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ASRock 870 Extreme3
6.7 out of 10

ASRock 870 Extreme3

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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

carl miskimen, Amazon
26 April 2015
  • Summary: very stable platform for the amd3 six core processor
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect

Violator, Amazon
28 September 2014
Overall 8
8.0

First Mobo.

Jobeth P., Newegg
2 August 2012
  • Summary: My 180GB Corsair Force 3 SSD was insta recognized. Googled how to turn on ACHI, 4-5 steps and resets later it was in ACHI mode. My Phenom 965 BE can go from 3.4Ghz to ~3.8Ghz OC in the summer time with a coolermaster CPU fan. Overall I'm pretty satisfied with my purchase.
  • Pros: Ports and connectors are at ideal location. Supports CFX. Bios is easy. ACHI mode. ALL SATA PORTS (at least it says on the manual) ARE SATAIII. Came with software that reduced my CPU clock speed when not in use, and max it out when playing games etc. CPU voltage didn't change. Also came with a so...
  • Cons: No egg off: no SLI support, No USB3 front header, it's BIOS and not UEFI, Not as many USB ports as current ones but I won an auction for a $2 7-port USB expansion with a power adapter. I was using "Unlocked Core" and was getting blue screens. It would have been nice to have the manual say Deneb P...
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Overall 8
8.0

Really good!!!

Joshua M., Newegg
21 August 2011
  • Summary: Careful.
  • Pros: Wow, I love all the settings on this board. Plus it was decently priced.
  • Cons: Don't put G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) in it. It worked at first, but now I keep getting random freezes and BSODs out of nowhere. Currently saving money to get some Corsair. Just a warning. It may work fine for you, but not mine. My friend has the ...
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Overall 8
8.0

first with asrock

Jeremy N., Newegg
2 August 2011
  • Summary: comes with 4 sata cables. and i found it strange that there was no tape on the motherboard bag.
  • Pros: cmos switch in the rear, onboard power and reset switches. lots of sata ports and lots of fan headers
  • Cons: when overclocking the cpu, the voltage seems to have a mind of its own, example; i set the voltage to 1.425 in bios and cpu to 4.0ghz, but the voltage when booted up idle will be 1.46 and load is 1.502. watch out for that. also i bought low voltage ram (gskill sniper 1.25v) and the rams supposed ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Mobo

Beauford G., Newegg
16 July 2011
  • Summary: I bought this for my new computer build on 6/28/2011. When I got done with my build, everything worked great, until I found out that the buttom PCI slot is bad. Found this out when I tried to install my wifi card there. The thing just wont recognize that i have a new hardware installed.
  • Pros: Good Mobo. Has alot of features.
  • Cons: The buttom PCI Slot is bad. So I am st
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Overall 8
8.0

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870

Johnny C., Newegg
12 July 2011
  • Summary: Excellent performance.
  • Pros: Easy to install and good manual instruction. Great performance for the money well spent. It uses some Asus application programs.
  • Cons: Could not figure out where to plug the 2 pins male of the power switch and reset switch to motherboard. Since this mobo comes with these switches incorporated in to it with no female pins. Manual instruction does not tell where these pins go in to. I did contact Asrock and it seems that they don'...
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Overall 8
8.0

Works as expected

Nicholas M., Newegg
17 June 2011
  • Pros: Plugged everything in, fired up first try. All default timing set correctly. Lots of connections.
  • Cons: None that I have found.
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Overall 8
8.0

Bad IO plate

Ryan H., Newegg
17 June 2011
  • Pros: Easy to locate and put together parts for my cpu, ram, cooler, sata, etc. Strong motherboard, it got scratched several times and is still working.
  • Cons: The IO plate's flaps are in bad quality, right when I place my motherboard, two flaps fell off and scratched my motherboard.
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Overall 8
8.0

stable and reliable whem working

Anonymous, Newegg
17 June 2011
  • Summary: I ordered a total of 4 of these boards. The front audio plug design oversight is annoying but it still works with my XFX radeon 6950 on top of it, just remember to plug the audio in first before the card.
  • Pros: -great manual for beginners -USB 3.0 for devices that can take advantage of it -SATA 6 Gb/s -a power button and clear CMOS right on the board -debugger display, no need for decoding beeps -easy over-clocking options though I have never tried them -so far a reliable board at a great value
  • Cons: -the plug for the front audio plug will get crushed by a good video card. A tight fit but it still works. -very fussy about the RAM that goes into it -4/5 sata plugs are parallel to the board. This isnt a problem for people with a big case but for small cases and large fingers its a big problem. ...
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