Summary: I gave this mobo a four star only because as a Linux user, the built in ATI video controller does not have a suitable matching driver for it. I only had to utilize the pciex slot to install a Nvidia card I had from my old build. Everything is fine, and I have more than enough power for my needs. with 8 GBs of ram installed. I thought there would be a USB 3 plug, but that was my confusion when shopping around for mobo's & hardly anybody else's fault but my own.
Summary: the first one would not support any video. after returning it I purchased different memory (DDR3 8 Gb the first time, DDR3 4Gb the second) the replacement motherboard would not accept the 8Gb either ? it's suppose to support 16Gb but ?
Summary: I used this motherboard to make a low power computer for serving the web and other low end task to keep the ware and tear off my main gaming computer. Also with clever fan setup you can have an almost silent computer.
Summary: Got this up and running quickly, with 4 GB Ram, 1 TB HDD (had that lying around), DVD drive. Ubuntu 13.1 desktop loaded easily. May load server and use this to build a small NAS, possibly with added 4xSata RAID card. I paid 70.00 and notice the price just went up by 18. Still a good value. Does not play 1080p video (Youtube or Prime) smoothly (Internet connection is not the issue, have a 30/5 Mbps Comcast). Seems fine with 720p, but I did not get it for that.
Summary: I returned two Gigabyte motherboards purchased from Amazon. Both were DOA and I was quite disappointed. This also happened to be back in 2010 where I purchased again from Amazon two Intel boards which were DOA again. Fortunately, the third one, a Biostar that arrived worked extremely well and finally died from overuse this year. This is my first ASRock motherboard which booted up and runs great with no problems.
Summary: I've wanted to build a simple Linux dual booted HTPC media box for a while until I found this AsRock mini ITX board. I've been pretty impressed and satisfied with AsRock and some of their other mobos especially with the 970 Extreme3 AMD that I have in my own personal rig http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-970-EXTREME3-SB950-DDR3/dp/B005POPRG8/ref=sr_1_1?
Summary: I bought this board for my 5 year old daughter and this board has been perfect for her to play her kizy games on line,,, no problems at all at first boot till the present.. no problem using windows 8.1... I suggest using 4 gig ram..I recommend this board if your just going to brows the web, stream movies,youtube,little kid games...I used the coolmaster 120 advanced mini-itx case awesome case...