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ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 2933+(OC)/2800(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Raff
  • 10/9/2014 12:18:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat "bang for your buck" motherboard

Pros: First time ITX and this is a cool little mobo
- Z97 tops the list
- Easy driver download website for builds like mine without an optical drive
- Already-built WIFI/bt module
- RAM slots have one stationary side for easy installation
- Great audio card
- Many many USB ports

Cons: There aren't very many (or they just aren't that big of a deal)
- Flimsy WIFI antenna wires instead of the two black prong antennae
- CPU fan header location made installing an H100i in a Corsair 250D a bit scary but not that big of a deal

Other Thoughts: Great quality with a budget price

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  • Pedro
  • 10/3/2014 12:09:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmy build went smoothly

Pros: i found this board to be easy to build with. connections were well located. it arrived with the latest bios installed.

i think the asus bios is a little clearer

Cons: i found it a little confusing to verify my ram speed and select XMP profiles, but jist a little.

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  • N/A
  • 9/21/2014 5:18:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo

Pros: Wifi 802.11AC
PS2 port for legacy keyboards/mice
Colors were great, matched well with GSkill Ares
BIOS was easy to navigate

Cons: The layout of the connectors could be better. Cable management is about impossible since you use connectors all over the board. So it makes it a bit messier but I won't count this against the board as it performs well

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  • N/A
  • 9/15/2014 11:06:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWhat Can You Expect From a MITX

Pros: Everything has been working perfectly.
It's blue, perfect for blue ricers.

Cons: A lot of the input locations are very awkward, especially when working with a cpu heat sink such as the Noctua NH-L12.
The wiring becomes very awkward and and tight especially where the SATA sockets are located.
The chassis fan socket is also too close to the cpu socket causing a difficult installation once the heat sink is placed on top first.
Also the description about how this motherboard holds 2 chassis fan sockets is false, there is only 1 socket.

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  • Theothercan
  • 9/3/2014 11:33:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat board

Pros: Love the new itx form factor. For its size this board gives you an enormous amount of options. Packaging was fine and delivery was prompt.

Cons: Wish it had a few more onboard usb ports, but it's no big deal.

Other Thoughts: If you're interested in an itx build this is a fantastic component that I highly recommend.

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5 out of 5 eggsperfect for tiny server

Pros: M.2 socket for SSD
AC and Bluetooth on a m-pcie
external antennas
High speed DDR3 support
6 SATA ports
SATA express (though I don't use it)
Fully Linux supported
runs cool

Cons: SATA express takes up a total of 4 SATA ports, haven't quite figured out why manufacturers would do that
RAM slots close together could make install difficult with wide ram heat syncs, I went with a standard heat sync width to avoid this
secondary power connector is in an odd spot, this makes routing air and cables a bit more difficult

Other Thoughts: The system:

This mobo
Norco ITX-S4 server cube case
Core i5-4590s processor
Team Xtreme 8GB DDR3 2400
MyDigitalSSD 64GB super boot drive 42mm SATA3 M.2 SSD
350Watt flexATX PSU
4x4TB storage drives
Running Xubuntu with FreeNAS

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  • N/A
  • 8/19/2014 4:16:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo

Pros: Many included features available on regular ATX boards
Included Wifi and Bluetooth
New M.2_SSD socket though I am not using it instead have a standard Sata SSD
Great on board audio (I'm using it for a HTPC and so far it sounds great)
Plenty of USB connectors and a 3.0 header so I have 4 USB 3.0 ports and 4 USB 2.0.
Plenty of OC option in the UEFI which you can also use to update your drivers through! Very cool feature.

Cons: 1st board arrived DOA but New egg replaced it fast so no eggs ff for that.
Only one CPU fan header and one case fan header though it is a tiny board so it is understandable.
No others that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: My first ASRock board and overall I am impressed with the quality and features and the lower price compared to MSI, Gigabyte, ASUS (which BTW their websites and the logo etc. look awfully similar to ASUS, sister companies perhaps?)etc.

If you are looking for a SFF build you have to consider this board.

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  • Phillip
  • 8/8/2014 11:40:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDefective Wifi that does not connect

Pros: Works well with CPU purchased i5 and i7.

Cons: The built in wifi shows connected but is unable to get a web page or nothing shows. Using Win7 bit. When connecting an old USB 2.0 wifi 802.1b, it works immediately. Kinda upset as to why a new out of the box board built in WiFi is defective.

Other Thoughts: If no one replies I am going to RMA this board

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please download and install the latest Wi-Fi driver at link below
Check the Wi-Fi antenna is connected.
Check the router and modem (reset if possible).
If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

Tech Support Email:

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  • apple juice
  • 7/9/2014 9:10:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsNice Little Mobo for HTPC

Pros: -stable stock speeds, I do not overclock as this is for a HTPC
-feature packed!! HDMI in/out (audio passthrough)
-AC wireless built is solid and works great!
-6 SATA-3 connectors is plenty for multiple HDs and SSDs
-M.2 Socket for future upgrade ability is a nice feature to have
-LAN built in
-6-USB 3.0
-Bluetooth 4.0 built-in

Cons: -ONLY 2 DDR3 Slots (16GB supported)
-Old bios, but easy to update
-M.2 socket on the back of the board

Other Thoughts: This is a great board for building a mini-itx. It comes with many great built in features such as HDMI out, AC wifi, Blue tooth, and M.2 socket to take advantage of newer SSDs. The only con I had was that there are only 2 memory slots which is to be expected with a mini-itx, so make sure you buy the correct memory size. Everything has been stable so far and HD1080p movies have worked wonderful on the HDTV. Wireless is also great for being onboard.

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  • MHzTweaker
  • 6/30/2014 11:11:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Eggxpert Review

5 out of 5 eggsPerfecto

Pros: I must admit that as an I.T. professional who has been around and tinkered with small computers for 30+ years this is my first personal ASRock board. As the owner of a small PC service company I usually do no use ASRock boards either. I have no particular bios against them. There have just always been other companies higher in my selection process.
Getting started I will say this board comes expertly packed with foam surround zip tied at the 4 corners. Nice attention to detail. +1 ASRock. There is so much one of these little boards could be used for. I chose to replace my LARGE bedroom home theater PC (x58 gaming tower) with a small but powerful and quiet system. I started with this motherboard. It is small but has everything (and then some) I could want. I have this installed in a Cooler Master Elite 120 M-ITX case. I replaced the front fan with a temp sensing blue LED 120mm Enermax Everest Advance case fan. This board has 2 fan headers. I have 3 fans so it helps that the front 120mm has a temp sensor as I used a Molex adapter to power it. I had a new i7-4790k 4.0GHz “Devils Canyon” CPU overnighted the day they came out. I capped the CPU with a Cooler Master GeminII M4 CPU cooler and MX4 thermal paste. This CPU runs 4GHz stock and is serious overkill for home theater for sure but I only want to do this once. No regrets here. Using my Cooler Master case I had to juggle what I plugged in and connected first. CPU goes in first then 16 Gigs of G.Skill 2133MHz Ripjaws DDR3 (max for the board). Now the CPU cooler goes on because of the overhang the RAM will not come out once the cooler is installed. A bracket bolts up from under the motherboard so my RAM, CPU cooler and CPU have to be installed with the motherboard out. (not so with the wimpy stock Intel CPU cooler). I used a Rosewill Gold Rated 450 watt Capstone power supply. I used max RAM so that I do not need virtual memory with my Samsung EVO SSD. This is a media center PC so very little in the way of software will ever be installed other than XBMC media center software.
This build went extremely well, almost 100% flawless. I had this motherboard a full week before the i7-4790k was released but the system powered up fine. I had connected an Ethernet cable to my LAN and went in the UEFI and ASRock has a built in mechanism to update the firmware right there via LAN. The update performed flawlessly and gave official 4790k support. I cleared CMOS and loaded defaults. The only quirk I found and a previous review pointed out that if I set max RAM for Shared Video, the system hangs and refuses to boot. I tried this 4 or 5 times with the result being a frozen system until a reset. I left it on auto.

Cons: UEFI does not allow selection of MAX video RAM without freezing system.

Could use 1 more fan header.
Only time will tell the reliability tale so I will wait
ASRock may make my "A-List" yet

Other Thoughts: I loaded Win 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center. Loaded Chipset, wireless, LAN, Intel RST, and MEI software. I also use the original SSD tweaker to turn off virtual memory, hibernation and a dozen other things that shorten the life of an SSD and are not needed with 8+ gigs of RAM. There were about 2 gigs of Windows update patches that needed to be downloaded and applied to Win 8.1. Wow. I got my go to antivirus and malware scanner and automated imaging software installed too.
The Samsung EVO is not the fastest SSD but I do not care. I picked the Samsung EVO for price and reliability. I use a pair of 840Pros for my main workstation. I am truly amazed with this little board, CPU and SSD combo. It takes only 8 seconds from the moment I press the power button until I am looking at a fully loaded Windows 8.1 desktop. Sweet Zombie Gesus!!!!! I am not a fan of tiles so I use iobit Start Menu 8 to give me my desktop back. Luv it!!!!
I am using my favorite home theater keyboard, a Bluetooth Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 7000. I love this keyboard!!! It is full size keys for my fat fingering. I love the shape and built in mouse keys on the left and touch pad on the right. The ASRock motherboard has built in Bluetooth 4.0 and wireless AC. I do not use the wireless because I am accessing my movies from a file server and wireless has too much lag. The Bluetooth must use the same Antennae as the Wifi because it does not work beyond a foot without the external Antennae. The built in Blue tooth works better than Microsoft’s USB transmitter ever did. My mouse and keyboard are much faster and more responsive now. Thank you ASRock.
This system is connected to my 240Hz Samsung TV and my Logitech Z5500 surround speakers with a digital S/PDIF optical connector. I will eventually upgrade to a Samsung 8000 series Quad HD TV in the next 24 months as the prices are tumbling rapidly. It is my understanding that the 4790x HD4600 graphics supports 4k TV. I will make that judgment when I get one. My downstairs media center PC has a new 750ti super clocked Maxwell GPU and totally kills some Blu-ray material powered by and i5 CPU. This ASRock board has a full x16 PCIexpress slot and my Cooler master ITX case support full length double width Video cards.
Yes, ASRock has executed this form factor with perfection. They have created a board as rich as any I have seen with features:
ITX form factor, 16gb max RAM, x16 slot, SATA 3’s & M.2 for storage, Intel LAN chip, Wireless AC + Bluetooth, supports latest CPU’s, high end sound chip and capacitors, 8 pin P4 CPU power connector, USB and 1 P/S2 connector….Oh MY!!!!

ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac
Cooler Master Elite 120 advance case
Intel i7-4790k 4GHz Haswell CPU
Rosewill Capstone Gold rated 450Watt power supply
Cooler Master GeminII M4 CPU cooler
Enermax Everest Advance 120mm blue case fan
Samsung 840 EVO SSD
G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 2133 RAM 16GB(2x8)
Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 7000 keyboard and mouse
Logitech Z5500 speaker

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