Summary: Needed a replacement since my old mobo's USB port started failing. This was the only Z77 in stock for a decent price. I was hesitant since Asrock is a budget brand, but I didn't really have much of a choice. Thankfully, everything went well with assembly and my PC is running well.
Pros: It was the only Z77 motherboard available. Quite feature-rich for a budget board
Cons: Thin PCB, as others have mentioned, but it's not difficult to be careful. Not full-size, so again be careful.
Summary: This is the first ASRock motherboard I have ever owned. I primarily purchased it to set up SLI and do some gaming. Initially, after doing the install, hooking up all components, I was still undecided about what my "verdict" would be.
Pros: Lots of SATA connections in a well thought out design. Placement of fan and front panel connectors as well as positioning of PCI/PCIe and CPU are where they should be (as opposed to where they could be). The unit includes a software suite that unlocks various tweaking features, overclocking and s...
Cons: I am still trying to get XMP to run at optimized levels on this board. I am using G.SKILL TridentX Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) but can't seem to find the proper setting within the Bios to get XMP to run as it should. I have gotten it to work before but the Bios readout settings se...
Summary: My previous Motherboard died and I needed an LGA1156 replacement board so I could continue using my CPU and RAM. With this board being one of the very few "New" LGA1156 boards out there, I decided to pull the trigger.
Pros: Works out of the box.
Cons: It's really one of the very few "New" LGA1156 Boards out there, not costing over $300.
Summary: The funniest thing is, when this was delivered my dog got a hold of it before I did, the board was actually laying in the bare grass out of its bag. Still works. Flawlessly. Asrock clearly builds quality products.
Pros: Purchased this mobo as one of my upgrade parts for my old gaming rig, I needed something SLI compatible/non micro atx at a reasonable price. This is the ONLY mobo you should consider in an 1155 socket unless you want to pay upwards of 250-300 bucks. It has worked amazingly so far, no hiccups, run...
Summary: I Have a I5 2500k in it running on it at 4.5 ghz or higher with a corsair h80 cooler since the day I installed it , have pushed it to 5.0 ghz just to see if it could and ran it that way for a month. Memory overclocked. Video card overclocked.
Pros: I have real great luck with various ASRock mobo's/builds but this one is a beast. UEFI Bios Ease of use. Stability of CPU overclock. And other overclocks. Video/Ram Temps stay low Black PCB with gold caps everywhere looks nice in my acrylic ATX case as well.
Cons: Needs more fan plugs, thats really the only disappointment I had with this board.
Pros: I have owned this for about 3 years now, I have never had a issue with it at all. I would recommended this to anyone that is interested in building a mid to high end rig. The only thing is, (not considered a con for it was my fault) the usb 3.0 connector on the board if you're hooking it up becau...
Cons: The only thing is, the USB ports on the back sometimes fail to work or act very strange, I think the issue is fixed not but other then that, that's it!