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ASUS Z87-A (NFC EXPRESS EDITION) LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2933(OC)

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TPU

CPU performance boost

Unleash your computer's performance with a simple two-phase onboard switch or the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. It works with the TPU chip to offer precise voltage control and advanced monitoring , enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in all situations.

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DIGI+ VRM

VRM, or voltage regulator modules, are considered among the most essential motherboard design components. They supply the voltage demanded by the CPU, and a good VRM must intelligently detect actual CPU power draw to provide precise power accordingly.


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Dual Intelligent Processors 2

Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM

The world's first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered the use of two onboard chips - EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and TPU (TurboV Processing Unit). The new generation of Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM provides precise Vcore PWM, integrated graphics voltages and frequency module adjustments with minimal power loss through BIOS tuning and an exclusive user interface to increase the board's overclocking range while performance reaches its full potential. ASUS DIGI+ VRM digital power design empowers users with superior flexibility and perfect precision to ensure optimized performance, extreme system stability and greater power efficiency.


Remote GO!

One-stop PC remote control and home entertainment

Remote GO! links PCs, tablets, smartphones, and TVs wirelessly through a LAN cable and router. It allows you to stream multimedia content from PC to your HDTV, access your computer anywhere using smart devices at home, and easily transfer files to and from your PC. Now upgraded with new Cloud GO!, which syncs your multiple cloud storage accounts and backs up content to your PC with one click.

Set up Your Home PC with Remote GO!

  1. Wi-Fi environment setup - use an existing LAN cable and router setup to connect PC and smart devices on the same home network
  2. Install Remote GO! software on your PC
  3. Download Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote to your smart devices (Supported Systems: iOS & Android)
  4. Setup complete - get four free apps with ASUS Remote GO!

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Fan Xpert 2

Comprehensive controls for the perfect cool and quiet balance

For more fine-tuned control, hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert 2 features Fan Auto Tuning, providing a tailored fan speed setting for each 4-pin/3-pin CPU and chassis fan with exclusive automatic fan speed detection. This achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. It even provides an RPM Fixed Mode for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB using a specific fan speed setting.


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Fan Auto Tuning Mode

Scans fan parameters through exclusive automatic speed detection to provide custom settings for each fan with a single click. This achieves the best cooling for your components beyond just the mere number of fans in your case. Fan Xpert 2 delivers individual data and control for each 4-pin/3-pin CPU and chassis fan connected to your motherboard as well as built-in fan profiles to deliver cooling that is as automated or as customizable as you need it to be.


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New UEFI BIOS – friendlier and more Intuitive

Exclusive EZ Mode adds useful info to become even easier

Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed fan controls, XMP profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.


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USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support)

170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0

ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) USB 3.0 in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to already fast USB 3.0 performance. ASUS software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction.


  • World's 1st USB 3.0 UASP support – instantly 170% faster.
  • Complete USB 3.0 solution – performance boost under Turbo Mode or UASP Mode for most USB devices.

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Network iControl

Real-time network bandwidth management

One click to prioritize network traffic for applications you're currently using or set up favorite profiles to run at specific times. Avoid network congestion, speed up downloading, and make sure online gaming runs optimized, all through an intuitive user interface.


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AI Suite 3

One-stop access to innovative ASUS features

ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.


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MemOK!

Enhanced memory compatibility: save time on trial and error

Memory issues can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to fix or work around. If RAM problems are preventing your system from booting, MemOK! helps by automatically loading failsafe settings to enable basic functionality with a simple push of a button on the motherboard. This troubleshooting feature saves you time and annoyance, and adds to the confidence of DIY builders.


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DirectKey

Dedicated direct BIOS access button

Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS when the PC is on standby power with a simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up as you don't have to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at their best!


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ASUS 5X Protection

All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability

ASUS motherboards guard your PC with 5X Protection. We use quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise CPU power on demand, ESD units tested to strict standards that eliminate electrostatic interference, and resettable fuses around DRAM slots to prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. We also use corrosion-resistant back I/O shields, all examples of ASUS providing the best possible reliability and durability.


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4K Ultra HD ready

Discover future visual experiences

Following up on popular 1080p full HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next big thing, and you're ready for the upgrade thanks to integrated graphics that natively support up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI or DisplayPort. That's four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism.


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Intel® LGA1150 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors Ready

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 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.


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Intel® Z87 Express Chipset

The Intel® Z87 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 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 provides a maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports and 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval. Moreover, the Intel® Z87 Express Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.


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RoHS

GreenASUS

Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact.


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  • Mr. F.
  • 8/21/2015 8:14:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDual port?

Pros: Stable M/B, fast for performance and loads..... even with an Intel i5 - 4590 3.3Ghz and 6Mb cache.
Is being used for Server purposes.

Cons: Video has been an issue from the start, will not support dual screens with the M/B. No matter the setup. One or the other screen will be down.

Other Thoughts: The video seems to be an issue as I have talked to friends with the same MB.
This MB is to be a server for MS 2012 Server V2 and SketchUp 2015 Pro. None is supported as of today.

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  • Luke H.
  • 8/20/2015 6:34:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect build

Pros: Absolutely no issues. It seems with almost every build I've done, I've had to work around at least one random issue. Not so with this board. I would highly recommend it, especially if you can get the rebate. I appreciated the removable 'adapter' for the front panel connectors. Made that part so much easier. The manual was easy to understand.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I've had successful builds using Gigabyte and ECS, but this ASUS board had many great features for the price, with none of the technical hiccups you sometimes run into. Just a great experience all around.

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  • John R.
  • 8/10/2015 8:45:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good!

Pros: Great price for the previous year's tech! I purchased an i7-4790k and wanted a board that could overclock the CPU. After some research, I found the z87 chipset would not give me any benefit over the newer z97/99. The retail price was great, a rebate made it a no-brainer, and a case bundle made it a steal. I was a little hesitant with mixed reviews, but considering the warranty I figured it was a safe chance to take.

I really like the bundled software suite.

I'll update if anything fails, but so far it's running perfectly. Paired with i7-4790k, 16GB 1600 MHz Corsair DDR3, Sapphire R9 290 ref GPU.

Five stars is relative to price paid.

Cons: As mentioned elsewhere, the circuit board seems a bit thin. I found myself reaching my fingers behind it to plug in some of the connectors (most notably the USB3).

Older tech; you can definitely get a better motherboard, but you'd have to be willing to spend twice as much.

Other Thoughts: This would not have been my selection were my budget less limited, but I think I maximized bang:buck with the rebate and bundle pricing.

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  • Charles I.
  • 8/6/2015 11:27:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat mobo

Pros: -sleek bios

-very easy to setup

-soild board

Cons: -ASUS LABEL THE MUTHER TRUCKING PWR SWITCH AND HHD LED WITH COLOR CODED COLORS OR SOMETHING.

Other Thoughts: other than the annoying no color coded pw switch and hhd lights prongs that took a bit of guessing to figure out great buy.

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  • scott v.
  • 7/28/2015 6:46:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Issues

Pros: This is a basic motherboard for a midrange build which gives many options for upgrades down the line, like dual video cards (8x each), 32gb memory and a fast i7. Got a great price on a bundle deal

Cons: wish it had built in wifi, but no biggie.

Other Thoughts: came with an nfc dock to easily back up photos and remote access PC and many other things, plus it adds two more usb 3.0 ports

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  • Peter M.
  • 6/15/2015 3:12:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSuper Bargain for a high performer

Pros: This is a very capable board for overclocking. Even though the heatsinks and cooling don't look like it, this board can clock with the best. If you don't have a great CPU to begin with, it might be tough to get some decent clocks out of it. A much more expensive board with good power phases might be able to massage a good OC with a better board.

Many of the negative reviews reference an old BIOS or the board being DOA. I've picked up 3 of these boards so far and as of the date of this review, they all have had the latest 2005 BIOS and booted a Devil's canyon 4690k and a 3258 without any problems at all.

Cons: The PCB is pretty thin. So be careful flexing components on it. Make sure it is mounted well.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/2/2015 10:25:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing value.

Pros: Everything I wanted. Haven't experienced any of the issues everyone else is posting. Really is a an impressive motherboard and with the combo. You couldn't ask for a better deal.

Cons: I had to manually install each motherboard driver individually which required a restart each time. Took 20 minutes before I could begin to focus on any other updates. Maybe just cause I was using windows 7?

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  • Ralph S.
  • 5/26/2015 7:20:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Board

Pros: Good quality board. Was looking for H series but this was at a good price.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Friend needed a new system to run his accounting and tax software. This board will give him a little added performance.

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  • Seth L.
  • 5/13/2015 7:01:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRan for one month, swapped cases, died.

Pros: I got this as a part of a combo deal - loved it while it worked

Cons: Died after changing cases. There are many reports of DOA or bad boards here... Looks like I got one too.

Other Thoughts: I have created a RMA with ASUS. I will reply when this gets resolved. Hopefully it does not take too long.

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  • Rick W.
  • 5/10/2015 9:29:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsDefective Product

Pros: I wasn't able to learn about the pro's of the product because it was defective out of the box.

Cons: The product was completely unusable. Pins in the cpu socket were clearly damaged/out of place. It took about 5 seconds for me to see there was clearly something wrong with the motherboard. Luckily I didn't damage my cpu by trying to get it in.

Other Thoughts: I'm very disappointed in my purchase. I defied the questionable reviews because I thought this motherboard brought a lot to the table feature-wise for its price, and I was punished for it.

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