Good upgrade to my HP HPE-510t. Painless install. No more pre-configured desktop sytems for me.
Michael Hoopes, Amazon
3 weeks ago
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: 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: 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.