- Intel Z87
- 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
- DDR3 2800 (OC) / 2666 (OC)
Stable Motherboard with all the bells and whistles 04/10/2014
This review is from: ASUS Z87-WS LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
I haven't build a system in a few years, but this motherboard had so many features that I haven't seen or heard of before, I had to actually read the manual. It was painful believe me. The motherboard's heatsinks really dissipated the heat well, I was actually pleasantly surprised. It wasn't hot, but was warm and seemed evenly distributed. This main board just felt like quality from the moment I took it out of the box. The included accessories were nice but I didn't need them. I bought two of these boards and neither have disappointed me. I am running VMware ESXi 5.5 and I haven't had a problem yet. I am booting ESXo off the internal usb header. The two Intel i210 Network Interfaces are fully supported and are already included with the OEM ESXi 5.5 update 1 build. Both system are running very cool and draw around 45watts each at idle running an Intel i7-4771 processor with 32GB G.SKill DDR3-1600 memory. I am happy with the purchase of these mainboards.
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