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8.6 out of 10

ASRock X79 Extreme4

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Overall 4

Not all drivers work

Curtis D., Newegg
1 March 2013
  • Summary: I downloaded the drivers several time as per ASROCK
  • Pros: Board seems good to work in most areas
  • Cons: The Audio sound works but the microphone does not.
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Overall 10

Solid and Screaming

Charles B., Newegg
11 December 2012
  • Summary: I suppose the chipset probably needs a fan unto itself, but my money is on that as the first thing to break.
  • 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

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
26 September 2012
  • 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

Great Board

Matthew L., Newegg
26 May 2012
  • 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

Great board - Overclocks Great!

Colton C., Newegg
8 May 2012
  • Summary: The other thing I see is that it only has 2 USB 3.0 ports.
  • 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

Came used from OCN. A+. Flawless BIOS.

Jesse S., Newegg
21 April 2012
  • Summary: SOME people here have been having to deal with BIOS update issues. Sadly, there isn't much you can do but wait for ASRock to send you a new BIOS Chip for FREE.
  • 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

Notice to i7-3820 users

Anonymous, Newegg
2 March 2012
  • Summary: When you order see if Newegg can get you a board that has a serial number starting with at least '1C' if not and you will find you cannot boot because your BIOS doesnt support this new chip, you need a board with at least versoin 1.2 or greater.
  • Pros: No complaints, working fine now. USB fast charger is nice.
  • Cons: Beware to i7-3820 users!
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Overall 10

Excellent Motherboard

Mark P., Newegg
1 March 2012
  • 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


Edderic U., Newegg
16 February 2012
  • Summary: Phone: +1-909-590-8308
  • 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

Excellent Board

Anonymous, Newegg
4 December 2011
  • 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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