Summary: Personally AsRock seems to have quality stuff. Though of course this is just one board i have tried so take it with a grain of salt. Would i recommend them, for the right price yea. At the time this board was cheapest from the others i was looking at and was totally worth it looking back at it now.
Pros: When i first bought this it was a gamble, i heard the brand was known overseas, so for the price i figured i would try it. Not only did i try it but i did so with the FX8320(they did say they supported it with a bios update, so i trusted them). Along with it was 16gb G. Skill ram 1333, and an evg...
Cons: Not all boards come with updated bios at the time i bought this board, but i was lucky mine did. I am not a fan at their choice of pcie card locking mechanism, i found it difficult to reach and broke one on accident but its just plastic holder wasnt too important. finally one of its sata connecte...
Summary: My first board arrived DOA, which as I see from the other reviews is a common occurrence. I sent the board back to Newegg through RMA which took 8 days to arrive at the warehouse. That is entirely to long. On the plus side once my RMA was approved the new board was sent next day delivery.
Pros: OC Tweaker Manual was easy to follow and read. SLI Bridge and ability to run Crossfire. Dr. Debug helped me with troubleshooting (nicer then the beeps) Enough spacing for 2 full size graphics cards and proper airflow between cards.
Summary: I have worked with IT professionals as well as Windows support to resolve these issues. Could it be a hardware compatibility issue? My memory is not listed on ASRock's compatible list, but most of them are not even available any more. It shouldn't be this hard.
Pros: Good instructions and went together OK.
Cons: Have been plague with BSODs, shutdown and startup issues since day one. Have repeatedly repaired, refreshed and fully reloaded OS (Win 8.1) numerous times. It has mostly been a paper weight since it can never be trusted, even with no software/apps loaded and being used for an internet browser.
Summary: im no pc expert so im not sure if this is the problem but after about six months i noticed a couple things going on with my pc. after it goes to sleep and i wake it back up things stop working. i cant reconnect to internet even if im connected with ethernet cable.
Pros: board has been pretty good to me so far. has everything i need
Cons: i could do without the ps/2 connections for more usb
Summary: Would I recommend this mobo for the first time buyer? NO. The warranty period (1 year) is a joke. I have had this mobo for almost 2 years and it started failing. First my sound would cut in and out and then sudden/abrupt restarts would occur.
Pros: A decent mainboard for the mid-range enthusiast. Stable performances.
Summary: Really needed this board to run without issues. My old daily use PC became unbootable and the most expedient thing to do seemed to be to put together some parts on hand with the addition of this board.
Pros: 1) Good PCIe/PCI slot layout and PCIe lane utilization (a more recent design than most AMD 9xx chipset motherboards). 2) Windows 10 TP installed with all drivers required. Runs Windows 7 Pro and 10 TP very well with an Athlon II X2 and 4GB of DRAM. 3) Power, reset, CMOS clear buttons and "Dr. Deb...
Cons: 1) The audio codec or something connecting directly to it was defective. Audio output alternated between a very annoying high-pitched squeal and nothing. 2) Unconventional SATA port layout with one of only 6x SATA ports used for eSATA and the first SATA port in a different orientation than the ot...