Summary: This is a good motherboard, does everything its supposed to, bridges a gap between technologies, ide vs sata, but it makes a lot of cracking sounds, it sounds cheap, I probably wouldn't buy another but its working and I haven't had a reason to replace it yet.
Summary: Bought this board to upgrade my 1100T based system to DDR3 and to have SATA 6GB/s ports in my system. Later I changed to CPU to an FX4100 (sidegrade I know) but the system has been chugging along excellently. This is a great contender for best budget AM3 board. Overclocked both of my processors excellently and the bios was a breeze to work with.
Summary: I chose this motherboard as part of my first PC build. It seemed to have the most features for the smallest price tag, so I snagged it while it was around $60 USD. Arrived in a little less than a week. SPEC ANALYSIS & STRUCTURE As far as entry-level motherboards go, you really can't get any better than this. This has all the bare-bone features of a mid-range motherboard plus a little more to meet a wider need.
Summary: I paired this with a AMD Phenom iix4 965 3.4Ghz, and I have no complaints as of yet. I've only had it running for a day so I will update as needed. Great buy! Easy setup. *Update* I have been running this with my AMD Phenom IIx4 965 B.E. and it is working flawlessly. Great buy for mid-line MoBo! It has plent of hookups for all your needs(unless you are planning to run a dual video card setup). I haven't experienced any problems so far! AMD Phenom IIx4 965 B.E.
Summary: My only complaint on this board (which is my fault for not checking into it) is that the case i purchased has a USB 3.0 built in the front but this mother board doesnt have the header to plug it into........... oh well the board has 2 built in already.
Hardware is fine but very limited or outdated support
cody jones, Amazon
1 March 2013
Summary: The drivers for the board hardware will not install from the disk on windows 8 unless using compatibility mode. The website only has drivers for windows 7 and below and some of the drivers have not been updated since windows xp. The website did not have the latest drivers, I had to find the available drivers from the manufacturers of the devices themselves. Among them was the sata 3 driver which had no driver compatible with windows 8 through the Asrock website.
Summary: I was a little worried when I got this because a lot of people said to stay away from asrock, but as soon as I got this and opened it it proved to be a good board. Now I am glad I purchased it, and would buy more products from asrock in the future. Pros: -Full sized atx providing multiple pci slots -Cheap price -Good performance (I cannot tell, but it seems to run fast) -Included xfast applications (They really work, for the most part) -Lots of slots (some of them I...