Summary: This H77 board was a great find. I used this with an i3-3245 for my little brother for school and light gaming and the system has been rock solid. As another reviewer noted, the driver disc does have some bloatware - I'd stay away from the chrome and adobe reader installer.
Good motherboard with a flexible BIOS and zero issues so far
U. W. Radu, Amazon
18 November 2013
Summary: Bought this for my personal home development workstation in conjunction with a 240GB SSD and 16GB of RAM along with a compact desktop case. I'm reusing a Sandy Bridge i3-2100 from a previous system since my work is much more RAM than CPU intensive.
Summary: This is a very easy board to use. The user manual makes it easy to connect all your devices and case wires. I love the 2 PWM 4-pin fan headers (CPU & Chassis). Although I used this board to build a silent general office PC, I can see how it would be great for a HTPC build too (I love the CIR header...
Summary: Great board for HTPC. Matched this with INTEL I-3 and 8 gig ram, downloaded latest drivers from As Rock website, computer was up and running and watching movies within the hour. Easy board to work with if you are a novice to building your own computers.
Summary: I'm very happy with this motherboard. Good price, documentation is good, no problems with drivers, installation was uneventful. Boot times are great! From a cold boot to being fully logged-in to Windows in 17 seconds. No more need to place PC in hibernation or sleep mode.
Summary: I had purchased this motherboard with the intent of using it to replace my current HTPC. The board is advertised to have a fully functional PCI Express slot. What you do not find in the product description, or the AS Rock documentation, is that this PCI Express slot is only limited to graphics...
Summary: Pros: No drivers to install - everything worked out of the box USB3 & eSATA port on back plane Good range of video & audio connector you could need Note: No wifi on board - I prefer using usb wifi since it is easy to upgrade as newer devices becomes available
Summary: I have two of these. Absolutely no issues. I am using an inteset CIR receiver to turn these on or off. Don't forget to plug in the secondary 4-pin power supply connector. It won't boot if you forget it.