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ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • AMD 970 + SB950
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2100(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1800(OC) / 1600(OC) / 1333 / 1066 / 800
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Supporting socket AM3+ and 8-Core CPU, this board is designed to build up the most powerful system and deliver the most demanding technology for advanced users. Just enjoy next generation computing with ASRock 8-Core CPU ready motherboard.

100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors with Digi Power provide buttery smooth, efficient and stable power solution. There's also ASRock's exclusive XFast family including XFast USB, XFast LAN, and the newest member – XFast RAM, which remarkably buffs up the system's performance while extending your HDDs or SDDs lifespan at the same time. This ASRock AM3+ 970 Motherboard has got just about everything you could wish for build a perfect system around.

 

  • newegg XFast RAM - Fully Optimize Memory Usage It fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows 32-bit OS. ASRock XFast RAM also shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
  • newegg XFast LAN Technology ASRock XFast LAN is a smart productivity tool to help you manage your priorities of internet applications, simplify your digital life and accomplish more. The innovative features include: Internet Application Prioritization, Lower Latency in Game, Traffic Shaping and Real-Time Analysis of Your Data. It's the smartest way to control your web programs.
  • newegg ASRock XFast USB Technology - Faster Than Your Imagination! ASRock XFast USB Technology redefines the new standard in high performance computing. Proving once again to be the pioneer in motherboard industry, ASRock XFast USB Series Motherboards integrate with the latest XFast USB Technology which delivers the world's fastest USB data transfer speed. The ASRock XFast USB technology can boost USB 3.0 performance up to 5X faster!
  • newegg Digi Power More Precise, More Efficient. By adopting digital pulse-width modulation (PWM), the ASRock motherboard can provide CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Compared to analog PWM, digital PWM can optimize the CPU power solution and provide a proper and stable Vcore for the processor.
  • newegg Graphical UEFI – The Revolutionary BIOS Interface Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a revolutionary BIOS utility which offers tweak-friendly options in an advanced viewing interface. Compared with traditional BIOS design, the latest UEFI utility provides lots improved functions. The major features of UEFI include: graphical visual experience, mouse enabling and support for 3TB bootable HDD.
  • newegg AXTU - The All-in-1 Tuning Software ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one software to fine-tune different features in a user-friendly interface, which includes Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking, OC DNA and IES. In Hardware Monitor, it shows the major readings of your system. In Fan Control, it shows the fan speed and temperature for you to adjust. In Overclocking, you are allowed to adjust the CPU frequency, ratio and some voltages for optimal system performance. In OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and share with your friends. Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system to get the same OC settings. In IES (Intelligent Energy Saver), the voltage regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are idle without sacrificing computing performance.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • JDuBBedition
  • 12/15/2014 1:21:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: Very solid board. The construction is sturdy and i havent had any issues with it in the 3 years ive been using it .. and i just ordered new upgrades for it .. 3 years old and i still got upgrades .. :D

Overclocking is very easy and safe b/c of its switch feature on the motherboard. of course it will use more wattage but if you are a huge multitasker this is a big bonus for you ..

I use the amd phenom II 1090 T 6 core with it and it has some great OC specs.

Cons: Very touchy if you are trying to put in two different kinds of rams.. the versatility of different parts even if they are on two separate bridges isn't that great.

Other Thoughts: For the price this board will out work and out last and gigabyte and asus board. i would recommend this board to anyone. and if you plan on building a budget rig here is a good start..

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  • Dashrider
  • 12/4/2014 9:19:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggscheap heatsync bracket

Pros: low price

Cons: cheap heat sync bracket. broke without my knowledge, causing my cpu to die.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
The CPU heatsink retention bracket meets or exceeds industry standards.
It potentially the heatsink clip was not fully installed all the way.
For the CPU heatsink retention bracket, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • N/A
  • 11/29/2014 9:20:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood for a basic board

Pros: stable

Cons: its not wide enough to reach the third row of mounting screws so you have to be very careful installing and removing memory and power connector. it can bend enough to snap the board.

i'm sure asrock makes better boards than this but theres no excuse to make it too narrow to where only 6 screws hold it on. last asrock board i'll buy

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  • 11/7/2014 8:31:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: none

Cons: DOA.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear mainboard has DOA.
We are more than happy to resolve the issue you having.
Please contact us with detail problem description at " http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp ". We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • Will
  • 10/2/2014 12:18:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorked well for a while

Pros: Cheap, stable, decent BIOS and lots of fan control. Seriously, I miss the fan control from this board it was glorious.

Cons: The sizing didn't sit very well in my rosewill challenger, 2 of the motherboard standoffs along the top were attachable but the 3rd on the far right corner was not, and it lead to the eventual downfall of my board. Plugging in the 24pin power caused the board to flex an alarming amount, the same happened when installing memory. The board still worked fine for over a year after initial installation. Attempting to remove the 24pin power however proved fatal.

Other Thoughts: Honestly, I'd buy this board again and put it in a system im not toying with all the time, it would probably still be chugging along had I not removed the motherboard from my case. But you SHOULD be able to remove a motherboard more times than never once.

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  • Jon J.
  • 9/11/2014 1:57:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Board.

Pros: Asrock makes good quality Motherboards. Never any problems with the one that I have purchased. Very good customer support for questions and answers. No long wait on the phone.

Cons: None.

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  • N/A
  • 8/20/2014 10:25:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: cheap at time of purchase for a 970 board

Cons: less than a year had to contact asrock for a replacement board due to the mobo catching fire for some odd reason at the 24 pin ps connector. minus 2 eggs

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  • N/A
  • 8/12/2014 11:36:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good

Pros: Relatively cheap
Performs well

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I had this for 2 years and it still works and is fine.

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  • Espionage724
  • 8/11/2014 12:02:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThis motherboard no longer supports certain CPUs

Pros: Motherboard works fine if you use a currently-supported CPU.

Cons: This motherboard about a year ago had advertised support from ASRock for high-end FX CPUs, including the FX-8350. Support was later (sneakily) removed by ASRock.

Other Thoughts: It's obvious ASRock doesn't test their motherboards properly. Don't even think about trying to have a smooth RMA process with them either; expect long delays, and even expect them to waste your time by shipping you the wrong motherboard.

So on-top of falsely-claiming hardware support, ASRock won't (easily, if at all) replace your hardware either. Almost feel bad for people who initially bought this board and paired it with a high-end FX CPU expecting it to work right.

This motherboard is discontinued, so buying it isn't an issue anymore, but I would recommend staying away from ASRock entirely. Either that, or hope you never have to take advantage of their RMA.

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  • Paul
  • 7/8/2014 10:25:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied after a year and a half

Pros: It was decent while it worked.

Cons: This mb died after 1.5 years of ownership. I used default bios settings and didn't ever run it hot. It just died a few days ago. I bought a new power supply and hasn't helped--it just won't boot at all.

Other Thoughts: Had a lot of good features I planned to take advantage of later when I upgrade the box. I'm tempted to buy the newer version of this one to replace it.

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