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ASRock X58 EXTREME6 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel X58
  • Core i7 (LGA1366)
  • DDR3 2000(OC)/1866(OC)/1600(OC)/1333(OC)/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory; Supports DDR3 ECC, un-buffered memory with Intel Workstation 1S Xeon processors 3500 series
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Ron G.
  • 10/24/2012 8:40:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShort lived

Pros: Worked at first

Cons: After a year and a half, the Marvell Raid controller has started to only work intermittently. Time for a new MB. Unfortunately, there are no good options for lga1366 anymore which makes the corei7 processor I bought to go with this board unusable.
My first and last Asrock board. Should have known better.

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  • Jim P.
  • 12/4/2011 3:58:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsTerriffic Board!

Pros: This board rocks solid! Plenty of ports for just about anything. I mean, what board gives you 12 (yes 12!) SATA ports? And a IDE Port And a Floppy port if you need those legacy items. USB 3 support on the board (remember USB 3 ports are downward compatible with USB 2), plenty of rear ports. Very good docs that explain the motherboard AND the BIOS. Full OC parameters in BIOS and a cable set that rivals others 2 to 1.

Cons: None so far. Windows scored a 7.8 with a Intel i7-980 (6-core) 12 Gb of Corsair memory, a Zotac GTX 580 card and 2 Plextor 128GB Sata 3 SSD's in a RAID 0.

Other Thoughts: I didn't buy this from Newegg since I had a bad experience with them not correctly RMA'ing my last Mobo. Sure I get not wanting to encounter a loss. Just be sure you blame the correct party!

This board supports many legacy interfaces. A REAL IDE connector and a REAL Floppy connector. I mean, who uses floppies anymore? Right? A great board to install legacy hard drives and other software and convert to USB or whatever.

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  • Matthew T.
  • 10/10/2011 9:07:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsASDoesn'tRock

Pros: The design is very sleek, and there are plenty of rear USB ports. Alternating spacing for pci-x is good, and they even include a usb3 expansion bracket (for either front panel or add rear).

There's an external button (rear panel) for clearing CMOS - comes very much in handy - no more taking the case off for minor bios tweaks that may not work!

Cons: Too many.

For starters, there's only 1 USB2 header on the board. Sure, they gave us 8 ports on the back, but what good are they for mounted card readers, etc?

When I got the board, I assumed that I would have some learning to do with this new chipset. I cannot get any XMP/OC profiles to work (or even boot to OS), and after spending hours on the phone with ASRock, they determined the board had to be defective.

I had bought this board in Feb, and when I received it the plastic around the mobo hadn't been opened yet. It was an open box item, however, and despite still being less than a year old from mfgr, ASRock has told me they will NOT honor the warranty. I've been building computers for over 15 years, and I'm not even trying to OC the system (because w/ stock settings system runs RAM @ half-rated speed, and occasionally gimps CPU speed).

I really don't see why the 'open box' voids warranty - still within 1 year of mfgr, and it's clearly not user-error.

Boo, ASRoc

Other Thoughts: I just KNEW I should've bought a Gigabyte board instead. This board is extremely appealing for price, but I guess you get what you pay for... wait, if that was true, this board should at least work properly. I've spent nearly $300 on a board that's making my i7-950 and 12GB RAM perform like a C2D with 4GB.

If ASRock had honored the warranty, I'd still have to go 2 weeks without a board, and they wanted me to send them my CPU and RAM, too (is that trustworthy?)

I'm very disappointed to have this experience. Apparently, this mobo has a voltage problem that ASRock also refuses to fix, so I feel rather taken advantage of. I certainly won't be buying any of their products in the future (lesse, they know it's broken, weasel out of warranty, F_ my couch....)

Too bad I can't afford another $250+ right now. Guess I'm stuck with my broken computer for now. Thanx, ASRock!

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  • Matthew T.
  • 10/7/2011 5:58:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsI'm not sure whether to be angry or disappointed

Pros: The first thing you'll notice about this motherboard is the price. Has USB3, Sata 3, etc, so keeps up with new hard drives. Up to 24 GB RAM in triple channel is appealing, too. If you're into overclocking, it seems that this board has plenty of pre-set configuration possibilitites for both the RAM and the CPU. There are also a few more options for PCI-E cards than several other boards I've used. Seems like an ideal board for gamers, and many other applications. Triple-SLI/QuadXFire support is also a plus for both hardcore gamers and professional applications (such as graphic design or music).

Cons: Honestly, this board has had problems since I got it. When I purchased it in February, it has never let me run my RAM at proper speed, unless it throttled the processor. SATA3 seems to be a problem in both Windows and OSX - do not use the windows update drivers, as they'll break sata 3 compatability (it did for me, at least, as well as causing a few minor ACPI problems).

It also feels like there's too much emphasis on overclocking in the BIOS features - personally, I like to run at stock speeds, and operate everything with headroom.

To make matters worse, I purchased this item "open box" - Newegg said everything was there, and when I received it, the motherboard tape was not even broken. After contacting ASRock support, they suggested that I put in a RMA request, and send in my board, along with my RAM and CPU for testing (though I ran several tests on both to ensure they're good), and told me it'd be 2+ weeks, but that since it was open box, the warranty was void (I don't see

Other Thoughts: My first thought is that I should've bought a Gigabyte board :P

This board seemed so appealing, and perhaps I did get a lemon, but thanks to (what I consider) their poor support, I won't know. The best option seems to be to cut my losses and just buy a new board. Something NOT ASRock.

If this board were a bit older (ie: manufacture date was older than 1 year), then I'd understand not honoring the warranty for me, but I don't see how number of owners is relevant, as long as the board shows no signs of damage or other things that would void a warranty.

Even if they hadn't declined my RMA request, I'd still be at least 2 weeks without my computer, and trust two additional components through the mail to them (although they could configure it for me, which is a nice thought).

The board does at least work, and not half-bad. I can run my processor at stock speeds and my Viper Xtreme RAM runs triple channel @ 1066. Won't boot at proper ram timings without throttling CPU speed.

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  • Uriel U.
  • 9/16/2011 8:09:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSurprisingly Good

Pros: Pleasantly surprised by the ease of setup and features of the board. Everything functioned right out of the box, drivers installed with literally one click after CD insert, and most of them are actually useful. I've only uninstalled Norton and the Instant Boot utility so far.

Molex 4-pin connection on board for power was a thoughtful, quirkily unique touch.

Cons: Only one USB 2.0 pin header on the board. They've placed more importance on USB 3.0 external devices (a whopping none of which I own) than on expanded USB 2.0 usage. They should just nuke the FireWire header for another USB 2.0 header.

Also, the fan headers on the board are a little hard to get to once an aftermarket CPU cooler is installed and the board is in a case, worse if a graphics card is installed in the PCIEX slot nearest the CPU.

Other Thoughts: The Intellingent Energy Saver (IES) is a little pedantic, and not horribly useful. I understand the potential benefits, but I'm dubious as to the utility's ability to re-ramp upon immediate heavy CPU load.

Have not overclocked yet with the board, I'm sufficiently well hung to run stock settings for the CPU :P

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  • Daniel J.
  • 9/5/2011 5:52:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsBad 3.3Volt regulator

Pros: Great connections...too bad it doesn't matter

Cons: The 3.3Volt on this motherboard is out of spec. Asrock tech support knows this. I have emailed back and forth with their engineers and tested and proved it with a multimeter. I have two ati 6950 video cards and an areca 1880ix-16 controller in this thing. The MIN voltage for 3.3V line is 3.14Volts. This motherboard will drop the voltage down to 3.054Volts which is below minimum spec. I have tried 2 brand new ones of these motherboards and both have exactly the same voltage problem. This is a design defect they are not fixing and it is a real problem. Any system instability you may have could well be caused by this.
Newbs...don't tell me this is my psu. I use a corsair hx1000 and have every input and output voltage probed constantly when reviewing motherboards. This one is a design defect and that is a fact. Asrock will do nothing about this after I proved it to them.

Other Thoughts: Find a board from a reputable mfg that stays within spec for all voltages.

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  • Beau H.
  • 8/24/2011 3:25:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: Fast motherboard
Double spaced PCIE slots
No issues in 10 months

Cons: A bit pricy...other than that...none

Other Thoughts: I really enjoy this motherboard. It felt solid when I put it in and I haven't had any issues. I had xfire graphics cards and the double spacing helped with cooling in a massive way. If you have the cash, it is worth it.

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  • Daniel J.
  • 8/1/2011 8:11:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs3.3 volt NOT in spec

Pros: Who cares when the basics are bad.

Cons: I have 2x ati 6950s and an areca 1880i controller on this board. I have tried 2 of these boards thinking that the first was defective. I can confirm in the bios that the 3.3V is far under spec on voltage. If I tax my gpus at all the 3.3V drops to about 3.056V which is way under the min 3.14V req by spec. Just booting to windows shows 3.088V at idle. It then causes the areca 1880i to drop out along with other system instability. I have tried the evga ftw3 board with no such problems. It is not my components. It is not the power supply as I have back probed it and it is exactly 3.3V and is the ultra reliable and powerful corsair hx1000. Bad board design. Beyond that after I sent all this info to asrock they never even reply. I bet they know by now but most aren't even aware of this problem.
Very underperforming marvel 9128 sata 3 controller

Other Thoughts: I am an IT pro with quite a few advanced system builds. I had the original x58 extreme and it was pretty good. Fan header burned out and tried this board. Tried 2 of these boards and both with the exact same problem. Defective design on the 3.3V.

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  • james k.
  • 5/24/2011 5:44:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay Awat

Pros: Maybe ASRock should look up the deffinition of pros

Cons: the memory banks on this board keeps on going out even after a return. Two boards and both the same problem. Horrible product,i have been building personal computers for a few years and this is the crapiest board i have ever worked with

Other Thoughts: Spend the little extra cash and get a reliable board. I only gave one egg so i could submit my review,would give a 0 egg if i could.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/21/2011 11:36:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I like the layout. I've always used Asus boards so the SATA ports under the GPU cards is nothing new to me. I had to take the heatsink off of my first memory stick so that my Tuniq Tower 120 would fit, but that is not unique to this board. POST on first try and no real problems since.

Cons: ONE onboard USB 2.0 connection. That really sucks. Big mistake on a board that otherwise would have been a perfect 5 eggs for me.

Other Thoughts: Not sure if I can blame the board on this, but this puppy takes forever to wake up. I have not tweaked this board at all. Mine is a very straight forward build. I can't imagine what I have/have not done or set up wrong to cause this. I use 2 Patriot Inferno SSDs in RAID 0, my first Patriots. Have used OCZs previously. The issue could be there and not the board. This rig screams once it is up and flying. Not too impressive on a cold boot either. I may throw my old OCZs in and see how that works. Found out real quick that the "Instant Boot" thing just plain don't work. Meh, I really was not too keen on that to begin with. Also, is there anyway to change the boot screen? With one exception, the stock graphics look like pictures taken by Ricky Ricardo, when he was YOUNG!

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