It looks cheap, it feels chintzy, but this Asus motherboard is probably all you actually need...
Browse Motherboards brands
Mini ReviewA basic board with some fancy cladding adds up to something that beats our expectations.
AMD's new Piledriver processor uses the new FM2 socket. With their track record of maintaining compatibility across processors and sockets, how does this new mobo marry up?
The battle between Asus and Gigabyte has traditionally been a heavyweight contest, though in recent years it's become more of a ritualised beating, as the Asus boards have consistently out-punched Gigabyte at every level.
The Intel H77 chipset is the little brother to the beefier Z77 Ivy Bridge chipset, and when we're talking about the P8H77-I we really do mean little.
When a company like Asus slaps 'Deluxe' moniker on a motherboard you can be fairly confident in it being feature-heavy.
The Republic of Gamers (RoG) has come out firing on the Intel Z77 chipset once again with the Asus RoG Maximus V Formula.
Intel's Ivy Bridge chips haven't been a revelation on the desktop, but the first 7 Series chipsets have been a lot more satisfying.