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.