Summary: It's ok. There are no onboard sounds, because the onboard speakres do not work. Also, if you'd like to set up RAID, the 6G SATA will be retarded to 3G SATA for the purpose of your RAID. What? I can have 3 separate, 6G throughput drives, but not one RAID array w/6G throughput? Why would you build a board like that? Outside of that, I really like it.
Summary: I've had two of these now, and in both cases I get to a point where one of the RAM slots won't accept RAM without the computer not being able to start up, it doesn't give you as much RAM as it says it will, but it still works okay, I wouldn't get it again
Summary: This motherboard was purchased as part of a CPU deal. The motherboard works fine, although the audio is sub-par at best with my unit. For the most part, all of the components on this model are sub-par. I wouldn't suggest paying full price for it.
Summary: Unfortunately, this product reads as sold by Amazon. I would love to blame another party, because my experience with Amazon thus far has been very good. The product was ordered "New", but when I received it, the CPU socket cover was missing, and there was DRIED THERMAL PASTE on the CPU socket latch. This tells me that the product is used and has been returned. The return process was simple.
"Install All Drivers and Utilities" installs hard to remove Zynga links
Zach Taylor, Amazon
10 July 2013
Summary: I've only been using this motherboard for a day, and it might be a fine motherboard. My three-star review is out of the frustration I had following installation of the drivers. When you see the list of drivers and utilities, you might be inclined to select "install all drivers and utilities." However, if you do that, you'll find a Zynga web link on your taskbar. If you delete the link, it comes back when you reboot your computer!
Summary: Its not the best board you can get for the money but overall it is a good value. personally i wouldnt recommend it again since it uses a pretty thin pcb that can be a issue if you are going to use a heavy CPU cooler
Pros: -it works fine with great software, -its cheap for what it offers overall
Cons: -cheapo d-pak mosfets run pretty hot, -very thin pcb
Summary: the Board is very nice itself, everything seems to be in order, but I faced a problem while OC my i5-3570k, I couldn't adjust cpu voltage directly and only through voltage offset as the option to adjust cpu voltage was missing.... very confusing and unpredictable problem really, that and I cant set the cpu on a constant clock, no matter what I did, IT WILL drop to 1.6Ghz and then jump back to my adjusted speed of 4.0Ghz even after I canceled all options of maintaining...
Summary: I have been using this board for about 3 weeks now. It performs great, and is loaded with features. Overall it is a solid board. As others have reported here, the board is a bit shorter than the ATX standard. In my case, that means that the end of the board is just hanging there with no supports from the case. When plugging in the 24 pin power connector, I was afraid that I was going to crack the board.
Summary: I ended up getting a Sabertooth. I had endless problems with this thing booting me into a black screen with my 580;s disabled, and onboard video enabled (I had to switch to plug on board.) It was a nightmare. Should have stuck with Asus.
Pros: Cheap, decent overclocker
Cons: Issues recognizing dual 580's, kept switching to onboard video on me.
Summary: ***This post was edited, be sure to read the full review. ***BEWARE!*** If you are buying this product - reasonably - because of its low price with the current $40 mail-in-rebate, you might be unpleasantly surprised to learn the following: ASRock doesn't want you to breathe; you have EIGHT DAYS only within purchase to mail it. That's right folks, have a look at the PDF.
Pros: The board itself performs well and gave me a good overclock but there seems to be a latency issue with the NIC. I'm getting huge spikes in DPC Lat that can be pinpointed to it., *edit*: this can be fixed by disabling Windows Firewall. Not sure why it happens.
Cons: Poor rebate infos/very little time to post the rebate.