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Asus-z77-a.33820265
9.0 out of 10

Asus Z77-A

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Reviews and Problems with Asus Z77-A

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Overall 10
10

Good Mobo

Adam P., Newegg
7 June 2014
  • Pros: This motherboard worked great right out of the box. System is: Core i5 3330, 8GB 1600 Kingston HyperX Fury memory. All working great.
  • Cons: Asus QVL hardly has any vendors listed. I dont know what their deal is, but any memory module compatible wih Z77 chipset should work.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad board, RMA craziness followed

Lynden C., Newegg
2 June 2014
  • Summary: Take lots of pictures before sending something back.
  • Pros: Ran fine for 30 minutes. Installed windows 7 and was just starting the updates when the board died.
  • Cons: Board fried. While installing windows updates there was a pop and when I looked down at my computer there was a stream of smoke coming out the top. When I powered down the tower and removed the mother board I found burn damage on a chip in the top right corner near label pq515 and pq516.
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Overall 8
8.0

Build is done

Stewart P., Newegg
9 May 2014
  • Summary: Build is finished. Bought as part of a super combo. Very satisfied..
  • Pros: Very happy with this board, works well with the Intel i5 cpu
  • Cons: If buying a combo make sure where your parts are coming from. I bought this MB as part of a super combo. Half the parts came from Ontario within three days, and the others came from NJ. four days later because courier doesn't work weekends.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent ASUS board

Anonymous, Newegg
27 April 2014
  • Pros: Great entry level MoBo. Has solid features and excellent software package. BiOS is very user friendly. Instructions are easy to follow, board is well labeled.
  • Cons: Don't really have any cons.
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Overall 10
10

Love it

Dwight T., Newegg
14 March 2014
  • Summary: This board is perfect. I even use the built in graphics since i do not game. Easy install with plenty of hardware.
  • Pros: Straightforward, great price, easy of install
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6
6.0

Oh Asus

Hisham A., Newegg
11 January 2014
  • Pros: The Board works as it should asi use it just for a general build running an i5 ivy.
  • Cons: The bad part was the Rebate , for the first time Asus Claimed they never received my Bar-code and that is were i said enough of asus. im over positive i send everything in as i been doing this for years and i reviewed my CCTV cameras in the shop to double check. maybe the Rebate section dropped it or something or disappeared in the mail but ASUS is messing up on these Rebates lately . i dont need the money i always end up giving it away to a friend or something but it...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Mobo for the time

Samuel L., Newegg
8 October 2013
  • Summary: Besides the fact that it died out on me almost two months in is why I'm giving it 3 eggs. I'm going to RMA it and use it as a backup since I ordered another board to replace it. I'd advise to be careful using this board since there are not a lot of reviews on it so it is difficult to gouge the success/failure stories of the board itself.
  • Pros: It's a pretty sleek motherboard and is fairly simple to get all set up. The RAM slots are color coded to make it easy for first time PC builders, and it even comes crossfire ready. It also has some PCI slots for those legacy style cards. The bios is pretty stylish and it does not take too long to get used to how it works. It has 6 SATA, two 6gb/s the others 3gb/s.
  • Cons: Unfortunately, the board died on me within a month so I'm about to make an RMA claim. Also some of the power connectors were pretty flimsy and it does not offer a lot of slots for fans if you are into lots of fans. I feel the distance between the PCI slots is not enough but I could be nit picking. I will update the review once I complete the RMA process.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA- Bummer

Scott W., Newegg
30 June 2013
  • Pros: It arrived safe as fast as usual per Newegg. So they get FIVE stars. Then the party was over....
  • Cons: Board is DOA, I pushed the power button on the case and nothing happened. I did the following tests to verify it was something other than the board:
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Overall 8
8.0

No digital audio bitstream pass through to HDMI

Anonymous, Newegg
22 May 2013
  • Summary: Asus' website:https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z77A/ says this is a Home Entertainment Motherboard. and that's what I bought it for. I was trying to use it along with a i3-3225 Ivy Bridge but had to use a separate sound card (Auzentech) Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater HD to bitstream master audio and DTS through HDMI. Not really a complaint, but a warning for those of you who wish to do the same.
  • Pros: Great MB. Does all it says.
  • Cons: Onboard Realtek ALC887 does not pass through bitstream via HDMI only through SPDIF. At least with the drivers supplied.
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Overall 10
10

Solid, fast, nothing fancy

William C., Newegg
20 April 2013
  • Summary: I'm really pleased.
  • Pros: Started up without a wimper. I love the American Megatrends EZ bios screen (you can still do all your o/c tweaking in the advance mode). Remember, this is an "express" board, which means you won't get as many cables, wireless wi-fi adapter, and all the extra hardware that comes in the pro or deluxe models. But the price is great if you don't need all that extra hardware. The board is still the same.
  • Cons: The board has 6 onboard SATA plugs: 2 are 6Gb, and 4 are 3Gb transfer. I wish they would have added 2 more SATA plugs.
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