Pros: The layout of the motherboard is well thought out, and everything is well accessible despite its small form factor. Furthermore, the motherboard has a very good price for the featured capabilities.
Cons: The motherboard suddenly failed after three months when I plugged in a microphone. This should not happen even with a low-budget motherboard. Support from ASRock is also very slow and unresponsive.
Summary: I purchased this board to revive my Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 in a HTPC case. I decided for this board since it had only 2 DDR3 memory slots. I didn't care for combo boards. The board is a little picky about the type of memory.
Pros: Micro ATX form factor. Supports DDR3 Dual Channel memory up to 1333 MHz. The board worked right out of the box.
Summary: My first ASRock board and would recommend for any LGA775 build!
Pros: This board is the best LGA775 I've ever owned bar none. Tops even my Asus P5 board...using it with an SSD (samsung 840) a Q8200 quad Intel, and OC'd Nvidia GTX650 by EVGA. It chews up Crysis and Crysis2. It Rocks!
Cons: No AHCI support but that's not ASRock issue If no raid support then ICH7 in the G41 express chipset has no native support for it. Crysis3 a bit too much for it not ASRock's issue either!
Pros: Came with a wonderful design on the box and a fascinating manual.
Cons: DOA. Is there QA testing done on these boards before shipping? Seems like hit or miss with ASRock boards judging from reviews. Out $13 to resend back to newegg too. The cut+paste replies from ASrock tech support are of no help either.
Summary: overall its a given must have for people running older 775 cpu's. this is more then likely the best board you can get for a 775 that does DDR3. other then the gigabyte 775 ultimate mobo which is rare beyond belief in 2013. this board will do alot just fine.
Pros: its cheap, and supports a whopping 105 watt intel cpu. which in my case im using a excellent Q6600. its a micro atx, has lan and all the basics of a motherboard. biggest PRO is the support of up to 8 gigs of DDR3!
Cons: as a long time lover of asrock, im sad to say this board has indeed given me its fair share of problems, mainly and only BSOD's when overclocking. which has been resolved by tweaking the bios clocks, volatges and other setings. im sad to say though i cant achieve a FULL 333Mhz FSB and get my Q660...