There's a tendency among hardware reviewers to use the word "solid" as a stand-in for something with no surprises, that does the job it's asked to do and has no real peaks but no real troughs, either. Asus' P8Z77-M is "solid" — a little board that will likely see you through to the end, if the features satisfy your checklist of needs.
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