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GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC) / 2933(OC)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Michael B.
  • 5/26/2016 11:51:13 AM

1 out of 5 eggsRun Away from this board, and this manufacturer. Another DOA board from Gigabyte.

Pros: None. It is DOA, how can there be any positives to that?

Cons: It does not work.
It is a waste of money.
It is even a bigger waste of time, which wastes $'s as well.

Other Thoughts: Add another customer to the long list of people who have DOA boards. I have never used Gigabyte before, and I won't make the same mistake in the future. This board looked great, and it seemed like a good deal at the time of purchase, but since it doesn't work it is a huge waste of money. In addition to the board, think about all the other costs that go into a custom build that are now up in the air due to Gigabyte having apparently no quality control whatsoever. Ram, cables, heatsink, video card, SSD and fans all purchased to match the color scheme of the board. Far to much money spent to change now, hope the RMA system gets me a working board so I can dump this system on someone else, as I have no confidence in it working for the long haul.
In addition, as another reviewer commented, the Gigabyte RMA system is a joke. I will wait and see what response I get from their horribly designed web form.
Heed the advise of everyone else who made the mistake of buying this board and Just Don't Do It!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 132195 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Scott D.
  • 5/16/2016 1:50:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI Received A Bad One

Pros: If you get one that works the features look like a good bang-for-the-buck.

Cons: The board I received presented the same issue that MANY other reviewers have noted. Upon powering up the board, the board cycles itself on and off in an endless loop. Board will not POST. RMAd board for refund.

Other Thoughts: I've heard of folks getting to the third board before getting one that works. I don't have that much patience. RMAd for refund.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 131686 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Keith A.
  • 5/14/2016 4:37:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't bother

Pros: It kind of worked

Cons: Waking up from sleep mode didn't work. I reinstalled Windows a couple times the issue persisted. I switched this motherboard out for another Gigabyte motherboard and waking up from sleep mode worked fine.

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  • Casey S.
  • 5/3/2016 7:25:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Worth It!

Pros: Looks Good and that is all.

Cons: After installation, I started noticing major lag drops and stuttering when playing multiplayer games.
Also the drivers aren't all that great as you will need to install them first before any of the hardware works.
Reading reviews after my purchase makes me regret it.
Bad Reviews.

Other Thoughts: I currently run a Intel 4790K, EVGA GTX980 never had issues on my MSi Krait Edition Motherboard until i switched to this one. Once I have moved over to multiplayer games the Framerates drop and stutters. When I play League of Legends it doesn't happen but once i switched to something like The Division, I get bad FPS and once that happens it affects the whole system and other games like League of Legends. I do not have a network issue as I'm running a Blast Package from Comcast no issues before on the MSi board only on this Gigabyte G1 board. I have ordered a new motherboard. If there is anyway to get a refund for this product I would like one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at
newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 135177 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Nicolas T.
  • 5/1/2016 12:05:01 PM

1 out of 5 eggsSimilar problem to other users

Pros: -

Cons: - I have had the exact same issue as some users in their reviews on this website: One night, I clicked sleep mode instead of power off. No big deal right? The next morning, once I pressed on the power button, it would turn on for 3 seconds, turn off, turn on, turn off without me touching anything else.

Like the other users, I tried everything I could find on the internet related to this issue (which seems to happen often). I would not recommend to anybody else.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at
newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 135183 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Kyle M.
  • 4/30/2016 9:51:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome mobo, great buy for your gaming rig!

Pros: easy to install
great bIOS UI
works great with intel i7
crossfire support

Cons: no cons i see

Other Thoughts: highly recommended

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  • Jason A.
  • 4/19/2016 5:25:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDecent for what it is...Poor RMA service

Pros: Very nice for what I paid for it. Loads of features.

Cons: Gigabyte RMA service. The board died on me so I RMA'ed it. That was almost 6 weeks ago. According Gigabyte's RMA page, They received the board on 3-9 and repaired it on 3-17. I completely understand that things can go wrong so the rating in this review is in no way a reflection of the motherboard itself. The 2 start rating us based solely on GB's RMA service.

Other Thoughts: I came back to GB after going Asus for my previous 2 boards and I am very disappointed that I did so. Thankfully I didn't get rid of my Sabertooth Mark 2 motherboard when I decided to downsize to a more compact mATX build. I'm not saying that i will never buy a Gigabyte product again, but I am saying I will definitely consider other brands first before I consider Gigabyte in the future.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/2/2016 9:40:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this motherboard

Pros: Great quality micro atx board. I decided to upgrade my 5 year old sandybridge PC but wanted to reuse my 32bg of RAM and micro atx case. Therefore I decided to go with a Z97 board instead of a Z170. I also wanted to be able to run a PCIe SSD at full speed and this board was the only Z97 micro atx board that offered two PCI 3.0 slots which would allow me to do that. This board is packed with features in such a small form factor. Love it.

Cons: None

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  • Brian C.
  • 2/18/2016 11:44:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProbably worst board I have ordered

Pros: -Price was cheap
-Had the features i need
-Small board

Cons: -2 RMAs, and 1 working but still defective board. First 2 RMAs the computer would power up then shut back off after about 1 second. Then restart itself then shut back off again very consistently. Tried a different power supply. Tried clearing CMOS. Nothing. Even RMA'd my processor thinking that perhaps that was the issue, but no.

-The 1 working board I have of these will not power down correctly. It's like the same issue but reversed! You power down, and then it boots back up. Is it windows crashing?? Nope, disabled that feature. Cleared CMOS, doesn't help. You can use the >Start>Shutdown, but after it shuts down you have to hold the power button or it will boot back up. Just going to use it until it breaks for good. For $89 I am tired of RMAs.

-Heat sinks on the board were really loose.

Other Thoughts: -Gigabyte is still my manufacturer of choice, but don't waste your money on this board.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at
newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 132474 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • N/A
  • 1/31/2016 9:01:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggschange my mind it deserves to win @ Newegg's Customer Choice Award.

Pros: great buy top product worth every penny recommended to all.I had issues with my last build but I can settle this was an awesome buy.

Cons: Overclocking has its days someone should post some steps.

Other Thoughts: what's with Windows 10 and power features. I think Windows 10 can break our motherboards.

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