I've been having a lot of problems with this board..
19 May 2014
Summary: Well, I would really go for another board.. I've had this one for about 2 years. My PSU kept on needing replacements every 8 or so months, so I replaced my PSU 3 times before realizing it was my motherboard. (No shortages). Then I started having problems with my BIOS randomly resetting and my computer shutting down. Lastly, the motherboard is only recognizing 2 of my 4 ram slots...
Summary: Guide/Install was easy and product met all of the descriptions; although, I made the mistake of purchasing a processor without Video, so that didn't work right away. I purchased a $30 PCi-e graphics card which was fine. The onboard audio doesn't work either -- I have researched online and been unable to find a solution without buying something else... Good luck.
Summary: The motherboard with an i5 processor works great. Built a work computer with a 1 Tb drive & 8 Gigs of memory. Very responsive with email, browser, several drawings and spreadsheets, etc. open. I'm spoiled now. I'm so impressed that I'm now looking for an Asrock Z77.
Summary: It was a great motherboard, I sent it back thinking it was bad, when its the processor that was bad. I would recomend this to people looking for a nice motherboard with all the bells and whistles for cheap.
Summary: This is my first ASROCK motherboard, and it will be my last. Not that the hardware is that bad, it's decent enough as far as motherboards go, but I had a major issue from day one: the on-board BIOS had no Ivy Bridge support, so I received an error code 55 on the motherboard's LED display upon POST.
Summary: W.E YOU DO DON,T BUY THIS MOTHERBOARD. MY MOTHER BOARD DIED AFTER 2 WEEKS BECAUSE WHEN I WAS ON MY PC JUST WATCHING A MOVIE IT SHUT OFF AND THEN WHEN I OPENED UP EVERY THING TO CHECK IF TH PARTS WERE DEFECTIVE I FOUND OUT THE CPU SOCKET WAS BENT EVEN THOU I DID,NT TOUCH IT. I CONTACTED ASROCK ABOUT IT THEY WERE LIKE ITS MY FAULT AND THEY THINK IT WAS A PHYSICAL DAMAGE DONE BY ME.
Summary: I picked this motherboard up at a decent price from Amazon, but it turned out to be dead on arrival. The board starts up for a second then shuts down, and repeats the process until you pull the plug. I went through all of the troubleshooting steps and removed all unnecessary components to eliminate other causes of this behavior.
Summary: This is an awesome motherboard. Plenty of space for everything and everything worked right out of the box. I love the sound quality from the SPDIF port. Great software included for overclocking too. Just ordered a 2nd one!