Summary: Z87 (i5 4670) is not noticeably faster than my previous H67 (i5 2400). USB external drive problems. I have a USB 3.0 hard drive that works fine on other computers, but randomly disconnects on the Z87. When I have multiple USB hard drives plugged in, boot time goes from 25 seconds to over a minute. 11/24/2013: Finally got an 802.11ac router The on-board wireless adapter crashes every time I try to connect to the 5Ghz band. Asus gave me a RMA # for the motherboard.
Summary: Timely delivery, easy installation lovely features and looks like a solid board. I got the board cause I wanted a board that handles a windows 8 OS but it seems like some of the on boards drivers do not surppot windows 8 as my system refused to boot after some drivers were installed, had to install only the basic drivers to eneble me use the board... Should update my bios and try again if the conflict still remains.
Summary: The first board I got had a problem with the memory controller. After I got everything set up I got an error code of 00 05 on the onboard LCD display. The manual listed that as a "no RAM present"-type error but I had installed a full 32 GBs. In the end, the A1 & A2 bank for the DDR3 chips would not recognize any combination of chips I inserted.
Summary: Not for the novice. Lots of tweaks but performs well on my 55 inch monitor with full HD from the HDMI port. I also like the fact it has several USB 3 ports. On the downside the WIFI worked for a while but now refuses point blank to connect. The WIFI on my sky box and laptop work fine and this PC is in the same room as my router.
Summary: At the moment I have a problem with the BIOS clock losing time which effects several asus boards. I am going to try a bios upgrade to see if this fixes the problem. If it does I will update my review.
Summary: I rated this item as 3 for the simple reason that it contains a very frustrating bug which causes the usb connections to fail on each new start-up. I could not write this review without first removing then re-inserting the usb keyboard plug. This is required every time I start the PC ! - not something one would expect from a £ 200 motherboard.
Summary: nouveau bios pour moi plus complexe que l'ancien j'utilise depuis au 20 ans les cartes asus et je suis un peu déçu l'horloge ne fonctionne pas dans le bios parce que la pile sur la carte et vide je fais plus confiance au mad in chinois. dommage pour asus.