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ASRock X79 Extreme4
7.0 out of 10

ASRock X79 Extreme4

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Overall 10
10

Great board

kirk m., Newegg
13 December 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this board on May 24th 2012 and it has been "rock" solid (slight pun intended). I hate seeing that the few people who do have issues voice their feedback while people like me may not say anything because we don't always talk about how great something is.
  • Pros: 1. Two years running and still going strong (with fairly heavy use, 2-16 hours a day of constant gameplay) 2. The southbridge fan still works perfectly, I smoke inside which can kill computer fans. 3. Excellent feature that will reset the bios when I have overclocked to unstable conditions and bo...
  • Cons: It was crashing a lot before the bios update, to the point that I was afraid it would crash during the update and cause problems, but it pulled through.
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Overall 8
8.0

New UEFI fixed my lock up issues

Robert C., Newegg
2 August 2014
  • Summary: i7-3930k w/Hyper 212 cooler 4*4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3-1866 MSI TwinFrozr HD7970 3GB Seasonic X650 Gold PSU Obsidian 650D case 2x SSD (120GB+240GB) 3x 1TB WD HDD
  • Pros: Overall the board has delivered the performance expected out of a 6-core i7-3930K. The PC is used mostly for gaming and transcoding of Blu-Ray discs, the latter which takes lots of CPU power. I really like the ability to set default fan speeds (for fans that are plugged into the mobo) to keep the...
  • Cons: I however had one nagging issue that others have mentioned, where the board would just lock up. If there was any audio playing at the time it would go into an infinite loop, a sign that probably the clocks stopped working. The only recourse was a reboot. This happened randomly maybe once or twice...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good features

James B., Newegg
22 April 2014
  • Summary: Purchased as a rebuild in tandem with: i7-4820k IB-E Cooler Master Seidon 120XL All components mated flawlessly
  • Pros: Seems as it would be very easy to OC if you were willing to void your warranty. lots of PCI-E slots, and 40 channels to make them useable for 3-way sli/Xfire @ 16-16-8 bit. Very User friendly bios lots of fan headers
  • Cons: Drive recognition issues, probably won't be a problem for me but if you intend to use all the sata ports you may be disappointed.
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Overall 2
2.0

On second thought...

Matthew L., Newegg
12 February 2014
  • Summary: What an incredible waste of my time! It would have been much better if it was DOA than to have it lock up once a week, thus making it take another week to test each single variable change and see if the trouble remains.
  • Pros: It has nice stats.
  • Cons: Many have noted problems where the board does not work at all. But a few like me have had the problem of the computer locking up with an audio loop. Also, there is problem, probably related where it sends irregular voltage throughout most of the ports, like USB which causes some peripherals to go...
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Overall 10
10

I Like This Board

Peter C., Newegg
16 December 2013
  • Summary: The last one of these I bought (about a week ago out of the "new" batch newegg just recieved)has the latest bios , and thats a good thing because I put a new Ivy in it :))
  • Pros: Excellent running board, has great features, overclocks well and easily. I like the audio- screams on linux Mint 16. All my computers are dual boot, Windows 8.1 and linux Mint 16 (now that it's out) It rips with a new IB in it!Am replacing my AMD 8 cores with these. The increase in performance wi...
  • Cons: The board and the proc cost mucho long green money.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great while it works

Alec L., Newegg
28 November 2013
  • Summary: I clean my case regularly, antec 900 case, so I do not believe heat could have been a factor. Did not own long enough to test with SLI either
  • Pros: Great price for feature board with 3 Pcie 3.0 slots. I run a I7-3930k with an OCZ vertex 4 256 ssd. The UI and bios were smooth and supported mouse which is pretty awesome. Boot times were extremely fast.
  • Cons: board is toast after no overclocking 8 months in. Awaiting RMA from ASRock
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Overall 10
10

Flagship admiral-bility

Robert P., Newegg
20 November 2013
  • Pros: For being the newest Intel Chipset, this is really a tame PCB, easy to understand work with, It has huge PCIE and RAM improvements.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked for 5 months

Pavel P., Newegg
13 November 2013
  • Summary: I'm a system builder with over 10 years of experience. I was always using Asrock boards on my system builds because of value/price. Sometimes I was buying Asus and Gigabyte when they were on sale.
  • Pros: Cheapest ATX board on the market for LGA2011 Works flawlessly with 3930k... again when it works.
  • Cons: 1. Worked for 5 months then cooked itself (sparks and smoke) 2. Poor customer support… other people warned me before, but I could not believe them till I tried it myself. Had to call and email twice and finally talked to supervisor to get started RMA process. Also had to provide copy of newegg or...
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Overall 10
10

Pretty solid motherboard, STUPID EASY overclocking.

Kevin P., Newegg
19 October 2013
  • Summary: My next motherboard will likely be an ASRock as they seem to put a lot of compatibility options on their boards and their support and pricing seem pretty good...
  • Pros: I originally purchased this mobo because it was more or less the only one that I could find that had all of the features I wanted, which was a pain considering I wanted a PCI slot for my M-Audio Delta 44 card. When I first got it, I was all upset off that I couldn't get it working and thought it ...
  • Cons: Not the cheapest motherboard I've had, but more or less in line with competitors. PCI implementation is not amazing, but PCI slots are not as common as they used to be.
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Overall 2
2.0

Would not reccomend

Shaun H., Newegg
2 August 2013
  • Summary: Real disappointed in this, went with AsRock thinking I would have good luck for a good price, thinking about even just switching out for an Asus board
  • Pros: Easy install
  • Cons: Kept giving me random freezes, ran Memtests at load and not at load multiple times, all temps fine, changed out graphics card and still get freezes with an audio loop, support doesn't seem to be responsive at all, probably going to RMA
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