Summary: ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 MOBO: Ok, so I have had several performance model motherboards over the years; Gigabyte, MSI, Asus, and they were all fine. Nothing wrong, but nothing I wanted to sell my children for...
Summary: My main complaint is that the name is hugely ridiculous, would "Z68" not have sufficed? Other than that, it works as advertised. The wide array of cable connection ports available has turned out to be more useful than I expected, especially the USB ports.
Summary: I recently decided to have a go at building my own PC. I did lots of research for processors, RAM, and all the other parts I would need. As I delved deeper and deeper trying to buy the best, my budget quickly escallated.
Summary: Using this with an i7 and the HIS HD 7870 and my games run very well. Building my rig was easier with the on switch on this MB and also the DR Debug feature was very useful when my power supply blew and I was trying to work out what went wrong
Summary: Bought this motherboard after great review online. I choose it for my desktop upgrade and so far it works just fine. I do my own installation for both hardware and software and I'm pleased with its performance. Overall great buy
Summary: Installation was easy, the SATA ports are easily accessible and all my other hardware has worked excellently with this motherboard so far. My only regret is that a week after I bought this, the ASUS Pro something or other went on sale.
Needs BIOS version P2.10 to support Ivy Bridge CPUs
6 July 2012
Summary: This is just to inform anyone purchasing this motherboard that the Ivy Bridge CPUs aren't supported on some of the earlier produced Extreme3 Gen3 1155 MoBos. you need the BIOS chip version 2.10 on the board to use these CPUs.
Summary: Computer specs: Intel i5 2500k Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8 gb 1600 NZXT TEMPEST 410 elite Corsair h100 Water cooler Corsair tx650 PSU Amd 6850 graphics asrock extreme 3 gen 3 Had no problems using this, worked with all my pc components above. I put the computer together switched it on and it worked.
Summary: Bought this board to go with an i5 2500k and 2 GTX 550 ti's, for the price this board is excellent, easily managed to overclock the i5 to 4.5 Ghz, the BIOS is easy to navigate and most of the time the settings can be left on automatic.