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...
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.
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.
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.
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: