Date Joined: 10/15/08
Pros: Great performer, doesn't run as hot as the others, tolerable noise level. Great display, perfect black levels.
Cons: There's a serious issue with the WIFI card. As soon as you get into a GPU intensive task like gaming, the WIFI will slow down to a crawl, like 1% of it's regular speed, ping will shoot up to over a second and you'll get random disconnect all the time, which makes online gaming impossible. I have tried to reach Gigabyte support but of course, no answers. It seems to be a common issue among the AERO series. Only workaround i've found so far is to disable 802.11ax and 802.11ac and move back to 2005 WIFI with 802.11n. It's slow, but at least it's stable.
Overall Review: Great hardware except for the WIFI.
Software wise is not configured correctly out of the box, had to fiddle with power options to get everything working as it should.
Pros: Price is good. USB3 & SATA 6GB. Full ATX.
Cons: I was fooled with the OC Genie feature, thinking I would be able to overclock my unlocked Intel processor. But this board has, in fact, absolutely no overclocking feature.
Pros: Amazingly quick. Fastest SSD on the market right now. From the login screen, every office app loads instantly. Install like a regular drive, no need for drivers. Cool, quiet, small. Windows 7 auto-detects it.
Cons: Price is a little high compared to the Samsung 830 which is similar. Intel Toolbox, which is highly recommended, is not included with the box, you have to download it (free).
Pros: Overclocked from 2.5 to 3.4 on stock volts and stock cooler. Stay below 60c.
Cons: Hate the push-pins design of the cooler.
Overall Review: GREAT overclocker for such a low price, great bargain !
Pros: Some nice overclocking/voltage options for a budget board.
Drivers works like a charm in Vista 64.
Overclocked my E5200 from 2.5 to 3.4 with stock volts everywhere.
Cons: PCI-Express video card blocks one of the SATA connector.
Lacks overclocking memory options.
No digital tosling or coax audio.
Overall Review: Good budget overclocking board if you don't wanna push your memory.