( 4.6 Average / 18 Ratings )
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A good motherboard with reasonable connectivity. Not the cheapest, but I'm okay with paying a bit of a premium for aesthetics.
I really enjoyed using this in the build, for the price it had all the features I wanted. The I/O shield is a POS, but it does the job.
MMMMM! That price tho and those features damn bro!
ASrock Softwares aren't the best, still works great i even like the BIOS!
This is a good motherboard all around. There were a few issues getting it to fit in my case, but this was mainly because of the IO panel. It is the poor man's GENE alternative for mATX motherboards.
Simple to say I took a bet with trying out ASRock with their "Premium quality, medium price" tactics, and honestly I can say I'm fairly happy with it. Looks great and includes copper heat sinks in the proper places, sound quality is excellent, I was actually the surprised at the difference between the audio different between my old board and my new one.
Cons to it:
Sata 0 and 1 slot are Null when using a M.2 SSD, could be another PWM Fan Controller, IO Plate was insanely annoying to get on properly.
Solid board. No complaints.
Awesome DAC/AMP, ports, USB 3.1, awesome features and looks great. Only 4 stars because only four fan headers. Including cpu fan header.
A nightmare to put into the case. First off, IO shield was complete crap and wouldn't snap into position, and when I finally got it to, it prevented the screw holes from lining up with the standoffs. Tossed that out. Also, two of the screws wouldn't even fit after all that so I just ended up not using them. Once I finally got it in position, it was fairly simple from there on, but when I tried installing the graphics card it got jammed. Not sure who was at fault here but I had more problems than I should have. After complete assembly it's a great performer and was easy to navigate the BIOS (or UEFI if you care to split hairs) and overclocking was fairly straightforward. Boot times can be sped up with a setting that you can toggle, not sure if it's on other mobos but a nice touch nonetheless.
I LOVE this board, it has all the connectors you need and it has a gorgeous layout with a well structured solid feel, and the I/O shield