Joined on 12/25/08
Pros: Awesome fast, responsive, and runs cool. With aftermarket cooling I have got a stable 4ghz @ 1.45 that is safe for everyday use. I also have gotten 4.1ghz, 4.2ghz, and almost 4.3ghz but needs water cooling to keep temps down.
Cons: It did not unlock and become the Thurban x6 that is supposed to be released next year. 2011
Overall Review: If you are planning on overclocking use the bios since most OC'ing software will not give the correct voltages. Also, make sure this is running as a quad in your task manager. right click task bar > left click task manager > left click performance tab > under cpu usage history ther should be four windows indicating four cores if not.. then reinstalling windows is the only option I have found to fix this.
Pros: Well constructed, has good bios options for overclocking, ACControl, 8+2 power design, and ... was able to fit a cooler on the VRM's. Board came with f2 bios making it ready for my 1055t.
Cons: f3a bios has something to do with a sound fix but it messed up my ram timings and would not boot with previous set timings. weird thing went back to f2 bios everything good again G.skill ripjaws 1600 6-8-6-20 with 1055t 4.2ghz (14x300) (had no sound issues don't care about f3a bios)(maybe forgot to set ram to 1.6v cause it defaulted it to 1.5v) Had a weird little issue with usb ports. I use wirless mouse/keyboard receiver uses usb port and when digital camera is hooked by front case usb my keyboard/mouse went dead. Swapped around usb cables from CM Storm case to motherboard fixed this issue with front case usb ports. Was tired when I had these two issues so I consider it user error.
Overall Review: Bought a half dozen Gigabyte boards for builds and all of them have worked the first time and have been reliable. No VRM cooling but aleast the holes are there for one to be added turning this into a good overclocking board.
Pros: Well constructed and moves alot of air.
Cons: I can not bear to be in the same room with this fan running on 12v.
Overall Review: This fan runs great with the wires moved from the 12v side of the connecter to the 5v side or the connecter modified to plug in upside down. The noise levels are reasonable and it still pushes a ton of air.