Great motherboard with a few caveats
***Pros***: Great all black design. Good overclocker. Lots of USB3 and SATA III connectors. x8/x8 CrossfireX. Virtu compatible. Beefy heatsinks on the VRMs. ***Cons***: 7 voltage regulators. While more than the 4 - 5 on budget boards, it doesn't compare to the 12 - 20 on high-end boards. This MB is right in the middle, and will handle overclocks up to 4.5GHz on a 2500k. AHCI BIOS menu takes about 10 seconds to load. This is because Gigabyte uses an older AHCI BIOS. If using an SSD, this will add 10 seconds to boot time. ***Other thoughts***: Overclocked my 2500k to 4.5GHz easily. Further voltage increases proved unstable. Comes with SLI bridge, but not CrossfireX.
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