Summary: While I'm thankful for many things today, my ASUS Maximus IV Extreme -Z isn't one of them. Parts listed in this build are 2 years old, but never used. Bought them December 2011 right before Uncle Sam sent me to Korea. Just got back to USA and now finally using them for this build.
Summary: I purchased this board. installed it and it was defective. The board failed after five minutes. I sent the board back to ASUS. They told me the board was defective and they would replace it. As of this date I am in court with them as defendants as I have not received a return board.
Summary: I really loved this MOB when I first got it...but now after about a year or os, not so much...the overclocking that is supposed to be such a breeze, not so much. In auto mode the thing cycles forever trying to find an acceptable setting, manually it's a crap shoot.
Supposed to be a gread board. No PCIe flexibility. Dead onboard USB ports.
The R00ster, Amazon
3 January 2013
Summary: Cons: First and foremost, let me say that the PCIe slot placement on this board is terrible. Unless you want to run a single doule-wide GPU off of the NF200 (slot #3) or in the fourth (8x as opposed to 16x) slot, you only have three extra PCIe slots that will accommodate expansion cards (one of...
Summary: It became clear to me when I booted up into the BIOS that I will NEVER use all the overclocking options this board has to offer. That being said, I can rate this up from 3 stars for my stupidity of thinking it will work with an Ivy Bridge chip out of the box.
Summary: I got blue screen always and system hang many times. Asus MAXIMUSIVEXTREME-Z Intel Core I7 2600K ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 Corsair 8 GB Vengeance Red PC3-12800 OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 SATA III Cooler Master GX Series 750W
Summary: I Bought this Motherboard for my personal gaming rig and let me say that the on board led helps a heck of a lot when diagnosing problems. To all that are considering buying this product, do not upgrade your bios unless you are experiencing problems that cause for such.
Summary: This motherboard and its BIOS makes is so easy to overclock the CPU. Building a computer is easy, but overclocking it is another thing, and I think the more you learn about your system and how it works the better things should get! NOT!!! At least for me.