( 4.8 Average / 77 Ratings )
Love this boards. Lots of extras.
Again, no complaints here. Linux even recognized the wireless chip by default, which I was a little wary of. I also like the features that it comes with, as well as the UEFI/BIOS options. I had trouble getting it to boot a usb in UEFI mode for a while, but I believe that was user error.
I'll be honest, this board is going to be outdated in a couple of years when DDR4 and those fancy new format solid state become the standard, but for now, and for this budget, the board has treated me like a king. Its got looks, great support and features, and plenty of room to add accessories. Did I mention it looks awesome?
Okay so this is the only thing I had issues with when building my rig. I had heard that ASUS motherboards were great so I went with something in my price range (There was like a 60 dollar discount on it at the time) and everything was good except that I was unsure of how to install BIOS prior to setting up my build even though PCPartPicker specifically said that in the compatibility section. There is a SPECIFIC USB slot just for installing BIOS and you have to check your mobo's backplate to know which one. I did not know this at the time so it took me a few hours to figure out and thanks to a friend's help we were able to set it up quickly and efficiently.
This is the origin of the versatility of my Eagle. The ASUS Z87 Pro has it all at a very reasonable price :
_Connectivity : The Z87 Pro has it all, impressive Wifi speed at a/b/g/n comes from the included antenna; lightning-fast RJ-45 wired LAN module from Intel. The Wifi module also has Bluetooth 4.0 in it !
_SLI/ Crossfire X : It has multiple PCIe 3.0 slots, so why not ? Be aware though, once you put another GPU in the 2nd slot, the bandwidth mode will be reduced from x16 to x8.
_Quality : 5000-hour caps in compliance with Japanese standards, resettable safety fuse at RAM slots, independent power-management chip, stainless-steel modules at the back, giant heat shields at the CPU socket, etc. What else I can say ?
_Style : It is dual-tone : Black and Yellow. Does this remind you of the Lamborghini Gallardo ?
Good motherboard, easy controls for OC and correcting ram voltage and the such. All usb 3.0, no measly 2.0, something I've grateful for.