Summary: Bought this motherboard to replace my Foxconn mobo that burnt out. Happy to say it fit in my case - its rather large - and everything is working as expected. The layout is nice, and the ports are really easy to get to. Love the ability to overclock, as well.
Couldn't get Windows 7 or Server 2003/2008 to install
28 March 2013
Summary: Had to return the first board. Anything prior to Windows 8 wouldn't load and then the board started to have issues with posting. Update: Received 2nd board, same issue. Windows 7 and Server 2008 won't get past the "Starting Windows" logo at the very start of setting up windows.
Summary: I've been VERY pleased with this motherboard. Contains many of the latest features and has shown great performance. Paired with an Intel i7 3770K processor, my PC screams. The boot time from power on (not standby) to the Windows 8 logon screen is at 10 seconds.
Summary: I'm not an over-clocker (so far) but this board is extremely well built and reliable. I have an I5 chip, 32 gig of memory and a 2gig video card. I added a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO to cool the CPU. The board has 13 thermal sensors.
Summary: In the past, I have only bought MSI and Asus motherboards. I swore to those brands. However, after looking at all of the benchmarks I decided to venture out and try this board. It it easily one of the top performing z77 boards period. The aesthetics are sexy. The overclocks are so high.