Summary: Features is allready available in description....so lets get throw to my opinion - i using this mobo for overclocking with intel i7 3770k ivy bridge processor,i o.c. it by using asus overclocking software to 4.0 to 4.2 ghz with no issue.i use Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Cooler cpu fan for cpu cooling and my cpu idle temp is arround 50 to 55 Celcius just bcoz of mobo's fan expert feature and it is really awesome guyz.i m not oc more but my system windows rating is 7.8...
Summary: If you're like me and only upgrade once every couple years, with no desire to overclock, then this is the combo for you. It'll still be able to run most programs years down the road. Just remember to upgrade your CPU fan.
Pros: - USB features are awesome: you can charge your tablet and smartphone, flash update your BIOS, and transfer faster with USB 3.
- built in wireless with included antenna
- comprehensive user control panel
- UEFI BIOS that is user friendly
- i7-3770K processor is a 4-core beauty that'll last me for a couple of years at the most
Cons: - no FireWire, if you're into that kinda thing
- this combo gets hot fast, the stock CPU fan is inadequate when running intense programs, like video encoders
- WiFi data transfer doesn't work with iOS devices
- i7-3770K is not overclocking friendly, easy to fry
Summary: I paired this with an i5-3570k and they have both really impressed me. The overclocking potential of this board is fantastic and the automatic settings have come a long way. I still chose to set my own manually but like I said 4.5ghz with temps under 70 is very respectable. I am a gamer with a mechanical keyboard and having the PS/2 port was important to me. (N key rollover and no polling like USB.
Pros: - Great performance in benchmarks vs other Z77 boards
- One of if not the best overclocking Z77 board
- Automatic overclocking tools if you chose (I ran the TurboV app and it gave me a solid 4.5ghz with a i5 3570. Very respectable for pushing a single button.)
- Tons of apps to control everything from fans to voltage from within Windows
- Intel Raid 0 with Vertex 4's is blazing fast
- Raid was easy to set up and install Windows on
- Updating the bios is really easy
Cons: - Color scheme is a bit lame
- The automatic overclocking process doesn't just change the multiplier it also changes the BLCK. It set mine at 103..I do not think it's necessary to risk PCI E/USB functionality. An option to just OC multiplier would be a plus.
- Only 2 Intel SATA 6gbs ports (Also has 2 Marvell 6gbs)
Summary: @Tareesh My Friend z68 is a last generation chipset where as this one is a z77 board the latest chipset that supports upcomming 22nm processor aka IVY Bridge CPU and also the Sandy Bridge line up. Key difference in Z68/Z77 is that for that 800rs extra u will get 1)Lucid MVP (better than last generatin lucid) This basically helps reduce tearing when the fps goes way higher than ur monitors refresh rare, also no no matter where u pluch ur disply to ur mob or ur Graphics...
Summary: A motherboard full of features, and the inclusion of Wi-Fi, makes the price worth paying for this Asus board. An easier and excellent out of the box experience. The board hold up in a hot environment and Good board for overclocking. The ASUS software comes with the mobo makes it worth for the money we spent. Note: It surely does not disappoint you.