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ASRock A75 EXTREME6
7.0 out of 10

ASRock A75 EXTREME6

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Overall 10
10

Works great as a backup fileserver

Scott N., Newegg
21 October 2012
  • Summary: Using this in a FreeNAS 8.0 backup fileserver. Combined with an A4 CPU and an NZXT Source 210 S210-001 case. The 8 SATA III ports are very useful for use as a fileserver. FreeNAS 8.0 recognizes the full 3TB drive I installed.
  • Pros: This is a great motherboard working perfectly fine with no problems. The 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports are more than standard, now also available with the FM2 AMD85+ chipset. Of course a PCI card can always be used for more SATA ports. I was able to sucessfully upgrade (flash) the BIOS to v2.00 with no pr...
  • Cons: None with this motherboard. Memtest86+ does not work perfectly on motherboards having a UEFI BIOS. They are waiting for the UEFI BIOS to become mainstream before they port their code so they do not have to maintain two sets of code.
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Overall 2
2.0

AS-ROCKS quit ROCKING for me twice

David H., Newegg
17 October 2012
  • Summary: As-rocks customer service was great to work with, some girl named Stephanie needs a raise I'm thinking, very prompt emails and made the rma very simple, on the other hand I now have a "OPEN-Box previously used" product that I paid 10 bucks over full price for(when shipping of first MB is considered)...
  • Pros: Price is great System is very stable Very easy set up and install Very fast boot Lots of connections to plug stuff into
  • Cons: Hmmmm how to say this nicely...it's kind of a 2 pump chump it just doesn't last very long.... first one lasted about 2 months, I liked everything about it, until it started losing my ssd and would need to re-install drivers to get it boot up, put up with that for a few weeks when I lost video out...
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Overall 8
8.0

Lots of features...RMA

Andrew K., Newegg
3 October 2012
  • Summary: If you go through the process of RMA'ing a board through newegg be careful. I needed the board quickly so I did a refund/return then bought the board again. This voided the combos I had for buying this with a processor.
  • Pros: This board has so many features, I'm not going to list them... But I'm very impressed with it.
  • Cons: My first board had to be RMA'd... An SMD near the south bridge was poorly soldered and didn't make a connection 100% of the time. The replacement board is working perfectly however.
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Overall 10
10

Super fast, lots of expansion ports

Jonathan L., Newegg
28 September 2012
  • Summary: - Rosewill Blackhawk Mid Tower - ASRock A75 Extreme6 FM1 AMD Mobo - 1866MHz Corsair Vengence 8GB RAM - AMD A8 3870k Unlocked APU @ 3.0GHz w/ Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler - Kingston SSDNow V+200 2.5" SATA III 7mm 120GB SSD - PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS...
  • Pros: - Motherboard was super easy to install - EUFI BIOS made it easy to overclock my ram to 1866MHz - USB 3.0 is super fast - Lots of extra ports for expansion
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 10
10

great board

Abhishek M., Newegg
26 September 2012
  • Pros: reliable board, loads of features.
  • Cons: 2nd and 3rd pci-express slots are bit too close
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
1 September 2012
  • Summary: works good on HDMI but better with matching video card. Im using an A8 amd Quad core with an R6670 video card,4giggs DDR3-1600 crucial Ram and a 120MM cpu fan, temps around 76F.
  • Pros: good features
  • Cons: DVI port was never tested before it was sent from fatory,several holes covered by hard plastic filler so you cant connect DVI cable, not very good quality control.
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Overall 2
2.0

Still stuck with 5 sata ports for raid and Burned up 2 sticks of ram

Amazon Junkie Monkey, Amazon
30 August 2012
  • Summary: You may only use sata ports 1_-5_ for raid, if the sixth is used write speed will be 1/10th that of read speed and sata ports 7 and 8 can only be used in ide or ach modes. So, have two or three more ports will not give you the functionality I presumed If two arrays are used the other must be...
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Overall 2
2.0

1.0 out of 5 stars No good for two sets of raid 0 drives,

JAMES F., Newegg
30 August 2012
  • Pros: August 30, 2012
  • Cons: Junkie Monkey (In the toilet bowel of the Mitten) - See all my reviews This review is from: ASRock MB-A75EX6 Socket FM1/ AMD A75 FCH/ AMD Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard (Personal Computers) Fine with one set on raid 0 drives, but the second gets a tenth the write speed vs r...
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Overall 4
4.0

Later BIOS not compatible?

Benjamin F., Newegg
19 July 2012
  • Summary: ASRock support is worthless. I emailed explaining all my troubleshooting steps and that 1.60 would POST with my CPU where 2.00 would not and all I got was a terse reply saying that the BIOS would not break my CPU.
  • Pros: * Stable as long as I don't upgrade the BIOS beyond 1.60 * Very expandable * Cheap * Nice looking EFI interface
  • Cons: Upgrading the BIOS to 2.00 for my 3870K was an exercise in futility. Could not get it to fully POST unless I cleared the CMOS. And then only once. Go into EFI interface, set up boot order (and nothing else) and then it won't POST again. I was able to get into the built-in flasher to downgrade to ...
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Overall 10
10

awesome board

Andreas E., Newegg
16 July 2012
  • Pros: used this for a good friends new build and i can say that it is very well equipped ,options on this board are above my expectations ,simple to install and setup and bios is very user friendly......will use this again thanks Asrock
  • Cons: none
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