Excerpt: I've always been a huge fan of smaller motherboards. The mATX standard quickly became quite a favorite of mine as we saw more and more companies offer great boards in this standard. What became even better, though, was when we started to see companies offer us boards designed for performance at this size.
Summary: I've had Gigabyte's Z77N-WiFi for some time now. Used as the base of an HTPC, its got a lot to offer, but if you've got another role in mind, it's ready for that as well. Gigabyte does offer significant value for your dollar, and that doesn't just apply to their boards. Take a look at any online retailer, and you'll see Gigabyte's VGAs are decently priced.
Pros: Great "per clock" power efficiency., Excellent USB 3.0 performance., Support for Intel WiDi., Dual HDMI/Dual LAN., Ready to rock your LAN party, or act as a web server/access point., Great pricing considering all the features - lowest price for an mITX Intel Z77X platform., Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS, including mouse support and support for 3 TB+ drives.
Cons: CPU overclock ability limited by a lack of voltage options., No mSATA support., Not enough cables in the box for all internal SATA ports.
Summary: Благодаря большой вычислительной мощности процессоров Intel Ivy Bridge на базе GIGABYTE GA-Z77N-WIFI и без дискретного адаптера удастся собрать компактную, надежную и достаточно производительную систему для не самых требовательных игр.
Pros: Компактность, функциональность, беспроводные адаптеры в комплекте поставки.
Cons: Затруднен выбор подходящего по габаритам дискретного графического адаптера.