Summary: I am not sure how this mobo will fair long term because the first one was functionally DOA. The first would shut off completely if any amount of load was placed on the CPU, this is with the factory specifications on memory and cpu and tested with a Xeon 1230v2 and a i5 2550k, so I had to return it. I had to test every component in the system (I tested CPU, PSU,GPU, RAM) to find it but it turned out being the motherboard.
Summary: I have a full-sized rig in my living room and wanted a smaller one for the bedroom. I needed a mini-PCIE slot on the motherboard for wifi and a Z77 chipset to take full advantage of the i7-3770K I got so cheap at MC. The highly rated Asus Deluxe mITX board was out of my price range so I was left to choose between Gigabyte and ASROCK. I had been at the same decision point for my full-sized rig and I first went with Gigabyte since I hadn't heard of ASROCK at that time.
Summary: I purchased this to replace a EVGA Z77 Stinger and I definitely like the ASROCK Z77E board better (it's what I wanted in the first place, but the local retailer was out of stock, which is why I tried the EVGA board). Compared to the EGVA board, this has mSATA (the EVGA has mPCIe if you want to add on a wifi module) and includes the mPCIe wifi module.
Summary: This mini itx is really good for people who want to set up a small factor pc, but be aware that it is not possible to mount a low profile cooler (such as my noctua NH-L9i) due to the capacitor located on top of the pci-E slot. Other than that it is a really good product.
Summary: i got this for its 8-pin cpu power feature and dolby audio plugs (that i'm honestly unlikely to use) if you are windows only, this is a great board- all drivers come with to install. if you are of the habit of putting the disks aside in favour of getting the newest ones one line you will be stuck; you have to install the dravers in the first place to go online! i like to jump into ubuntu from time to time using usb installs. just as well i did not put it on my hardrive.
Top board but it does not come without a few problems.
Yiddo85 "Yiddo85", Amazon
17 November 2012
Summary: This is an excellent board. The features are very good in regards to speed and overclocking. I wont go into too much detail but will link my build here. There are 2 main bad points. Be warned. 1. The CPU socket is very close to the PCI-E so you will have trouble with most aftermarket coolers. The Zalman CNP9900 MAX as per my review fits perfectly. 2.
Summary: Works great as hell for me. Starts quite cruelly quickly when I'm used to the old BIOS! Small o fancy it. This shit is dead silent with an Intel Ivy i5 3.4 o a BeQuit SFX 350W .. if you just put the target fan speed at 9 instead of 10 in the included ASRock tuner utilityn. Not a sound. Run without graphics card so far because I do not play anything special. Run Samsung's 256GB SSD.
Summary: Very fast start-ups and generally good only bad thing is that there are just a fan site on the motherboard chassis fan so it's a bit awkward to get drafts but works perfectly with an ugly fan clutch from PSUN but it is a small M-ITX cards. .. Mycket snabb i uppstarten och allmänt bra enda dåliga är att det finns bara en fläkt plats på moderkortet för chassi fläkten så det är lite krångligt att få korsdrag men funkar perfekt med en ful fläkt koppling från PSUn men det är...
Summary: Pros: + Small and easy card + ASRock's website has all the drivers and sensible programs listed (see cons for major drawback associated with this) Cons: - The screws to bust WiFi antenna was broken - Has no CD drive so some drivers had to be obtained through their website. The drivers for the LAN was wrong which contributed to 2h hunt properly.
Summary: Think it's too few connections to the 3-pin fans as there are only 2x 4-pin (1pc reserved for the CPU) Otherwise it is very good, - I5-2500k with Scythe Ninja - Gigabyte GTX 760 4GB - Xigmatek NRP-PC702 - 2x Kingstone 1600MHz 2GB Everything sits in a Corsair Obsidian 250D ;) Tycker att det är alldeles för få anslutningar till 3-pin fläktar då det endast finns 2st 4-pin (1st reserverad till CPU:n) Annars är den mycket bra, - i5-2500k med Ninja Scythe - Gigabyte GTX 760...