Summary: Upgraded from a T2600 Sandy bridge to an ivy bridge T3770k and can only use Dimm slots 1 & 2, or 3 & 4 seems the memory control went out. Looks like I'm going to return the ivy bridge cpu, RMA the board and sell it and go with an 1150 4770k and a msi z87-g45 Update, 5/8/14. Bought a second board and same issue, so it might of been the cpu. new one arrives tomorrow. Will update review if board works 100% with it.
Summary: This is a decent Motherboard. It had all the requirements I needed for the I5-2500 build I was working on. I plan to upgrade in the future to an I7 Series CPU. It works great for the I5-2500 (non k). I purchased this board because I had no need for overclock because the CPU is locked. If you want to OC look for a Z77 chipset not the H77. The ZH77 might fool some. H77 Chipset does not overclock well. Use the Z77 or higher. Easy to install everything fit perfectly fine.
Summary: This is an excellent choice for home office or schoolwork PCs. It works without any problems on a PC running Debian Linux. Just as a reminder, H77 boards don't support overclocking or more than one video card. So serious gamers should look elsewhere.
Summary: The board is great, powerful and robust. The only issues I have with it were the absolutely laughable instructions. I am in IT engineer so it was easy to install for me but I would hate to see how someone building their first computer would fare.
Summary: Bought this to upgrade one of the kids PC's. Paired with a G2020 Intel CPU, Gkill Ripjaw 1600 RAM (limited to 1333 by CPU) and an EVGA GT640. Run the kids games fine, not all maxed out, mostly medium settings. Very reliable from initial post on. Mounted in a Zalman Z9 Plus, powered by a lowly Cooler Master 460 watt non active PFC PSU.
Great value, good board, BIOS takes a while to post
31 July 2013
Summary: The only complaint I have with this board is that it takes sometimes >10 seconds to post. I assume this is beause I have it turning on USB before boot, and that would be fine, except that I had an h67 that only took a second or so over post, with USB still enabled. I prefer to leave USB on so that my keyboard will work prior to OS load.
Summary: If you do not care about overclocking, SLI, or tweaking every last setting, then this is the motherboard for you. I combined it with a i5-3570, G.skill RipJaws DDR3 1600, and could not be happier. It is fast and quiet. The mouse controlled bios is clean and easy. It was even simple to update the bios from a flash drive. I've had good luck with MSI motherboards in the past and hope this one continues the trend.