It is really hard to believe that this is ASUS's entry-level Z97 motherboard. Even looking back at the Z87-A, this board offers much more and you can see where ASUS made the improvements. If you are looking to get into the Z97 platform at an affordable price the Z97-A is the perfect choice. Right now you can pick up the Z97-A at my favorite online retailer for $149.99, which makes it such a great value. Overall ThinkComputers gives the ASUS Z97-A Motherboard a 9 out of 10 score and our Editor's Choice Award!