UPDATING BIOS IS REQUIRED AND NOT EASY UNLESS YOU KNOW HOW
TWATripp "twatripp", Amazon
22 July 2015
Summary: BIOS update IS required before using the I5 processors. It is not straightforward and it took me several hours to figure it out. First - you can install the processor and it will boot to BIOS, but it will not install windows. Here's what to do.
Summary: Pros: Good feature set, good price point. A friend uses this as well and likes its performance. Cons: First motherboard was dead on arrival, it showed power on the power indicator, but never budged a fan or went to POST. I am awaiting a replacement.
Summary: It was ok, I had some problems in the beginning though. The audio wasn't working, but after tweaking the audio settings, I managed to fix it. The LED's are very helpful, when I was trying to boot the computer, it was easy to tell if It was powering or starting up.
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...
Summary: Very stable motherboard so far. I have 2 Radeons R9 290 on this motherboard and a core i3, and it works very well. I was in a hurry to build a PC, but at this point, it makes more sense to buy a z97 motherboard, because of the support for the next processor that will come up later (devil's canyon...
Pros: Very good UEFI BIOS, 3 full size PCI-E slot
Cons: Z97 motherboards just came out, still have 2 old PCI slot
Summary: I'm really liking this motherboard. It has all the features I need and the included software is great. I am particularly impressed with the TurboV Evo and Fan Xpert 2 software. The TurboV Evo overclocked my cpu to 4.3 GHz at 1.200 volts.
Pros: Good features and performance.
Cons: I/O shield is flimsy., USB ports don't support charging devices when the computer is off.