Originally Posted by Bojangles139
also, do you guys think this is a finished mobo? i'm building a htpc and would be nice to order one of these to start going on it, its all i'm missing is a good mobo.
Well, it sure looks like it to me. Mine was packaged in a production-like manner, just like the any other Gigabyte board I ever bought. And, mine is running perfectly so far. However, I believe the drivers are not fully cooked yet, especially the video, but I suspect this will happen soon. The board is not even announced yet on the Gigabyte site, so I am not sure why I was able to buy it, but I think all this will settle down in a few weeks/months.
Since I was building a machine right now, I choose to be on the bleeding edge, and so far I think I made the right decision. If you require completely stable drivers etc, then look elsewhere, or wait a bit on this one.
I think the 785G will be the standard (as soon as it is announced :-)) for low cost boards.