Summary: For the price this motherboard is plug and play ready, including the useful initial setup software. For home builders, care should be taken when securing the MB to the chassis mount points and when installing power and data connectors.
Summary: Easy to use, installing drivers requires keeping track as you go, all still show whether installed or not. Ended up with i5 quadcore, used .5tb 7200 hdd, 8gb crucial mem. Fast and wife enjoys using.
Good motherboard but I should have done more homework.
Billy L., Amazon
23 January 2014
Summary: I used this motherboard to build the first PC I've ever built, and now that I know more after-the-fact, I should have paid much more attention to the details. Only one SATA 6.0, the rest are SATA II, but there are plenty.
Summary: There is a problem with power delivery to the usb ports. They cease to work when certain devices are plugged in (flash drives) and drop connection intermittently with others (cordless mouse and keyboard). Although I've decided to deal with the problem, can't say I'm too happy about it.
Summary: The first one of these I received had a bad CPU Socket that was causing a memory error that would not let the PC Boot at all. After a small search on the internet I discovered that these boards occasionally have a few pins not aligned properly in the socket that causes this.
Integrated graphics, 32gb ram and *eight* sata ports
whip "whip", Amazon
8 October 2013
Summary: I have over 10 of these boards. Every single one has worked w/o issue. I use these as cheap drive/ram servers. Pros: - price - great for the feature set / stability - 8 sata ports - granted they aren't all sata III, but having 8 instead of the usual 6 on a board this cheap is *really* useful.
Summary: The motherboard was defective. It happens. No problem, just RMA it! No. They've completely given me the run around-- ASRock doesn't have a contact phone number, are only accessible by email, and so far still hasn't sent me my RMA number. I initiated this request over a month ago.