Summary: Great board. Easy build. Everything worked form the start. Have built since the late 80's and used intel, MSI, Gigabyte (good boards) but always come back to Asus. Everyone may have a DOA once in awhile but Asus is always on top. Tech is a little weak sometime but so are they all. My only regret is using Win 8.1. I've tried to like it, get used to it and modify it and it still frustrates the hell out of me. I still can't find everything.
Summary: This motherboard works great with Samsung Solid State 500GB hard drive and Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor. Startup is lighting fast, I haven't played and games or tested many programs yet.
Summary: I havn't built a computer in 10 years - wow does this motherboard have a lot of features, both hardware and software. Everything has been working great so far. Love the fact that the motherboard has a connector for my case USB 3.0 connectors, so I don't have to bastardize some from the rear.
Pros: Several SATA III/6G Connectors (6 or 8?), has a connector for USB 3.0 so your case 3.0 connectors can take advantage of this, easy to use software.
Summary: There are quite a number of extremely thoughtful and extensive reviews already on this site so I will limit my comments to my peculiar circumstances with this board.
Pros: Feature rich, cutting edge performance coupled with consistently crafted good looks. The attention to detail and the most advanced auxiliary features make this board a top choice no matter your criterion... speed, O/C ability
Cons: The Z87 has received negative reviews from users, pertaining to a variety of issues, however these seem to be "early days" release boards. The Cons tag must lie in too many buggy will not post boards. I am currently on my 5th Z87-Expert mobo since August 2013....but Asus earns my trust, loyalty and respect for the way they have dealt with my issues.
Pros: I've had this board since the end of January 2014. It was an easy setup. Everything fit how it was supposed to, and there is plenty of room for add on cards. Some of the PCI-E 1x slots will get covered when using a wider card in the PCI-E 16x slots, however.
Cons: I thought everything on this board was fine, until I plugged in a USB 3.0 PCI-E card into one of the other PCI-E 1x slots. None of them work. The only one that does, is #1. Updating the BIOS to the latest version didn't fix the issue. And there are tons of others out there complaining about the same thing.
Summary: After receiving two faulty ASUS Z87 Deluxe Dual boards that had to be sent back, it was a relief that this board worked flawlessly. It was a breeze installing it and to my delight it posted and installed windows without problems. Passed all the stress tests I could think of without crashing even once.
Great motherboard if you understand and are experienced Pc builder
Y. Soussan "YOHH770", Amazon
9 February 2014
Summary: Motherboard is well built, looks like solid build, simple to assemble and once you figure out the way you gonna use it! It becomes simple to operate provided you looked well into the manual that is not the greatest but good enough to understand. I would highly recommend at least one great ssd hd for the operating sys. it will rise your sys-pc from average of 5.9 to 7.9 average. As a Video Editor you will feel the speed and difference in rendering.