Summary: Unavailable nowadays which is probably due to the VRM issue. IN Win BP-Series BP671.200BL Mini-ITX Slim 200WATT ASROCK FM2A75M-ITX FM2 A75 AMD A10-5800K (SET AT 4.2GHZ) COOLER MASTER Gemini2 M4 CPU COOLER CRUCIAL BALLISTIX SPORT LP 8GB DDR3 1600 WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR GREEN WD15EZRX 1.50TB LG BLACK...
Pros: Works so far and i have had it for over a year in a Mini-ITX In Win case. Hasn't caught fire yet.
Summary: It ran for about a day, paired with A10-5700 65w and 8GB 1600mhz DDR3. Final moments of this board .. entered BIOS and idling for about 20 minutes, AFK, I came back to my computer to a black screen. 20 seconds after this, the first IC exploded, then the second.
Pros: - Great set of BIOS features. - High Versatility in configuration. - High Quality Audio chipset. - Full range FM2 support. - Fully functional and stable, until it explodes (see cons)
Cons: - Faulty VRM and PWM design. There seems to be either a missing functional VRM heatsink(s), or is lacking VRM / MOSFET dynamic redundancy (to handle IGP / Northbridge under full power load). - BIOS will force the system under full load. If left in BIOS for too long, the first VRM sets will overhe...
Summary: - the location of the HD sound was not really a con, but was all the way next to the pci 2.0 slot, wouldve preferred if it was swapped with one of the usb 2.0 header, so it's closer to the front (or right side if looking from sky view) - would've like to see on board wi-fi but i found another...
Pros: alright the pros: - it was the only itx fm2 mb out there - it was at a good price - did some mild overclocking, was able to get 4 ghz with A8-5600k - its good to see that AMD mounting is still the same form am2 and am3, so thats nice for after market cooling - really liked the on board usb 3 head...
Cons: - the i/o shield felt very cheap - had issues installing a after market cooler. i tried installing cooler master hyper 212 (regular not the evo) and ran into some issues. first i couldn't get it to exhausted the way i wanted to (out the rear of the case) due to the memory being located on the top...
Pros: From the sounds of the other reviews, I guess I got lucky and got a working board. As some others have mentioned, the BIOS is a little messed up and runs the board pretty hot, but otherwise it works great. I'm running the 3.8ghz amd fm2 processor and it's working great.
Cons: Like I said, the bios runs really hot for some reason (tends to heat up the 3 capacitors in a line right next to the processor). Otherwise it's fine.
Good motherboard, but some issues for high-end A10
Mohamad Saeed Abdulla Ahmad "9a3eedi", Amazon
20 December 2012
Summary: This motherboard is great. It has all sorts of neat features in the UEFI bios, like updating the firmware from within the UEFI itself, among others (it's my first time buying a motherboard with UEFI and I'm pleasantly surprised).
Summary: New BIOS out (1.90) as of 11/30/2012. I would recommend using the "Smartflash" approach. Hopefully that will fix the issues many owners have been experiencing. I don't own this board, but are still very interested and hoping the newest BIOS corrects the heat/power issues many have experienced
Summary: Besides the boards premature bios releases, it feels solid. I managed to hit 1866mhz on my ram by raising my bus speed. Although I'd advise ASROCK to get their rear moving and improve this bios as they've got an amazing board on their hands.
Pros: The board as a nice layout. It's very efficient and clean. The packaging was above par.
Cons: The bios feels like it's still in beta. Like they haven't entirely worked the kinks out of it's design. I'm running the latest and it's not allowing me to take advantage of my ram's ability to over clock. Mosfets get pretty hot so I'd advise in some mosfet coolers.
Summary: I bought this to replace a failing Gigabyte board, so I needed something that was mini-ITX and that had an FM1 socket. I wanted the board for a quiet media centre in the lounge, so the chipset being passively cooled is helpful, and I've no interest in overclocking.
Summary: Had problems with no video output from HDMI (would work sometimes and then not). Turns out the board doesn't like all memory types. The one it didn't work with is Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3/4G. I then tried Corsair memory (2GB modules) of type CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 and no problems so far.