Summary: This is the first desktop motherboard I've been really happy with for a long time. Paired with an i7-4790S (BX80646I74790S) and two Kingston 16GB kits (HX318C10FK2), this is totally stable and very fast. The UEFI BIOS isn't buggy and POST time is fast. Running Fedora 20, a full compile of the ZFS tree takes 3 minutes - on my 3-yr-old AMD desktop (with the same disks) it was taking 30 minutes.
Installation was a snap and connections were pretty standard and easy
Fountainhead "engineer", Amazon
6 November 2014
Summary: got the asus z-87 mother board for a new tower. Installation was a snap and connections were pretty standard and easy. Main reason I went for this board was : - good reviews - reasonably inexpensive (just wanted entry level for high computation, no graphics) - supports HDMI - LOTS of usb So far the board has worked quite well with no glitches.