Summary: Supports VT-D on i5/i7 non-K SKUs, works OK for an ESX test server for sure. 32GB of RAM, passthru USB, passthru 8 port SAS controller, additional Adaptec controller for VM pool storage. Set n forget.
Summary: Pros: can easily over clock this bad boy with 2500k cpus cons: none. This motherboard delivers, i was able to overclock my 2500k to 4.8 gighz. this monster is also stable with no crash's at all during hard core gaming with my 2 GPU setup.
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.
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...