Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by justpiter ASUS quality second to none!
More than happy with the product! Took me a while to
make up my mind, as to which miniITX Z170 motherboard
Very happy with the choice I made, excellent product!!
26 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thumper8 The best miniITX Mobo for most people
I own very good Asus Z77 and Z87 mini ITX motherboards, this latest upper mid range Z170 offering is another excellent product. Sound has improved, UEFI is without equal and overclocking is very easy. Perfect partner for a 6600K and a Samsung SM950 Pro M.2 PCIe NVMe plus some 3000MHz DDR4 memory. A totally smooth and glitch-free build.
22 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by David93 Very Good and Stylish Motherboard
No issues during installation and is a good quality motherboard. Fits very nice in my Corsair 380T case. Very pleased with purchase.
25 December 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by jasonf01 Z170, minaturized.
I decided to go small with my main PC as well, and chose the Asus Z170I Pro Gaming motherboard. with a Core I7 CPU.
It's a strong combination. Had problems initially because I chose to keep my existing Windows install, and forgot to copy the drivers onto a local disk. Had them on a memory stick but I couldn't get it to recognise the memory stick, I ended up removing a hard drive and copying it over. After that it all worked well, and booting into Win7 was very fast - the startup animation barely stopped moving before the machine was shifting onto the logon screen.
A fair few ports, though as always you will eventually fill them all, so there's never quite enough of the right type. The glowing lights on the audio path is a fairly pointless gimmick but looks good if you're into that kind of thing.
I've had a couple of blue-screens since the upgrade but that's hard to pin down to specific hardware, or if its a problem with using an existing Windows install.
Its a pricey motherboard, and I'm wondering what the Z170 platform brings to this form-factor - its likely that a H170 would have probably been suitable for me, but all-in-all, I like the motherboard and CPU combination that I've picked so I'm happy at least.
15 December 2015