Summary: I bought this board for a budget build a did a couple of months back. I paired it with a 4th gen i5 and it has been running incredibly since the day I power the machine up. Everything worked right out of the box with no configuration required. Asus is my go to brand when I don't need all the power/features of say an EVGA board. Don't get me wrong though, that's not to say that this board is devoid of features, it just doesn't have as many.
Summary: Gaming or overclocking? Hit back on your browser. Let's face it, it's a boring board. But a great choice for business workstations where price and reliability are more of a concern. The CSM (Corporate Stable Model) has a longer support period from ASUS and goes through more compatibility and quality testing - similar idea to the LTS releases of Ubuntu. But unlike most 'business' products, it's actually at a very reasonable price.
Pros: Compact, full range of PCI slots (x16, x1, std), plenty of SATA ports (w/4x6GB/s), CSM
Cons: No labelled riser for case jacks (like on P8Z77-M), only 2 SATA cables included.
Summary: Beautiful lay out and color 4 memory sockets VGA,DVI,HDMI USB 2.0 and 3.0 (The blue ones) LGA 1150 4th generation intel SATA 6.0 and one of the most BIOS interface I have seen where you can control speed of your fans crammed on a Micro ATX by a well known respeted motherboard manufacturer!! What is not to LOve? what are you wating just go ahead and buy it!!
Summary: great motherboard and amazing response with a i5-4430. it comes with daemon tools pro on the disk (why advertise a demo), but sadly no cd key. still a great choice if you are putting a pc together it runs cool and has just the right amount of slots for a couple fans
Pros: 4th gen intel support, 4 ddr3 ram slots, great price
Cons: 2 fan slots, 4 pin power connecter can be confusing., no daemon tools pro cd key
Summary: I usually wouldn't review the motherboard after only a few days - but I feel that the ridiculous 1-star review needs to be offset. Standard DDR3 RAM fits fine, as does new fourth-generation Intel CPU. It has video ports for every taste (VGA, DVI, HDMI, and D-Sub); SATA-3 and USB-3 (2 on the back, and 1 inside) ports. All of that in a micro-ATX form factor and sub-100 price point. In summary, if you assemble your own computer - it's certainly something to consider.