Joined on 09/03/11
Cool board with a lot of features
Pros: -most everything you could want out of a mobo -stays way cool, supports loads of case fans if you really need it -z77
Cons: -my first one was DOA. shoddy QC? -side-facing SATA ports are a little hard to work with inside a case. if you want to move anything around you pretty much have to unplug all your drives and start over
Overall Review: While my first one was dead on arrival, and set me back almost three weeks in serving a client, the second one was as it should be. To the credit of Gigabyte's customer service, i spent zero time on hold when troubleshooting the board with them, and was connected to the same technician each of the three times I called. Strong job.
Lightweight, low profile, quiet
Pros: - small profile, stays out of the way even in a 'busy' case - truly quiet -keeps my OC'd i7 running cool as a cucumber at 4.4ghz
Cons: -pretty irritating to install. almost needed to sprout another hand to hold all the junk together while trying to screw in the fan/radiator bit. in retrospect, i could have used some light tape to stick the two together for that part.
Another bulletproof psu from corsair
Pros: -built like a tank -plenty of juice -modularity is excellent - no unneeded cables interfering with airflow
Cons: -packaging is absurd and wasteful. ditch the plasticised sleeve and just print the specs on the brown cardboard. The little drawstring sacks for the psu and cables are way overkill too.
Overall Review: No complaints other than the serious overpackaging. Save yourself some money, Corsair!!! Your products speak for themselves - flashy junk not needed.