Pros: Price of this board at the time was my main reason for purchasing this board. Price of this board at the time was my main reason to almost NOT buy the board. I have never purchased a motherboard this cheap before now, and I am extremely happy with the performance of this board overall. 98% of the people that are having problems with this board, need to check for a short between their seats and their keyboards, cause chances are the problem is YOU, but instead of admit...
Cons: None. This board Works great. If you get a defective one, remeber it does happen, it has nothing to do with the company, trust me. I've had to RMA a $500.00 board 3 times before finally getting a properly working board, so even the big leagues have problems too, and when spending that kind of dough on a board, you would expect alot less problems.
Summary: Like I said, read the manual so as not to set it up incorrectly.
Pros: Dr Debug on this board makes installation almost dummy proof. For those with dead ram slots, I suggest reading the manual to understand the layout of the slots and the order in which sticks need to be placed. Everything on this board works perfectly.
Summary: Above my expectation, nice design and a nice performance. It also allow me to use my old power supply and allow me to place all my stuff without farther complications. I might be outdated but i didn't like the way the ram is secure, at first when i try to place my rams i though it was OK until i got the beep msg that indicates problems with the ram then i notice that it was not fully inserted in the slot so i push it a little harder till i was sure that it was completely...
Summary: This is the third ASRock build for me this year and the more that I learn about their products the more I like them. The design and production engineers appear to have this technology in very clear focus. Runs my 32GB 2400MT/s memory kit perfectly and did it with one click of the XMP profile in the BIOS.
Pros: Low price, 2oz copper (feel the weight), 8 DIMM slots, nice fan on the X79 heatsink, great BIOS, I think that this is a high quality board that is working for me as I expected it to. LGA 2011 offers serious OC potential. ASRock tuning utilities work very well.
Summary: Always used Gigabyte and Asus mobos in the past. With some of the recent, very positive feedback that I have been hearing about Asrock, I decided to give it a try. As they offer so many "bells & whistles" on their motherboards with a great price point, it really is a great bargain. Seems very comparable in "feel" and appearance to Asus. This is a great board and I will definitely consider Asrock in the future again.
Summary: I've used ASrock since they started their big push for the builder market in '07 or so. I think that they've always offered the best bang for the buck (along with Biostar).
Pros: Easy to Overclock; UEI is a little smoother than my old 990FX Extreme4 (although very similar).
Cons: Definitely nitpicking, but CPU voltage runs about 0.01 low consistently. This is better than being inconsistent, at least; but when you're fine tuning voltages, it would be nice to have them line up. No big deal, just raised the CPU voltage to 1.28v to get 1.268v.
Summary: I jumped from socket 775 to socket 2011 replacing my 4.05 ghz Q9650 with an ASUS Rampage X48 on my main system and have liked the experience so far with this ASRock, GSkill and my 3930k C-2 stepping processor.
Pros: Very feature packed board. (Relatively) Low entry cost for X79 with 8 DIMMs,
Cons: I Have not used the board enough to fault anything so far. One con that comes to mind was lack of color coded memory slots like on the other boards makes one refer to the manual to read the slot positions.