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ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 5 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 970
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2100+(OC)/1866(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • 4/17/2015 6:15:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works.

Cons: Do not plan on any overclocking on this board with anything past a FX-6300. I can't get my FX-8320 stable at all after stock speeds. The manufacturer should mention the limits of this board as I don't think it could even handle a FX-8350 and up.

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  • Bi77
  • 3/13/2015 3:18:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board that drove me to buy another one.

Pros: I already have bought this board awhile ago and ASRock has won my loyalty that I decided to get another one for the home office photo editing. The difference of my build this time is I invested two Samsung Evo 850s in my RAID Mirror and lots of RAM. Launching the Photoshop relatively takes no time comparing with my friend's Giga GA970 that has an equivalent components setup. This beast is on fire and it surely makes people envy on my build.

Cons: Should have come with some ASRock decal so I can stick to my windshield like Apple does!

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  • 2/28/2015 3:12:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood board.

Pros: It worked first time.

Cons: RAM is stupid hard to install, you have to press down hard enough to almost break the board to get it in the slot, not like you drop it in and lock it. The back plate refused to go on and there was no help in the instructions, its held on with electrical tape inside the case. Doesn't line up well with pre-established mount points in the case. Out of 6 screws I got 3 in and only 1 in all the way.

Other Thoughts: I can't complain too much on a sub $100 board, but dang this thing piss3d me off. Also thought the board was DOA, never plugged in power for the CPU. Felt like an idiot when it was pointed out to me.

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  • HAGGUS53
  • 2/22/2015 5:34:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExtreme AMD Motherboard

Pros: GREAT AMD Motherboard FROM ASRock GOT 3 OF THEM


Other Thoughts: UP GRADED ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 GREAT BOARD

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  • Bi77
  • 2/5/2015 11:35:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock solid, nice board for the price.

Pros: The board does well deserve 5 eggs for price and quality. It take my FX8350 right out of the box. UEFI is user friendly and the default settings are pretty much what I expected to have balance performance. Was confused about some setting in SB950 RAID so I emailed ASRock Support. They gave me a surprise by responding to me shortly in a day. They are very helpful and friendly, and provided me with some downright intuitive answer. You made my day ASRock. Thank you!

Cons: It doesn't smell like roses!

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  • Jase
  • 1/12/2015 7:10:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I read bad feedback about this , so i wait before leaving feedback.

I run this with my Amd Cpu 8 Cores 8350 at 4.0Ghz.

No problem at all! It run Very fast, and the feature Xboost
realy work, you don't need a ssd to make it boot real fast, it boot at 2 sec in Windows 8.1 with regular Blue Wd hard drives. 64G DDR3 Support, Crossfire very user freindly for OC. 2 fron and to reer usb 3.0

Super buy at this price, + I receive my mail check today.
YOu can Trust This!

Cons: 64 DDR3 Memory its awesome, but you can get high cores.
its support high 2400 but at OC, otherwise i will take 1333 MHZ

Other Thoughts: I Run my Gamer pc with this MB

32 MB Memory
Dual Extra large GPU HD6970
FX 8350 At 4.0 no need to OC
Water cooling


Work more then good


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  • Félix
  • 12/26/2014 11:06:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSeems to be a very good product but DOA :(

Pros: -Seems to be a very decent Motherboard.

Cons: -DOA on arrival, fans worked but nothing on screen. I've searched on the internet for answers, checked connections everything. But it was only the motherboard.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Please follow the procedure to check your system.
Turn off the system power and unplug the power cord/cables. Remove all PnP cards (Plug and Play) and cables including VGA, USB, and external devices.
Re-install CPU and only install one stick memory to verify, then confirm CPU and DRAM is inserted properly.
Clear CMOS
(Please refer to motherboard user manual for clearing CMOS)
Plug the power cable back to the system and also re-connect your monitor, mouse and keyboard.
Turn on the power and make sure CPU, and CPU fan is functioning.
If it's still not no display, please change another CPU, memory for try.

If you still need any assistance, please feel free to contact us by Technical Support Email:
We'll assist you as soon as possible.

Thank you very much!

Tech Support Email:

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  • Jason
  • 12/22/2014 9:26:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks fine, some annoyances.

Pros: - Inexpensive (when I bought it) -- praying I get the $35 rebate.
- Attractive and comprehensive BIOS config interface.
- Rock-solid performance.

Cons: - XFast advertising is potentially misleading... it's just software.
- Some components (SATA ports, chipset heatsinks) seem a little loose on the motherboard.
- Can't figure out how to get the keyboard backlight to turn off on Sleep.
- Can't figure out how to get a BIOS POST screen/logo on startup.
- No on-board video.

Other Thoughts: I'm not an "extreme" overclocker. I installed 1866 RAM and boosted the base CPU clock up 5 MHz. Everything runs cool and rock solid with an FX-8320, Hyper 212 Plus cooler and G.Skill memory.

The XFast LAN software is nice. I haven't tried the USB or RAM software. I'm somewhat fearful of the USB software but I've seen that it actually works and the latter is just a ram disk solution.

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  • Eric J
  • 12/18/2014 10:01:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsI had the previous gen of this mobo

Pros: It was cheap
it worked well initially
I think I got it as part of a bundle deal off of new egg - not sure about that though

Cons: cheap - lol - for an extra $10 you could get an ASUS or another competitors board with a 3 year warranty vs. this one's 1 year warranty. And wouldn't you know it - the mobo worked for 12 or 13 months - then I started to have really weird lag / CPU issues - I'd run WOW on ultra and the CPU would be maxed out at 99% - with a 4ghz 8 core AMD - then finally after having owned it for 16 months it just died - shut down and that was it.

I bought an ASUS w/ a 3 year warranty - installed it and was up and running in about 2 hours after updates and such - went for CPU usage of 99% on Ultra settings in WOW to 15- 20% CPU usage in wow.

build is now - ASUS M5A97 R2.0 MOBO
16 gb corsair 1600 ddr3
xfx 6870 GPU
AMD 4 ghz 8 core cpu

the only change was the mobo - went from 99% cpu usage to 15 to 20% on the same build.

Other Thoughts: get a mobo with a 3+ year warranty - I won't ever trust another mobo manufacturer with a 1 yr warrant.

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  • thor_lab
  • 12/17/2014 11:30:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggson board sound did not work

Pros: Everything worked except the sound.

Cons: After receiving board and installing it seemed to work well. I tried to install speakers and front and back audio and front mic. Spent hours doing the driver updates, re-installs and checks, still did not work. Called Tech Support and after the usually did you do this conversation, they told me to RMA it.

Other Thoughts: Disappointing to have to ship it back to manufacture. RMA - had to be shipped at my expenses. I guess that is why they have reviews for you to fill out.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that onboard sound has malfunction which’s due to nature of electronic product, it can happen.
Please update replacement mainboard is working fine.
If you have any technical questions or warranty issues in the future please contact us at We will assist you shortly

Thank you

Tech Support Email:

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