Summary: The USBs on this device will not detect or properly install my Flight Simulator controllers! It's very frustrating, I have tried a myriad of methods to troubleshoot this "device unrecognized" problem and after having tried even multiple brands (CH Flight controllers AND Thrustmaster controllers), I'm convinced that a big part of the problem has to do with the quality of the USB ports.
Had real issues with the sound, still has distortion
21 December 2014
Summary: Had to replace an older motherboard that had died. This is working fine, except for the fact that the audio has distortion in it. Tried replacement sound card, same issue, tried pulling out other peripherals, but still the same issue. Played around in the BIOS, but no setting would allow us to fix anything. Finally gave up and settled with my son saying it isn't too bad. Sounds sort of like a bad phone line with some hissing and clicks periodically.
Summary: Very nice board for price. It also has a built in option for overclocking in the bios, which the bios itself is fairly nice and simple to use. I'm starting to like ASRock quite a bit actually, I've never heard from them prior, but I'll certainly buy another one of their boards if I plan to upgrade. Only thing I didn't like was the lack of fan ports on the motherboard, but obviously not an issue if you plan on water cooling.