Summary: Replacing within 2 months. ASRock is the cheap sub division of ASUS and it shows. This has notoriously poor quality such as 100s of complaints of USB 3.0 failing even if you completely remove all drivers of it and re-download right from ASRock. Bought a PCI-E USB 3.0 card because of this and within 2 days the card is gone from Windows like it's not even in the machine. Yet it's powered and works in another machine I have just fine.
Summary: No one buys MB's unless they work inside their computer. One cannot access the BIOS. Pressing F2 or Delete, as instructed, does nothing. The MB goes straight to the OS. I have always bought from Asus or Gigabyte. Never a problem. Neither of those companies seems to be interested in the mini-ITX format. Well, if my recourse is to use ASRock, I will go back to ATX format. Terrible product.
Summary: Solid motherboard, lots of SATA connections, I'm using this as the base of my HTPC, serving as a media streamer, PLEX server and file server and it never misses a beat. Handles everything I throw at it. I didn't realize the board had no IDE connections, my mistake. Unfortunately this means I have no working DVD drive in the system currently. Just something to be aware of.
Summary: As the only 85X ITX MB I had little choice but to go with this . First the product box seemed to be opened I can't be sure but my other boards came with the boxes wrapped in plastic . Second it was DOA I won't bother RMA since shipping from my end will cost me too much . All in all this is my first negative experience I can only hope it will be the last . So now i wait till i can afford getting another board till then.
Better of buying a mushroom for all the good it's done me, waste of money
5 November 2014
Summary: A load of s***e, after less than a year sata ports faulty, snapping and none responsive plus the sub 3.0 cable it far too robust and pulling at the connector very very shocking...do not buy. Hoping to return but not holding me breath....
Summary: Very good motherboard. Very easy to work in the bios and instructions were easy to follow. This coming from a relative novice in computer building, only made half a dozen myself. I installed some GSKILL ripjaws 2133MHZ ram, A10 5800K chip and a Radeon 6670 1GB GDDR5 for crossfire, my OS running are a dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu. Really can't fault this board, everything slotted in to place easily and just ran. What more can you ask for.