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Not bad for the price, but not perfect,
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This review is from: Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard (Socket 1155, 32GB DDR3 Support, ATX, Intel Z77 Express, USB 3.0, CrossFireX Support, Dual Intelligent Processors 3) (Accessory)
Had this a few weeks, running a Core i5-3570K.
Physical installation is reasonably straightforward, my main complaint would be the board is slightly smaller than ATX, and so only uses 6 chassis screws. The front few cm of the board with the power, memory and SATA connectors are therefore on the unsupported section that extends beyond the front 3 chassis screws. This means it bent more than I'd've liked when inserting the modules / connectors, I supprted the free edge with a finger in the end.
Everything is well labelled, though routing all 6 SATA connectors and 3 USB2 headers to the same part of a case may prove a challenge if you do want all of them. Spec-wise it's fine, on the plus 6x HDD, 4x USB3 and 10x USB2 and more PCi connections than cheaper boards, on the negative only one full speed PCi 3.0 lane (limits cross-fire) and no IDE legacy support. There are no USB front or backplates bundled with the board so out of the box you only get 2x USB3 and 4x USB2, but you do get 2 SATA3 cables.
Driver installation was a pain hence the 4-stars. This was mainly due to poor CD design rather than the drivers themselves. You seem to have only 2 options, install everything including some Symantec bloatware or install drivers and applications one by one, which involves alot of reboots. The second route took far longer than it should, even on a system that can reboot to Windows in 30s. A few also gave the "This driver did not install corrrectly" error in Windows 7 x64 - which is a bit unforgiveable seeing as the OS pre-dates the board by at about 3 years.
In the end though, UEFI BIOS is a pleasure to use, and the Windows apps seem well featured.
Overall, a decent price and spec with some minor gripes about board layout and driver disks. To compare with other boards check Tom's Hardware, which reviewed it alongside boards costing at least £20+ extra and decided it came out only slightly behind them.
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Aug 2013 19:49:04 BDT
If you are gonna get a 3570K then i highly recommend this MoBo. I habr that combo and it runs brilliantly. If not, get the 3570k instead.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Sep 2013 15:27:26 BDT
Sorry for 6 week delay, been away. It should support anything that runs the same socket, so it may not support the very newest Intel chip formats. I run a i5 3570k Quad core, but you need to check the socket fitting as that was paired up 9 months ago, and things change fast.