Summary: Well, I am an idiot - I just ruined this board by not mounting the protective cap OUTSIDE of the clamp. Please pay attention to how you remove it. Other 1155 boards capture the protective cap, and in my haste I bent some pins. Into the bin it goes.
Pros: price, equipment/value
Cons: msata port in the way for liquid cooling bottom plate (zalman LQ310)
Pros: This board has great features with the Z77 Chipset, SATA 6Gb/s and small form factor. I really loved this board.
Cons: I purchased this for a new computer build with Windows 8 Pro. I wanted to go small, really small and this board had all the features that I wanted. There is only one problem I found with this board. The two USB 3.0 ports that were on the ASMEdia 104x controller did not work properly. I exchanged ...
Summary: I ordered this mobo for use with a compact gaming pc I was building. The computer did not POST however there was power being supplied. I sent it in for refund and bought a very similar ASUS mobo which worked beautifully.
Summary: Spent a good bit of extra cash buying good PWM fans and a 5way PWM splitter expressly for the purpose of having a cool, quiet PC, and am very dissatisfied that nowhere is it stated this board doesn't support PWM fan control.
Pros: Fairly solid overclock, 3770k running stable at 4.8 air cooled. Built this into a Bitfenix Prodigy, fits well, everything worked right out of the box.
Cons: The software to control the motherboard is absolutely terrible. There is no detailed fan speed control, you merely set a level and a "target temp", and I still haven't figured out exactly what the "target temp" does and there is no explanation on the website or in the manual. I'm assuming the fan...
Summary: Intel Core i5 3570K cpu Silverstone Sugo SG08B case with 600W power supply Silverstone Slot Loading Slim DVD ASUS GeForce GTX 670 980MHZ 2GB 6GHZ GDDR5 gpu Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB 2X4GB PC3-14900 DDR3-1866 1.5V CL9 Dual Channel Memory Kit Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 128GB 2.5IN Solid State...
Pros: Good functionnality, great features, easy to setup. Did everything I wanted it to for 2 months. ITX is a great format, takes little space.
Cons: I bought this from another online retailer, but this is the best place to leave a review and warn people. Dead after 2 months, will not POST or turn on. I have filed an RMA request with ASRock, will report back on how it went.
Pros: possibly the best board I've ever owned works perfect so far.
Cons: the sad part is the drivers disk includes some horrible programs that were installed under fake names and took two hours of web searching to find out how to remove mainly the Zynga program. puts an icon on desktop and start bar that reappear after every restart. if not for this fact i would have ...
Summary: I would buy the Z77 Asus one or the upcoming EVGA one.
Pros: It wasn't DOA.
Cons: I was screwing on the antenna and it just kept screwing, the rear io connection was loose on the inside. Did not know until it was too late. Make sure that the connection is tight before attempting to screw on their provided antennas. Could also use a upgrade on the dual antennas anyways.
layout and look of this board were great and the bios easy enough to navigate and understand
Tristan Durose, Amazon
30 July 2014
Summary: The design, layout and look of this board were great and the bios easy enough to navigate and understand. Unfortunetly the USB and other rear panel sockets were not grounded properly and as a result interference from other devices was annoying.