Summary: This motherboard is top of the line! in the last few months I've been using it I never encountered and problem and it has a very good bios interface. You get lots of stuff in the box plus the awesome motherboard that has many shortcuts that can come in handy, for example a reset switch, temperature information, clear bios, etc.
Summary: i installed this board, with the amd fx8350, i have 16 gig mem, i run 4 2 ter byte drives, i have the xfcore hd 7850 card, and i use the h 100 water cooler, ,now, i tried win 7 pro 32 and 64 then i moved to win8 pro32 and 64 then up to 8.1 pro, and i have installed bare system with all new drivers and i still get the same damn thing,,,, bsod, over and over, temps run good around 50 c i emailed tech support with the problem they told me to install new drivers,4and a few...
Summary: At first glance, this motherboard is amazing. The BIOS settings are very thorough, although they are a pain to figure out. The peripherals offer a lot, and support just about every legacy device you could ask for, as well as most modern ones. I've had the misfortune of having to RMA my first one, owing to problems with USB and SATA that caused a lot of crashes. Too late I discover the second one is underperforming.
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 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!!