Summary: I built the computer in June 13 using this motherboard. It Worked perfectly until mid December 2013 when it would not boot. The problem was the VGA LED remained on so there was a problem in this area. I first started a Chat which went on with 2 individuals. No one had a "fix" for the problem.
Summary: Well, this was a 'gaming build' and i had high hopes to have this for some years...some months about 4 months and it's down. First problem occurred with the headphone/mic jacks-they stopped working, so i said fine, i used a keyboard with headphone/mic jack.
Summary: I've built two computers in my short existence (34 years), and both were built this month. I used this board on my second build. I used a cheaper, less featured AMD AM2 Gigabyte motherboard in a PC I built for my parents. The Gigabyte build went together smoothly. It was surprisingly easy.
Loaded with features but lacks compatability with some processors
William L Bongle, Amazon
6 April 2013
Summary: I had high hopes as Maximum PC gave this board high marks. I have built over 300 systems over the years as a computer Tech and when it came to building my own system I always opted for the higher end Asus boards for reliability.
Summary: The first 3 months of use this board produced some impressive results. It's loaded with features including WIFI. The onbopard audio produces crisp vibrant sound. There are more than adequate SATA connections.
Summary: I have been unable to get their HDMI port to be stable enough to use. Using HDMI to HDMI the video goes to snow as soon as the monitor's focus is removed. If I switch the TV to another device and come back the PC the video is gone. Using the DP to HDMI and there's no video at all.
Summary: Mine came with BIOS 0316. It was pretty stable EXCEPT for one huge problem. It was next to impossible to get into the BIOS, especially the Intel RAID BIOS (ctrl-I). I tried a wireless keyboard, USB keyboard, and even an IBM PS/2 keyboard. I seriously doubt it was the keyboards, either.
Summary: First and foremost I would like to say if you are going to make the mistake of purchasing this mobo, at least purchase it from a company like Amazon that has outstanding customer service and AVOID NEWEGG LIKE THE PLAGUE.I bought this motherboard for my new build I was doing earlier this year.
Summary: The board is excellent save a dead PCi slot. I plan on returning it and reviewing it again when everything is in order. Update: Following the RMA processes (which was very simple, thanks Amazon)I ordered a new P8z77-v Pro.