Summary: I am not sure how this mobo will fair long term because the first one was functionally DOA. The first would shut off completely if any amount of load was placed on the CPU, this is with the factory specifications on memory and cpu and tested with a Xeon 1230v2 and a i5 2550k, so I had to return it. I had to test every component in the system (I tested CPU, PSU,GPU, RAM) to find it but it turned out being the motherboard.
Summary: I have a full-sized rig in my living room and wanted a smaller one for the bedroom. I needed a mini-PCIE slot on the motherboard for wifi and a Z77 chipset to take full advantage of the i7-3770K I got so cheap at MC. The highly rated Asus Deluxe mITX board was out of my price range so I was left to choose between Gigabyte and ASROCK. I had been at the same decision point for my full-sized rig and I first went with Gigabyte since I hadn't heard of ASROCK at that time.
Summary: I purchased this to replace a EVGA Z77 Stinger and I definitely like the ASROCK Z77E board better (it's what I wanted in the first place, but the local retailer was out of stock, which is why I tried the EVGA board). Compared to the EGVA board, this has mSATA (the EVGA has mPCIe if you want to add on a wifi module) and includes the mPCIe wifi module.
Summary: This mini itx is really good for people who want to set up a small factor pc, but be aware that it is not possible to mount a low profile cooler (such as my noctua NH-L9i) due to the capacitor located on top of the pci-E slot. Other than that it is a really good product.
Summary: i got this for its 8-pin cpu power feature and dolby audio plugs (that i'm honestly unlikely to use) if you are windows only, this is a great board- all drivers come with to install. if you are of the habit of putting the disks aside in favour of getting the newest ones one line you will be stuck; you have to install the dravers in the first place to go online! i like to jump into ubuntu from time to time using usb installs. just as well i did not put it on my hardrive.
Top board but it does not come without a few problems.
Yiddo85 "Yiddo85", Amazon
17 November 2012
Summary: This is an excellent board. The features are very good in regards to speed and overclocking. I wont go into too much detail but will link my build here. There are 2 main bad points. Be warned. 1. The CPU socket is very close to the PCI-E so you will have trouble with most aftermarket coolers. The Zalman CNP9900 MAX as per my review fits perfectly. 2.
Summary: Been running this 24x7 for about 2 weeks in a Mini Windows Hyper-V server with a Core i5 3470S and 16GB Corsair Value ram, really pleased with it so far. Love the UEFI/GUI style bios, and its pretty easy to find all the settings although I am not overclocking/tweaking. I did actually UNDER-clock this to save power and most timing/multiplier settings etc are there, it never gave any problems.
Summary: This board ticks almost every requirement you could want from a higher-end ITX system. The price is a bit steep, but comparable to similar ITX offerings. My only criticism is that the CPU socket has been positioned very close to the PCI-e slot. This is not a major problem for me as the Intel HD4000 should be sufficient for my needs, BUT if you are planning on adding a Graphics card or tuner card etc you may run into difficulties if you are using anything other than the...
Summary: В целом навороченная плата форм-фактора Mini-ITX. Вас ждут все фишки чипсета Z77 и все ограничения форм-фактора. В целом плата отличная, но вот смысла использования в ней чипсета Z77 особого нет. Если берешь плату MiniITX, значит собираешь энергоэффективный компактный ПК, а процессоры с поддержкой разгона по множителю совершенно не энергоэффективны.
Pros: + компактный размер, влазит в любой корпус + поддержка 8-ми фазного питания + Wi-Fi + DVI, HDMI и Display Port + отличная звуковая карта с поддержкой 7.1 + 4 USB 3.0 + 2 SATA3 + поддержка всех процессоров Ivi и Sandy Bridge + поддержка разгона по множителю
Cons: - цена кусается - при использовании низкопрофильного куллера по-сути можно забыть про возможности разгона, а при использовании полноценного куллера, об использования корпуса ITX - Слот PCI-e расположен сильно близко к соккету, что ограничивает выбор куллера теми, что не закроют слот для видеокарты - отсутствие слотов PCI-e x1