Asus Z97-PRO GAMER S1150 Intel Z97 DDR3 ATX & Free Asus Cerberus Headset £99.99 - Dabs
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Asus Z97-PRO GAMER S1150 Intel Z97 DDR3 ATX & Free Asus Cerberus Headset £99.99 - Dabs

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Found 22nd Jun 2015
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Headset is £37 on Amazon

The difference between defeat and victory can be measured in milliseconds. That's why we've equipped Z97-PRO GAMER with networking technology that puts your frags first!

The Intel Gigabit Ethernet means faster, smoother gaming - always. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of communicating directly with Intel CPUs and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay!

ASUS Z97-PRO GAMER explodes the myth that dedicated sound cards are always better, with integrated SupremeFX technology that achieves near-lossless audio quality with a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 115dB -- meaning you hear every sound detail. And with exclusive Sonic Radar technology pinpointing the precise direction of in-game sounds you even get a leg up in the game!

Most powerful ASUS Gamer-series ATX-board with SupremeFX, LANGuard, M.2 & SATA Express and highly-durable components.

LGA1150 socket for the 4th, New 4th & 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors
Dual DDR3 3200(O.C.)support
SupremeFX - Flawless audio that makes you part of the game
Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard & GameFirst II - Networking that just goes faster
Sonic Radar ll - Scan and detect to dominate
M.2 & SATA Express - Top-speed transfers for faster gaming
Gamer's Guardian - for real-world protection

Summary

Product DescriptionASUS Z97-PRO GAMER - motherboard - ATX - LGA1150 Socket - Z97
Product TypeMotherboard - ATX
Chipset TypeIntel Z97 Express
Processor Socket1 x LGA1150 Socket
Compatible ProcessorsPentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
Max RAM Size32 GB
RAM Supported4 DIMM slots - DDR3 , non-ECC , unbuffered
Storage Ports4 x SATA-600 (RAID), 1 x SATA Express port, 1 x M.2
USB / FireWire Ports4 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0 + ( 2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 via headers )
Max Allocated RAM Size512 MB
AudioHD Audio (8-channel)
LANGigabit Ethernet

Detail

General
Product TypeMotherboard - ATX
Chipset TypeIntel Z97 Express
Processor SocketLGA1150 Socket
Max Processors Qty1
Compatible ProcessorsPentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
Supported RAM
Max Size32 GB
TechnologyDDR3
Bus Clock1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 2800 MHz (O.C.), 2933 MHz (O.C.), 2666 MHz (O.C.), 2600 MHz (O.C.), 2400 MHz (O.C.), 2200 MHz (O.C.), 2133 MHz (O.C.), 2000 MHz (O.C.), 1866 MHz (O.C.), 3000 MHz (O.C.), 3100 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz (O.C.), 2250 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Integrity CheckNon-ECC
Registered or BufferedUnbuffered
FeaturesDual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)
Graphics
Max Allocated RAM Size512 MB
Audio
TypeHD Audio (8-channel)
Audio CodecSupremeFX
Compliant StandardsHigh Definition Audio
LAN
Network ControllerIntel I218V
Network InterfacesGigabit Ethernet
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slot(s)1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 240-pin , 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ( dual x8 mode; single card: x16 mode ) , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ( x4 mode ) , 2 x PCIe x1 , 2 x PCI
Storage InterfacesSATA-600 - connector(s): 4 x 7pin SATA, 1 x M.2, 1 x SATA Express port - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
RAID FeaturesIntel Smart Response Technology
Interfaces1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 2 x USB 2.0 , 1 x HDMI , 4 x USB 3.0 , 1 x VGA , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x DVI-D
Internal Interfaces6 x USB 2.0 - header , 2 x USB 3.0 - header , 1 x audio - header , 1 x SPDIF out - header
Power Connectors24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector
Features
BIOS TypeAMI
BIOS FeaturesWfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, UEFI BIOS, DMI 2.7 support, ACPI 5.0 support, SMBIOS 2.8 support
Sleep / Wake UpWake on LAN (WOL)
Hardware FeaturesJack retasking, ASUS Q-Design, ESD Guards, Q-DIMM, GPU Boost, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-Slot, CrashFree BIOS 3, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Q-Shield, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, ASUS TurboV, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, Intel Smart Response Technology, USB 3.0 Boost, SupremeFX Shielding technology, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support, Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology, Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video, Disk Unlocker, Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O, ASUS Fan Xpert 3, Dual Intelligent Processors 5, LANGuard, Sonic Radar II
Miscellaneous
Included AccessoriesI/O back plate
Cables Included4 x Serial ATA cable , 1 x SLI bridge
Software IncludedDrivers & Utilities, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS AI Charger, ASUS AI Suite III, ASUS EZ Update, ASUS HomeCloud, ASUS Turbo App, Antivirus (OEM version)
Compliant StandardsPlug and Play, ACPI 5.0
Width30.5 cm

39 Comments

Original Poster

Edited by: "Looking4Glitches" 22nd Jun 2015

nice board but similar are often this price if im not mistaken - comes down to what the headset is worth for me

they're almost £40 on amazon with OK reviews

Edited by: "djbenny1" 22nd Jun 2015

looks like a decent headset

Isn't new Intel processor out soon skylake?

Original Poster

mattturner756

Isn't new Intel processor out soon skylake?


I bet that wont be cheap oO
Edited by: "Looking4Glitches" 22nd Jun 2015

very good deal paid more just for the mobo have some heat

Looking4Glitches

I bet that wont be cheap oO


Especially as DDR4 hasn't come down yet to the same price as DDR3, but they will be the same price as DDR3 after Q3 16 according to Intel.

This is a very good motherboard

Original Poster

Tokyo?
http://www.dabs.com/images/product/uni2/DigitalContent/b0/B0SX_E3F94508-D156-4439-8E1C-C44F4E117428_large.jpg


Edited by: "Looking4Glitches" 23rd Jun 2015

what average cpu and gpu should I use for this build, dotn mind going SLI/crossfire and would like to OC the CPU via water

Original Poster

komi

what average cpu and gpu should I use for this build, dotn mind going … what average cpu and gpu should I use for this build, dotn mind going SLI/crossfire and would like to OC the CPU via water


I am no pro, but I guess at least a Intel Core i5 4690K Processor & depends on your budget I guess.

Q3 16 is over a year away. And sky lake will be pricey

Great motherboard.
Normal RRP is around £105-110 so deal is (a little) cheap even without the headset.

Def. Heat

Great deal, heat added.

Ok I was all set to rubbish this over a plain Z97 for about £60, but Intel LAN, M.2 and Sata Express ports, plus the free headset, actually worth it

Would be lovely if on board sound cut it, but I doubt it. Good thing it has PCI slot for my M-Audio 2496, can't beat real phono jacks and a bit of physical separation!

imran999

Q3 16 is over a year away. And sky lake will be pricey



Z170 should replace Z97?

Ordered thanks! Building a PC and this looks perfect!

Great board this, I've had mine for 6 months or so and it's been spot on. Well worth it considering you get the headset free as well.

i wish you could still get decent lga 1155 mobos for this sort of price !

Awaken

but Intel LAN, M.2 and SATA Express ports, plus the free headset, … but Intel LAN, M.2 and SATA Express ports, plus the free headset, actually worth it


SATA Express is worthless since there isn't anything you can actually plug into it that takes advantage of the extra bandwidth.
Edited by: "aceuk" 23rd Jun 2015

Looking4Glitches

I am no pro, but I guess at least a Intel Core i5 4690K Processor & … I am no pro, but I guess at least a Intel Core i5 4690K Processor & depends on your budget I guess.



Yep have this chip and overclocked. Very easy to overclock and alot too

Looking4Glitches

A City in Tokyo?



I think Tokyo *IS* a city if I'm not mistaken

TesseractOrion

I think Tokyo *IS* a city if I'm not mistaken



Corrected.

Alvie

Especially as DDR4 hasn't come down yet to the same price as DDR3, but … Especially as DDR4 hasn't come down yet to the same price as DDR3, but they will be the same price as DDR3 after Q3 16 according to Intel.



Not long to wait then

Thanks OP, starting piece of my new build. Am now wondering if a gigabyte 2 for 1 + intel for cashback might have been better value but it looks to be a good gaming board.

Anyone have any suggestions what to plug it with?

At the moment I'm thinking:
i5-4590 or splash on a i5-4690k so I get more life out of it (clock a few years down the line)
GTX 960 or 970

Although there will be some boards available which will take either ddr3 or ddr4 memory which will keep upgrade costs down.

Im again building new pc and looking at mobos, witch of these three is best bet: This Gamer Z97, Asus Z97-A, Asus Maximus VII Ranger? All priced between £99-£129.

Will be getting a i7 4790K, and gpu undecided as new amd ones coming out now...

komi

what average cpu and gpu should I use for this build, dotn mind going … what average cpu and gpu should I use for this build, dotn mind going SLI/crossfire and would like to OC the CPU via water

I have my i5 4690k at 4.7 1.3v on water. very good temps, BIOS very easy to use.

WorldUK

Im again building new pc and looking at mobos, witch of these three is … Im again building new pc and looking at mobos, witch of these three is best bet: This Gamer Z97, Asus Z97-A, Asus Maximus VII Ranger? All priced between £99-£129. Will be getting a i7 4790K, and gpu undecided as new amd ones coming out now...

I would go for the cheaper between the ranger and this one, the ranger is a bit better.

Looks a nice board, but I'm going to hold off till I know exactly what Skylake is.

Be nice if one of you self build experts, set up a like an Official PC Self Build Help Thread in Ask or Misc, with a quick guide to the different required components and recommendations, also maybe allow people to ask questions and ask for recommendations, seeing as it's something that seems to be quite prevalent on this site.

anyone know if this CPU would go into this?
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8300
(4M Cache, 2.50 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

tagteam3283

anyone know if this CPU would go into this?Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8 … anyone know if this CPU would go into this?Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8300 (4M Cache, 2.50 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)



Afraid not, the motherboard is a 1150 socket and the Q8300 is 775. It is the number of pins on the motherboard and CPU chip. The board would be overkill for that processor anyway.

Is that the processor you have already or are thinking of buying? More powerful 1150 CPU's are available cheaply, alternatively a 775 motherboard would be cheaper than this, but limited to running the most powerful 775 CPUs, which isn't a lot of power these days.

PittancePincher

Looks a nice board, but I'm going to hold off till I know exactly what … Looks a nice board, but I'm going to hold off till I know exactly what Skylake is.Be nice if one of you self build experts, set up a like an Official PC Self Build Help Thread in Ask or Misc, with a quick guide to the different required components and recommendations, also maybe allow people to ask questions and ask for recommendations, seeing as it's something that seems to be quite prevalent on this site.



Yeah I'm learning a lot just reading the comments from people. It would be good if there was a thread in misc by people who want to share their knowledge with others.

Original Poster

ThisName

Yeah I'm learning a lot just reading the comments from people. It would … Yeah I'm learning a lot just reading the comments from people. It would be good if there was a thread in misc by people who want to share their knowledge with others.


Yeah a thread would be good, I have built several pc's but I don't have a clue about overclocking and voltage settings etc. I buy the cpu's and boards that can be overclocked and then never bother doing anything more than a basic increase to the cpu.

aceuk

SATA Express is worthless since there isn't anything you can actually … SATA Express is worthless since there isn't anything you can actually plug into it that takes advantage of the extra bandwidth.



Covering the bases though in future. And you get the 2x SATA ports right next to it if you don't need to use it!

Awaken

Covering the bases though in future.


The problem with SATA Express in its current form is that the connector is going to be changed soon and there are already SSDs that would be bottlenecked by SATA Express.

anandtech.com/sho…ors

PCIe NVMe SSDs are the future since they are lower latency than SATA.

Awaken

And you get the 2x SATA ports right next to it if you don't need to use … And you get the 2x SATA ports right next to it if you don't need to use it!


True, but you would have had those connectors anyway if SATA Express hadn't been there.
Edited by: "aceuk" 29th Jun 2015

Awaken

Covering the bases though in future.

Awaken

And you get the 2x SATA ports right next to it if you don't need to use … And you get the 2x SATA ports right next to it if you don't need to use it!



Which is why it's handy this also has an M-key PCI-E compatible M.2 slot too, lol.

It's a freebie, if it means I can take advantage of that end-of-line-clearance-cos-nobody-wanted-it 8TB now-defunct-sata-express hard drive deal on HUKD in 2 years time, great!

Awaken

Which is why it's handy this also has an M-key PCI-E compatible M.2 slot … Which is why it's handy this also has an M-key PCI-E compatible M.2 slot too, lol.


Indeed. That's why I originally said SATA Express was worthless (because you can actually buy M.2 SSDs whereas you can't buy *any* SATA Express SSDs or HDDs).

Awaken

It's a freebie, if it means I can take advantage of that … It's a freebie, if it means I can take advantage of that end-of-line-clearance-cos-nobody-wanted-it 8TB now-defunct-sata-express hard drive deal on HUKD in 2 years time, great!


That requires SATA Express drives to exist in the first place.

Western Digital is (or was?) planning on releasing a SATA Express drive similar to their Black² Dual Drive. However, that hasn't happened yet and even if it was cheap I can't see many people buying one since it requires a driver to be installed to access the HDD section of the drive and the SSD is sub-par too.

As people have mentioned in previous deals on the Black², why waste your money?

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Edited by: "aceuk" 30th Jun 2015

Bought one Though not sure what I'll do with my trusty Intel Pro/1000 CT now!
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