Asus P8z77 review great board for first small gaming rig.
5 July 2014
Summary: I bought this to try an Intel processor and have always used Asrock boards but after getting 2 bad boards from them and hassle about returns I went with this Asus. I have always been an AMD person and thought Id try Intel. The board works great got all the options that I was looking for for building my first Intel gaming rig.So far the performance has been good. I have no complaints about this board as of yet. I have only had it for about a month so we will see.
Summary: I wish I could say that I was gentle with this as I built my PC, but alas I gave it a good roughing up as I fumbled my way through my first build. I might've gotten a resilient little sucker, but here is a list of things that it survived: -Over ten tries to mount it to the case which failed because the back panel plate's bent back metal teeth were in the way -Sticking the wet hair on my dumb head next to the backside (by the CPU, naturally) -Tightening the mounting...
Summary: The motherboard has met all my expectations. All of the advertized features work and the board was not damaged. The motherboard's automatic voltage setting does set voltages a bit too high for my 3570k at 4.3-4.4ghz, but at stock it works fine.
Summary: This motherboard replaced me previous one because of the lack of pci express 3.0 slots on the old one. This motherboard gave me that, and also much more. It gave me more ram slots. It was even just a bigger board. The only problem I have with this board was during the installation process, I had to change something in the BIOS to allow me to boot to windows. I also had to reinstall windows for some odd reason. It is a great board and I highly recommend it.
I like the board, but first one had defective on-board sound
2 February 2014
Summary: The item arrived promptly from Amazon.com (as usual), however, after installing it I found that I was not getting sound from the on-board Realtek sound controller. Well, after a long process of troubleshooting that did not yield results, and then finding that other people with the exact same problem with this particular (and some similar P8 variants) ASUS motherboard were only able to correct it by replacing the motherboard, I contacted Amazon for exchange.
Summary: Great board, stable, and decent for overclocking. running my I7-3770k perfectly at 4ghz. Nice, clean layout, and a good looking color scheme. It does accept DDR3 1066 RAM, it is listed in the manual, but not online.
Summary: It does what it's supposed to do, has all you'd want in a Motherboard. My only problem with it is that the PCIE 3.0 slot is unusable with the power supply I have, it blocks the card from fitting into the slot itself.