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Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE Motherboard (Socket 1155, 32GB DDR3 Support, ATX, Bluetooth v4.0, Intel Z77 Express, SLI/CrossFireX Support, LudicLogix Virtu MVP)

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Amazon Price: £201.99 (as of April 12, 2014 10:25 pm - Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Technical Specifications: Form factor: ATX · Graphics card connections: HDMI, Displayport · Interface: DDR3 (motherboard): 4 x · Interface: Gigabit LAN (motherboard): 1 x · Interface: PCIe x16 (motherboard): 3 x · Interface: PCIe x4 (motherboard): 4 x · Interface: SATA II (motherboard): 2 x · Interfaces: sound (motherboard): 7.1 · PC base: Intel® 1155 · SATA II: 4 x · USB 2.0: 4 x

Description: AsusIntel® 1155 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

Technical Details

  • GeForce® SLI™ - dramatically improves graphic performance
  • Quad GPU AMD CrossfireX - a flawless architecture accommodating the power of up to four graphics cards
  • Intel® Ethernet - provides precise network traffic management
  • LudicLogix Virtu MVP - boots responsiveness, improves gaming frame rates by 30-70% and sharpens visual quality

Customer Reviews

Great motherboard. Lots of fun.

 31 July 2012
By Teggfd "teggfd"
Lots of features. The closest Asus to this are the V and V Pro models(both cheaper). This has a few great features. Personally I think the extra switches are not important. The LED is handy but the other features are great. If you think you will make use of them (e-sata, better sound, extra usb3, connectors, bluetooth, dual band wifi, extra RAM OC etc.), then this is the board for you.

Unlike the other Asus boards there is no legacy connectivity (Ps/2 mouse keyboard, PCI). The V and V Pro cover these. I felt the need to leave PCI behind as it was only used by my x-fi xtreme music card in the past. Thankfully the motherboard here provides an ALC898 and it does actually provide better sound than the old x-fi card. Volume seems to be a little lower however and there is little to no fancy software packages to compliment the experience. So tweaking the sound is more difficult but I am impressed with the pure sound output as its a clear upgrade for me.

There are more USB ports and SATA connections. Annoyingly there are USB2 ports despite USB3 being backwards compatible. Same goes for SATA 300. The PWM fan ports are great but worth pointing out that non PWM fans can also be controlled (through voltage) in the BIOS or in the AI suite fan utility. A big advantage with Asus motherboards is fantastic fan control. Its very easy to use.

The software provided is superb. Asus Ai suite is amazing. The bios is superb. Extremely fast boot times. Set mine to 2 seconds as I am used to a small delay. Over clocking is easy with an auto clock for some newbies. I can reach 4.5ghz on Ivybridge with ease. Lots of energy saving options in the bios and software suite. Wifi features are great. Include Remote Desktop feature for phones and tablets. It can act as an access point but its not a very strong one. Very handy feature nonetheless.

Overall I just really like the board but do look closely into what you are buying. I found it easy to install and being a deluxe it feels more premium than the others.

My best Mobo ever

 27 April 2013
By C. Peacock
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, loads of USB and SATA connectors (including USB 3 & SATA 6), automatic overclocking AND energy saving (by Mobo switches + Bios settings), excellent build quality, with a superb Bios which is incredibly user-friendly. What more could you ask? I am using this with an Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3770K CPU (4 x 3.50GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 8Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0), Corsair 16GB 1600MHz CL10 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Kit, Sapphire 11199-20-20G AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (HDMI, DVI-I, 2 x Mini Display Port, PCI Express 3.0, 256-Bit, AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology), Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive Full Upgrade Kit, and a WD Caviar Green 2TB SATA 6Gbps Power Saving Internal Hard Drive OEM. The result is an astonishingly fast system. Three tips: 1. The instructions advise you to install the Wi-Fi module after you have installed the Mobo in your case. This is crazy, because the Wi-Fi module is attached to the Mobo by a screw which screws in UNDERNEATH the Mobo, which is, of course, impossible once the Mobo is mounted in the case. Install the Wi-Fi module BEFORE you mount the Mobo in your case. 2. If you're using a large video card like the Sapphire in the first PCIe 3.0 slot, it is essential that you insert all your SATA cables BEFORE you install the video card, as the card overhangs the SATA ports. 3. If you're using an SSD for speed plus an HDD for storage, I wouldn't bother with ASUS' bios-based SSD caching system (which prevents you using your SSD for anything other than a cache). I would suggest you simply install Windows and all your programs on the SSD, and install My Documents and all your user folders on the HDD.

Excellent Choice for a new build i7 intel Ivy Bridge 3770K

 5 April 2013
By B R King
Having already decided to put together a brand new quad core computer system based around the intel i7 Ivy Bridge CPU , a lot of research was carried out as to which motherboard to use. There are loads of YouTube videos and other guidelines out there giving considered opinions as to which manufacturer to favour and after weighing up all the various options I decided to opt for this Asus high end unit. It is not cheap , but has a lot of on board software and components to ensure it is as future proof as is possible.
By choosing this board , I was turning my back on any legacy hardware since it does not support Firewire or PCI. and is in effect a thoroughly forward facing board for up and coming connectivity.
The design of the board makes connection of both internal and external hardware so easy and the main power connections are so placed around the edges of the board as to allow a really neat cable placement..

The UEFI BIOS with it's wonderful easy to follow menu driven set up screens is just an absolute gem allowing even the casual novice to perform overclocking settings with ease by using a USB mouse and keyboard plugged into the specific ports on the rear I/O panel. Placed strategically around the board are six fan headers allowing connection of the fans directly to the board. These headers are all 4 pin for PWM fans allowing the on board Fan Expert 2 software to fully control each individual fan against a set of user defined parameters. CPU and board temperatures and fan speeds can be monitored simply by a click on the Ai icon in the windows environment. There are far too many parameters that can be set within the BIOS to go into detail here, but they will certainly be appreciated by enthusiasts. The user manual which comes with the board is very comprehensive in detail and should give more than adequate instructions to most purchasers.
Several of these options do however require Asus to be congratulated upon their usefulness.
When your board is delivered , it will no doubt need to have the latest BIOS update. Well this is a cinch !!.. Go to the Asus web site and download the latest BIOS to a USB flashdrive. Just insert that flashdrive into the correct USB bios update port on the rear of the board and follow the on screen directions. The BIOS will be updated automatically. Brilliant.
The board also has its own Wi-Fi and Bluetooth senders .. so again you don't need all those connection wires to access the internet.
Finally there are warning lights built into the board to highlight any hardware problems ( CPU , DRAM , VGA and BOOT device ) and a very useful digital numerical indicator to provide error codes where problems are found.
All these aids make assembling the motherboard components a pretty easy affair.
However , it's all the connections on board which really swing appreciation of all the design thought behind the manufacture.
If you are using Windows 7 , you have 4 SATA 2 internal ports , 4 SATA 3 internal ports all within easy reach of the optical drive bays and the SSD / HDD drive bays. The 4 DDR3 RAM slots will take up to 32 GB of at up to 2600 MHz with i7 intel CPU.
The rear I/O panel is awash with connectivity 4 USB 2 ports..6 USB 3 ports..2 external SATA ports..1 HDMI port...1 Display port...1 optical S/PDIF port...1 intel LAN port...1 Realtek LAN port and finally a six minijack unit for the 8 channel on board audio I/O connections.
There is also an option to retro fit THUNDERBOLT should that be required in the future and the motherboard is capable of using the installed SSD as a cache to yet further enhance system speed.
I have been using the kit for a couple of months now with a Crucial 256 GB SSD as the boot device for Windows 7 Ultimate.

I can report that from power switch on to the full windows boot takes just 25 seconds and once the machine is up and running it takes just one second to access a web page using the built in Wi-Fi and Virgin cable router connection .
I can certainly recommend this motherboard as a very competent bit of kit which should last for a considerable time into the future

Excellent motherboard (and i got it off here for £150)

 3 Dec 2012
By J. Simon
Bought this motherboard along with an i5 3570k and i am most impressed. This has got more features over the standard p8z77-v and the build quality is excellent has usual from asus. The wireless go module is excellent with wireless and bluetooth both working flawlessly. The first thing i did when i switched it on was to grab the latest bios which is highly recommended for stability and compatibility. The UEFI bios is excellent and easy to navigate. Havent tried many of the features yet but so far i am thrilled with it. One thing to note, the Asus AI SUITE II software is still a resource hog and takes much longer to load windows with it installed. Will probably uninstall it and just reinstall the bits i need. Excellent board,if your looking for a z77 board i'd recommend this be your first choice.

Very good

 15 May 2013
By Kestutis
Working perfectly and even one I had problem when my bios was crashed when I was upgrading it thru OS and I was in panic, but when I read more info about it it so I restored it from USB! Amazing asus

asus p8z77-v deluxe motherboard

 8 May 2013
By michael coull
amazon super fast delivery.All the extras you could want.only fault after 6 months constant use was the onboard sound does not work after updating graphics card to saphire hd 7950 3gb vapor x. still happy with board

superb board!

 13 April 2013
By Mr Allan R Meadows
Excellent board. Used this for my first build and it was a great choice combined with 3770K processor and GTX 670 GPU. Documentation was clear and easy to understand. Love it.

Fantastic board

 10 Mar 2013
By Mr. G. A. Edwards "Grex"
I bought this board after shopping around for some time and reading various reviews. It didn't disappoint. This was the first rig i have built in a long time, so I was looking for a solid mid-high end base for my 3770k processor. This board was easy to set up, stable from the off and very easy to overclock. I have managed to get my cpu up to 4.6 - 4.8 completely stable. The only thing I would say is that my 1600 ram was set at a default of 1333, so needed to be adjusted manually.

Works great, had no problems

 27 Feb 2013
By Russellonfire
This was pretty easy to install, and everything is labelled nicely. The instruction guide is quite in-depth, so no worries there. The WiFi-Go! Card that comes with it works like a charm, and I had no issues getting it to work.

The CD that comes with it contains all the drivers I think I'll need, and it's pretty easy to use (even the 'Install all' gives you the option to avoid the free antivirus).

All in all, easy to install, easy to use, works brilliantly.

Quality Board Bursting with Features

 22 Feb 2013
By Benny26
I decided to come back to Asus for my mainboard in my new PC and i wasn't disappointed with this offering. I have a Core i7 3770k running through it and it's sweet as a nut in this board.

Happy with: The board itself for one, It looks amazing (even more at night when it lights up); it's got a quality feel and look to it; There are enough USB ports to drown a rat; It comes with bluetooth 4.0, full WIFI setup; The features for this board on the support CD are amazing also, more than enough to keep you interested for ages. One in particular is the fan Xpert feature that takes over your system fans, It's just brilliant. So all in all this board is just the beans.

Not Happy: Only one thing that annoyed me while building with this. When i got to the WIFI GO card that comes seperate in the motherboard box, you're supposed to unscrew the little screw in it then fit it to the board and re-screw it in from underneath. WELL i would have loved to do that if they hadn't screwed the damn screw in with some ungodly force. It was impossible for me to get it out, and because it's a very small screw it wasn't long before the threads became worn and that was the end of the attempt.

Half-way through my build i didn't fancy packing everything up to wait however long for a new one so i just snapped it off and installed the little card without a screw, there's no chance it's coming out of the board so I'm fine with that. I'm still not happy about the whole thing though...what was wrong with having the screw seperate in the bag Asus?

But that aside, I'm really happy with the purchase and will be going Asus in the future.



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