Summary: I actually grabbed a couple of these boards by mistake thinking they were Asus... No more late night internet shopping for me! Lol! In truth, these are good boards so far. I had a difficult time getting the SSDs I bought with them to function... this was mainly due to lack of overall experience in building computers with all new parts.
Summary: I've built way too many computers over the years and spent way to much money. These builds have been everything from totally tricked out gaming rigs to HTPCs to budget builds. In that time, I've had great experiences with motherboards and sometimes really horrible experiences. I was hesitant at first to purchase something from ASRock only because I had never used their products before..
Summary: This motherboard was used in my first ever custom built desktop computer. I did several weeks of research to make sure I got all the right parts and got good parts that would make a decently powerful PC without breaking the bank. After deciding to go with an Intel processor and reviewing several dozen motherboards, this was my choice. It had everything that I wanted and then some at a great price.
Summary: This is a great budget board that has enough features for the price. The only thing keeping this board for 5 stars is because of the BIOS firmware it ships with. Ivy-Bridge will only work on 1.7 and later and it ships with 1.6. Running 2.2 now and will consider upgrading later. Not bad but just remember to stay up to date.
Summary: Good board, easy to work with. UEFI BIOS is nice and simple to use. Micro ATX board fit well into my sff case for the htpc. Would've been nice to have wifi builtin, but it is a few years old. Has SATA III support for SSD use.