Summary: Came in a super nice box, shipped faster then way expected. A whole 5 days earlier then expected. Its much more simpler then it looks to add components to. It just looks sweet in general. The performance is flawless, I couldn't of asked for a better Mobo. Every socket is worthy of my use and I see this beauty lasting a long time.
Summary: I just build a PC that wanted to be able to overclock and use the latest processor. This went extremely fine with the AMD FX 8350. The only downside so far was the lack of integrated WiFi/Bluetooth. Package included 2-way and 3-way SLI non flexible connector and extra USB ports for the CD bay. Overall I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Pros: Lots of room on board, Nice packaging. Supports my AMD FX 9370 @ THD of 220W.
Cons: Support software does poor job of measuring temp of cpu's, This board flexes a great deal. I will be extra careful inserting cables and cards. BIOS setup is really poor and the book is no help. Took too long to get it started because the SATA setup has to be in IDE mode to boot from hard disk and that is hidden two levels down in menu's.
Summary: Well I knoiw I could overclock a cheaper chip but then I would not have a warrenty! I got this AsRock 990fx Extreme9 motherboard to run my AMD FX-9590 and after 3 months I have have 0 issues. When I checked the speed just now it was 5.01ghz and I have done 0 overclocking not even the AMD overdrive or the built in 1 button click overclocking provided by this motherboard.
Summary: The first is that the board only has two USB 2.0 headers, and I require 3. Luckily, this board has two USB 3.0 headers, and I only use one for my cases front USB 3.0 port. So I purchased a USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter and plugged the third USB 2.0 device into that, and it works flawlessly.
Pros: This is hands-down, the best 990FX motherboard you can buy. It has so many features packed into it for such a good price that it's almost mind-blowing.
Cons: Very few cons, none of which are serious and all of which I had a way around or a fix.
Summary: Pros: This board has handled everything I could throw at it. Long hour gaming +5hrs at a time, (Ok, so it's long for me!), VMWare, video encoding. Everything works really well. Components I have: CPU: 8320FX RAM: Gskill 4x4 1866mhz Video: Sapphire 7870ghz - (Not the cheap one, the one with 2x MiniDP) HD: Samsung 120GB SSD - boot HD: 3 x 1TB RAID 5 Case: Corsair 600T (Graphite) w/ a few SP120 fans O/S: Linux Mint 15 / Win8 dual-boot style! At any rate, this board shines.
Pros: Very nice board, looks great, handles the juice for my 8350 easily with the 12+2 phase. I got it to 5.0 no problem with 1.48 volt & 2600 on NB & HT, And did 4.8 with 1.45 volt, yes it gets warm like all other boards so plan to cool it down if your gonna mash on the clocks, but a overclock monster if you have water to cool it, and price wise, compare to 250 or whatever fot ASUS CHV-Z. If you know what your doing easy board to work with. I got an extra 300 mhz out of my...
Cons: Only con I can really say and really its not, but ... the LLC is backwards compared to ASUS boards. ASrock 25% is like ASUS 100%. wierd but works same way.Watch the pricing, I looked at board 1 week it was 165 bucks, I went back week later to order and now its 190 bucks. I guess word gettin out its a good board, but a little upset about being a week late on 165.