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. Runs excellently with windows and it's got so much red and blue on the IO pannel. This would be amazing with a huge power supply and 3 blazing fast video cards. BIOS screens are very well put together and easy to get around.
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). 2) The VRM heatsinks around the CPU socket (more specifically ABOVE the socket) couldn't be real large or they would run into my fans attached to my XSPC RX360 Radiator in the top of my Cooler Master HAF-X.
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.