Summary: i was looking for a simple yet high quality motherboard that i can overclock, and this Z87M PLUS did the job....now i can get my i7 4770k and overclock it to 4.5GH @ 1.22V......and the memory XMP to 1600MH.......excellent motherboard and easy to use...
Summary: This is a well built, reliable motherboard - except for 1 major issue (enough to take 1 or 2 stars off). The on-board sound is truly awful. I am not an audiophile, I usually just get cheap (<$50) logitech speakers and cheap headphones (<$30) and I can definitely notice the difference in quality. I've put together builds with Gigabyte and MSI motherboards in the $50-60 price range and this is truly the worst sound I have ever seen a motherboard give out.
Beware of the difference between Z87M-PLUS and Z87-PLUS
Stephen A. Canela, Amazon
3 April 2014
Summary: I would have given it 5 stars but I was not aware that this was the smaller board. I really wanted the bigger board but I was in a hurry and I had to get my build done. So far I am satisfied with it's construction and the newer bios interface. Very overclockable and customizable.