Summary: I paired this with an i3 4330 and have had a great deal of issue with the HD4600 graphics. The ONLY driver that works is the stock one from mobo manufacturer. The windows update driver causes a bios screen loop.
Pros: Great price and easy to work with the clear instruction set.
Cons: The only issue I had was installing the stock drivers. My build has no CD ROM so I tried to use the internet flast from BIOS which I could not get to work. Easy work around was to use another computer with CD to load drivers on USB and transfer that way.
Summary: Originally purchased this board for a low-end server/NAS and paired with with a cheap Celeron processor. My current build is: Intel Core i7 4790k G.Skill TridentX 1600 CL7 EVGA GTX 980 Classified Samsung EVO 850 Seagate 1TB 2.5" SSHD All in a Silverstone ML08B-H Milo Case Performance does not...
Pros: -Stable -Has most of the features an end user will need for a home PC or home server
Cons: - locked board - no hardware RAID or overclocking features
Summary: - Overall, it's solid for a small build. Was able to get this on sale ($55) and pair it with Core i3-4770 ($80) so not bad for the price.
Pros: - Overall, is a good board that runs well as my media PC. Paired with a Core i3-4770, 2x8gb ram and a SSD. - Quick - Front USB 3.0
Cons: - Not sure why it would only have 2 USB 3.0 in the back but have 4 USB 2.0, if anything it should be the other way around - Not sure if it's a problem with the board or my case, though I'm pretty sure it's the board, when I plug 2 different devices in the front hub USB 3.0, one of the ports won't...
Summary: There is little more stressful than new component failure. I would recommend a different chipset, I have used Asrock hardware in the past with success, so this may be an exception.
Pros: When it works, it does work well, and as advertised.
Cons: Lasted about a week, looks like maybe corrupt BIOS. Bizarre behavior, all testing points to motherboard. After first sign of failure, board ended up in an unusable state, strange graphical corruption in UEFI, no combinations of hardware alleviated the issue, and everything used was triple tested ...
Summary: My Rig: Intel Pentium G3258 @4.3 GHz 8gb G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1400 (My CPU limits it to 1333, but I used XMP) Intel stock cooler Dell vostro 260 case Mushkin chronos 480gb SSD Corsair CX430m PSU
Pros: -mini itx -4 sata 3 -esata -usb3.0 I recommend this board if your doing a build that has a celeron, Pentium, i3, or i5
Cons: -no plastic on the I/O sheild, all metal -You have to downgrade the bios to 2.30 to have overclocking options on the g3258 -Slow Internet downloads
Summary: I installed Windows 7 and flashed it to 2.30. I then overclocked my G3258 to 4.4 ghz with little more than a few clicks in the BIOS. Most everything still on auto. I noticed the Vcore is over 1.4v but it runs cool enough with the stock HSF.
Pros: VGA, DVI and HDMI out. Optical digital audio out. Front panel USB 3.0
Cons: I can't find a case speaker output. It Shipped with BIOS 2.40 that oddly will allow Vcore up to 2 volts but has no multiplayer adjustment for my G3258.
Summary: I was reluctant to buy a ASRock B85M-ITX motherboard because of all of the comments about it not working with Linux. However, since the price was so attractive and the motherboard included all the features I wanted, I decided to give it a try.
Pros: Running dual boot Windows 10 - 32 bit and Linux Mint 17.3 - 64 bit on a Silicone Power 120GB SSD with no issues. Typical ASRock fast booting.