Summary: The only thing I do have to say is that I have not yet used the X-Boost feature to auto overclock the CPU. Most people that would be interested in doing this would probably be looking for a higher end motherboard anyway.
Pros: I bought this for my first PC build and it's running great! I've had no issues with it at all-none worth mentioning that is. It's definitely a good buy if you're looking for some good customization but not looking to spend tons of money!
Cons: The only issue that I have had thus far is that sometimes putting memory in it can be a bit of a hassle, but I've never been to fond of doing that so no eggs lost here.
Summary: All in all a great board for a budget build. I typically stay away from ASRock due to some previous misfortune when trying to save a few dollars with them...but after about 6 years of not using an ASRock Board, I can safely say that this was pleasant and quite rewarding bang for the buck on this...
Pros: Good Looks Easy Installation GUI BIOS - easy to Navigate Plenty of SATA and USB options
Cons: Over Clocking tools for Windows OS for changing Speed via OS interface is a bit clunky and slow to establish, then doesn't always work well.
Cons: Died completely after 6 months and was giving me intermittent problems before that. No diagnostic beeping to help. Replacement is more stable, but now the USB 3.0 isn't working, randomly disconnecting and reconnecting the drives installed to it.
Summary: My old board (Biostar) and AMD CPU also had the BSOD. I tried different Windows versions, same thing. Old AMD was Zambezi and new one is Vishera.
Pros: This board has many features, including sensors, five fan connectors, plenty of USB connectors and it is manufactured very well. In Linux, I have never had any crashes or instability. All the sensors can be read using a custom mainline Kernel. I have enabled all of the sensors.
Cons: The only CON is that people refuse to give up Windows on their desktop. Windows does the BSOD, both Windows 7 64bit and Windows 8. Every test in Linux indicates the motherboard, CPU and RAM are fine. Con of the motherboard? Unlikely. Con of Microsoft OS? Probably.
Pros: I love this board it has so many options, and the 3 5x express is bad to the bone, I have always used Asuse or gigabyte boards, but I thought I would try this one, and it totally blows the comptetions off the maps, and yes it runs the AMD 6 core Cpus with any issues.
Pros: It seems like a fine motherboard for the price
Cons: Certain actions cause the blue screen of death. Included actions are streaming online video from Hulu or crunchyroll, installing the USB drivers off of the included CD, and occasional crashing at random. At times, things run fine for a few days if I avoid internet streaming.
Summary: Aside from the fact that my GPU hangs to it's pending doom, it's a great motherboard. No complaints. I've been running this build for over a year now, and have thrown everything at it. Nothing fried out, even after GPU falling out whilst in operation. 4/5 would buy again.
Pros: -Comfortable UEFI UI. -Many options to explore -OS boots in no time; Thank you UEFI. -Ideal for budget build
Cons: -Flimsy PCI-e locks, both of which are broken after a year of use. -Very skimpy on the screws.
Summary: I had heard Newegg bends over backwards for their customers. I guess I didn't spend enough with them.
Pros: This is a great motherboard for its price. It has plenty of bang for your buck......
Cons: ...so long as it doesn't break. I have had mine for under a year and something fried. No post beeps regardless of what periferials are connected. I contacted ASRock tech support but got an auto reply. It stated that all of ASRock is closed for Chinese new year. After they reopened on Monday 3 day...