Summary: I built my new machine with the ASUS P8H77-M/CSM motherboard, in a Corsair 350D micro-ATX case, with a Pentium G2030 (3.00 GHz) processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, a Corsair power supply, and no video card. The total cost was about 500 dollars, not including the operating system. All in all, I am entirely satisfied with this motherboard.
Summary: This board works great with a supermicro aoc-usas2-l8i pci express adapter. I have 12 hard drives connected (8 to the sas adapter, 4 to the motherboard) and it works flawlessly for document storage and archival, virtual machines, and system backups. Total system idle power consumption with 12 drives running (not spooled down) is 60 watts.
Summary: I got this from Amazon under my wife's account. Purchased the mobo, an i5-3550P, and 8G of compatible Crucial ram. Background: I personally built literally thousands of servers and workstations between 1985 and 2005 in Texas. That was my business. Always used ASUS main boards and had maybe 10 bad mobo's in all that time. In the last 5 years, (I'm strictly software now) I've bought 6 ASUS mobo's and not one of them has lasted more than a few months.
Summary: I would say this was a good purchase, the motherboard works great an gets the job done, it looks great, the manual is very helpful and easy to understand and the BIOS is quite user friendly, it even has an EZ-Mode which allows to switch between a power saving mode and a turbo mode, change the boot priority, and check the current temperatures, even the advance mode is relatively easy and gives hints of what the feature you're modifying.
Summary: Im not impressed, but im not saying its bad. This board is good, stable, and has all the features you would expect from an H77 chipset. I like that it has 2 PCI slots, but the black one is PCI-2.0. It gets the job done for a small price.
Summary: i was abit dubious about the smallness of this mb,but i was really surprised when i installed it in my poota case,the bios was new to me as i was used to the old bios set ups.......but after googleing the bits i didnt understand then everything was hey ho.....
Summary: Motherboard has been working very well since buying, perfect for what i needed, my only complaint is that i wish they did the USB 3 header on a right angle, as the wire is so stiff, it touches the back of my graphics card, but i recommend this motherboard !
Summary: This is an excellent board for the price. I have used it to power my i3 based system and it is stable and does everything one could ask for. Note that there are various versions of the board: there is P8H77-M which is what I got and this has 4 DIMM slots for memory. The other reviewer must have gotten the P8H77-M LE board which is slightly less expensive and has 2 DIMM slots for memory.
Summary: I bought this motherboard for a home build gaming PC, where I was trying to keep things simple (1 graphics card, 1 hard disk, 1 optical drive). This board was a perfect fit for my needs, both on paper and more satisfyingly in real life too. The benefits: >Safe choice - ASUS living up to its reputation for quality >Sensible mATX size - mATX cases are already huge, why go for standard ATX?