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.
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.