Summary: Been using for a whole year now with NO issues at all aside from the little restart thing. Also been using stock setting, no overclock or anything. I would recommend for any other budget builders who dont need SLI or 15 USB ports, just a cheap solid ASUS mobo
Pros: Price. Stability, Easy setup. No issues what so ever.
Cons: 1 weird thing about this board (which could possibly be caused by something other than the mobo, but i suspect it is in the mobo), about 1 in 5 times when i click shut down, my PC restarts instead. not even close to worth knocking off an egg, just a weird little thing that happens every few days
Summary: although it came to be doa and i spent a while diognosing this thing newegg was on their game and the next day it was in the mail....very fast service so ill give it 5 eggs for customer service....doa does happen sometimes...
Summary: I built a computer for my girlfriends brother and this board is a beast for the price. Solid, high quality ASUS mobo. I love ASUS boards and this one delivers great Z87 performance, and has great overclocking potential as well. Highly recommended, as long as you don't need all the extra little slots, or SLI.
Summary: You might want to ask yourself if you really need Haswell before you get this board. Most people found this to be a fairly lackluster cpu release, and Intel probably has something better in store in the coming 1-2 years. However, if you do want to get a Haswell cpu and you want a cheap, solid motherboard to allow you to maximize the cash you can put into other cards, this is a great choice.
Pros: The price is the most obvious benefit to buying this board. I took the money I saved from this purchase and put it towards getting a better gpu when i was acquiring my parts. Another good feature of this board that I don't see enough people highlighting is its stability. I run a 4770k overlocked to 4.5 ghz 24/7, and at times I've gotten it up to 4.7 ghz for extended periods. The board handles it all well, with an easy to use uefi bios making tuning overclocking settin...
Cons: This is a no-frills board. You get good but not great onboard sound, a fairly stock lan controller that has no enhancements, Crossfire only support with no SLI, less usb ports than some more expensive drives, and the list goes on. Fortunately, a lot of that stuff you just don't need depending upon your plans for usage.
Summary: Wanted Z87 board for upgrade path, but for a budget system, and this board was a perfect fit.
Pros: Great entry-level Z87 board, has the usual Asus build quality and ease of use I've come to expect. I can't say how it overclocks since it's running an i3-4130 at the moment, but all the settings are there, in great detail. Feels very stable and quick, even using a cheap SSD and on board graphics. Even the AI Suite III is working perfectly, a small miracle in itself (AI Suite II on my Z77 board was buggy and hard to uninstall).
Summary: 1. had stability problems despite latest bios flash. it sometimes drops connection. 2. this is the second asus board i'v had with stability problems but have kept it because i didn't want to go to the trouble of teraing down the computer again. 3 i am running win7 and planned to have dual boot with a win xp drive. the board will not recognize win xp. 4 customer support was not at all helpful.
Summary: I love this motherboard never used anything faster, no need to over clock here, only found 1 con not enough fan headers. but an easy fix for 10.00 bought a molex fan header. xmp in the uefi is great for setting your ram simple and works very well.