Summary: UPDATE - What a disappointment! Two years later, like hundreds of online reviews the Z87 won't post, dreaded red light problems plaguing these motherboards -- takes 30 minutes of powerbutton presses until it boots then you don't want to shut it dow.
Pros: (This is an old review, MB has major documented longevity issues, stay away) Everything. Just built a new system with this as my MB, and there is absolutely everything to love about it.
Cons: (This is an old review, MB has major documented longevity issues, stay away) Nothing. If you know what you're doing you won't have any cons either 99% of the time. EDIT: Until it just breaks like hundreds of the same models...
Summary: I doubt I will buy another ASUS board after this little incident.
Cons: When attempting to use this board, I encounter numerous problems. I am using it with an i7 4790k, a corsair RM750x, 16GB of PNY XLR8 RAM, and a samsung 850 EVO. It worked for 1 day, then began to give me issues. When I attempted to enable intel virtualization technology as I develop on multiple p...
Summary: Great motherboard, have had it for almost 3 years now and its working great! I even smashed a 4pin fan header and it still works fine so this thing can take a beating. Sorry to everyone who's had a bad experience with this board I cant really say anything objectively bad about it.
Pros: -Great customer service -supported dual 8x pcie -many fan headers -easy to navigate BIOS
Cons: -gimmicky software suite -built in overclocker often overestimated the capability of my chip causing many crashes -ugly colors
Summary: If its still on sale, buy this thing right away. you won't regret it.
Pros: Looks really nice, Runs super cool because of quality vrm, SLI/Crossfire support, Amazing price, The bios is super easy to use, I saw this board featured on Linus tech tips and am super proud of owning it just for that reason
Cons: *the nfc adapter is worthless. Not because it doesn't work, it does, but the software with it is absolutely unusable. Not a single function works. They connect, but can't interact. At least it adds 2 USB 3.0 ports to my IO that i can easily reach. *there are some capicitors in weird places around...
Summary: I bought my first ASUS board six years ago, and that's all I buy now.
Pros: The Q-connector makes connecting the buttons and LEDs a lot easier. BIOS setup allows you to use the mouse as well as the keyboard. Plenty of SATA connectors.
Cons: More rear-panel USB ports would have been nice, but there are plenty of connectors if your case can use them. The board is a little on the small side, and some of the connectors may be a little hard to reach if you put your cards in first, especially something like a huge video card.
Summary: This MB/CPU was sold by Newegg as a bundle deal.
Pros: Cheap, Intel chipset
Cons: Strange incompatibility with Haswell processors preventing a system reboot. Restarting can only be accomplished with a manual power off\power on operation. If you are running Windows, this is a major issue. Updating to latest BIOS does not fix the problem. I have been building PCs for 20+ years a...
Pros: I've used two of these boards now and had no issues with either one, plugged in a 4790k and it came right up, didn't have to update BIOS or anything. I'm guessing most of the earlier BIOS issues that made people unhappy have been resolved. Hard to beat a Z87 board with SLI / overclocking support ...
Cons: Hard to match yellow with anything else... The NFC stuff seems pretty gimmicky, the software for it is not intuitive at all.
Cons: As others have stated, motherboard does not boot reliably after two years of use. Boot device led indicator remains on 90% of boot ups. I would stay away from this product as well as any other ASUS products based on their customer service and build quality. I use to purchase ASUS products but now...