Summary: I would love to overhaul the entire Asus RMA method. I was especially disturbed when I purchased X79 WS boards that would not provide PCId 3.0 X 16. (Not until Intel came out with the 4930K series).
Pros: I have purchased a number of these boards and everyone a winner. One of the best features of the Z87-WS is that it supports a PCIe 3.0 X8 slot that doesn't steal from the graphic card in the PCIe 3.0 X 16 . Allows me to install Areca Rev 3.0 12gb/sec Raid Cards.
Cons: I bought this board and made the mistake of letting it get past the 30 day return. I started it up and updated the BIOS and all was fine. I added Windows Pro 7 and all is fine. I then put in the GTX 760 and all is not fine.
Pros: I am putting together this system for a business that will manage over than 3000 items in a super market and handle 4 cashiers that do credit card transactions and customer receipts, inventory, etc... it has to be running 24/7 and i think this motherboard can handle that without a problem. according to the features and specification i found this is the best fit for my Intel Exon processor with socket #1150. But as of now i am still having minor problems, I called Asus...
Cons: So i am trying to connect this motherboard to an old Monitor display that support VGA connection only, I was like since the motherboard has an integrated graphics support then I don't need to buy a graphic card since my main use of this board doesn't require too much graphics.
Summary: I really want this board to work, other ASUS build have been great and I really need this workstation for my work.
Pros: I want this board! Great features, great specs and looks good.
Cons: Will not post lights on board all work but I cannot get the board to post at all. Keep getting error code "AE". Tried taking out battery to clear CMOS, flashed the bios with the latest bios, one stick RAM, rotated RAM, removed video card and ran on board video, nothing works. sometimes get the error code "99" Tech support said board was DOA. Newegg was great got new board. Guess what, exact same issues!! tried all the same remedies no results. Michelle from tech suppo...
Summary: The specs state this does not support RAID, but that's not true. This does support RAID on the board. I'm using this for my office pc. I will be building another one of these to use for my video editing needs.
Perfect for a business workhorse that needs more punch
Big Moe, Amazon
16 March 2014
Summary: Needed a motherboard for one of my business clients who wanted a solid business PC for a home-based business, but also needed some extra power for the graphic requirements of his profession and for some off-work gaming. Even though ASUS had fallen out of favor with me lately (due to a series of bad experiences), I did a fair amount of research and found that this motherboard had the best mixture of business & gaming features.
Summary: It's not like other board where you are spending the first hours of your build updating bios to make sure all your ultra expensive hardware works right like it is with pretty much all the 2011 boards. The bios looked polished and were easy to use and understand . Dual slot cards fit perfectly fine next to each, in fact they are seated at the same distance apart as my sabertooth board.
Summary: Running this board with a 4770k, and three 780Ti's.... it rocks. Really fast, great OC capability, and the Motherboard RAID is decent too. Running a quad SSD Raid-0 config... no problems. Asus's typical quality, with some really cool features that are great to have in a workstation board.
Summary: I've been a fan of Asus boards for years. They have just never let me down before, and neither did this board. I am using this board in a SOHO environment. The cpu is water-cooled but not overclocked. Installation was easy. There really are not any surprises on this board. It does like to have 2 8-pin Aux.
Summary: Ordered this Thursday, received it Saturday. I received mobo PN: 90SB0390-M0AAY0 but CPU-Z confirmed the Lynx Point chipset was rev. 05 (C2 revision chipset). Very easy to install, I even added a second 8pin EATX power cable to the mobo. Mobo came right up first post with BIOS rev. 1302. I flashed to the latest rev. 1504 from within BIOS/Tools/Flash Utility without a problem. Board booted right up in Windows from a previous installed Z87 chipset board.
Pros: Lots of BIOS settings allow for maximum OC control. The AI Suite from ASUS affords great control over fan speeds, OC options, and automated tuning. Option for 4-way SLI is amazing. I'm running 2-way GTX 780s, and there is no game that can stress them.
Cons: If you install large video cards in SLI mode, the SATA ports can become difficult to access once everything is installed. I installed an extra hard drive from my old computer to restore my data after the PC was built, and things were a little tricky. My advice: plan ahead, route all your cables first, and even plug in any extra SATA cables before wrapping things up.