Summary: The first motherboard they sent me was broken on arrival, however it took them two days to get me a new one. After that (I had to disassemble and reassemble my entire PC and that sucked haha) the product worked great, I've had no more problems, it's easy to install, clear labeling on the motherboard so it's easy to know where to put everything. The part that holds the CPU seems extremely secure.
Summary: I purchase this systemboard for a build I've named "The Beast." Let me tell you this board is nothing less that stellar with all the options and ease of overclocking. Pro: Lots of features and scalability. Supports the latest socket 2011 Intel chips 4820, 4930, and 4960. Con: Make sure to upgrade the UEFI bios to the latest version. My "The Beast," PC specs Intel i7 (4930) running at 4.4Ghz comfortably I might add.
Summary: This is obviously not your everyday motherboard but if you want the best buy this thing!
Pros: I've been dwelling on buying this motherboard for a long time. I have read many bad reviews with people complaining about bent cpu pins but after receiving this I suspect operator error. My cpu pins were all perfect. I put off buying this because of this fear. I am glad that my fear was unwarranted.
Summary: A. This is a premium board like the EVGA 4way SLI x58, or the Asus Supercomputer PT64s. So just like those motherboards, this motherboard has it's own qwarks relating around the PCIe lanes. Just about everything else works up to standards. PCIe lanes could crash due to instability with the GEN3 and VT-D I/O features, or from Video Driver derps...
Pros: Loads from boot really fast, exceptional sound quality thanks to the onboard sound, 16x/16x/16x/16x with 4way SLI or Quad-fire or dual-GPU Crossfire. This board can even go with 8x/8x/8x/8x/8x/8x with 6-single slot graphic cards. 64GBs of Corsair Platinum Kit works perfectly fine with this board, has a lot of features with LSI Southbridge and decent to easy overclocking... Easily overclocks up to 4.6Ghz. Under 20 sec from boot with a 500GB Samsung Pro M. Bios update i...
Cons: 1. Red light on the SoundCore may burn out, but the sound processor will continue to work properly.
Summary: I wanted to offer a useful review so I waited until I had the board running for a few months in daily use. This is my first hands on with an ASRock board. The board booted up right from the start with absolutely no issues. I'm running indows 8 Pro and I've run the board with both a 3930K and a 3970X. I kept the 3930K in the rig for now. Memory is 32 gigs GSkill 2133 over clocked.
Pros: Excellent board electrical design, expansive connectivity options, very strong power delivery, excellent Asrock driver and bios update support, high bandwidth PCIE lanes, etc, etc.
Cons: Only one is that the southbridge X fan is loud when it spins up...it's cooling 4 chips.