ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt Motherboard
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- Smart DIGI+ power control - Flexible precise adjustments for system stability, high power efficiency and improved performance scaling on both CPU and RAM^Rich features for the home environment : Multimedia management, diverse remote control, internet sharing and quick data sharing^Fan Xpert 2 - Fan auto tuning function for optimized speed control and settings for each individual fan^Thunderbolt onboard - The fastest and most versatile transfer technology capable of ultra-fast transfer rates and ultra-sharp resolution, with data and display transfer all on one unified cable^USB BIOS flashback - Plug in USB with BIOS file and just click the button for simplest BIOS update
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Description for ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt Motherboard
The ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt motherboard features the Intel Z77 chipset supporting the Intel LGA1155 3rd/2nd generation Intel Core i7 processors. ASUS is pleased to announce that the P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt is equipped with the latest in I/O technology onboard, Thunderbolt, providing the user with an ultra-fast transfer speed of 10GBps, an amazing 2 times faster than USB 3.0. Thunderbolt also supports ultra-sharp resolution, using the DisplayPort to reach up to 2560 x 1600. Simple and flexible, Thunderbolt only requires one unified cable to transmit high-performance storage and video capturing devices, perfect to avoid messy cabling. Also, with the daisy-chain technology, the user can connect up to 7 high-speed devices without the use of any hubs or switches. With Thunderbolt onboard, one unified interface will satisfy every type of high-performance devices in the future.
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I picked this motherboard because it seemed like one of the most recent releases, which I assumed would have the latest and greatest technologies, and hopefully minimal design flaws.
Looks: Very nice looking in my Corsair 600t. Very clean and well colored. Internal headers are in decent spots, except for the CPU power connection (it is at the top of the board which gets in the way of my watercooler).
Function: Boot up worked great. The diagnostic LEDs next to each component were great for helping me identify why the system wouldn't boot at first (I didn't jam the memory sticks in hard enough). Board gets pretty hot while gaming (70c on the on-board heat sinks). I put a side fan in the case to blow directly on the board heat sinks, which seems to help a little. I imagine its like a cool breeze on a hot day, which I am guessing the motherboard appreciates as much as I do. I haven't tested thunderbolt. All the internal headers seem to work well. Haven't played with the Bios or overclocking and I doubt I will much. No problem hooking up my components.
I did have a few problems:
(1) The wifi-go module has a tiny screw you have to remove before installing it. For some reason the screw wouldn't come out with any of the 6 Phillips head screwdrivers I tried. So I just used a pair of pliers to grip it hard and turn it slowly. Came out fine with that method. But for some reason the head on the tiny screw they use with it just didn't match my screwdrivers. Like other reviewers have said on similar motherboards, make sure you remember to install the wifi-go module before installing the motherboard. I haven't tested the module to see if it works.
(2) The nipple on my case wouldn't match up easily with the hole on the motherboard. I have no idea if that is the motherboard's fault or the case's fault. I had to really jam it hard to get it the nipple in the hole.
(3) A consumer support rep at Asus said (in typical broken English in an email) that this board does not work with Vista "duo (sic, he meant "due") to the chipset limitation." I installed Vista anyway and it works fine. I don't know why he would say Vista doesn't work, but, if anyone is wondering, I didn't have a problem with it.
(4) It is expensive, but I am not enough of a motherboard pricing expert to say the price was unreasonable given the features and quality.
(5) I went to the Asus webpage to call them for some technical support, and they had numbers listed for practically every country except the United States. I was pretty surprised, seeing approximately 50 numbers for other countries but a blank for the US. Next to the US, it just had a link that said "click here." I clicked and it was broken link. Very odd. When I filled out a technical support email inquiry form (which is painfully extensive and time consuming), an Asus rep got back to me (relatively quickly) with an answer that clearly indicated he wasn't capable of reading, understanding, or troubleshooting in English. So if you have a problem, trying to email them will most likely be a complete waste of your time (unless you really want to see the troubleshooting tips copied and pasted from their website), because they don't speak English. However, it should be noted that other manufacturers probably have the same problem. In the end I solved the problem myself.
Intel Ivy Bridge i7 3770k w/ Corsair H100 watercooler
Corsair 600t Case
2x EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti in SLI
Corsair SSD + 2 SATA3 hard drives
16 Gb Corsair DDR3 1600 Ram
Windows Vista 64 bit
I give the board five stars because I am guessing that even though Asus isn't perfect, it is still better than the competition. I also felt sorry for Asus because the other reviewer gave it such an unreasonably low score. I spent a lot of time detailing the negatives (more than the positives) because I am hoping that Asus will fix them when I buy my next motherboard in 5 or 6 years.