't use @Bios or Q-flash going from F1 to F4 bios).
The other big issue is that the board died after a month and took the power supply with it.
That's the only real reason it loses an egg.
Note: It's been RMA'd and will either be repaired or replaced, which is why it doesn't lose any additional eggs. Gigabyte has one of the lowest-hassle warranty processes of any manufacturer.
Other Thoughts: While I realize it's wishful thinking at this price point and form-factor, at least one additional system fan header would be really nice.
The board died, and took a power supply with it... which is why it loses an egg.
I always want to give Gigabyte a chance, and always end up doing it on their first entry to a market (such as first version FM2+ boards).
My advice is to wait a revision or two and let them work the bugs out, because when they work, gigabyte motherboards are among the best.
This review is from: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
Pros: Very inexpensive
Supplied with flat cables
Provided steady, clean power.
Cons: Nitpicky since I knew it when I bought it, but I really wish the unit had fully modular cabling.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Comparatively very inexpensive.
Better integrated graphics than the most closely matched Intel competitor product.
AMD motherboards tend to be less expensive as well.
Good performance for a dual-core.
Great for a really basic Facebook and e-mail machine.
Cons: Runs surprisingly hot, even at idle (worse with stock cooler).
Not the greatest single-core performance.
Other Thoughts: This replaced an old budget build based around an AMD Athalon 64 X2. With only requisite updates (Ram, motherboard) it produced a system significantly faster than the one it replaced.READ FULL REVIEW