Summary: This is the second one of these boards I have purchased. Need I say more? I don't overclock, I build bulletproof fast machines that perform without tweaks. This is for my Brother, and when you build a machine for a family member it will haunt you forever if is a lemon. That is why I always build a family member a clone of one I already have that has proven to be bulletproof which the P8Z68 Deluxe is.
Summary: Pros: Excellent for overclocking, gets my i7 2600k to 5.0 with no issues. Good power management. USB 3.0 header. 4 Sata 6Gb/s headers. Ivy Bridge compatible. Nice color scheme. Cons: Pricy if you can't find a used one. PCI slots are unusable if you use crossfire/sli.
Summary: Board runs great - it is just when it boots up you can hear growling and popping noise coming through the speakers. I checked all the connections - something is just not grounded in the audio jacks.
Summary: Today I wasted hours with ASUS phone "support. talked to 6 different agents and 1 supervisor. My second motherboard just died and ASUS said they were going to send a new one last week and for me to wait until past Tuesday for confirmation. Nobody called nor email messages. Today first 4 agents and 1 supervisor told me they were going to resolve the issue and left me stating I was going to be transferred to the right department. then all of them ended the call.
Summary: This has been a great motherboard for 5 months, then one day, the computer was dead. The motherboard diagnostic lights indicated a failed CPU. I called Intel on Wednesday, had a new replacement CPU in my hands by Thursday afternoon. Absolutely unbelievable experience. Then I put the new CPU in the motherboard, and the same thing occurred- red CPU diagnostic LED, no boot up.
Summary: First time with ASUS , I really recommend this motherboard. Working with i7-2600k, Crucial 128 SSD and 2 GTX 570 SLI. Works perfect and very fast. Great desing, a lot of USB ports, USB 3.0 compatible, and also have the choice to upgrade to a pcie 3.0 video card.