Summary: Not cheap, not Expensive, not gamer quality, but nothing you'd want to give your 4 yr old for whatever they do when you're not looking. This board can handle high end add-ons and give you plenty of performance without burning itself out in a month! I have this board as my personal PC where I occasionally edit photos and play games, but mainly stream music and watch Netflix.
Summary: Thanks for this great, hard to find item. The price was awesome and the shipping was quick and easy! My son is always buying computer parts and I appreciate that it's easy for me to get them through Amazon!!
Nice board, but received one with bent socket pins.
zKi Comp, Amazon
16 July 2013
Summary: This seems like a solid Z77 board for this price and from a big name. I was unfortunate enough to get one with bent LGA socket pins. I was frustrated and started the return process before I wondered if I might be able to fix it. With a magnifying glass and a spudger, I was able to bend the pins back to an acceptable range! I only recommend this for the very steady of hand. Anyway, I loaded this up with 8GB of 1600 RAM and an i5 3470 and it quickly posted.
Summary: Great Board for the price. Does what I needed for my wife's computer. She just watches videos, email and face book with it. I did have a minor problem with I updated the BIOS. After updating to "Version 2003". My wife started having random Internet Explorer restarts and BSODs. After downdating to "Version 1908", those problems went away. I just wish the problems showed up after I flashed the BIOS.
Pros: I really don't know what to say except for I love this motherboard. I'm currently using it in my Cooler Master N200 case. It does it's job and does it good. I did have any issue after I put everything together.