Summary: This is the coolest board I've ever seen with my own eyes. Just wish Intel chips we're competitively priced with AMD. Doesn't work so well for running Mac OS X unless you've got a way to get the broadcom LAN chip to work.
Stock bios was OLD (and wonky) - Great board after bios update.
14 April 2013
Summary: I did lots of research before deciding on a Z77 board. I had certain credentials which were very important in my build. 1) I wanted something with a black/red color scheme for aesthetics. (while not important, I'm OCD about things matching).
Summary: Installation with windows 7 not as smooth as expected since some hardware was not recognized. Updated to Windows 8 was a bit smoother but not perfect. The board had to be replaced due to suspected power surge but have not been able to confirm. Performance as a multimedia server is pretty good.
Summary: Gives everything you could want, even the very weird and now dead floppy and IDE ports! If you have socket 1155 still and see no need to change your CPU, you can't really go wrong with this board!
Summary: People overlook, or just ignore ASrock and their fatal1ty products, and their reasons always seem to boil down to the fact that they aren't a well enough established brand to take a gamble on.
Summary: I know this is meant to be a gaming board but I use it for my Windows Home Server for extra storage. 3 x 2.5" HDDs and 7 x 3TB and 4TB HDDs I have in there. No Bios settings needed changing - all drives detected off the bat. BIOS seems very intelligent as well. Example: 1.