Summary: Good motherboard worked well for about a year then I upgraded. When I went to build another PC with it the mobo died out. So it game me a good year-year and a half. I wouldn't take the life span too seriously on this as I tend to have bad luck with mobos.
Summary: I was actually thinking of upgrading in about 6 months to a year, but i as getting ready to by a new 760 GT and PSU. Now I have to buy a new MB and probably CPU too, (no sense in buying old tech) so there goes my nice video card.
Pros: good while it lasted, unlocked cores, 1600 ddr3 etc see cons
Cons: I've had this board for about a year and a half and overall was pleased, but now the LAN is starting to go bad, my internet has been shaky the past few days and I thought it was my cable company, but today the pc booted and wouldn't connect. after various trouble shooting I find the LAN is missin...
Summary: Newegg has discontinued this board, so only added this review as reference.
Pros: Haven't had any problems with the board and have been running it pretty much 24/7 since March 2010. Was extremely Cheap for what it was at the time. ASrock is child company of Asus that was originally spun off from Asus to concentrate on the OEM market.
Cons: Internal sound has constant buzzing noise from something else on the board. 3rd party sound card was the only solution. Don't bother choosing this one for Crossfire, if i remember the split is 8x/4x and the 2 PCI-e slots are too close together. ASrock is not Asus.
Pros: It is a cheap board, and it has the 4 Ram slots which i really liked. It works fine, and ran well at first boot.
Cons: It is a little cramped. My MAIN complaint is that it doesn't have an integrated GPU, and I found this out after I got it. It was my own error in not noticing that i would HAVE to buy a graphics card as well, and i would have anyways at some point, but it would have been nice if that had been adve...
Summary: To be honest..I have owned over 15 different mobos and the 2 that have failed are both ASrocks...:/ heck even a asus board i bought used of e-b-a-y for like 10 bucks is still kicking with its p4 in it after 6 years..
Pros: worked GREAT when it did. Easy OC settings although i didnt like the vcore it set... can support 140w ddr 1600 was able to get my 955be to 4.0ghz on air and stable...yay basements and their magical chilling powers..
Cons: SAME EXACT thing genko was saying..mine started to randomly lockup..i would restart the comp and it would then work fine. It then started to lockup more often and now I am sitting with a case of parts and no mobo since i sent it in to asrock to RMA it.
Summary: lesson learned, the next time I order something, Ill make sure its big enough that it wont fit my mailbox. SNAIL MAIL SUCKSSSSSSSSSS.
Pros: Building my budget gaming PC ordered this MB with Raidmax case,Sapphire HD 6570 Vcard,Gskill 4GB DDR3 1333 Mem.Hanns-G 2.1" Monitor, put it all together no problem post right away (shipped by UPS pretty much got them the next day) but cant use it them yet..WHY...see CONS
Cons: because NEWEGG decided to use UPS MI (regular mail) to shipped my Windows 7 64. ordered it Moday Oct.31 and according to UPS tracking projected shipment is on Nov 6 which is Sunday so probably wont get it until Nov.7 AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGG.
Summary: The PCIe x1 slot is stuck right beside a huge chip cooler tower. So unless the card you're using is short, it's useless. Luckily there's two PCIe x-16 slots, and I'm only using one, so I was able to use one of them for my card. Other than that little design flaw, I think it's a good solid board.