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: 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.
Summary: There could be very little to say bad about this motherboard. I use it to power my file server (i.e., NAS). One of the main features I was looking for were 1) cheap 2) at least 6 SATA connectors. Since it never runs memory intensive applications I don't care about RAM (only using one stick) and I don't care about pci express slots. Gigabit I care about. Fast USB I also care about because the OS is on a USB flash drive. There were no nasty surprises with this.
Summary: Hello there i bought this motherboard for a 700 dollar budget gaming rig i would not recommend this for anyone that is thinking about OC theyre ram since it only handles 1333mhz ddr3 but if you are on a budget and want A great motherboard this motherboard offers awesome technology even 4 second ready boost!
Summary: I purchased this motherboard to go into a "budget" gaming computer that I built for less than $800. It works great. My son has not had a single lag issue since the new computer. Absolutely no problems with this motherboard.