Summary: ASRock is lucky I am giving this product 2 stars. The only reason this is not a 1 star is because they DO provide a lot of features with their boards at a tough-to-beat price point that has worked for many people. I am a victim of straying away from my normal go-to brands to save a few dollars and get burned in the process. I used this board to build my wifes gaming rig as it was recommended by several tech sites as a great value.
Summary: Bios won't keep the correct time. It just stays frozen. The company will give me an RMA, but then I'm without a computer for however many weeks it takes to get a replacement, so there really isn't a point. Too bad. with a working clock this product would have been a steal. ****update**** a couple of weeks ago the BIOS clock just suddenly started working. and has been running fine ever since. Guess I got lucky. ************update #2************* board died.
Summary: I upgraded to an Ivy chip from my phenom 2. Decided to go with this board due to price and Asrock's reputation. I really can't whine too much as I know I purchased a budget board. However at this point I am regretting not shelling out the extra sixty bucks to get something decent. This is an incredibly small board which made installation of my H80, sound card and sata cables difficult. Do yourself a favour and skip this.
Pros: Z77 Chipset
Cons: Small for an Atx board
Horrible Sata 3 port placement
Conclusion: Контакики там, где должен стоять процессор, очень слабые. Через 2-3 недели стал зависать компьютер и греться ужасно. Вытянули процессор, оказалось контакты погнутые, а некоторые пообламывались (соответственно гарантия исчезла!!). Человек с опытом за пелчами собирал. Странно как-то что вот так взял и сломал силой эти контактики. Но все равно ничего не докажешь. Поменять полностью блок под процессор = новой материнской плате.