- Intel Z77
- Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
Board is Good 01/14/2013
This review is from: Intel BOXDZ77SL50K LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel support is the best and they are not going anywhere soon. Z77 board with features of someone wanting a nice machine without SLI and likes older legacy stuff too. (I use PCI boards still)
There is a bug in the bios. If you change the boot optimizations the board will corrupt the PCI-E bus. Fortunately the onboard HDMI allowed me to return the settings back to get back PCI-E. The latest Bios update does not fix the bug and other people have experience the same problem in the Intel forums so it's real.
The board does not have SPDIF on the IO panel but there is an SPDIF hookup via header board capability. Would have been nice had it been integrated but then this is the cheaper board and the next ones up all have it. If you do need SPDIF, keep in mind the header boards run around 20.00 dollars.
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