Summary: I built my HTPC using a cheaper Asrock motherboard, but returned it and bought this instead. The Asrock was terrible with a confusing BIOS and could not connect to my gigabit router. This Asus has a clean BIOS with USB 3 and gigabit ethernet and it's rock solid. I only restart my computer when Windows updates itself. With Windows Media Center, I have wonderful DVR with no monthly fees.
Excerpt: The ASRock A55M-HVS Micro ATX Motherboard provides exceptional performance, reliability, and support. When I purchased this motherboard for my new build, there were many other Micro motherboards to choose from, but I chose this board due to its support of 100W CPU’s, and the built-in HDMI port.
Summary: One motherboard died after 2 weeks (the friend who got it is scolding me everyday) RMAed it and got a refurbished one-it starts but no display The second one throws a blue screen when playing dvds, memtest is ok it is running at default bios settings Highly recommend against ASROCK
Summary: This board was introduced using AMDs APU system, its supposed to have groundbreaking performance video onboard. There is one significant problem - No DVI - regardless of its intended use - this chipset heralds a new generation of on board video performance and the NO DVI is not consistent with this idea.
Summary: I used this in an A4 build that sits in my living room as an HTPC. I don't overclock, undervolt, or really mess with what works. I started picking up ASRock motherboards a few years ago when Gigabyte or Asus models turned out to be either over my budget or unavailable. After several builds I've yet to be disappointed.
Summary: Lately I've had an extremely bad case of luck. In the last two years I've never had an issue with products purchased from amazon. First strike was a bike I received about a month ago. Put it all together, adjusted the brakes, etc. Go to leave my driveway with the girls for the first time and the chain snaps. Great, time to break out the old bike. Next one is an AsRock motherboard. I figured "what the heck." Maybe it's time to give another motherboard manufaturer a shot.
Summary: Using this with an a6-3500. works grat for an htpc. Its is really nice that it comes with a EUFI Bios and you can sent it to start with a usb device. That means if your using a keyboard with touchpad or a remote with a usb receiver, you can turn on the pc by pushing a key without having to get up!!! very nice feature!! description lists that it supports usb3 and sata 3, this is incorrect. it does not support these two standards.
Summary: I used this board with this APU http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A4-3400-Graphics-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B006DLP7BM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top I chose this board because it has the inputs / outputs that I needed and it was cheap. It is a solid Micro ATX board that is perfect if you are looking to make a small computer for everyday use or a home theater PC (HTPC). A few things to point out: - There is no DVI slot. To some people this may be a deal breaker.
Summary: I bought this for my PC build which was for my friend who needed it for home streaming and school work, for what it was worth it does the job perfect, however I wouldn't recommend this board to someone who needs it for more hard working jobs like gaming or video rendering. The major flaw I have with this board is that the size of it makes it hard for some front panel cabels to reach, I had to sacrifice the front audio jacks because it couldn't reach it.
Summary: I bought this board to build a machine for my 15 year old Son. Like all kids he loves his 3d games. Like all Fathers, I like to work to a budget. So I used this to build a mid range games system. Matching it with an AMD A-Series A8 3870K Black Edition Quad-Core Processor and Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory, all of which I sourced from amazon.co.uk The AMD A-Series A8 3870K Black Edition Quad-Core Processor has a 6600 3d videocard built...