Summary: Very simply...unless you need the two bottom pcie slots used together...there is no issue.
Pros: Great board. Very impressive for the price!!
Cons: Board has three PCIE slots. Top end GPU cards are double wide. If you install GPU in the bottom two slots for any reason you are unable to access any parts of the mobo from mid-point to the bottom. The bottom card will fail to permit alignment to effect installation at the IO video cable port. Un...
Summary: Great board. No question about that. One significant issue. It has three PCIE slots and appropriate SLI technology for the three cards. However if you choose to place a full size say GTX 780 on the bottom slot...it will not access the corresponding cable port in the rear at the IO.
Summary: I am a server admin and can say 100% this is a defective board. It was hooked into a high end UPS and was definitely not caused by a surge. This is my primary rig at home, so I don't have time to get it replaced under warranty and immediately bought a new board.
Pros: Good feature/port set, seemingly high quality, looks nice, good layout for my case, 32GB RAM support, and NO LEGACY PCI SLOTS! Four PCIE slots on a matx board! Seriously, who wants PCI slots on their boards anymore? Oh, and price!
Cons: Simply stopped powering on one day after it had been turned off for 30 seconds. I had zero trouble out of this board and really liked it until I accidentally hit shut down instead of restart after some windows updates (no driver updates, not that it should matter). After that it would not power b...
Pros: Very good motherboard when it works. Lots of neat BIOS features and accessible slots
Cons: System began failing after 6 months, before finally getting replaced. Started when some of the SATA slots stopped being read. Next a paid of USB ports went out. Final straw was when the Ethernet port failed. Tried all the troubleshooting I could, up to and including flashing the bios, but to no a...
Cons: Dead at 9 months. Was used on a lightly duty HTPC build. I have 10 year old PCs still performing well. This is by far and away the worst reliability I have experienced on over 50 mobos. I guess the poor warranty coverage should have been a giveaway. No more Asrocks for me. Caveat emptor.
This board is obviously less stable than the ASUS X79 ...
yichen hu, Amazon
19 September 2014
Summary: This board is obviously less stable than the ASUS X79 board I bought for another computer. The Internet driver took me much time to config and the UEFI boot is very unstable. Anyway not a "not working" board but not exciting as well.