Joined on 04/20/06
Nice DVI Cables
Pros: Very sturdy cables that work great. Better quality than I would expect for how cheap they are.
Overall Review: I bought two for my dual monitors so I could put my computer in a different location a little further from my monitors and they work great.
Owned since 2011
Pros: Has ran without any major hiccups since purchase. UEFI is very easy to use in comparison to old bios. Price is low for this chip set. Building on this board is pretty simple. The on board USB 3.0 works well. It is a pretty full featured board though I haven't tried everything.
Cons: On board audio died after about 1.5 years, so I just bought a real sound card:) Cabling for the front USB headers is not right. It causes the board to power off if you plug anything into it. Have tried the board in two different cases with the same result, and my friend who has this same board has the same issue... Dangerous to the board, so I just bought a cheap external usb to sit on my desktop.
Overall Review: Worth the money I spent to have this as an office build. I used it for gaming as well when I first bought it and it ran just fine. I paid about $20 more than what it is currently selling, for when I bought it in Dec 2011. Pretty well thought out layout for building and it looks nice. I have had many different configurations and components put on this board. The only thing that has been the same the whole time on this is my 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 ram. (4 x 4GB), and I haven't put any more than a quad core in it either (3.8 GHZ). I gamed the heck out of it though for about a year before quitting gaming. Seemed very stable and this is not my first gaming rig :) I just happened to look at the reviews on this board, which used to be a 4-5 egg product around the time I bought mine. I would tend to believe that with all of the DOA, etc. type problems people are having currently, that ASRock is now selling a crappier version of the original. Unfortunate for them and their customers. I would have bought others from them but will have to carefully consider on my next build.
Pros: Works just as advertised and dropped my cpu temps on my Bulldozer quad core to 35 degrees when closed inside my desk. 30 when the door is open.
Overall Review: Follow the directions. I was used to arctic silver which is also a great product, but the installation is a little different. If you have ever worked with thermal paste this will be a breeze, and the break in time is also legit. Took a couple days, but then the temps dropped about 5 degrees C. I will be using this ceramic paste from now on when I have the choice.
They are worth way more.
Pros: Easy to install. Cheap, and work great. Anti glare works well. Way more expensive to buy anywhere locally. Crazy cheap if I didn't already mention.
Overall Review: Make sure you get your screen very clean and don't miss the first time :) luckily they are very cheap if you do, and you have three.