- Intel Z87
- 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
- DDR3 1866/1600
Great Board 05/05/2014
This review is from: ASUS GRYPHON Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard
UEFI BIOS-able to use a mouse. Nice GUI
Military grade? TUF components. (Hopefully true)
3- 4 pin chassis fan headers laid out on the edge on 3 different sides.
1- 4 pin CPU OPT header
1-4 pin ASST fan header
I/O shield easy install.
BIOS flashback utility
4-Rear 3.0 USB ports
Header for 2-front 3.0 USB
Angled SATA ports makes it easy for good cable management
Nice board for gaming
Not really a con but not crazy about the light brown/brown color scheme. And with all the mods in today’s world, it would be nice if we could choose any color scheme for any board. Maybe someday. I suppose you could just buy the optional armor kit and paint that. Idk
My first board was an A7N8X bought in 2003 at Newegg. This board is still running, and for the most part used, in a printer server computer in my first build of that same year. That lifespan alone for a motherboard is good enough for me to keep using ASUS. 11 years and still kicking. What can I say?
A big plus for me on this board was the 3 chassis 4-pin fan headers. I have a 3 pairs of fans so I was able to take advantage of those headers without a fan controller. Computer fired right up the first time, recognized cpu, ram, and reported cpu temps and fan speeds immediately. Since I was using a Laing D5 Vario pump with the speed control lead plugged into the CPU fan header, that too was reported immediately and accurately. Sure, every mb is going to have advantages and disadvantages, but honestly, the positives far outweigh the negatives.
btw- this business of the board feeling flexible? Felt to me lke any board I've ever worked on. It is perfectly fine. It is bound to feel flexible to a certain degree.
My son’s gaming rig:
Corsair 350D Case
ASUS Gryphon Z87
i5 4670K 1150 3.4Ghz
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
G.Skill Sniper Series (2x4GB) 1866
Seasonic SS 760XP2 PSU
XSPC Raystorm Extreme Universal CPU Watercooling Kit w/ EX240 Radiator/D5 Pump/Res
Primochill Advanced LRT tubing 7/16" x 5/8"
Monsoon Free Center 6-pk matte black 7/16" x 5/8"
2- Corsair SP 120 PWM High Performance Edition Fans
2-GELID Solutions Wing 12 PL Silent 120mm PWM Case Fans
Lutro0 Customs 550 paracord Royal Blue
GIGABYTE GV-R7265WF2OC-2GD Radeon R7 265 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
Windows 7 Pro x64
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