Summary: I have an annoying issue with this motherboard where the network adapter is broken anytime the PC wakes up from sleep. I've reinstalled windows and installed the latest drivers hoping to lick that problem, but it persists. Other than that, it works great. Gaming is issue-free.
Summary: I'll start by being frank. I'd give this an extra star if it shipped with a BIOS supporting Ivy Bridge. I had to temporarily place a Sandy Bridge CPU in order to flash the BIOS to the latest revision. Supposedly you can write to ASRock's support and ask them to mail you a fresh BIOS chip.
Summary: This is a solid motherboard with great look and to top it all off it has all the bells and whistles of 200 motherboard I was exceptionally please with the accommodation for high-speed sata connection a USB 3 interface and a upgraded pci interface The only thing that irritates me is when I typed in...
Summary: This was a really nice little motherboard and for the price you can not go wrong, but if you are looking to do some heavy over clocking you are going to want something a little better. The z68 chip set is awesome and the board looks cool in your case.
Summary: The ONLY negative point I have is that it would not run the 32GiB G. Skill memory set I bought to use in it. It recognizes all 32GiB. However, Memtest86 finds frequent errors, always in the same few bit locations. Switching the modules around produced the same result.
Nice motherboard, nice overclocking, just built in sound is a bit noisy
Rocket Scientist, Amazon
27 December 2011
Summary: It has several overclocking presets built-in bios, so you don't have to mess with settings by yourself. You just let it do the trick, and it pushes out max of your K series processor. My i5-2500k with this motherboard was easilly overclocked to 4790mhz, which I find very respectable.
Summary: Pros: - Supports PCI-E 3.0 - Well-made BIOS that is easy to use - Nifty features like faster LAN, USB and Apple product charging Cons: - Only one PCI-E slot (so not SLI or Crossfire) - Does not support Ivy Bridge without a BIOS update (that means getting another CPU) For the price of £70, it has...
Summary: Bought after positive reviews on Reddit/buildapc - I didn't need to SLI/Crossfire so this board suited me. Currently running with an overclocked i7 2600k - UEFI Bios is a dream, overclocked to 4.4 with no problems. Enough connections for HDD,SSD (SATA 6GB/s) and GTX 570 SC.
Summary: The major difference between this and the Extreme3 Gen3 is that this has only one PCIe slot (although it is PCIe 3.0). So if you want SLI or CrossFire now the Pro3 Gen3 is not for you. I'm a light gamer and don't need anything more than a mid-range GPU for the foreseeable future.