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Last Edited by IT_Mikee August 12, 2015 at 07:45 AM
$94 - $35 (MAR) = $59 AR

To save more, You can also combine it with the Artic Silver Thermal paste or Cooler Master fans to bring the total price to a $100 then use the Visa Checkout to get $10 off $100

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Learn more about the ASUS Z87-A (NFC EXPRESS EDITION)


Model
Brand
ASUS
Model
Z87-A (NFC EXPRESS EDITION)

Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
4th-Generation Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Chipsets
Chipset
Intel Z87

Memory
Number of Memory Slots
4x240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 3000(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2666(OC)/2600(OC)/2500(OC)/2400(OC)/2200(OC)/2133(OC)/2000(OC)/1866(OC)/1800(OC)/1600/1333
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots
PCI Express 3.0 x16
2 (x16 or dual x8)
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16
PCI Express x1
2 x PCI Express x1
PCI Slots
2 x PCI Slots

Storage Devices
SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111-GR
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports
PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
HDMI
1 x HDMI
DisplayPort
1 x DisplayPort
USB 3.0
4 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
2 x USB 2.0
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors
Onboard USB
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB ports (19-pin)
3 x USB 2.0/1/1 connectors support additional 6 USB ports
Other Connectors
1 x TPM header
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x TPU switch(es)
1 x EPU switch(es)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

Physical Spec
Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions (W x L)
12" x 8.8"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features
Features
Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM

Remote GO! - One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment

Fan Xpert 2 - The Most Customizable Fan Controls

USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 with UASP in Windows 8

Packaging
Package Contents
ASUS Z87-A MB
2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector(Only available for the standard Z87-A edition)
1 x I/O Shield
2 in 1 Q-connector(Retailor Version Only)
User's manual
ASUS NFC EXPRESS included
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#2
combo deals exist which can make it even better.

the z87 pro with 2x4gb corsair memory is 146 -35 MIR -= $111 - visa checkout = $101 for the z87 pro and 8gb of pretty solid memory
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Quote from racebum View Post :
combo deals exist which can make it even better.

the z87 pro with 2x4gb corsair memory is 146 -35 MIR -= $111 - visa checkout = $101 for the z87 pro and 8gb of pretty solid memory

Can you provide a link? Thanks.
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Quote from DAVINATER View Post :
Can you provide a link? Thanks.
Click on the "browse combos" link to see them all. Here is a direct link to them. [newegg.com]

I got a DVD-RW combo deal for $92. So $2 cheaper with a free DVD-RW drive. Several models to choose from.
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#5
Horrible reviews
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Quote from SamsungS5 View Post :
Horrible reviews
you need to keep a few things in mind with motherboard reviews. first the absolute best of breed will have 4 eggs

second the numbers are heavily skewed because problems get posted about and success gets gamed on

if 100 people are happy and 100 get a broken board you will probably have 1 positive review and at least 20 negative ones

the z87 pro has 1 more egg and they share similar chipsets. is the board different? got me but the reviews certainly are....well except the usual skew of complaints

the z87a which this guy posted has always been the entry level board which could be part of the bad review stigma. most people doing a quality build spend 10-20 bucks more on the pro rather than the A

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Com...bo.2458042

that deal is just a couple dollars more than the A and is a step up the asus food chain

if you want quality spend 2 grand on decent build but even then you can still have issues. just how it is
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Last edited by racebum August 12, 2015 at 09:14 PM
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Quote from racebum View Post :
you need to keep a few things in mind with motherboard reviews. first the absolute best of breed will have 4 eggs

second the numbers are heavily skewed because problems get posted about and success gets gamed on

if 100 people are happy and 100 get a broken board you will probably have 1 positive review and at least 20 negative ones

the z87 pro has 1 more egg and they share similar chipsets. is the board different? got me but the reviews certainly are....well except the usual skew of complaints

the z87a which this guy posted has always been the entry level board which could be part of the bad review stigma. most people doing a quality build spend 10-20 bucks more on the pro rather than the A

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Com...bo.2458042

that deal is just a couple dollars more than the A and is a step up the asus food chain

if you want quality spend 2 grand on decent build but even then you can still have issues. just how it is

I have no particular opinion, aside from generally I stay away from modern Asus boards. The quality has gone down hill - arguably so and this is heavily debated subject. However, to your point 100 good boards and 100 bad boards with 50% defect ratio is a horrible rate for manufacturing just about anything...
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Quote from sxy2003 View Post :
I have no particular opinion, aside from generally I stay away from modern Asus boards. The quality has gone down hill - arguably so and this is heavily debated subject. However, to your point 100 good boards and 100 bad boards with 50% defect ratio is a horrible rate for manufacturing just about anything...
asus has a published rma of roughly 3%

them, evga, gigabyte....all very low rma numbers

opinions like yours are often formed by buying one product and being part of the 3%

either realize what happened or buy another brand and mentally feel like you're getting something better

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums...fr.207128/

not surprising the enthusiast boards have over a 2x higher rma than the average. also notice the mundane h81 chipset has super low 1.81% failure rate

lot goes into RMA's and the user i suspect plays a part in quite a few of them
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Last edited by racebum August 13, 2015 at 12:36 PM

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Quote from racebum View Post :
you need to keep a few things in mind with motherboard reviews. first the absolute best of breed will have 4 eggs

second the numbers are heavily skewed because problems get posted about and success gets gamed on

if 100 people are happy and 100 get a broken board you will probably have 1 positive review and at least 20 negative ones

the z87 pro has 1 more egg and they share similar chipsets. is the board different? got me but the reviews certainly are....well except the usual skew of complaints

the z87a which this guy posted has always been the entry level board which could be part of the bad review stigma. most people doing a quality build spend 10-20 bucks more on the pro rather than the A

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Com...bo.2458042

that deal is just a couple dollars more than the A and is a step up the asus food chain

if you want quality spend 2 grand on decent build but even then you can still have issues. just how it is
I had my eyes on this one for my new build

Was wonderng what your thoughts on it were

Link [newegg.com]
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#10
Quote from SamsungS5 View Post :
I had my eyes on this one for my new build

Was wonderng what your thoughts on it were

Link [newegg.com]
it's an older board but anything that gets praise at toms i wouldn't think twice about using. review wise they look as good as you could ever hope for

if you have a socket 1155 cpu laying around it would be a cheap way to do a build

if you don't i'd go with one of the new 14nm chips coming out in the next week or so, the intel 6600k looks to be a sweet spot.

buuuuut this could be a lot more money than your are planning. so, bottom line, sure i'd run that board if i had a socket 1155 cpu laying around and or i could source one cheaply.

also potential for socket 1150 cpus to go on sale now that socket 1151 is out and the 14nm chips will be mainstream in a few days. that could make a z87 or z97 chipset build very affordable too
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Last edited by racebum August 13, 2015 at 10:11 PM
#11
Quote from racebum View Post :
asus has a published rma of roughly 3%

them, evga, gigabyte....all very low rma numbers

opinions like yours are often formed by buying one product and being part of the 3%

either realize what happened or buy another brand and mentally feel like you're getting something better

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums...fr.207128/

not surprising the enthusiast boards have over a 2x higher rma than the average. also notice the mundane h81 chipset has super low 1.81% failure rate

lot goes into RMA's and the user i suspect plays a part in quite a few of them
Good info! Not to forget modern online stores have excellent return policy heavily levied toward consumer. True, I am very biased as I had an Asus fail on me.
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Quote from SamsungS5 View Post :
Horrible reviews
I've built 6 PCs over the past several years, using various boards made by Gigabyte, MSI, ECS and the latest Zotac. So far knock on wood - no problem with any of the boards. I am very careful though with the builds, including use of a grounding wrist strap that is properly grounded. I take negative reviews with a grain of salt - given the skill level of some people when working on mechanical/electronic items and the level of care they take.
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Quote from Indio22 View Post :
I've built 6 PCs over the past several years, using various boards made by Gigabyte, MSI, ECS and the latest Zotac. So far knock on wood - no problem with any of the boards. I am very careful though with the builds, including use of a grounding wrist strap that is properly grounded. I take negative reviews with a grain of salt - given the skill level of some people when working on mechanical/electronic items and the level of care they take.
couldn't have said it better

oh wait.,..i did have one evga board fail that was 8.5yrs old.
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#14
zotac mainboard failed on me after 4 year
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#15
Bump bump. Rebate is valid in September too! Same fairly decent price.
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