The driver disk is by far the worst I have ever seen leaving you determine which drivers ...
2 weeks ago
Summary: This motherboard had all of the features I wanted and expected. However, as one reviewer pointed out, the PCB thickness makes the board flimsy so much so that you think you will break it when inserting RAM or cards.
Cons: The card no longer detects my video cards. I used this card for about 6 months. Now it just will not recognize video cards at all. I know my cards are fine as they work in other machines just fine. I have tried every workaround and tested every component and sure enough it appears to be motherboa...
Summary: I dislike having to post this review, as I do believe with the design flaw I mentioned above taken care of, even via simply using a thicker backboard, that this would easily be a motherboard that lasts a long time. It's well-built. It comes with a lot of stuff that's hard to get elsewhere.
Pros: This was, at the time I purchased, the cheapest Z97 board that supported Intel's Xeon CPUs while having PCI 3.0. Conveniently, it also reviewed really well. For a long time, it worked perfectly. However, the board has a bit of a design flaw that has over time reduced its reliability for me. Perha...
Cons: Really, this board has one major design flaw - it's flexible. Very, very flexible. It's easy to bend the board in place simply by pressing gently on it. Over time, the fluctuating heat where I live, in conjunction with this fact, has slightly warped a few of the contacts on the board - as I said,...
Summary: As others have stated, it is very hard to find a descent 1155 MB anymore, so with limited options this MB is ok and will allow you to extend your use of older chips.
Pros: UEFI Bios is very nice, OC to 4 Gig on 2500K was a breeze( using Corsair H100 water cooler also ) , XMP for memory profile worked flawlessly, I was able to replace old MB without re-installing OS.
Cons: The PCI-E 3.0 slot does NOT support my PCI-E 3.0 video card. After some exhaustive research I found out that some Z77 chipsets simply will not recognize a 3.0 card.
Summary: Purchased this to replace and old Asrock P67 board that died on me. Out of the box worked great. BIOS is easy to maneuver and use. If you're looking for a solid LGA1155 board on the Z77 chipset you can't go wrong. Have been running this board for about 3 months and its performed like a champ so far.
Summary: The ATX 1155 socket is just getting harder and harder to find so I really had no choice but to purchase this a second time. The first one the DIMM slots burned out after a GPU upgrade
Pros: It is a stable board that has plenty of features. You can pay a lot more for less.
Cons: This board is just too thin. If you have a large air cooler and a couple of full size GPU's there is quite a bit of stress that can cause warping. It is just a little bit more narrow than my old Gigabyte board so it only uses 6 hold down screws rather than a standard 9 so this is even less stabil...
Pros: Great board. Operates very well and everything installed flawlessly. All the xfast features are pretty nice ( xfastlan, xfastusb and the tuner center). Very clean and sleek looking. Intel core i5 running at 3.2, corsair hydro series H60 and 16 gb Ripjaws (2x8 gb) running very smoothly.
Cons: No cons. Make sure you update your windows before installing the drivers from the cd. Some may conflict causing the blue screen of death.