So i was just wondering if anyone knows how reliable or how high/low quality this motherboard is, and hopefully its value as if its good enough i might move one to ryzen possibly (doubtful) i just want to know if i have a good motherboard. thanks
I can see that you already have the board, so I'll skip the obvious.
The UD5H is a pretty decent board. Sin was kinda the OG when it came to Intel boards up to Haswell, before he stopped putting out content, so here's a rundown of the board and associated board features:
This was 2012 and a mid-range board, so you won't find PowIRs, but the delivery setup isn't bad. The two MOSFET heatsinks are very well finned and connected between them and the PCH by means of a heatpipe (god, I miss the actual heatsinks of old, not the edgy, blingy garbage of today with 0 additional surface area). Some nice board buttons for OCing too. If your specs are correct and you are running a regular i5-3570 @ 4GHz by making use of the partially unlocked multiplier, you shouldn't be have any problems.
Again, this is Ivy Bridge, so you have Marvell and VIA third-party controllers to supplement the sparse USB 3.0 and SATA3 available from the Panther Point PCH; not all your ports are native. What I find most interesting is the SATA power connector available to the PCIe slots.
While they've been pretty stellar over the years with physical quality, Gigabyte's never been much good at designing BIOSes compared to the competition, and their 3D BIOS of that era (I have an essentially identical version on my H97N-WIFI) sucks pretty bad, particularly when it comes to finding settings and fan control options. But it's usable. And you get DualBIOS, a relative staple of Gigabyte boards from Sandy to Haswell, something us AMDers still don't get in 2019.
It is a good board, but when it comes to high-mileage hardware like this one, no one can really tell you when they'll give up the ghost. It can be gradual, or you might wake up one day and the board just doesn't have it in it anymore. Personally, I've had to deal with a roughly 6-year-old-at-the-time Asus P7P55D Pro (IIRC, a lot of the Ibex Peak-era Asus boards looked similar) when it was nearing the end of its lifespan and threw increasing numbers of BSODs regardless of what I did. It housed a i5-650 and i5-760 for most of its life and did office work. On the other hand, there is one sole remaining system in that office running the same board, P7P55D Pro, with a i5-760, that still works pretty well; there are lots of retired Conroes from there, but also a single Pentium (E2160?) still going. I have a ~7-year-old system with a i7-3770 and OEM Dell H77 board, and a ~6.5-year-old system with a E3-1230v2 on a Z77 Extreme3, and both are chugging along on the daily. Three separate 5-year-old Haswell platforms with a i3-4160, i5-4460 and i7-4790K still work just fine.