I went with p8z77-m PRO. Digital 6-phase CPU VRM and Asus reputation won me over. I've been quite satisfied with it thus far. Quality seems pretty decent and I really like provided software.
I'm cosidering doing my first OC'ing. Before that, however, I'd like to see whether MOSFETs, inductiors and capacitors are up for the task.
Is there a guide or tutorial on how to look for labels of the most crucial elements? What to look for and what to pay attention to?
Secondly, does anyone have any experience with asus Auto tuning extreme option? I don't know if it would be more benefitial for me to use this function as oposed to doing everything manually. I have not done any overclocking since pentium II days.
Lastly, as there are different profiles for FAN expert + I was wondering whether i could create (and more importantly switch) such profiles in CPU tuning without rebooting?