Summary: The Mobo is solid in design. Sound card is iffy. The extra flash on the heat sinks are to big and wont allow a full size graphics card to be inserted into the top PCI E slot. idk how this flaw got past the AS Rock dev team, but im verry upset with this design and will never purchase another product from them. I dont even work for AS Rock and that was the first thing i noticed when i took it out of the box.
Summary: Manual is difficult to follow. The diagram of the board was very small and most pin numbers were displayed in what might have been a 4 point font. But here is the good news; don't stop at page 4 and don't look for any past the foreign language pages (unless one is your native language). The manual could use some improvement.
Summary: I bought this mother board for my new computer and am pretty impressed so far. It's had done all it has been billed to. With a i7-3770t processor in it and 32 gigs of ram plus hard drives and dvd drives the system is only consuming about 15 to 17 watts of power while browsing the internet. Performance wise it is very fast. why didn't I give it a 5 star review then?
Summary: This is a really great mobo, I am upgrading from a stock board from a Gateway FX-6860. It was really easy to install and came with everything I needed. From the looks of it, it looks well built and should last me a long time. Look forward to getting another GTX 660ti so I can SLI them.
Summary: Space, and I should have known this. The board is completely awesome, but NOT for running three monster cards in SLI. The other ASRock boards are better suited for that. I only needed to run two GTX 660 ti's in SLI mode for gaming, and it works great for that. Problem is, there goes your mini PCIE slot as well. I actually needed that slot for a sound card that is better than the onboard, but it isn't a deal breaker.
Fantastic motherboard. Sells fast on Amazon it seems, hah
27 September 2012
Summary: I waited two weeks for this motherboard to go back in stock and sold from Amazon. When it finally did, I bought it, and two hours later, it was out of stock again hah. I bought this motherboard for my new M-ATX build with a Silverstone TJ08-E case and I love it! This is my first AsRock motherboard and I have to say, I'm extremely impressed by it. I use to be a diehard Asus fanboy but this motherboard has converted me.