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. I then spoke with 3 different Technicians telling me to update drivers and Bios. Still no help.
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. Now after not using the computer for 3 days i turned it on but nothing. It turned on for less than a second and back off. I'm completely rebuilt the computer and still nothing.
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. Downloading and installing drivers from their website was a cinch. Everything worked as expected and ran faster and smoother than I am used to.
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. I give two stars only because ASUS tech support actually answers their phone. Problem: Fail to Post Previously I reviewed the P8z77-v Pro and gave it poor marks because it failed about 90 days after installation.
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. Running this system with an SSD drive, Core i7 CPU and 16 Gigs of ram produced an impressive gaming experience. I have been building systems for about 13 years and have always bought Asus boards for their reliability. This is the first one that has failed.
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. My setup is with an HTPC so I need to be able to turn the TV off. Maybe they'll fix it through new drivers. No solution from tech support. I'm using Windows 8.
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. I have an external speaker attached, and I can hear it chirping when the keyboard buffer is full.
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. It seemed to have a good reputation and a lot of bang for the buck. Well I installed all the hardware carefully and when it came time to power on, the damn thing wouldn't post BIOS.
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. Had the exact same issue, my GPU (GTX 670) crashed on the first PCi slot and performance in all the other slots was very poor. I returned the second board and purchased a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5-TH which has had none of my previous issues.