Summary: Won't break your pocket and has everything you ever need in a desktop MB. Combined with a 4th i5 Intel processor you don't even need a separate 3d card for Aero. Small initial issues with stand by mode but solved with Asus BIOS upgrade (easy and fast, as always with Asus)
Summary: There is a big difference between this level of ASUS board and the way more expensive boards like the Z87-Deluxe-Quad I am setting up in a new system for a client. However, the underlying architecture is the same. The big board came with all kinds of bells and whistles, extra parts, etc. The -C came pretty much bare bones with a comparable lower price, and that is what I wanted for the system I built.
Great motherboard for the price! easy oc on 154670k at 4.2
brian hudek, Amazon
27 February 2014
Summary: for the price this thing is great, it has a great bios to set up fan speed, and easy overclocking. I had it owith my i5 4670k from 3.4 to 4.2 stable on prime 95 on air. For the money this thing is great.
Summary: I bent the right pin so it still worked with the i5 4670k I have. Reasonable price with the bundle. Everything worked smoothly Plenty of function. But for similar price I might go with the Z87-A version of the board.
black screen with video card. no help from customer service
thomas wallisky, Amazon
14 December 2013
Summary: new install. worked fine before video card installed. after card was installed booted to a black screen. customer service not too interested but suggested clean install and bios flash. did both with no improvment. customer servise said it must be a defective pcie slot. getting a lot of experience assembling and dismantalling a computer.
Summary: I built my New Computer with this motherboard and paired it with the new i5-4670K and I love it! The reason I went with asus is becuase I love their motherboards. I've had many in the past and I've also had motherboards from different manufacturers. I've never had a problem with any ASUS product so it was a no brainer for me to go asus.
Andy Wallace "Keeping the postal industry goi..., Amazon
11 September 2014
Summary: I really do like this board and would have given it 5/5 if it wasn't for the following teething issues: a) 1st delivery arrived with bent cpu pins, even though it had a plastic cover over it. New one delivered 3 days later. b) 2nd board was working fine until installing the video card. That seemed to kill the board, despite taking anti-static measures during installation. 3rd board arrived the day after. I cannot fault the Prime delivery service, that's for sure.