Summary: Got this board to replace a Z77 I had that was crapping out, and I'm finding that this one has the same problems. Sometimes the computer just turns off, and there's definite issues with power delivery to peripherals. Checked it with multiple PSUs, and it's not that.
Summary: I am now on my 3rd mpower z87 motherboard. The first one work would not power up. It would start to power, for a split second, then crap out. The fans would turn for a moment then power would shut off. Second board worked great for about a month, then the exact same thing.
Summary: I just finished building my computer and booted it up for the third time when windows 8 said that there was a problem. I attempted to take the SATA 3 cable included with the motherboard off the Corsair Force GT SSD. It would not come off.
Summary: I really was excited to work with this board on my new build. I've heard a lot of really good things about this board, and I was ready to do some crazy overclocking with it. The first board I got had bent CPU pins (ordered from SuperBiiz.com).
Get this if you want all the features of Asus without the premium price.
Nossy "Nossy", Amazon
19 October 2013
Summary: This motherboard has all the bells and whistles without the Asus/Gigabyte premium price tag. I was deciding among four boards: MSI z87 MPower, MSI z87-GD-45/65, and Asus Z87 Pro. I decided to go with this one because of the wireless and extra power delivery.
Summary: ASUS Z87 PRO VS MSI Z87 MPOWER: I originally purchased the Asus Z87 Pro which I returned due to issues, so this will basically be a comparison between the two. My current MSI build is with a 4770k, MSI GTX760, 8gb Patriot DDR3 Memory, 750W PSU Corsair, and 64GB SanDisk SSD.
Summary: This is an amazing motherboard. Although i might be too stupid to use it. I can't seem to get the over clocking to work, i have to keep clearing the cosmos button on the back of the pc. Besides that though, the motherboard runs super cool and is made very well.
Summary: My next one, since I need to get out of the rut of only using Asus Maximus IV, V, VI's. Like the Display port and HDMI. Also, if it's any consolation the mSata that Asus uses for WiFi is pretty useless, as well. I always use a PCIe adapter card.
Summary: TLDNR: I wouldn't recommend any computer component that might require the purchase of something else for it to be fully usable. First off the good: It has a great BIOS The board itself is beautiful, I especially love the matte black PCB, it's sturdy and well built I can honestly say that I have used...