The ASUS Z87-Pro is an LGA1150 socket motherboard which supports 4th-generation (Haswell architecture) Intel i7/Core, i5/Core and i3/Pentium/Celeron processors.
Representing mainstream motherboards based on the Intel Z87 chipset, the Z87-Pro is an ATX form-factor board reflecting ASUS’ commitment to the highest standards in quality, performance, reliability, and innovation.
Now-a-days pretty much everyone and their hipster grandmother is blogging, publishing web articles or sharing some sort of digital content with free online services such as Google, Facebook, Flickr and Youtube. These are all great no cost options for putting content online, but a poor substitution for a feature rich web server.
HTPC is an acronym for Home Theater Personal Computer. A computer system designed with the sole intention of being connected to a television, for entertainment purposes such as watching live TV, playing movies, surfing the Internet, games, listening to music, or viewing digital photographs. A HTPC may also be referred to as a Media Center, which is usually the software portion of the device that combines the functions of a personal computer and media software into a single convergence device.
The ASUS P8P67 (B3) Deluxe is an LGA1155 Socket motherboard based on Intel's P67 chipset for 2nd generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs (Sandy Bridge architecture).
With seven different variants of their P8P67 Series, this Deluxe version is a premium motherboard offering three PCI Express x16 slots, four USB 3.0 ports, four SATA6 ports, built in BlueTooth v2.1 + EDR, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and DIGI+VRM's fully supporting Intel's VRD12 specifications, which according to ASUS is a 16+2 phase design.
The Core i5 750 is the first release in a series of processors based on a mainstream version of the highly successful Intel Core i7 platform. This quad-core processor utilizes the Lynnfield architecture and offers what the Nehalem-based processor family couldn’t – an affordable mid-range processor. The price point for the i5-750 is just $199. Though limited to one thread per core without Hyper-Threading Technology, the i5-750 is clocked at 2.66 GHz, features a large 8MB L3 cache and a new version of Intel's Turbo Boost Technology that dynamically overclocks the individual processor cores depending on workload.
The AI7 is one of Abit's latest motherboards to introduce an innovative new set of features dubbed 'uGuru'. uGuru is Abit's own on-board processor that allows real-time monitoring and tweaking of the motherboard in Windows. The idea behind uGuru sounds great, but is windows based so all you Linux users will have little or no use for this function.
This BP6 motherboard was considered to be "bleeding-edge" technology and brought many "firsts" with its release. For those who don't know, "bleeding-edge" is technology considered to be too new and experimental to even be considered "cutting-edge". This board was the first motherboard to sport dual Socket 370 processors, and the first to offer an onboard Ultra ATA/66 controller with the BX chipset.