Summary: I've owned the ASRock extreme 9 ac for about 8 months now and have no complaints at all. As for the mention of problems from Dr. Debug, that is a non-issue, it doesn't affect anything as it is only a post code indicator. My machine has run perfectly since I assembled it (at least the motherboard), and I think I made the best purchase possible at the time. I find no need to even think about replacing it and expect it to perform very well and into the next decade.
Summary: The specs on this board look outstanding, however, it is junk. Dr. Debug, nifty feature that is supposed to tell you when the board discovers a fault, keeps saying there is an issue with the SATA ports. On a new board, with new drives. Stay away. Sadly, I cannot return the board since I missed my window. I really wish I bought an Asus.
Summary: I warn people from buying one of these used online because the warranty is not transferable no matter what you are told. They will only repair motherboards from a full sale price "NEW" condition and you must have the bill of sale from that "NEW" sale stating it is new and that the price also reflects that! This board has gimpy software that conflicts with Windows if you install it.
Summary: I read other reviews, but alas I suffered the same fate. The mini-pciex bluetooth/wifi adapter sucks. It sometimes worked, it sometimes didn't. Sent the board back. Also the mobo temp sensor would sometimes shoot up and disappear, or shoot down, then disappear. I'm thinking I probably got a bad board, but for 250$ (Amazon price lags behind current ~190$ price elsewhere) it got sent back.
Good MB, lots of connectivity, BIOS 1.30 was buggy though
G. Barnhill, Amazon
21 September 2013
Summary: I based my new Home Theater Server build around this MB. Because it's basically an HTPC/gaming rig that I built, I'm not using the overclocking capabilities, but I am using many of this board's key features and am pleased with the choice after flashing to the 2.10 BIOS. I would give the board 5 stars, but I had to flash the BIOS because USB 2.0 devices (like mice and keyboards) running on the USB 3.0 ports would cause UEFI BIOS to freeze up, and flashing the BIOS over...
Summary: Pros:Dual-Port Thunderbolt,Dual-Gigabit Lan with teaming function ,Wifi with Antenna,good Audio chip,PLX chip for 4-way Crossfire/Sli,advanced storage options,Home Cloud connectivity,good overclockability,fast performance.Bios with large number of options,12 Phase VRM,high quality,second backup UEFI Bios. Cons:None maybe brown pcb for some.
Summary: Not every gamer is a full-on 24/7 gamer. Many gamers need lightning fast graphics, internet and office work. I needed a motherboard that would be excellent at everything I wanted it to do. Home computing, gaming, editing, graphics, etc. it seemed that the big manufacturers had polarized the choice, offering only gaming boards or office boards. There was only a limited choice to choose from and Gigabyte and Asus seemed to be leading the way.
Summary: I originally received this board with damaged CPU slot the pins were badly bent, but Amazon sent me a replacement and someone to pickup the damaged board and I'm happy to say it arrived in perfect condition along with the new CPU and Arctic freezer Xtreme rev.2 aftermarket cooler. The Asrock board may not be quite as good as some of the Asus or Gigabyte boards but for what it offers for the price nobody else comes close, with 10 Sata III ports 6 Intel chipset and 4...