Summary: When I install my nVidia gtx 970 in my intel i7 sandy bridge cpu machine, I get min fps of 45 with no overclock. When it is installed in this mobo, I get min fps of 32. With overclocking, I can get a min fps of 37. Also, I needed to install a pcie sound card to get stable sound.
Pros: Inexpensive Supports AM3+ CPU
Cons: On board sound issues The board that I have gives awful performance with AMD FX 8350 and nVidia GTX 970 compared to my intel i7 machine.
Summary: I sure hope I can get this resolved due to the fact I have really like ASROCK for many years now.
Pros: The price was fair for the features and what I thought was good quality since all the other ASROCK motherboards worked great and still do to this day.
Cons: So I got the motherboard home and I had to wait to put things together due to other life things. I put it together outside the case and it all worked fine. So I then put it in the case worked fine. I then went to reboot it and it hung a bit then it fixed itself somehow. I then decided to put Wind...
Cons: Throttles my 8 core cpu at stock frequencies, because despite the fact it says 8-core cpu ready right on the box, it doesn't have the right phase for my fx-8350, also it finally reached the tipping point because the USB internal hub died.
Summary: Overall, solid board. Love it. Will probably use again when building budget rigs.
Pros: The board is a solid. It was easy to build with and the ports were pretty intuitively placed. The on-board POST code display is a welcome edition on this budget friendly board, as are the power and reset buttons. I used this board with an AMD FX 8120 cpu and 8 GB of G-Skill Ares RAM. I've had no ...
Cons: The SATA ports are are hard to get at if you have a long graphics card in the top PCI 2.0 x16 slot. Equally awkward is running the HD audio connector right next to the top PCI Express x1 slot.
only part that didn't get sent back during the build was the ASRock Mboard
7 March 2015
Summary: It was recommended as one of the top 3 boards for 2014, and worked from the moment it came out of the box. handles a AMD 6300 6 core CPU no sweat. built in on/off reset and LED Dr.debug all very handy built ins. plenty of room for 2 full size video cards and SLI. 36 gigs of ram compatible.
Summary: Debating on replacing it to see if it was a one-time thing or a common problem with this model. Kind of don't want to deal with it though.
Pros: The layout of the SATA ports are totally unreachable with a GPU installed, but since they are sideways they aren't actually blocked from use as long as you plug all your SATA stuff in beforehand. Looks neat I guess.
Cons: While the SATA ports are not rendered unusable by a GPU, they do make adding any sort of drive a lot more complicated, as you would have to remove the video card each time to change the connections. The connections are all very flimsy. It feels like you are going to snap the board in half when in...
Pros: Good value for AM3+ Was running a AMD 8230 CPU, Corsair H90 cooler, 16 GB Corsair Vengence 1866 Mhz memory, large Fractal case and Asus GeForce GT 640, fanless graphics card.
Cons: After 13 months of perfect operation, motherboard would lock up in POST. Monitor would show splash screen with all the selections, but wouldn't respond to any keyboard inputs. Dr Debug code "99" (PCIe problem). Troubleshot all components, no luck. Board was out of warranty, so purchased Asus mobo...
Summary: North bridge was excessively hot since the product arrived. Replaced thermal paste, but didn't help cool it enough. Hardware errors from this were constant. Switched to a 990 model and tossed this junk back in the box.
Summary: I would like to say that this is my first mobo that I have bought for my very first PC build. I bought this on Oct 2014 and it works great ever since. I run a AMD FX-6300 CPU, 2 of 4 GB Corsair Vengeance Blue RAM, Radeon R7 260x GPU, and a Corsair CX500M PSU.