- Intel Z68
- Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium (LGA1155)
- DDR3 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066
awesome motherboard 12/12/2011
I absolutely love this motherboard. It has everything I could ever want and it all works flawlessly. One of the main reasons I got this mobo was because of all the inputs; Plenty of USB, eSATA, and dual gigabit LAN (which was also one of the reasons I got this mobo since I often bridge connections). With the Z68 chipset you get Intel Rapid Storage Technology, and it was a breeze to configure and greatly decreases the time it takes to boot and open apps. I also tried out the Bluetooth with my phone and it was super easy to set up and stream music. I also love the UEFI BIOS, very easy to set things up and tweak settings. The thing also looks great. I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but the ASUS logo on the heat sink lights up blue (though if you have a large video card, it covers it up and makes it look like your video card has a LED backlight), the power button lights up red, and the reset button lights up green. It has everything you could ever want with a 1155 motherboard.
None. Can't find anything I don't like about it and there's been no problems with it after 6 weeks of moderate to heavy use.
I went with ASUS because I was so satisfied with their motherboard that I used in my last build from 2007 (ASUS P5N32-E SLI). It was my main computer for 4 years and for the last 3 of those years I kept it running 24/7 (only turned it off when I went out of town so it was running at least 340 days a year). I used it for everything from gaming to web browsing to photo editing and I'm still using it now as a server and I've never had a problem with it. It was really a no-brainer to go with ASUS again.
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