Summary: There was no video output with the board. I thought it was DOA. After a lot of experimenting I tried an old Sandybridge CPU and the board booted. I was then able to upgrade the bios and install an i3 ivybridge. SO NOTE to use an ivybridge cpu you need a sandybridge cpu to prep the board.
Pros: Loaded board lots of options. Finally cheap enough to take a chance.
Cons: Bad reviews. There were a lot of different complaints. Had to upgrade the Bios to use an Ivybridge CPU.....SEE other thoughts
Summary: Board worked with no issues. But torbo boost is not working, even with latest Beta BIOS. SpeedStep is not as good as on ASRock board. only 1600 and 3400 Mhz. With heavy load CPU is getting over 90C, while on ASRock it stayed around 70C. Let's see Z86 model of Zotac will be better.
Pros: Worked. Stable if not overclokcing GPU.
Cons: Does not support Torbo-boost. Cooling is not good. CPU fan kicked in late to cool CPU and Prime95 getting CPU to 95C. GPU overclock not stable. Video freezes.
Cons: The BIOS is shi†! And that's putting it lightly. No USB 3.0 boot support at all for starters. The interface is kludgy and outdated and settings are limited. If the BIOS is any indication as to the overall quality of this board...honestly, don't expect much.
Cons: wireless is terrible. i'm not sure if everyone else is having the same issue (but i'm unable to get 802.11n working correctly). i've contacted zotac and they have asked me to either rma the board or send it back to newegg and request a replacement. wondering if its worthwhile to send it back and ...