Joined on 10/18/11
Pros: This card is handling everything I am throwing at it...has not missed a beat...stays cool, and is nearly silent. Great price too!
Cons: I can't really say anything bad, other than its not the top of the line - but who can afford top of the line anyway? This card is performing just fine. I play alot of Combat Arms and its doing a great job at 1920x1200 with all the features turned all the way up.
Product is exactly as advertised.
Pros: Arrived in 10 days, and from Hong Kong, I was expecting 2 weeks to 1 month, so I was pleasantly surprised. The product works well, and is exactly what is pictured in the photograph. Overall, I believe it to be a good value for the price, as a bare bulb of this type can easily be in excess of $10 by itself, and good luck trying to source one locally.
Cons: The bulb is not quite as bright as I expected, but then again, it is not intended to be used as a primary source of light - its decor, and achieves that effect. Incidentally, the description mention that it has 2 switches, one for on/off, and the other is a dimmer. in reality, both switches are on/off, there is no dimmer function built into the product (unless I am missing something).
Overall Review: As stated above, I believe it to be an overall good value for the money, especially because it is shipped from the other side of the world for no extra cost.
Pros: Very good price for a feature packed board. The mSATA port is really nice for an internal 311 series SSD. Intel RST works very well - runs your most used applications nearly instantly. BIOS (like all Gigabyte models) is simple, yet offers plenty of options. Includes 4 SATA cables in the box.
Cons: Could not get this board to work with XP - I think it may have to do with the Z68 chipset and no XP drivers for it. Had to break down and buy a full retail copy of Windows 7, but I was happy I did. Also, it did not recognize my older first-gen SATA drive.
Overall Review: Would like to have seen them include a DVI port and eSATA ports - this board has neither.