Reviews and Problems with ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional
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Shelby S., Newegg
18 November 2013
Pros: Absolutely great case. Has well over enough PCI slots for insane Graphics cards. Also great that it has 4 ram slots although watch out on what size cpu fan you get because some do block some of the ram slots.
Cons: For some reason the Lan ethernet port on the motherboard didn't work, but had a spare card for one, so a easy fix just a bit annoying.
Summary: This was my first ground up PC build and I had zero issues getting it up and running. The BIOS did its job perfectly and the users manual made connecting the front panel easy. I would definitely go with ASrock again for my next build.
Pros: Plenty of features, everything that 99% of gaming rigs will need. The UEFI is easy to navigate and use. Everything was recognized without issue, no messing around with drivers or firmware updates just to get things to work at all. Comes with plenty of SATA cables and hardware. Finally, it's a ver...
Cons: I'm not sure how other LGA2011 boards are (It's a huge socket and heatsink plate assembly) but you may have CPU cooler clearance issues if you're using air cooling. A Noctua NH-D14 will fit if you have the fans facing the back of the case but it will just touch the memory a bit if they have any t...
Summary: had to RMA the first one so i gave it 3 eggs, 2nd one from newegg swapped out in 40 minutes, and it came right up , zipping!! 7.9 on win 7 performance. I will by ASRock boards from now on, they are my preferred MB source now.
Pros: Well Engineered -- Mucho features... FAST. absolutely love it. Best mother board I have ever used -- and I have used a lot! A++++++++++++
Summary: I would buy this board again, zero headaches, strong performer. big upgrade from my X79 Extreme 4-M
Pros: Stability Power Phases Easy OC Quiet and cool 4 pci-e slots 2, 3 and 4-way SLI/Crossifre x16 by x16 2-way SLI and Crossfire!! (x8 in 3 and 4-way)
Cons: Molex connector for Aux. SLI/CFx power is poorly placed Fancy, plastic "F" covers SB heatsink, limiting its cooling and may interfere with longer graphics cards. (No prob with my ASUS 7970 but it's close)
Summary: The board is rock-solid and exceptionally well-built. I built a system based on this board at the same time as one based on the Extreme3. When I had trouble getting the Extreme3 POST in QUAD channel mode, I used this board to trouble-shoot.
Pros: This board has everything you could need - LGA2011 for future IvyBridge CPUs, PCIe3.0 ready, SATA3, SATA3 RAID!, USB3 with USB3 front panel, exceptional build quality and hardware
Cons: * I feel kind of goofy getting a product endorsed by Fatal1ty to be perfectly honest. His signature/logo on the South Bridge doesn't help this. Even that's just a cosmetic negative. * SLI power connector is oddly placed, and in my case interfered with the PSU. * On the Extreme3 (and others?) the ...
Summary: Honestly, I don't see why people would spend $300+ when this board overclocks just as well as the $400+ "Premium" boards. You're not going to find a more feature filled board for less than $300, period. This is the board to get, unless you like spending $100+ more for no reason.
Pros: Everything pretty much. - Overclocks well - Looks great - Has four PCI-E 3.0 slots - VRMs heatsinks cool fairly well - 16+2 VRM design <-- HUGE PRO.
Cons: This board only has one or two real cons. - If you're using a massive air cooler, like a Noctua NH-D14 or Thermalright Silver Arrow, you won't be able to use the first PCI-E 3.0 slot for your video card. It's too close to the socket, hinders the use of a card if you're using a big air cooler. - T...
Summary: The setup i bought all told: -Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit - OEM -Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz processor -G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series(PC3 14900)F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL -ENERMAX ERV1000EWT-G 1000W power supply mentioned above -Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal...
Pros: This board is any gamers wish come true. Has all the overclocking options and more than what you could wish for. You will probably never have to overclock this board regardless. Lots of upside to this board too. It will run SLI version 3, which is not even out yet, and the processor type is fairl...
Cons: Make sure you buy the proper power supply, I RMA'd the first board i was thinking it was the MB fault because it would not power up, but it turned out that i think the first power supply i bought did not have enough voltage or amperage somewhere to power up the board. Got the second board and sam...
Awesome- lots of future and cheaper than Asus Px79Deluxe
Marius C., Newegg
3 April 2012
Pros: 1.I first tried Asus Px79Deluxe -I returned it-was dead. 2. I went with Fatal1ty- worked like a charm from first second. 3. Lots of futures plenty connections, cheaper than Asus. 4. I was debating bet ASRock Fatal1ty and ASRock etreme 6 or 9. ?! 5. Very happy so far with this mobo.