A couple of weeks ago we ran a call for questions as I got word that ASUS would be paying me a visit in NC. JJ from ASUS sat down with me and we had a discussion about Ivy Bridge, the 7-series chipset, ASUS' lineup and more. As promised, we also answered some of your questions in the video itself. Questions that didn't get answered in the video will be answered in the comments thread of the original post

The part I didn't mention was that ASUS is also giving away four 7-series motherboards from its lineup to AnandTech readers. The boards ASUS is giving away are listed below:

ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene (micro-ATX)


ASUS Sabertooth Z77 (ATX)

 

ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe (ATX)

 

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe (mITX)

 

We're giving them all away starting today. Ranging from the insanely compact mini-ITX P8Z77-I Deluxe to the thermal armor equipped Sabertooth Z77. If you were on the fence about the move to Ivy Bridge, this may be what pushes you over.

To enter the contest simply respond to this post with comment detailing something you'd like to hear more about that was mentioned in the video or any other feedback you've got for ASUS (please only respond once). We will be randomly selecting four readers, each of which will receive a single motherboard from ASUS. We'll be randomly pairing up the reader with one of the boards mentioned above. 

This is your chance to have your voice heard and have your opinion impact future products. Good luck!

Now the rules. This contest is only available to US residents in one of the 50 states. Secondly, you are only allowed to enter once.

Entries will be accepted from 11:40 AM ET on April 24, 2012 through 11:40 AM ET on April 26, 2012. Winners will be selected by April 30, 2012.

Good luck everyone :)

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  • cyberkost - Saturday, May 05, 2012 - link

    ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe came close to an ideal mITX for me ... still needs the 5th SATA port (4 HDDs in RAID10 + an optical drive) ... One thing I don't quite understand -- why these fancy antennas with lots of wires and extra pieces to be placed elsewhere? IMO, it works against the purpose of mITX (a basis of compact, somewhat mobile system). Reply
  • Chumly409 - Saturday, May 05, 2012 - link

    I'd love an x4 slot. An example is the Sabertooth which I have loved since their release, or the V-deluxe. On this Sabertooth the PCIe x16 duo are fine, but there are three PCIe x1 and the V-Deluxe gets Four.

    I feel this way as I'd like to have an option for a discrete RAID card at times and purchase these ranges of boards for that type of duty. The PCIe x1 RAID cards leave me bandwidth limited and feel the x4 allow expected speeds.

    When not building a gaming or OC'ing oriented formula where GPU is king and a single SSD on the 6G ports fine, I purchase the Sabertooth (is "teeth" plural?) or V-premium for work horses where SLI isn't important. On these, I usually use a Xonar sound card and Wireless NIC for the PCIe x1, and that other one just always stares at me wishing I could use it for an awesome array.
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  • chaircrusher - Monday, May 07, 2012 - link

    Bitte und Danke! Reply
  • TheRealFink - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - link

    A nice product offering would be a bare bones mini-ITX motherboard with on board NVRAM (sdcard, usb, compact flash???) to boot an OS from.

    The primary use for such a PC would be HTPC or as a Home control system. It wouldn't need raid controllers or multiple SATA ports etc. USB/eSATA/ethernet that's it.

    Graphics would have to be fast enough to drive TV via HDMI/display port.

    I've thought about building such a system that network boots thus no need for a hd. I've consolidated my data/media onto a server in my basement. Thus the HTPC would be solely used as a media center.
    Reply
  • scottlanning - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 - link

    I want a great matx MB and this looks like it! Reply
  • rlind007 - Saturday, May 26, 2012 - link

    Love motherboards from Asus. I want one! Reply
  • acenasir - Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - link

    ASUS Motherboards are the most reliable motherboards on the planet. Thank you ASUS for putting on this competition and having such trust worth motherboards Reply

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