Summary: Some parts like the onboard usb and the sata are slightly difficult to access from time to time, but once you get them in the function of the board is great. Onboard sound and video are decent (if you're slowly adding parts to a new clone build).
Summary: This is an awesome board for it's price. It has a lot of features and it's boot up time is rediculously fast. However, it's flimsy. When installing your stuff you have to be very careful not to bend the board. Just plugging in the main power sounds like the board will crack in half. Feels cheap. Also, the rebate is just ludicrous. You have 10 days to submit or it's not valid.
Pros: - really awesome BIOS, - incredible bootup speed, - tons of features and easy to use
Summary: One of the heat sinks was half way off the board, its secured by some type of push pins so it was easy to put back. I just hope it does not come loose on its own over time. Maybe Poor quality control. I was skeptical about buying after reading some of the bad reviews from defective boards on newegg but a lot of these boards are being sold so its probably a small percentage considering that.
Summary: I can only compare this ASROCK Z77 Extreme4 with the Asus P8Z77-V Pro. Not quite a fair match but still, the ASROCK doesn'T get outshined. The ASrock has a high-quality construction but be aware: you'll need to support it from the back when you plug the big power connector and install your Ram: it's only suported by two rows of standoffs, not the usual three rows. Not really a "con" as long as you are careful.
Summary: "Very Good - Would Purchase Again" I in fact did. Bought my first one a couple months ago, to no fault but my own I fried it (shorted ChaFan1, burnt a trace, subsequently shorted that trace with one of the the lowest PCI-E 1x slot leads, which killed the Southbridge) Personally I don't think that should be possible, toast a resistor, sure... fry 4mm out of a trace that's 5 inches away, not so much. All-in-all easily recommend it.
Pros: - Relatively cheap for what it can do/what features it has., - Nice looking, uniform color scheme., - Lots of fan headers, 3 of which can be controlled by CPU temp., - Fairly robust regarding safety features, you can pretty much throw any settings you want at it, plug and unplug things randomly or improperly and the worst that happens is you'll reboot.
Cons: - No native PATA controller (with that, almost perfect board), - Can be a bit of a pain at times if you set anything up improperly, it provides very little information on the reason it cannot boot unless it's something major.