Summary: I have been unable to fin fault with this mini-ITX mobo. I was initially concerned with the cramped architecture but heat hasn't factored in to any significant degree, so building out mini cases work well and are an attractive option to the larger desktop/tower needs of other boards.
Summary: I upgraded my otherwise fine motherboard to this board specifically for the fact that it had 6 SATA slots (for a RAID array), 1 mSATA slot (for a boot drive), and a miniPCI slot pre-populated with an 802.11ac Wifi card. This is the only board I could find that had that mix of features.
The best in it's class and even outside of its class in my opinion! Most complete and feature rich with excellent practicality!
13 November 2013
Summary: This board is the new standard. All motherboards should have the options that this includes at a minimum. MSATA port + 802.11ac wifi + Bluetooth + much much more in the same package. It's unbelievable what flexibility and compactness can be achieved with this board.
Summary: I won't go into a list of features since they are listed in the description. Suffice to say it works well. The BIOS is easy to set up, and easy to tweak, adjust for SSDs, etc. The utilities that come with it make it easy to control everything, including optimizing it for power, standard use or...
Summary: This is an excellent board for a Mini Server. Probably the best Bios I have seen in a long time and the addition of being able to update the bios directly from te bios screen (provided you have a network connection).
Summary: Lovely board, like the msata slot underneath the main board, installed in a powercool q5, in this case you cannot install a pcie card in the spare slot as the case has no slot at the back of the case, also had to use a low profile fan and heatsink,
Summary: Good: The board was easy to install and no crashes so far. It has loads of USB3 ports which is great. Some of the Asrock utilities are actually useful. The overclocking and fan control within Windows works well. Well designed component layout.
Summary: I paired this with a Cooler Master Elite 120, i3 4130 and a HD 7950. Fitting all this in the case was quite involved but made easier by the sensible layout of the board with easily accessible and decent header/power placement.