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...
Cons: I had this motherboard laying in its box for nearly a year. when I was finally able to use it the latch that secures the gpu in place on the pci slot snapped off with barely any pressure at all. same happened to the second one. maybe because it had been laying around unused for a while??
Summary: The bad reviews initially scared me. The price was good. I tried it and haven't been let down yet.
Pros: Good USB 3.0 slots, including headers. Good Price. Purchased October of 2013, making this board a little over a year old at time of review. Overclocked my 8320 to 4.3 ghz on it without issue. Easy overclocking.
Summary: This was my first build, and it went off without a hitch. I was willing to forgive the fact that several cables weren't long enough to reach because of the the weird placement of there plugs on the motherboard, and had to be left out in the middle of the case.