Some Bumps Along the Way But It's a Good Motherboard For Me
Micheil O'Ceallaigh "celtic traveler", Amazon
17 April 2014
Summary: Although this is a budget motherboard, I like its features. I'm not a gamer nor a power user that needs a heavy-duty motherboard and CPU; so I thought this board would meet my needs. The GUI for its BIOS is really nice and gives me, the user, a lot of options I didn't have in my previous motherboard. Paired with an Intel Core I-5 4570 CPU, I believed this motherboard could deliver what I wanted.
Summary: Easy to build and documentation was straight forward. Paired it with an Intel Core i5 4th gen. Speedy start up times when used with a SSD (12 seconds). I experienced a boot loop where Windows would boot up by itself over and over when trying to shut down. I narrowed it down to a BIOS setting (F2) allowing the boot to happen when the printer was plugged into a USB port and turned on. DISABLED this feature and no problems since.
Summary: Like a previous user, I paired this with 4670k and 8gb of ram. This was my first computer build and I opted for this motherboard based on cost ($100) and recommendations from friends. It was very easy to connect and quick to set up. Proud to say that my first build is running very smoothly now about a month later, and this mobo is certainly getting the job done!
Summary: I ordered this the day before Christmas. I got it maybe 4 days later, which was roughly 4 days before the expected delivery date. I had to order this one because the previous one that I ordered from a different company wasn't compatible (which took forever to get here). However this one works perfect! Excellent pricing! Thanks guys!
Summary: Used this board in a build for my brother. Pair with 8gb of ram and 4670k. He gets great performance with it and has no problems. As usual ASRock has quality products at a great price. I highly recomend their products.
Summary: Motherboard was very easy to work with, install, setup the UEFI bios, and over clock. It really has been one of the easiest builds I've had in recent years. Highly recommended for a reasonable cost motherboard with lots of the essential features. Didn't have any of the "bling" of WiFi, WiDi, etc. but I didn't want to pay for it either so it was a perfect fit for my needs.