Summary: This is the first time I've purchased an ASRock product and so far I've been pleased with it. The board is well built and is lightning fast in everything I do. I purchased an AMD 8350 FX with this board and the combination of these two products is amazing. The only real issues that I've had with it are fairly technical and will likely not affect a lot of users, but they are issues worth mentioning for anyone who woudl purchase the board for those particular features.
Summary: Just purchased this MoBo with an AMD FX8350 CPU and Rosewill Fortress 750 PS. I was immediately amazed at how the MoBo works, the BIOS screen, power save, and instant boot features are all leaps above what I am used to. I don't overclock, but I am running solid state over a UPS. This thing is great.
Summary: All around good performer. Lots of options, and with the 3x crossfire or nviida-sli this motherboard is quote flexible. Cons: Won't fit into a Mid Tower with power supply on bottom (Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus) due to: 1) Ram Ejection Clips extend over edge of board. 2) 12v CPU Power Connector is placed immediately at edge of board; dis-allowing the use of top mounted fans. For a good fit, place in a case with power supply on top.
Summary: My Asus Sabertooth board went extinct after installing a new video card. I installed the card, it booted once, autoloaded drivers then came up with a CPU-LED error I couldn't clear. I'm going to be sending it back on their 5 yr warranty. In the meantime, I thought I'd try out this Asrock board. Watching Youtube video on it, it looked impressive - and it is. It boots faster than any board I've ever used. My ssd main drive is on the desktop and ready in under 30 seconds.
Summary: I bought this for a high powered HTPC/gaming system. The board works great for both applications. It has all the options you would ever need. There are only 2 things that keeping it from 5 stars. There is no built in video and it seems to run a bit hot.
Summary: I bought mine 'slightly' used from an amazon seller. I know why it was returned. The bios was all messed up. As soon as I updated the bios, everything worked great. This thing does exactly what you need. SLI, sata, audio, etc. I bought a asus sonar card for audio, it's just that much better than any on-board sound 'chip/software'. I recommend this motherboard to any AMD cpu owner. I have the 8150 8core installed and it runs sweet! 20C at idle on my watercooling setup.
Summary: great board. bought it for the am 3+ also both sata and ide can be used at same time. have always had good experience with as-rock current running system : am3+ 4.0 GHz,64 gig g.skill ripjaws ram, dual amd radon 6770 video cards in a RAIDMAX Agusta case runs win xp and linux mint great!!