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: After receiving a DOA, bent pin, Newegg not wanting to take it back, claiming user induced damage I was really pissed, Newegg stated they are following the Asus policy. User induced damage... first thing I did was open box and check the cpu slot with a magnifying glass...
Some issues, but all surmountable, and a good board overall
Grant A. Bugher, Amazon
29 January 2012
Summary: I just built a full system around this board: i7-2600K, 256GB Crucial m4 SSD, 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600, and two eVGA nVidia 580 GTXs in SLI. The pros: It's got all the features you need for both general use and enthusiast (overclocking) use.
Summary: The ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe motherboard has gotten very good reviews, however I had to return two of these boards because they were both defective. It might just be bad luck, but I have never had so much trouble with a motherboards before.
Summary: Pros: Very solid performance all-around. Error code display is *extremely* useful for diagnosing issues during builds. Includes USB 3.0 front connector. Very flexible BIOS options and plenty of support/options for overclocking.
Summary: I built a computer around this board to replace my old Core 2 Duo on an ASUS P5WDH Deluxe board which was still rockin' but getting long in the tooth after 4 years. The first board I received worked only intermittently. When the board was screwed flat to the case standoffs it would not boot.
Summary: Easy painless install and setup. No issues noted, high quality. Fired up first hit. Using SSD as cache drive was a pain to set up for various reason, and can't say that I'm seeing any benefit. Slower if anything...suspect I'll end up reformatting/configuring and using the SSD as an OS/boot drive.
Onboard Audio won't do Dolby Digital Live for gaming
Jay B, Amazon
2 November 2011
Summary: I recently built a brand new system to play Battlefield 3 and next-gen games. I reviewed this motherboard carefully. I saw that there were no video ports as they were sacrificed for an extra gigabit port and other connectivity.