Summary: Now 1 year later I can say: THIS MOTHERBOARD has serious mechanical problems!!! USB ports front and rear lack good connection. Slightest movement of the plugged cable causes it to connect/disconnect. Similar problem with audio jacks FAN 2 on motherboard makes annoying sounds frequently
Pros: Any OC thoughts - realized. Spacious. Cooling options are nice. Control of temperature thru provided software is helpful while overclocking. Easy install and test with buttons on board itself. Love the look of BIOS. Wish all of them to be like this one.
Cons: Not cheap. Software on the website is not explained well. Not for starter overclocker like me. Choice of software dated few years ago confuses. Some of it I'm still not sure of, do I need it? How to remove it?
Summary: I would say pass on this board If I had to do it again. The support has not been bad when I contacted Asrock about the fan issue they shipped me a fan no problem. Silly dehumidify mode is well silly. Not even stable to mine with in a pure windows or ubuntu environment.
Pros: Looks nice. Built in water cooling block on the VRM and North bridge. Bios is not bad. Lots of overclocking options. Still a little buggy. Temp sensors are all wrong and crazy inaccurate.
Cons: USB 3.0 has horribly buggy drivers (yes they are the most current version since this writing. Fan life is short on the VRM already replaced once after only 3 months. Needs another replacement even after reducing the duty of the fan. The space between PCIe slots are closer than other EATX and even...
Summary: I'm in the process of trying to get it replaced with ASROCK, but I'm pretty disappointed the board developed faults this quickly. I purposefully "overspent" on core components to give myself an extra amount of time to survive with this particular build, but to have the board die like this has shaken...
Pros: Build for out-of-chassis testing. Wonderfully simple/easy BIOS/UEFI Wicked fast with space to grow via overclocking.
Cons: Online Bios update server changed about five months after purchasing, breaking UEFI online update, requires manual updating now. Board Failure after 9 months. North Bridge Fan Failure after 7 months, huge racket though it still seemed to be cooling properly (but I suppose not.) Board is a little ...
Summary: The motherboard is pretty good for the price but my northbridge fan is going out already. I contacted ASROCK through email which took them a week to respond, they wanted to charge me to replace my motherboard or even the fan. I am still under warranty and should not have to pay!!!
Pros: Tons of USB slots. USB 3.0 Easy overclocking.
Cons: The north bridge fan is going wack on me and I had this mother board for less then a year. ASROCK Customer service is the worst!!!!!
Pros: Pro - It works as my Plex server and occasional gaming rig (waiting on a game to be released). Using i7-3770k, 32GB Ram, etc.
Cons: Con - So, my VRM fan stopped working on a Monday before heading out of the state for a two week vacation. I called on that Monday to ASRock and spoke to "Deisy" concerning the fan. I informed her of my time crunch and included the fact I wanted to know the proper size of the fan so that I could m...
Summary: Guess I wont ever be running dual gpus on this board. Guess I will for now on go with something from a better support company. EVGA perhaps since they responded within 30 minutes everytime.
Pros: This board is solid on overclocking capabilities. The UEFI makes it easy to navigate and the board itself is fairly easy to read on where to connect and what to do. On all the benchmarks it performs admirably and comes with some nice features that do well with the 1155 socket set.
Cons: The downside to this board is the manufacturer. After 3 months went by decided to go for the second graphics cards. I hooked everything up following their exact instructions. The mobo went into an infinite boot loop never allowing it to run windows. When i contacted asrock regarding the problem i...
Summary: I looked at all the specs on this board and did my research reading reviews etc and was sold on all of the packed features this board had to offer and it was something I wanted to be the backbone of my gaming rig. I am not happy with the turn around time with this RMA process.
Pros: The layout and aesthetics of this board is something I really liked from the very start and looks very smart with the yellow accents. The bios is very easy to understand and overclocking is very simple. I was running a I7 3770K @ 4.2 very stable.
Cons: All was great for 3 months and then I lost the audio. So I bought a dicreet sound card and ran that for a while, but, being a brand new board it just didn't sit right with me knowing that the board had become faulty albeit the audio. I decided to RMA the board back to PC Case Gear, but before doi...
Pros: Pretty motherboard... The OC Formula does not OC all that well.
Cons: Very bad bios coding, unstable dram volts (higher than bios setting) glitchy vcore settings with offset, very poor LLC implementation... Yeah, the v-probe read point accurately shows the poor voltage and current management by bios. Asrock should hire professionals/engineers for quality craftsmans...
Cons: it went bad immediately after a windows update. Took my computer to geek squad for a diagnostics told me it was killed by my cpu cooler. Asrocks rma service is going to charge me almost the same amount of a new one to return it.
Couldn't get Windows 7 or Server 2003/2008 to install
28 March 2013
Summary: Had to return the first board. Anything prior to Windows 8 wouldn't load and then the board started to have issues with posting. Update: Received 2nd board, same issue. Windows 7 and Server 2008 won't get past the "Starting Windows" logo at the very start of setting up windows.