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ASRock 970 Pro3
7.7 out of 10

ASRock 970 Pro3

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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable

Stephen G., Newegg
17 June 2015
  • Pros: It'd be great if it worked
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Linux stable as hell, Windows not so much

Joel F., Newegg
15 May 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

this board rocks

Teri W., Newegg
6 May 2015
  • 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.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2
2.0

Blue Screens of Death

Jeffrey F., Newegg
3 April 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Superb for the price

Michael H., Newegg
31 March 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth it...

Anonymous, Newegg
11 March 2015
  • Summary: Better to waste 10-20 bucks more to get a ASUS or MSI motherboard
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: Will break after a couple of months
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Overall 6
6.0

so long as it doesn't break

Ken W., Newegg
5 March 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

pci slots broke??

Anonymous, Newegg
5 March 2015
  • Pros: Great motherboard for the price.
  • 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??
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Overall 4
4.0

Kids B-Day Present

JAMES D., Newegg
4 March 2015
  • Summary: Wish we would bought better board in first place, now i'm out more cash.
  • Pros: Worked awesome out of the box. My son was very happy and having a good time gaming with family and friends. Performed better than expected.
  • Cons: Quit working after four months. Checked board out and couldn't get to work again.
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Overall 10
10

Everything good for me.

nicholas l., Newegg
12 February 2015
  • 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.
  • Cons: None for me.
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