Summary: I had it running fantastically until I went to upgrade my graphics card from a MSI radeon 5770 to a Sapphire nitro r9 fury. As soon as I went to boot up I got error code 99 on the mobile display. In the dr debug chart this means there is an issue with a pcie component.
Pros: Fantastic. Ran for two years flawlessly. Trisli ready. Compatible with 220w PSUs. Compatible with up to 32gb of RAM. USB 3.0 ports.
Summary: I water cool mine and have a 120mm fan moving air on the VR area of the board. Cool the backside of the board the same way, Good use for a stock 80mm CPU fan. it does make a difference in socket temps. Been using it that way for 1 year.
Pros: The auto setup (not the auto overclock) works great with a 9590 and Avexir 2400 ram off the support list. Stout enough to Xfire 2 R9 285s. OCing was tough sledding. Not sure if it was the CPU or the board Not as many options for that as a Sabertooth or a Crosshair. The Sound is much better than a...
Cons: OCing was tough sledding. Not sure if it was the CPU or the board. Not as many options for that as a Sabertooth or a Crosshair. The Sound is much better than a Sabertooth. Need to add 240mm of radiator water to cool it or a high end pipe cooler (air cooler, more 240 watts capacity). Make sure the...
Cons: There is only a MS driver for the Intel Ethernet. And that seems to be junk. Download is whack. Just under 300 Mbps down. Live booting Kubuntu give me 800+ down. The upload works super good as I get almost all of my 1000 Mbps pipe. 8^/ What the deuce?
Summary: ASrock responded to my warranty claim by telling me that i should take the board to be repaired, what is the point of a warranty if they tell you to pay someone to repair it ! I will never buy asrocks products again i still have 2 years on the warranty and now i guess i am out 180.00 usd, be warned...
Pros: Good board if it would have lasted more than 6 months
Good board for the money, but may require some troubleshooting
Lance G., Newegg
11 February 2016
Summary: I have been using ASRock motherboards for a long while, and keep going back because they offer great motherboards for very competitive prices. Their QA has gotten MUCH better over the years, and I look forward to what they offer when AMD drops their new CPUs and associated platforms this year.
Pros: Works as advertised, which I am sure most computer technicians have come to know about ASRock. It's fast, reliable performance is a breath of fresh air upon every cold-boot. You can get a ton of mileage from an AMD-based system for today's most demanding games, if you are realistic about your exp...
Cons: As my first real experience working with a UEFI BIOS, this board left me a bit underwhelmed. Getting the USB 3.x controller to work properly was a weird one to figure out, but I am sure it had more to do with the individual IC support than the actual motherboard. For Windows 7, the USB 3.x had to...
Good for everyday usage; but, not building or overclocking
Brandon B., Newegg
22 January 2016
Summary: -I would recommend this product due to quality for everyday users who want to run stock specifications. -I would not recommend this product for the branded or following purposes. -> Overclocking (with liquid cooling) -> Rookie Commander Builders -> On-board Surround Sound
Pros: -It will likely last five-seven years.(three plus so far) -It has useful features like internet-flashing. -It works excellent at stock specifications.
Cons: -It's horrible for overclocking due to lack of proper load-line configurations. -> The only way to stabilize higher overclock to flood voltage (bad for processor) -Bigger video cards will block multiple pci-express lanes due to poor design. -It's very easy to break certain things like sata ports ...
Summary: Great motherboard, but a huge pain in the ass to find memory that works with it properly. Corsair Vengeance and PNY XLR8 memory failed big time with this MOBO. Looking at Gskill Ripjaws or Sniper memory now. Anyone know what memory works best with this, please post!
Summary: Do not buy from Asrock. You will be on your own.
Pros: Newegg helped all they could with problem. Asrock was usless.
Cons: Got ASRock 990FX Extreme9 home and discovered it would not raid my 2 Crucial SSDs. I called Asrock and they said certain HHDs have compatibility issues with ASRock 990FX Extreme9 board and that I will have to buy 2 new HHDs. I tried to explain that the Crucial drives were much older and it was th...