Summary: Originally purchased for the aesthetic but so much u can do as far as temperature monitoring. So I'm very happy I purchased. Not only does it look great and it keeps motherboard cool awesome product by asus never been disappointed by them.
Summary: The Armor Kit fit the motherboard perfectly. I opted this for this option because my son was going to be moving the system around and thought the extra support of the motherboard might be a good idea. Very impressive design.
Summary: Hopefully this does something good. It's hard to tell if it will. If anything, it will probably support the motherboard and keep it from bending if you have a heavy CPU cooling system. I unplugged the assistant fan because it made too much noise.
Summary: This kit is well worth the money and installation time, with a couple small issues Pros: The metal back plate makes this board solid, even more solid than its Z87 Sabertooth cousin. With this armor kit, the board will not sag under the weight of heavy graphics cards or a large CPU cooler. It also stiffens up cases that have some frame flex due to large cable management holes in the motherboard tray. Makes the board look extremely unique.
Summary: I purchased this for the Asus Gryphon z97 - the updated version of the board this kit was designed for. According to a web search - it is supposed to fit - and it does. It is exactly as advertised - a metal plate to attach to the back of the motherboard to "stiffen" it up to prevent damage while supporting oversized/weight components, a large plastic dust shield/component protector for the front, and a bunch of dust covers for every port and connector on the board.
Summary: fast delivery, arrived in great conditions product is "must buy" to use with the gryphon motherboard. looks great, makes motherboard very sturdy and stable, allows airflow and protects from dust.