Summary: Less than 4 mos after installing this board it is now dead. Tried PSU, Memory, Video Card. Everything I know to troubleshoot after 25yrs as an IT Hardware professional. ASRock does not answer emails even after filling out their page. Will stick to another brand I guess.
Pros: Fired right up initially
Cons: Died in less than 4 mos w/ only default settings, No OC'ing.
Summary: I am very happy with this board. The front panel is connected to an adapter card, and the webcam microphone is good enough. For the price the board is a real bargain. The rig: ASRock extreme3 AMD FX6200 16 gb 2x8 Crucial 1866 Corsair 500R case Corsair H105 cooler Corsair 650 W PSU HIS HD 6700 video...
Maybe I was lucky, Got a great board unlike some other reviewers
23 June 2015
Summary: Got this back in March 2012 and used it up until November of this past year (2014). If I can't sell it, I'll turn it into another gaming rig so my main one and the new one can be networked together to play some sweet LAN games.
Pros: -Favorite part(& big part of why I bought it) is that it can do 2 PCI Express 2.0 x 16 slots at the full x16 speed. I used these to Crossfire my 2 AMD Radeon HD 6770s together & it made one heck of a gaming rig, taking everything I threw at it & performing marvelously. -SATA ports are SATA III. M...
Cons: -UEFI - What the **** is that all about? Gimme the old Basic straight forward info the way the BIOS UI is supposed to. Quit trying to pretty things up in stupid ways. Seeing a lot of MoBo manufacturers going this route. -_- -only 5, instead of 6, SATA ports -....Not really much else comes to mind...
Summary: As long as you do your research on compatible CPU and RAM, this motherboard works exactly as it should
Pros: everything has worked as specified. Minor overclocking on an 8320 with an evo 212 cooler. I have had no issues at all with the motherboard although if I was building now I would go with one that has better 8 core support and more USB 3.0 ports
Summary: Good motherboard for an FX 8350 and lower. Had to learn the hard way that anything higher wouldnt work. Would not power an FX 9590 which requires a 220W motherboard. Excellent motherboard with the right AM3+ CPUs
Summary: ASRock support distanced themselves from any and all responsibility of this product's defects. For that reason I'm giving them a poor rating. I know that this is probably just a dud board, but I wouldn't be in this boat if ASRock RMA'd this board when I was having the initial issue.
Pros: Worked while it lasted
Cons: Random reboots throughout it's life. Changed PSU to try to fix this and it still did it up until it died. ASRock refused to RMA at this issue. Then when I was playing GTA V it completely shutdown, now it's not even performing POST at all (Removing RAM with a speaker plugged in results in no beep ...