Summary: Had this board for several weeks now. Building a new system, all of which I got right here on Amazon. At great prices. And no....I dont work for them, nor do I sell here. I am reviewing the major parts of this build. This board works well, handles the cpu I got for it, which is the AMD 6300 6 core. 32 gigs of ram. Major parts of my system below. Anyway, I have 32 gigs of ram Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (1x8 GB Module) 1600MHz 240-pin DDR3 This graphics card of course.
Summary: Had motherboard with GPU attached for testing and it slipped off and cracked PCI slot. Now it acts flakey even after I removed all the pins to avoid shorting. Random crashes. into the garbage it goes.
Summary: My daughter and I built a system using the ASRock 970 Extreme 4 last weekend. The MOBO is very user-friendly, and provides support for most functions one may want. The only thing I would change is the marking for the HHD LED indicator - it took us a couple of tries to get that right.
Summary: Great board for gamers, and for users that need the speed for running multiple applications. I normally have several apps open at once. Dreamweaver, Ws-Ftp, Fireworks, Photoshop, Flash, and normally two or three webpages. I also access two external drives frequently. All apps open quickly, no freezes. The board has a lot of room to grow, up to 64 Meg in Ram, makes it very impressive, and the ability to handle a 8 core cpu a delight.
Summary: Won't go into all the details about this board. Installed it about 6-8 months ago and it's been a great motherboard. I know many boards have LED indicators, but the 2-character code during boot that is displayed in the event of an error during start-up by this board saved me from so much additional trial, error and frustration when going about my most recent home-build.
Summary: I picked this MB up after reading Cryptobadger's writeup on building mining rigs and I second his recommendation. Setup is simple if you know what you're doing and it has a built in power and reset button which is a nice feature.