I am currently gearing up to build a benching station.
I will be using an mATX board.
I want to buy a Gigabye motherboard, but last time i tried to make my way around the website, well i got put off.
The site really needs an update, it seems very old in layout.
Adding the option to pick out only certain size motherboards would really be a plus.
That said, i am very sad that you only offer discount deals on ITX and ATX boards. I am looking for great mATX board that i can overclock with. Nothing extreme, just to play with the new Penitum Celeron cpu thats unlocked.
Since i find the gigabyte page annoying to search on, what can you recommend?
Just to focus on the website for now, as i am out the country, and wont be looking more into the motherboard until next month.
The website, is Gigabyte.dk, i would guess this is the new site.
I dont mind the site, what i mind is the lack of search options.
I can pick Socket and Chipset. Why on earth Gigabyte have choosen to leave out the options of motherboard size i have no idea.
If i could search LGA 1150 and size mATX, i could get an overview of all that Gigabyte has to offer right there, but instead i am forced to pick LGA 1150 (dont care about chipset for this project) leaving me with many pages to look threw to pick out the mATX boards. HAving a search options where i can pick, that it should only show mATX size, i would be left with one page, 5 to 10 boards, and have a great overview, this is what i find to be outdated and useless.
If you do head over to Asus's website, as an example, I get the options for searching; Platform, Socket, Chipset, Lastest technology, Formfactor, Multi GPU.
In my case, i would use Platfrom, Socket and formfactor, and get just what i need from my search, straight to the point. With Gigabyte, i have to spend pointless time looking threw motherboard that serve me no use.
This is what i am lacking. I can understand that if Gigabyte are aiming for the average newbie pc builder that has no clue what ITX,mATX,ATX XL-ATX and so on boards are, then the okay, its just a statement that Gigabyte isnt for me, but I want to give you guys another try. I havnt been impressed with my 280X, and i will be sending it to RMA soon, as the third fan bearing is broken and the fan is wobling around, but as far as motherboards go, I have heard great things, and my old HD6950 did a great job, it was also a Gigabyte.
Basically, this rant, is not to bring Gigabyte down, but a direct user to producer feedback.
As you can tell, i have been spoiled by Asus's website, and i currently own 2x Asus boards, and 2c Asrock boards, but with Asus's track record on NON ROG boards RMA, i want to avoid them at all cost, and that has brought my to Gigabyte, since i like the designs of the boards.
I will be in touch if i do get a Gigabyte board for the extended warrenty, which i think is one of the best reasons for me to go with Gigabyte, and the fact that Asus and Asrock have disappointed big time in this area.