GIGABYTE GA-MA790FX-DS5-Worst Motherboard ive encountered in 10 years of PC Upgrades

Well after 3 weeks of complete head scratching and endless frustration this motherboard is on the way back to the suppliers. It seems that even when you pay more for a product it doesnt always guaranteee quality. A motherboard twice the price of a entry level mobo.

Having tried everything i could possably think of to get the Mobo to work, posted on many forums around the net it seems its the Mobo thats at fault and not the PSU,Ram or CPU.

Having tried the Motherboard with my “old” AMD 6000 CPU the motherboard failed to power up in the exact same behaviour as before. Gigabyte Tech support have told me this now which while isnt news to me its some kinda of closure of the whole nightmare;

Dear Gerry,

Thank you for your kindly mail and inquiry. About the issue you mentioned, If the problem still occurs with supported CPU and with different hardware combination, then we suggest you to contact your motherboard supplier or nearest distributor and see if they help you to check your system directly to see if there’s a motherboard problem. For their contact information, please click HERE.

We are really sorry for the inconvenience you have with our product.

At last, if you still have any further question or suggestion about our products/service, please do not hesitate to contact with us. We will try our best to help you resolve the problem ASAP.


I found a rather mixed result of reviews on this motherboard which i never researched when purchasing i just assumed well it supports AM2+ (AMD New CPU sockets) and it will work fine. Lesson learned there let me tell you.

The has such a mix of reviews from folks that bought this board some with the exact same problem i have i.e a D.O.A Mobo.