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Asus Z87-PRO USB 3.0 Motherboard (4x DDR3, ATX, 2x PCI Express 3.0/2.0, Intel, Wi-Fi )

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  • Fan Expert2 – customize Fan speeds
  • Digi+VRM - Precise Over Clocking
  • USB BIOS Flash Back – Easy Bios Updates
  • USB 3.0 Boost – Fast Data Transfer
  • New UEFI Bios Design
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Asus Z87-PRO USB 3.0 Motherboard (4x DDR3, ATX, 2x PCI Express 3.0/2.0, Intel, Wi-Fi ) + Intel Core i7 4770K Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.50GHz, 8MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I74770K, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0) + Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10 Vengeance Low Profile 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL10 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit Black
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Technical Details
BrandASUS
Item Weight1.7 Kg
Product Dimensions33.2 x 27.6 x 6.8 cm
Item model numberZ87-PRO
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_contained_in_equipment
Lithium Battery Voltage1 volts
Lithium Battery Weight1 grams
Number Of Lithium Ion Cells1
  
Additional Information
ASINB00CXK57KS
Best Sellers Rank 29,650 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3 Kg
Date First Available2 Jun 2013
  
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This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 MHz memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.

The Intel® Z87 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design to support socket 1150 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z87 chipset provides maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports and maximum 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval speed. Moreover, Intel® Z87 Express Chipset also supports iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance.

PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the latest PCI Express bus standard with improved encoding schemes that provide twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32GB/s, double the 16GB/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). As such, PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. PCIe 3.0 will become a must-have feature for users who wish to improve and optimize graphic performance, as well as have the latest technology available to them.

Intel® Smart Response Technology boosts overall system performance with Dynamic Storage Accelerator technology. It uses an installed fast SSD (min 18.6GB available capacity required) as a cache for frequently accessed data. Key benefits include reduced load and wait times, and lower power consumption through the elimination of unnecessary hard drive spin. This technology combines SSD performance with hard drive capacity providing faster operating experience than a hard drive-only system.

ASUS pioneered the world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors with twin onboard chips – the TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) and Energy Processing Unit (EPU). Now ASUS continues to innovate by introducing the 4thgeneration of this award-winning architecture, featuring 4-Way Optimization that integrates the TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, and Fan Xpert 2 with a single click of the mouse. It offers real-time performance optimization, better energy efficiency, precise digital power controls, and the best fan management for maximum cooling. The design makes sure your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity, and everything else.

Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or the AI Suite 3 utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. It can directly reduce CPU wattage to an indicated level on demand, creating a more energy-efficient PC. Want to download, stream, or backup content while away from your PC? Away Mode makes it easy. It automatically puts your system into an extreme energy-saving stance, even shutting down unused add-on I/O ports.

The stylish heatsink features 0-dB thermal solution that offers users a noiseless PC environment. Not only the beautiful shape upgrades the visual enjoyment for motherboard users, but also the heatsink design lowers the temperature of the chipset and power phase area through high efficient heat-exchange. Combined with usability and aesthetics, the ASUS stylish heatsink will give users an extremely silent and cooling experience with the elegant appearance!

DTS UltraPC II delivers exceptional 7.1 surround through the most popular PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, it upgrades original sound to new levels with Audio Restoration, recreating the dynamic range of audio files. Symmetry mode improves the balance of perceived loudness across different input sources and Enhance boosts audio quality through high and low frequency equalization. With these technologies, users experience better home theater audio with ease.

Box Contains

1 x Asus 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas
4 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x Asus SLI bridge connector
Asus I/O Shield
2 in 1 Q-connector* (Retailor Version Only)
User's manual
Drivers
Asus Utilities
EZ Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Southcoaster on 29 July 2013
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I liked this Asus product because of the excellent YouTube videos about this board, plus the ability to automatically overclock the system.
The build quality is really excellent, so why not 5 stars? This is because the Asus box and anti-static bag were not security sealed in any way. So how did I know if this was simply a return from somebody else? Anyway I decided to take the risk and the board has performed perfectly so far.
I like that the board has an on-board graphics facility, so I can build my system and install the OP, then purchase a proper graphics card later. Also having VGA and PS/2 connectors allowed me to temporarily connect an old monitor, keyboard and mouse.
Another reason for not giving 5 stars is that some of the much heralded features did not work straight out of the box, such as flashback to upgrade the BIOS. I had to upgrade the BIOS from the software built into the BIOS.
Be warned the board does have problems with the Noctua NH-U14S CPU fan assembly, (see my write-up on the NH-U14S).

I appreciate normally one doesn't leave delivery comments here, but for those who are interested:
I ordered this item with 1st class delivery (3 working days), but there was a problem between the courier company and Amazon. I understand that the courier picks up a large consignment from Amazon, and only when they get it back to the courier's premises do the individual items get tracked into their system.
So in my case, Amazon said it was `dispatched', and the courier company said they never received it. Clearly a feeling of piggy-in-the-middle here!
With some pressure from me, I was allowed to order the item again with express delivery, and Amazon refunded the cost of the original item plus the express delivery charge.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leon Crawley VINE VOICE on 28 Jan 2014
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I have just used this to build a system based on an Intel i7 4770k with 16GB ram, a 2TB SSD/Mechanical hybrid boot drive,and a 3TB work drive. I am delighted with the performance of this motherboard with this system. It was a delight to install, there were so many things on the board designed to make life easier for the system builder. The top of the list was the small connector to plug all the 'system panel' connectors onto. Brilliant, why can't all boards come with this? It is always a bit of a pain putting these on a board once it is in a case. This way all the cables for the connectors can hang out of the case in the light where you can read their polarity etc, the plug them on the connector, in the light, then plug the whole thing in one simple fixing to the motherboard ...

I won't list all that is on the board, I am sure you have read that. But for an up-to-date MB (as at Jan 2014) this has got to be amongst the best for a home build. I recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Beverley on 15 Jan 2014
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I have had no problems installing this in my Corsair Carbide 500R series case and the bios is very simple to navigate. I have had no problems since i have bought it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NabMo on 22 Nov 2013
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Giving me very stable and solid performance when paired with Core i7 4770 and HyperX Gensis RAM. Windows 8.1 picks up almost all of the drivers on fresh install so you'll have Wifi, LAN and video working out of the box.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Robert Hollingworth on 1 Dec 2013
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Generally very impressed with the abundance of features on this board. plenty of connectivity and a good layout.
Second to none fan control, you are able to define the location of fans in your box and control their speed absolutely with a scalable graph. You can also simply press 'tune' and the board will optimise the settings for you.

Be aware that there are very few USB2 ports, this is mainly geared up to USB3. I've gotten around this by using a USB hub so its no big issue for me.

I've had an awful lot of trouble with some USB devices, especially webcams. Various patches are being released by ASUS however and these are correcting the issues.

I would strongly recommend finding an update for the USB fast charge, as this gave me the most trouble. You will need Ai_charger update pack V1.00.01 at least. This took me a long time to figure out that it was the problem!

Last thing is that the onboard Bluetooth is pretty terrible. It's bluetooth V4 Atheros so I can only assume future updates should improve this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr Pepper on 20 Sep 2013
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Built a PC for the first time in many years and happy to report back that not much have changed on that front. The motherboard was easy to work with, the key components are spaced out in a nice manner so connecting it all was straight forward. Only negative piece is maybe the price and the somewhat difficulty trying to read the manual with regards to what connections to use for some of the built in connectors for physical start/reset buttons etc. But a couple of web searches sorted that out.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By michael on 24 Oct 2013
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This is actually the smoothest experience I've had installing a motherboard. I must say I was very very pleased with the step by step instructions which walk you through installing everything, even the motherboard itself has a lot of useful labels on it to indicate what different things do.
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All good so far, overclocks without any problems. My only concern is that don't install the AI suite without having a good read first. You could quite easily end up in a mess, iof you don't do this first.
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