I use this machine for gaming, 3d modeling / rendering, and literally anything else because I haven't found anything that it can't handle. This board had absolutely no problems after a bios update, and the only real issues I had with it involved the case I chose, which was the chassis from an old Gateway ALR 7200. Bahamut may look rough on the outside, but do not be fooled, it is an absolute beast.
Also, My old build was an i3 2100 running on an ASUS P8H67-m le, with a WD black and What I suspect is DDR2. I kinda needed the upgrade.
Extremely awesome processor for it's price, probably the best buy on the market, at the very least until AMD Ryzen comes out, and maybe even then.
Definitely recommend going for all copper heatsinks like this one, It's quite, it's efficient, mounting wasn't too bad and it was cheap, best buy of the build by far.
Board works great!!! But was super expensive for something that only supports 64GB RAM, I definitely wish that Gigabyte would make a board with higher RAM capabilities, but It did come with some neat parts like every type of SLI bridge under the sun, including 4 way and HB SLI, which probably contributed to the price. Over all, I think I still prefer ASUS, but the hardware is great, might even be worth the price.
RAM works, price is just about expected for RAM that hits 4GHz, I hope they make it in 16 GB sticks, because I'll be ready for an upgrade eventually.
Kind of an older SSD, holds up for me just fine holding all of my commonly written data, and is SAMSUNG so you know it's got the performance, and no worries, it hasn't caught fire.
Great price for an NVMe, especially one of this capacity, some people said it was touchy and tended to break, but I saw NONE of those issues with this, great buy!
Possibly has issues with absorbing it's own hot air, but can be upgraded with a 3d printer and just a little bit of know-how, holds the custom airflow shroud for my build and works great.
Compared to other PSUs, it was a great price, was also modular, which was a great first for me, and has plenty of power for my build, I can support 4 way SLI, but even that probably wouldn't fill out my power limitations.
It's a CD drive, nothing special, but good price.
I hate Windows 10, and how Microsoft is constantly shoving its stupid ads down your throat, I somehow managed to turn off most of what I didn't want, but I still can't get rid of the dynamic picture splash screen on boot before login, It's the last thing in my way of a < 1 sec boot time, so I will be looking up a tutorial soon, PRO isn't any better, if you can do so, get Windows 7, otherwise, just avoid 8, at this point is 7 preferably, 10 begrudgingly, and nothing else. (Though I suppose you could go full time linux.) IT'S SUPER EXPENSIVE, SO AT LEAST GET RID OF THE ADS, FIX YOUR GARBAGE MICROSOFT!!!
This exists I can't even tell which entry for this product is real, and which one's the Chinese knockoff, maybe there's no real one, in fact, maybe all these different brands are all owned by one sole company, either way, it's just about your only option for a media dashboard, (unless you're into fan control), and it worked, so I guess it gets three stars...