Summary: Don't take my review for good, because the product I bought was defective from the start. It lasted only 6 hours and the motherboard was dead! The brand is the best! Asus makes great motherboards. Is true, I had problems with 2 Asus motherboards in my entire life, but I still use them! You can't buy a Gigabyte and AsRock is junk! The best brand is EVGA but is far to expensive, so here comes Asus. The chipset is very good!
Summary: I do intensive photographic manipulation ie photoshop CS5 extended,With various third party plugins ,Silver efex pro,Viveza,and various others as needed. This board allied with 16 gig of ram,1 TB hard drive,and other relevant items for a new build. Have fitted the INTEL i3 cpu . An example this loads Photo shop CS6Extended in 5 seconds .it really makes using the system a real pleasure,it runs on windows home premium 64 bit,if anyone is interested in my system please...
Summary: Easy to fit and set up, overclocking is simple to using the graphic overclocking tool. Fitted a Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU Cooler to it with an i5 processor. Also fitted an SSD boot drive.The machine boots up in 15 seconds to windows 7 64 bit.All in all great product.
Asus P8Z68-V LX Motherboard (Socket 1155, DDR3, 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16, ATX, LucidLogix Virtu)
B. Dunn "badunn", Amazon
28 April 2012
Summary: This is a full size ATX board - so make sure it will fit in your case. I didn't check this but fortunately it was OK. I have this coupled with i7 2600K and 16GB of Crucial RAM (CT2KIT51264BA1339 PC1333 4 x 4GB sticks) - running Win 7. Decided not to upgrade hard drives to SSD yet. Everything working fine. Boot time from button press to working desktop is about 25 seconds. Motherboard came well packaged, with 2 locking SATA cables + usual manual and drivers CD etc.
Summary: great motherboard,it has all the features a good motherboard should have, except for pci 3 and sli, if you dont want to go for a multi gpu setup, then buy this. it can run crosfire but in x8x4 which is not as good as x8x8. so if you want crossfire, buy a more expensive baord. however, i personally think that a single gpu is better as there are no bugs in it and it is more efficant.
Summary: Very happy with my purchase, cheap z68 mobo, got my i5 2500k overclocked to 4.5GHZ on air & loving it :) EDIT: Until i tried upgrading my ram to 16gb filling all the slots & was unstable, fault somewhere with the board, tested all memory in slots 1 & 2 on intelburntest even at stock speeds all memory ok, but try in slots 3 & 4 blue screen crashes or unstable, amazon are sending me another board :)
Summary: I bought this mobo after having 2 failures of the P8Z68-v Pro, a board that costs £150.00. Honestly I can see no reason now to purchase a more expensive mobo for the z68 chipset, this has all the things you need at a great price. It does however still have the uefi graphical bios which was what failed on the 2 pro boards, in both cases the board locked and would not post, stopping at the graphics test, there was no way to recover the bios as there was no screen output.
Summary: Good board for the price but the MOSFETs don't have heatsink unlike other more expensive boards from ASUS. CPUID HArdware monitor reports "CPUTIN" at 92 degrees Celcius even when the computer is idle. I just ordered a Thermalright Mosfet heatsink. I will update this thread once I have installed it. Caveats: Only 6 usb sockets at the back, no USB3 header, sound output plays on both front panel and back panel simultaneously unlike my other more expensive board.