- Intel Z77
- Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
- DDR3 2600(OC)/2400(OC)
Biostar TZ77B 11/11/2012
I'll just say first that I love this motherboard. For the price and what you get--it's an amazing product. The driver CDs it comes with are super helpful and the BIOS is a little more than the average user needs but it's super useful. Anyway, this board has everything placed conveniently and has ports and headers for everything I need. In addition to having two USB 3.0 ports built in, it has an additional header for more ports which I'm not currently using but might in the future. It also has a SPDIF out header which finding a bracket for was nearly impossible to find but now I have an optical audio out which I love. The motherboard also stood up to a rail failure in my power supply. I was so scared it got fried but it and all my attached components were fine. Whether or not that was due to built-in fail safes in the PSU or not, this motherboard is a trooper. I don't think I'll ever need to upgrade it and I'm confident in its longevity.
Biostar's tech support is kind of awful. During my aforementioned power supply failure I sent a bunch of questions to their techies and the only response I got was a link to their RMA request page. Didn't inspire much confidence.
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