For what the board is, it is virtually perfect. There is always room to want more, but this board didn`t leave me feeling like I was missing out on anything. If there are any features you want that aren`t provided, there are higher end Gigabyte motherboards that have them, but for a strong general purpose board this is hard to beat. The only things a user could realistically miss are: IEEE 1394 headers and Wi-Fi. IEEE 1394 isn`t nearly as common as USB and Wi-Fi is a premium feature (that is offered on higher end Gigabyte boards). The software worked almost perfectly; it required an update but after that it worked without any problems! The only bug I noticed was incorrect memory frequency being reported but that didn`t affect performance. The board was completely stable; the only time I ever had a crash was when the pushing the CPU with too low of voltages!"
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