had a lemon for the first one, the second is great
Eric CA, Amazon
22 September 2013
Summary: I had issues with the first mobo,. it would not remember settings and also did not recognize everything i was attempting to use. The second mobo is great, i have had no major issues, and my wifi seems to work great when i try using it. This board is great. But as i read on another review, i have yet to see any devices using thunderbolt, at least in my price range. I hope that this tech just doesnt die out like some others have.
"Probabley One of the Best Boards Out There Must Update Bios First!!!
Dale T. Morse, Amazon
23 August 2013
Summary: Intel got me going with their DZ77GA-70K board, which is the sister board to this one. The only difference between the 2 boards is this one has a thunderbolt controller and costs more, and the 70K doesn't. The bios drivers and everything is the same. Read my review on the DZ77GA-70K. I'll make your life a lot easier if you are going to buy this board and build a computer with it, because it is temperamental, and can be a pain if you don't set it up right.
Summary: Purchase this for an upgrade from an old asus board run on 3770K LGA1155. Install this board and tried to boot up the machine. POST light on the board stuck at 12. No video from my graphic card or the on board video. Removed the board, proc+heatsink, and ram, put my old asus board back. It work fine. Return it right away, waste of time.
Top PCIEX16 slot does not work with anything other than Ivy Bridge Processors
Manuel Chavez, Amazon
26 April 2013
Summary: So my video card is NOT cooperating at all with this motherboard and if the problem is searched online, it seems that when others post about it on the intel forums, they merely claim that it is a compatibility error. Really though, my resolution is stuck at 480x600 and I've tried everything I can think of. Poor support for this motherboard.
Ok board, but has a nic design flaw...bad support with intel
5 April 2013
Summary: There are still driver issues as of 4/2013 when using the on-board video. Google if you plan to use the onboard video and you'll see what I mean. If you want to use it for HTPC, forget about it. It's not worth the trouble. I'm talking really stupid issues too like 1080i content not playing back correctly, the graphics driver forgetting the full range RGB setting following a reboot or powering off of the display.
Summary: The board itself is a good board. However, I had some problems with the first one I was sent, which ended with me returning it for a replacement.. The replacement (exactly the same board) is working fine, without any problems at all. Fast and efficient. The BIOS is especially good and automatically runs the CPU (an i5-3570K) at it's turbo rating of 3.8 GHz. Very pleased with purchase.
Summary: Overall, I am happy with this motherboard. When I built my computer, I stuck with Intel because I wasn't as familiar with AMD. Plus, I wanted the wireless module and I thought Thunderbolt would be nice. It turns out the wireless module couldn't pick up my wireless network when iPhones, iPads, etc could easily at the same location. Even when I moved the router so that it could pick up the signal, the wireless module is ssslllooo[...
Summary: I have had this for about a year now and am very satisfied. Superior quality is very obvious. Had an issue once after tweaking bios settings too far, would give a black screen then power off. Moved the pin the the recovery position and it quickly self-corrected the issue.
The most frustrating motherboard I have ever owned
Will Paul, Amazon
2 February 2013
Summary: I never write reviews but I felt the need to warn others. This motherboard has taken up so much of time. This is now the 2nd bad motherboard I have received in a week. The first had bent pins on the processor socket when I unboxed it. The second motherboard worked for 3 hours. After I installed Windows 7 and went through many reboots, I was installing software when all of the sudden the drive installed on the Marvell controller SATA III port disappears.