Good upgrade to my HP HPE-510t. Painless install. No more pre-configured desktop sytems for me.
Michael Hoopes, Amazon
21 June 2014
Summary: I was having trouble with my 2011 HP pre-configured/CTO system, when adding a PCI Express 3.0 AMD FirePro W5000 graphics adapter. I think the newer AMD FirePro cards are picky about UEFI BIOS features, which HP did not see fit to support on this machine, though the onboard Intel H67 chipset was amply capable. They provided no new BIOS updates after 2011, and none for Windows 8. So, I removed HP's DNA from my system.
Summary: I have owned this motherboard for over a year and I do not recommend it. Because it was designed with Windows 8 in mind and before Windows 8 was released, some motherboards send power to devices on the motherboard and wake them and the computer up at random times. The fix offered by gigabyte and online forums is all the same: buy a new motherboard. I would avoid this motherboard.
Summary: If you consider yourself a savvy PC enthusiast, open the side panel of your rig and count the empty slots. And there you have it, I was tired of wasted space - dust collecting extra components and slots that I never used. So, uATX is the way to go. And if you're smart enough to recognize that there's need for your gaming experience of a dedicated GPU or perhaps Crossfire GPU setup, then you could pair this excellent MoBo with an Integrated-Graphics-free CPU, Like the...
Summary: Drive Controller not compatible with ESXi5. Not unreasonable considering that it's not on the VMWare HCL. Network interface uses Atheros chips, which may not be included by default in some Linux/BSD distributions. BIOS RAID interface is not terribly intuitive. You really do have to follow the instructions in the manual to understand how the interface works.
Summary: I was looking for an H77 motherboard to use in upgrading my computer. As I do not plan to overclock this was the best option for me, since it is SATA III capable. I especially wanted four memory slots so that if I decided in the future to expand from 16 Gb to 32 Gb it would be cost effective. It also had USB 3.0 capabilities. The bios is excellent to work with. The price is pretty reasonable and the board got decent reviews.
A complete compact size board that's Windows 8 ready
7 December 2012
Summary: I coupled this board with an Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K when I realised that the Z77 chipsets were a pointless expense unless you have the i7 chip and I was not disappointed. The board itself is easy to set up and the new style UEFI bios is very easy to use albeit that the mouse is more of a nuisance than a help.