Summary: I was playing a game and I got mad and hit my desk. The cup of coffee that was on the desk flew and spilled entirely on this board. Of course the computer glitched and shut down. Thinking I just fried my computer I did what I could to salvage it.
Pros: -Easy to set up -Very Reliable -Ive built computers since 2004 and this is the best board ive ever used. Read my other thoughts at the bottom for why I love this board!
Summary: The manufacturer is quick to blame the user, or other components, for their lack of Quality Control / Assurance. What they apparently forget is that many of us Neweggers are IT professionals or Gamers, or otherwise very experienced users / techies.
Cons: I purchased an Asus P8B75-M LX Plus MB to replace this one that was DOA. The Asus worked perfectly, right out of the box (imagine!). I thoroughly tested all the other components, and determined the MB to be bad. The Asus worked great with all the components I had on the ASRock.
Summary: Customers shouldn't be acting as ASRock quality testing team. 2 dead boards to the same customer? ASRock tech support was responsive, and offered to replace the board via RMA. I just can't be bothered again.
Pros: arrived on time
Cons: Received board wouldn't POST. Spent the next month replacing/returning various parts with no luck. The replacement board was also dead. Finally returned for a refund, and am buying an Intel board. Newegg customer service was great about the return, despite it being beyond the 30 day window.
Summary: I think I'm going to start getting ASRock boards from now on.
Pros: Got this board about a year ago (from Newegg) for my home server, just recently repurposed it as my new workstation. Can't believe how fast it flies through the BIOS! With my SSD I have Windows 7 Pro (64) booting to the login prompt in about 15 seconds! It takes my Gigabyte boards that long just ...
Cons: No cons so far, except it only has two DIMM slots. That's typically what you get with a small board, though.
Summary: computer suddenly crashed, wouldn't power back up, not even a pc speaker chip, only fans would spin. I didn't have another 1155 mobo to test with, so I brought it to a nearby computer store. They confirmed the motherboard is dead, are replacing it.
Pros: worked for a year
Cons: dead as a doornail, just after the 1-year warranty expired
Summary: This is my second ASRock board and both are solid. Reliable, fast & cheap... can't really complain. Used to use ASUS because of reputation but I think they've gone down hill over the last couple of years. Lots of DOA and problems with them. These ASRock boards have been a nice replacement.
Pros: - painless install - nice new shiny BIOS - rock solid stable - loaded with features for a nice price