Summary: Budget motherboard. Not the cheapest and not the greatest. Will fill your expectations and you won't regret buying this motherboard. Would recommend to all my friends. Here's my build MSI Radeon HD 7770 Intel pentium g2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.1 GHZ 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 This motherboard of course >.
Summary: Good motherboard for the price. One drawback is that it supports SATA2 - *NOT* SATA3. So any SATA3 hard drives you buy will not run at full speed. Also doesn't have onboard RAID whereas other similarly priced boards do. The included software is quite good and auto-overclocking and fan control are very easy to use and run stable.
Summary: I purchased 4 of these boards to be used with the Intel i7-3770k overclocked cpu in a 3d animation render farm. The asrock website for this board CLEARLY states it supports overclocking for supported (K series)cpu's. There are 2 ways to overclock supposedly: 1. In the bios, and 2. AXTU, (asrock's eXtreme Tuning Utility used once Windows boots) What they don't tell you is that you cannot increase the cpu multiplier beyond it already pre-set turbo-mode.
Summary: This is exactly what I wanted for my budget pc build! But don't let the word budget deceive you, this isn't a cheaply made motherboard. For what I got, I would have paid more than just $44.99 hands down. This is perfect for someone who wants an i3,i5,or i7 processor, and ONE PCI graphics card. The 2 slots of RAM is perfect for me, because I only wanted 8GB of RAM. However, it does support up to 32GB.
Summary: I built the cheapest and best for the price computer with this motherboard, works great. I highly recommend to anyone that has a 1155 processor, for money sake:) running all of my favorite games on steam at max graphic settings with no problem, the bios were also very easy to install, pop the disk in that was provided and bam done.
Summary: Unlike some reviews, I had no problems with installing the CPU (Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor G640 2.8 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155), and it worked perfectly when I turned it on for the first time. Shipping was great and quick. Didn't have much packaging to it, but the shipping I had no issues with. Also, the anti-static bag was intact and unopened. The motherboard box came with the manual, the motherboard itself, and the drivers installation CD.
Summary: UPDATE: September 3, 2013 Well, it has been almost 6 months since this system started running 24/7 and I've not experienced any hiccups. Solid Performance! ---------------------------------------- ORIGINAL REVIEW: April 4, 2013 I have been using this in my unRAID server for 2 weeks now running 24/7 with 3 x 2TB WD Reds/green drives, G530 and 4GB Kingston DDR3-1333 and have never had a hiccup since.
Summary: As the description states that it supports 3rd generation processors, the information was false. After I installed the i5-3470, the stock fan, gpu, and case fans were running but the bios didn't show up on my screen. I restarted my PC and yet no bios. I later asked for help in some forums and found out that this motherboard doesnt support all ivy bridge processors.
Summary: I used this motherboard in a customer's computer, he's quite happy with the computer as a whole, and I was impressed by the motherboard's feeling of quality while installing. For a cheap board, it's a nice one. I *think* it even came with SATA 6gbps cables (even though the chipset only supports SATA 3gbps). I/O shield is as cheap as it could be, packaging was pretty minimal, and connectivity screams "budget!", but I'm happy with it.