Summary: I have the original version of this motherboard, not the 2.0. It had 4 USB 3.0 ports instead of two. That's the only difference I could find.
Pros: This motherboard is awesome! It has worked incredibly well for the two years I have been using it with my Core i5 2400 and GTX 550Ti. The UEFI Bios is a really cool feature, you get to use your mouse in the BIOS. I like how the board is black, it looks more sleek than a green or blue motherboard.
Cons: Spacing on motherboards PCI-E ports is causing me to buy a new case. I cant run an SLI or CrossFire setup because the second PCI-E slot is nearly butted up to the bottom of my Micro ATX case. This fault is more on me than ASRock.
Summary: Used this board along with a Celeron G1610 and 4G G.SKILL RAM stick for a low power home server rebuild. I'm also using this as a MythTV back end and needed 2x PCI slots for my older ATSC tuner and PVR-500 cards. I purposely stayed cheap and low heat but would not hesitate to install a LGA 1155 Core processor in this board if I wanted a higher performance system.
Pros: Excellent price/feature ratio.
Cons: I'm not a huge fan of the stock LGA 1155 cooler fasteners but that's not the fault of this board.
Summary: Well made , easy to work with & Everything, Yes Everything worked on first boot, that is a rarity, usually have some glitch or with other motherboards like Foxcon, several glitches. I will only purchase ASRock & MSI boards now, Intel has gone to crap, gigabyte was always junk, Asus is overpriced and Abit (the best of the best) went out of business years ago... Buy it.
Pros: Setup is a breeze. And the bios on this mobo is great. Easy OC options.
Cons: Only reason this thing doesn't get 5 eggs is the location of the front audio port. It's directly above the PCI 3 slot, and thats a long way to run the wires, and it needs to weave around both the video card and CPU fan.
Summary: I'm sure its a great board its just i got unlucky with both MOBO's, feels like they sent me the same board i sent back in the first place because of the very same issues, I felt like I wasted $15 each MOBO to be sent back.
Pros: Not sure
Cons: Both MOBO dead! RMA 1st one then when the second MOBO didnt work I just asked for a refund. First time happening to me so it sucks to be me right bout now.
Summary: I used a P series i5 so I'm afraid I cannot comment on the on-board graphics.
Pros: USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, clean looking BIOS, booted up on the first try, zero issues so far. Runs Windows 8.1 like a champ.
Cons: Board feels flimsy as all get out! There were several times, like when I snapped the memory in or plugged the 20+4 pin power connector in, that I was seriously worried that I may have bent the board too much!