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Asrock-x79-extreme4.33446061
8.6 out of 10

ASRock X79 Extreme4

Great Deal: $235.99

Reviews and Problems with ASRock X79 Extreme4

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Overall 4
4.0

Not all drivers work

Curtis D., Newegg
1 March 2013
Overall 10
10

Solid and Screaming

Charles B., Newegg
11 December 2012
  • Pros: Paired with an i7-3820 with no problems. Overclocking is dangerously easy! This was an investment in a long-term build meant to last a while with games and CAD. Highly recommended!
  • Cons: I have always wished motherboards and their software had more fan control ports and more detailed fan control options. Some cases can hold 8 or more fans these days.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
26 September 2012
  • Summary: I wish I could have tried out the overclocking features, but my Xeon E5-2650 is locked.
  • Pros: Startup was uneventful, is running my Xeon E5-2650 with 16GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series RAM with no hiccups whatsoever.
  • Cons: none noted.
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Overall 10
10

Great Board

Matthew L., Newegg
26 May 2012
  • Summary: Maybe it's because of the new socket type, but this board will not accept (no holes)/does not need a back plate to connect the CPU cooler. Now there are 4 screw holes around the CPU where you screw in the cooler, assuming your cooler has the correct screws. I paired it with an Antec H2O-620 cooler that came with the required Socket 2011 thumb screws and it was way easier to install than the back plate style hook ups.
  • Pros: This board is well laid out (PCIE, RAM) and has lots of fan connectors. It came with the newer BIOS so it worked with the 3820 CPU I bought. I updated the BIOS to 1.5 as well, its pretty slick. The documentation is good and all the little connectors (like front panel stuff) are well labeled on the board.
  • Cons: The only things this board lacks are the things that don't matter. You can put 32GB of RAM, in quad channel, on this board with it's 4 RAM slots. Why pay more for 8 slots? It can only RAID two SATAIII hard drives, but if you want a 3+ drive RAID setup, shouldn't you get a separate RAID card? The RAM slots on the right of the CPU are upside down compared to the slots on the left. I tried to plug in a DIMM against the notch before I realized this, but the policy of "nev...
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Overall 10
10

Great board - Overclocks Great!

Colton C., Newegg
8 May 2012
  • Summary: I highly recommend buying this motherboard.
  • Pros: Being on a tight budget I decided to try the ASRock X79 Extreme 4 motherboard because it was very affordable and seemed to have a lot of features the higher end motherboards had.
  • Cons: The only thing I see that this motherboard doesn't have from some of the higher boards is it only has 4 ram slots compared to others that have 8. (No big deal)
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Overall 10
10

Came used from OCN. A+. Flawless BIOS.

Jesse S., Newegg
21 April 2012
  • Summary: Don't give the board 1 egg reviews because an accident happened, and the manufacture is willing to work with you to get your issue resolved. Be patient, and review the board AFTER you have the proper BIOS.
  • Pros: This board is FLAWLESS. I was able to successfully slap my i7-3960x and do a temp OC to 4.0GHz while I wait for my H100. Setting up Raid-0 for my SSD's was a breeze, and I'm getting much better read speeds than my old EVGA Tri-SLI board.
  • Cons: Although I have proper spacing for my GPU's, I'm still limited to only a triple-GPU setup for future builds. I would have liked a LITTLE more Sata ports for my storage, but hey, this thing wont run as a server for more than maybe 4 hours out of the day. I'm fine with what I have.
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Overall 8
8.0

Notice to i7-3820 users

Anonymous, Newegg
2 March 2012
  • Summary: The BIOS issue is handled very quickly via ASRock tech support. I spoke with a tech on the phone and he confirmed my serial/BIOS version and overnightted me a new BIOS chip that would allow me to boot with the new i7-3820
  • Pros: No complaints, working fine now. USB fast charger is nice.
  • Cons: Beware to i7-3820 users!
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Motherboard

Mark P., Newegg
1 March 2012
  • Summary: Intel 2011 3820 @ 4.4ghz
  • Pros: Got this with the 2011 3820 as a package deal for $515 with the combo savings. Just a fabulous motherboard. The clear CMOS button is on the outside so you can experiment with the clock settings and reset with out a thought.
  • Cons: Absolutely none. This board got great reviews from every official review I could find. You could pay double and increase performance, what, 5%- 7%? This board is a steal.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible.

Edderic U., Newegg
16 February 2012
  • Summary: I'd be wary buying from ASRock. Also during the RMA process they said they hadn't gotten my check to repair my motherboard, when they clearly cashed my check. I even sent them screenshots of my bank account proving that they did cash my check.
  • Pros: Works... for a while.
  • Cons: Motherboard died in 30 days. Took a little more than three weeks from ASRock to get a replacement (partly because it was Chinese New Year and the whole office in California decided to take a one-week break). They don't really do phone service. As you can see from the website (http://www.asrock.com/index.us.asp) their phone number is not listed ANYWHERE. I had to do a search in google to find it and I found it in a computer forum:
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Board

Anonymous, Newegg
4 December 2011
  • Summary: Make sure you update BIOS to latest version 1.5. ASRock made overclocking easily, Load EZ Turbo 4.0, 4.2, 4.4 ....5.0Ghz and done. Make sure you have a good cooling. It has only 4 memory slots and to be honest, it is plenty. 16Gb of RAM on QUAD Channel is the best option. Make sure you have USB Flash ready with SATA drivers during Windows 7 setup because it doesn't recognize SATA controller.
  • Pros: This is great motherboard. For the price and performance incredible deal. Layout is great, and OC capability amazing.
  • Cons: None
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