Summary: newwegg rma a refund cause I purchased a new one for time constraints so newegg credited me the first got me the second in a day and it works great excellent product the lil son has come along way since asus owning them
Pros: Stable features of much higher priced boards great layout there tech support is incredible new egg rocks
Cons: onboard audio didn't work so called asrock guess what a tech picked up the phone walked me through issue dead onboard audio
Summary: This is my 2nd board. I ordered the first one from another company and that was a mistake, it ended up being used, and the B channel did not work. Only slots A1 & A2 worked. I returned that and ordered from Newegg, which I should have done in the first place.
Pros: It arrived in 4 days. The price is just right with the rebate.
Cons: The physical look isn't flashy. It'd be nice if the ram dimms were opposite colors of one another.
Cons: I have the 2 HDMI ports; one for "in" and another that just says HDMI, neither of them are working, I tried trouble shooting a few things, I cant seem to get to the bottom of the situation. I don't know if I missed the drivers that needed to be installed or something but when I went into A-Tuning with the hardware overview it didn't show anything popping up when I plugged the connectors in like I does for everything else. Please help if any one can.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND. Two of these were defective for me. Support from ASRock is horrendous, if non-existent.
David G., Newegg
11 April 2014
Summary: There's not much to say. I will never buy ASRock again purely due to their lack of support, and further more because two of the boards I received were defective.
Pros: Plenty of features. Modernized and current. Plenty of utilities included on the CD if that's something that interests you.
Cons: I received my first Pro 4 from Newegg and it had two dead ram slots, channels A1 and A2, meaning I had to place my two RAM sticks in the 3rd and 4th slots- preventing me from running in Dual Channel.
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!
Cons: I get an error in that it won't read both stick of memory, and I can't get into windows to run any drivers. One egg because I emailed ASRock support on 3/29 and have yet to hear a peep from them, other than their acknowledgement of my request. I've search the net for answers, and joined TweakTown forums to try to remedy this. I suspect its a simple fix, but I am 10 years removed from geekdom, so I don't what it is.
Summary: your philosophy of use will determine how perfect or not you think this board is. personally this is the perfect motherboard for me. all the dedicated devices i plan to add fit perfectly into this board and it has every feature i wanted at a better price than competitors that couldn't match this specific layout.
Pros: rich feature set, solid construction, simple yet complete bios. it is also a beautiful board. the layout is optimal for my build. everything is in the right place. cables included is a big plus to me. packaging was protective and secure.