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Asrock Z77E-ITX Mini ITX Intel Motherboard Reviews

Positive Reviews

HPE1000

A great performance motherboard for if you want to build a gaming pc in a small for factor.

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Pros: Great overclocking, up to 16gb of ram, built in wifi, msata connector

Cons: cpu socket really close to pcie slot, might not overclock ram the best, msata slot can interfere with backplate, wifi antenna is awkward

This is a great motherboard at a good price if you want to build the best gaming rig in the smallest amount of space. It has plenty of sata connectors (4) for any mini itx computer case out there, and even has a msata connector on the back of the motherboard for use as a hdd cache or boot drive. The motherboard has a mini pcie slot, which is occupied by a wifi card that you would find on a laptop. It runs connectors out the the back of the motherboard were a rather bulky wifi antenna connects; The wifi antenna is about the size of a credit card with around a foot and a half of cabling to run the antenna to a good place, which can look ugly. I bought replacement antennas that you would...
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Negative Reviews

SniperTeamTango

Dead within a week.

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Pros: Great price, onboard wifi, Z77

Cons: Cheap construction, flimsy PCB, dead after a simple cooler install, warranty nightmare, very poorly explained service.

I've heard horror stories about Asus in the past, but oddly they're the hero in this story. This board came from a friend on OCN shipping it from his local microcenter. Originally my previous board didn't support a 3770k, which I needed for workstation stuff. However when this board came in it also supported overclocking. I installed windows on it and drivers, and about 5 days later I purchased an H100i. I popped it in my bitfenix prodigy after a simple cooler install, no visible issues. GPU fan failed, no lights on board, nothing on screen. After several hours of trouble shoot I take the rig apart to find no visible damage. I contact Asrock who tells me to go through a bunch of basic...
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