Summary: Bought this along with an i5-2400 for an HTPC build, and have had no problems whatsoever. Great graphical BIOS/EFI configuration interface makes setup easy. The fan control options presented allow for a great deal of fine tuning, which was a selling point for my htpc build as I wanted to keep noise down to a minimum. The inclusion of a toslink port (optical audio out) and HDMI made this a perfect choice for my application.
Summary: This motherboard is a pretty decent mobo, it has carries support for the newer 3RD Generation Intel CPU's, but you would need to flash your bios beforehand. For me though, it didn't really matter, since I was going to use the 2500K, in the first place. Another thing to add is that, I love that they positioned the 6 SATA (2 Gray/SATA III, 4 Black/SATA II) on the opposite side of the PCI-e slot, so you don't need to worry about the larger* cards heat sinks covering the...
Summary: This mobo was easy to install and plug things into. Ports were labeled clearly and the instruction manual was helpful (but wouldn't be enough for first time installers, though). The SATA 3 ports are colored a gray color and are placed closer to the edge of the board which helped with cable management. The rear panel for the I/O ports is a bit flimsy but did it's job at covering the exterior. Satisfied with what arrived. Packaging was considerate.
Summary: I picked this board for several reason, one is looked better in my white case and it has some features I found interesting. I bought this with 750w PS, 8GB Kingston ram, Ivy Bridge I5 processor and couple other things. But, when I first received it I found would get the lights would go on 11 times and off then on fully on the 12. Had them the MB and Processor replaced.
Summary: As my title infers, I've been building systems for friends, relatives, business associates, my businesses and personal use for years. Can't think of a motherboard brand I haven't encountered. Regardless of the brand and like almost any product, I've encountered good and DOA boards from all the major brands. This was my first ASRock. I was a bit nervous since they're not in any major retail stores. Took a chance after reading a few reviews by industry insiders.
Summary: The board is great, runs fast, sturdy and easy to mount. Just make sure the cpu fan is plugged in or it won't boot. Also, if you happen to have POST issues, find the CMOS jumper and clear the CMOS. It took my an hour of pulling my hair out to figure this out. Don't dig all the software bundled with but maybe someone will. Pretty good documentation that came with it, but no troubleshooting info.
Summary: Great board for my two HTPCs. Flawless. Used to buy EVGA, but they're now way more expensive for the same thing. Used two Pro3's for my FIOS DVRs and Extreme4 for my file server/backend. All just worked, and worked well.
voted best value from t_-raders comparison of 8 z68s
Jason G., Amazon
26 March 2012
Summary: Hadn't considered this until having read techradar's 25sept11's review of 8 different z68 boards. This has worked well for me over a few weeks - no issues at all, with a intel i5-2500k. Important features for me are 6 sata ports (2 sata3), hdmi+dvi+vga, lucid virtu if I go discrete, control for numerous fans, the graphical bios is cool, and other favorably reviewed items as seen in review above.