Summary: For ram make sure you change it in the bios it always auto sets it to 1333
Pros: Great board I like the layout which is why I bought the board. I have it paired with a AMD 8350 I did not have to worry about any upgrades to have it work. The asrock extreme turner application that came with it works great I don't have to go to the bios every time I want to set overclock settings.
Cons: when installing the drivers and other things they did not give me the option to not install some of the software so I ended up wasting time deleting unwanted software. That is why I removed one egg.
Summary: FX-8350 Processor G.Skill Trident X Series Memory F3-1600C7Q-32GTX My system was locking up randomly within a hour or so of being on and I could not determine anything was wrong. I decieded to pull the memory and reseat them and this time around the bios showed all 4 sticks but the OS showed only 3...
Pros: Fast! CPU + Memory detected properly and running at correct speeds without any adjustments accept to enable xmp profile on memory. Lots of options for overclocking.
Cons: Northbridge heatsink gets in way of full length pcie 1x boards Motherboard not shipped in static bag but otherwise packaging is great. The memory clips are not that great.
Summary: Specs This mobo Ram gskill that came with mobo FX8350 cpu(including heat sync that came with it) thermaltake 430W Radeonhd 5750 1gb ddr5
Pros: Coupled this mobo with brand new 8350 as well, and for the half that works, it really is good. Oc'ing features are great. Debug visuals. spacing and layout of mobo and its componets.
Cons: Hooked it all up and posted fine did updates using their CD and then website - then restarted. On restart the board literly caught on fire...I unplugged it and put the fire out, but to my surprise everything still worked except the onboard sound was jacked up but did work through my graphics card...
Pros: Very nice Mobo w/ great features and settings. Love the diagnostic tools that they provide.
Cons: Took forever to install Win 8, had to update bios for my DVD player, HDD and SDD to work. Was not happy because had to update bios after about 2 days of headaches ! Took one egg off for that. Also most of the utilities for the mobo are only Win 7 capable and Win 8 does not get alot of the extra t...
Summary: I purchased this mobo from Turkey and it came with an old bios, I had to update it with Sempron 145 in order to use it with a FX-8150 processor. Before bios upgrade i was experiencing 00 debug led errors. Anyway, bios upgrade helped me to get it working.
Pros: Exceptional design and great features bundled together.
Summary: Overclocked the same CPU with same clocks and actually gained performance with this board. the best thing I can say is how fast the BIOS compared to Gigabyte's traditional BIOS. right now using my temporary CPU (PhenomII 965 @ 4Ghz) waiting for the FX-8350 on oct. 23rd.
Pros: Great looking board, fast BIOS, great overclocker, cheap for its features and performance. good placing of ports. UEFI BIOS is better than the Crosshair Formula V, more detailed just like a traditional BIOS.
Cons: the THX isn't the full version, its just a preview with 2 preset settings, this sucks coming from my previous board (Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3) that comes with Dolby Digital, the full version not some preview, that sounded FAR superior than the THX feature on this board, and when I say FAR... like nigh...
Summary: It's a nice that they include some bonus material. I love free stuff so it's epic.
Pros: It has a nice De-Bug Screen that is easy to read, and easy to reference to. The color coded ram slots are nice if you only have two sticks. The BIOS is fun to use, and the bonus USB 3.0 is epic. The spacing of the PCI lanes is great, so you can utilize the board to the fullest potential.
Cons: Two problems, half an egg each. The first is the sideways SATA. PLEASE PLEASE STOP USING SATA THIS WAY. It's hard to work on if your having issues with your hard drive, or optic drive. Also, I have had nothing but problems trying to get the raid utility to work. I even had an IT Coordinator try t...