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ASUS Z97I-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3200(OC)/3100(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • 9/15/2014 6:49:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsVery happy

Pros: -Overall very impressive quality.
-Great layout with enough room for a big CPU air cooler (although I went for an H90).
-The UEFI bios are great and I was able to get a 4790K stable at 4.7Ghz at 1.300v in a mini-ITX case.
-Tons of USB 3.0 ports
-Also a very high quality I/O shield.

Cons: The little PCIe slot notch broke off without much force applied to it. It's not worth an RMA. Luckily My case (Node 304) has a mechanism to lock the GPU securely in place anyway.

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  • Hay
  • 9/12/2014 10:34:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome motherboard

Pros: Works great
It's an Asus
WIFI
M.2
Front Panel extender makes life SO much easier
RAM worked instantly after installing

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Used this in my first build - comes with a lot of great features and utilities you can download from Asus's website

System Specs:
Asus z97i Plus
i5 4690k
Asus GTX 750 ti
Deepcool Gabriel cpu cooler
G Skill Ares 8gb (2 x 4gb) DDR3 1600
Cooler Master Elite 130
Cooler Master V 550 semi modular 80+ gold
Samsung 840 evo

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  • Bartek K.
  • 9/9/2014 9:54:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: Love the board. Easy to install, good layout, was able to fit the tower cooler (Noctua NH U9B) with no issues. I love the Q-connector, makes it so much easier to install

Cons: The latch on the PCIe broke, it almost feels like the plastic was aged. But i can live with this...

Other Thoughts: It isn't too easy to plug the Wi-Fi cables to the module with fat fingers (my case), but managed to do so.

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  • 8/22/2014 7:36:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAsus Z97I Plus Mobo

Pros: - Very well laid out motherboard
- Good IO shield
- Multiple thermistors for monitoring temperature is nice
- Memory compatibility check feature is nice

Cons: - Having to screw the wireless adapter connections to the back of the IO plate is a little odd (makes for a not so tight connection).
- I had to install the updated bios from the website in order to get it to boot properly (had high system instability before update)
- USB 3.0 ports failed after driver install
- Some downloaded drivers from ASUS website were corrupted
- CPU retention bracket interfered with 3rd party cooling backplate

Other Thoughts: It was a little upsetting that I had such difficulty getting the motherboard and hardware working in tandem in Windows. I've built several computers over the last 15 years and this was one of the bad installs. I originally thought the motherboard was dead (or at least flaky). It runs normally after much headache. It was pretty disappointing.

(Case installed to is Corsair Obsidian 250D)

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings ,

I am sorry that you experienced issues with the motherboard. If you would like to discuss your case further, please contact me through email, including your reference number within the subject line. Please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N140930416

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • jh
  • 8/19/2014 12:06:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: The specs look good. The reviews are highly complementary however the board has a defective memory slot which I have been increasingly running into with ASIS products. I had a similar problem with the ROG V! Board and the P7 Z88. Time to change vendors

Cons: See above regarding memory problems

Other Thoughts: I discovered at exactly the 30 day mark that the memory was 4096 instead of 8 GB so no return to Newegg possible.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings JH,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard sir. At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email, including your reference number within the subject line, and we can discuss this case further. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N140931405

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • 8/19/2014 5:46:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPowerful mITX board

Pros: Incredible performance, bios layout and features. The IO plate foam coating makes it hard to allign the motherboard over the standoffs completely.

Cons: None

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  • 8/5/2014 10:54:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbenchmark for mITX

Pros: -Crams in everything you need for a SFF build
-Above average organization
-Asus
-Quality I/O shield

Cons: -Would prefer if the front panel audio was closer to the USB 2.0.
-Something like 1mm between my RAM and CPU heatsink.

Other Thoughts: Will be interesting to see how early mobos with m.2 adapt to future generations of SSDs.

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  • SWS
  • 7/6/2014 11:23:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice little board

Pros: Everything works well. Nice feature set. Decent layout and usability considering the small form factor.

Cons: None really. Cable connectors fit very tightly on the WiFi Module.

Other Thoughts: Still in the testing stage, but I'm optimistic.

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  • 6/7/2014 8:22:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsm.2 update

Pros: Stable, easy one-click overclocking. Latest bios supports Devil's Canyon as well. I always though built-in WiFi and Bluetooth was silly but it's come in handy. Asus AI suite in Windows is pretty slick, but I can't figure out why it doesn't synchronize its settings with the bios settings.

Cons: I still can't get to recognize my samsung xp941 ssd, but I got a plextor m6e to work just fine and it even boots thanks to its built-in bios rom. Asus bios still says m.2 port is Empty. *shrug*

I'm hoping a bios update will fix that and I've also read that you have to go the UEFI route to get it to boot.

Other Thoughts: To the person who was worried about accessing the m.2 port under the motherboard:

Any case worth anything should have a big enough opening on the motherboard tray to mount coolers and should also be large enough to access the m.2 port without having to remove the motherboard. However, I I think the bigger problem is lack of airflow over the ssd to keep it cool. Fortunately my case is vented in that area, but I'm sure many others are not.

Also, I wish Intel x79 m.2 was pcie x4 instead of x2. I know other boards have workarounds, but I wanted Asus.

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  • 5/31/2014 4:47:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother mini-itx powerhouse

Pros: Slick new BIOS user interface. They pack a ton of features into a small board. The voltage regulator module is even smaller this time around. It's an Asus board - need I say more?

Cons: I also own an Asus Z87I-Deluxe. The Z97I-Plus comes with a reduction in the number of SATA ports (from 6 to 4) and fan connectors (from 3 to 2). Would have preferred that those connector options not change.

Other Thoughts: I was using the board with Corsair 1866Mhz DDR3 memory. Initially the system would lock up if I I clocked the memory above 1333Mhz. This was fixed quickly with a BIOS update. Asus is awesome!

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