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 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!
Really nice board and some solid overclocking performance
A. Anderson, Amazon
27 April 2012
Summary: I really am happy with this purchase. I have been using this for about 5 months now and have had no issues. I was able to push my i7 to 5ghz with this board with no issues. I currently run with a 4.5 ghz oc and it is smooth as butter. The on board lcd screen has come in handy as well. I was having an issue with booting and it turned out it was my mouse that was causing the problem, but with out the on board error codes I would have never guessed that.
Summary: I was hesitant at first to order this motherboard... Honestly, I had never heard of ASRock, but after reading the reviews on Amazon.com and Newegg.com, I decided this is what I needed. It has literally almost every port imaginable on it... SATA to eSATA, tons of USB 2.0 and 3.0, and it even has a header for a floppy drive! It comes with all the cables you could possibly need, though if you are going to use all 8 SATA ports, you need more SATA cables.
Summary: Just used this board in a new build and everything went very smoothly. My first time using an ASRock brand board, I was a bit nervous. I usually go with Gigabyte cause they have had a great track record for me when other brands have let me down. Coworker recommended ASRock and so far so good with this board. Looks good, nice layout, all the features I need now and likely for a good while to come in the future.
Summary: I love this mobo, it is very nice looking and feels solid. the only gripe i have with this is not the product itself, but how it was packaged and shipped to me. Amazon step up your game with the packaging, the mobo box was just shaking freely inside of the amazon box.