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ASRock X79 EXTREME4-M LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel X79
  • Core i7 (LGA2011)
  • DDR3 2400+(OC)/1600

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Based on Intel’s X79 chipset, the ASRock X79 Extreme4-M supports the state-of-the-art Intel Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 processor in LGA2011 packaging to unlock the full potential of Intel’s PC. The premium gold capacitors cooperate with Digi Power to provide buttery smooth, efficient and stable power solution. There's also ASRock's exclusive XFast family including XFast USB, XFast LAN, XFast Charger 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. In addition, NVIDIA 3-Way SLI and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX technology guarantees eye popping visuals, making X79 Extreme4 a motherboard full of wins.

  • newegg Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0 Support The ASRock X79 Extreme4-M supports the Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0! PCI Express 3.0 can maximize the bandwidth for the next-gen PCI Express 3.0 VGA cards, provide ultimate graphics performance.( (Note: To run the PCI Express 3.0 slots in Gen 3 speed, CPU supporting PCI Express 3.0 is required. If you install the Sandy Bridge CPU, the PCI Express 3.0 slots will run only at Gen2 speed.)
  • newegg XFast RAM - Fully Optimize Memory Usage ASRock XFast RAM is a new function that is included into ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU). 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-boosting USB 3.0 performance up to 5X faster! (The performance boost percentage may vary with different configuration.)
  • newegg Premium Gold Caps with Digi Power and 6 + 2 Power Phase These 100% Japan-made solid capacitors are sleek, high gloss caps with a premium gold coating representing long life and stable performance. Combing Digi Power with 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. And the advanced 6+2 Power Phase features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. It offers unmatched overclocking capability and enhanced performance with the lowest temperatures for PC gaming enthusiasts.
  • newegg X-Fan Greater air flow, faster heat dissipation! ASRock X-FAN allows the motherboard to breathe smoothly. It will be automatically activated only when the system rises to a certain temperature under heavy-loading. Normally, ASRock X-FAN will remain deactivated to give users the quietest computing experience.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 11/23/2013 3:20:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsASRock Support

Pros: ASRock Support contacted me after I wrote a negative review on my X79 Extreme4-M motherboard. The results were very good and I found them easy to work with via email.
I have received a replace motherboard and am not out a lot of money as I feared.

Cons: The motherboard did fail after 5 months, but nothing is forever and electronic components do fail, I made my living for over 40 years repairing failed components. Not really a CON, just a fact of life.

Other Thoughts: ASRock doesn't appear to have a fancy web site where you request a RMA and a RMA tracking function. You email support, they provided troubleshooting instructions followed by addition instructions and information. I mailed the board back to them and in my case got a good working replacement that appears new. You may get your board repaired or whatever back. Not a lot of paperwork with the board, everything is done via email with your support person. I found that I like this support concept, they put their money into getting the job done and support as apposed to a fancy website that in many other cases provide no support just a run around. Very happy with ASRock and will continue to buy ASRock products.

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  • Benoit P.
  • 7/12/2013 11:06:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood and small

Pros: Small, lots of features, works with pc3 19200 ram...

Cons: The odd molex plug for SLI

Other Thoughts: Using it with a 3930k (@4.8 ) and a pair of gtx 680. I never felt limited by this board. Impressive for the price and size.

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  • Denissa B.
  • 6/11/2013 10:49:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsASRock X79 EXTREME4-M LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: looks nice, is fast and easy to use and setup. Supports a lots of CPU(not just the i7 extremes but also a large selection of Xeon Cpu). The Ram compatibility is also nice and easy to choose whatever type DDR3 u want just about. I would give 4 and a half eggs if i could only because of the fan.

Cons: it has a tiny little fan. looks neat but it makes a small amount of noise at times. its easily fixed with a bigger heat sink or a cheap $35 water block plus about $45 in other parts(its def a con in my eyes that they have to use a fan to cool the chipset, but as i said it can be fixed for extra $$)

Other Thoughts: I removed the fan and got a bigger heat sink and some good thermal cream for the chipset. it stays the same temps and no longer makes any noise... the heatsink i used was from an older ASUS board i had laying around, so i only spent the $12 on the thermal paste. not a bad deal BUT it does not excuse the fan as being a con...

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  • Logan L.
  • 4/17/2013 4:18:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsterrible customer service (newegg)

Pros: none i haven't had the chance to use the board

asrock has been helping me more than newegg has

Cons: newegg customer service .. thats a con

Other Thoughts: i ordered this board in a combo pack that newegg put together with a i7 3820 , the board and processor were not compatible. after talking to newegg i send the MB back, they claimed i broke a pci express lock pin and shipped the board back , now i receive the board and about 12 of my processor pins are bent or smashed down.. i call newegg back and am basically told its not their problem to contact asrock . ive spent thousands upon thousand of dollars at this site and have never had a problem, they will defiantly be loosing a customer that builds a new computer almost every year.

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  • Thomas R.
  • 3/30/2013 6:48:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Micro ATX Board

Pros: 1 of 2 choices if you want a Micro ATX board with the Intel X79 chipset and LGA 2011 socket. Went with this board because the reviews were about the same and it was $70.00 less. The board fit perfectly in my stock HP m8020n case. Installation instructions were easy to follow even for me. Installed the CPU (i7-3820), (4) 8 GB of Crucial Ballistix Sport Low Profile memory cards, and a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus on the board and installed it in the case. My case has a Personal Media Device bay that I thought would need to be tossed to make room for the Coolermaster. After installing the MoBo I decided to reverse the air flow of the case from front to back to back to front- reversing the back fan and the Coolermaster CPU fan. This worked out well and I was able to re-install my TV tuner card in the PCI slot and my old GeForce 260 graphics card in one of the (3) PCI Express slots(I have since ordered a Saphire Radeon HD 7770 PCI-E 3.0 card to replace the old gen 1 card- it will be here on Monday). I added an Intel 330 Series SSD as the boot and kept my (2) Seagate 320 GB HHD in RAID 0 (I originally had these on RAID 1) for data storage. I fired the machine up and installed Windows 7 Professional without any problems. Ran the Windows Experience Rating and had 7.9's for everthing but Grapics which came in at 6.7. I am guessing that will improve on Monday. The AsRock tuning utility works great and I haven't had any problems controlling the fan speeds to keep the system cool- even with the cramped case and all of the stuff I have packed into it. Great Board!!!!

Cons: No cons with the board. Only with Microsoft. When I first installed the hardware and fired it up I found out Windows Home Premium can only use 16 GB's of RAM. So I had to buy Professional to take advatage of the 32 GB's of RAM I purchased. Shame on you Microsoft. Oh well....

Other Thoughts: This whole upgrade project was the result of a system that was bogging down due to a movie library that was exceeding 1200+ on external HHD's. At some point (say around 900 movies) the Media Center would lock-up when the external HHD's were turned on. My old system consisted of an Intel Q6600 CPU and 4 GB's of Ram and was 5 years old. I also had a USB hub hooked up to the system to handle the overwhelming amount of devices hooked up to the system (wireless Mouse and Keyboard, Webcam, Wireless Computer Remote Control, (3) external HDD's, WiFi Adapter, and Printer). With only (4) USB 2.0 back connectors and (2) USB front connectors the system was maxed out without the hub. This board has (6) USB 2.0 back ports and (2) USB 3.0 back ports. I was able to hook up all of my divices on the back of the computer without the hub. The case also has a built in 15 to 1 card reader built in that I was able to keep plugged in to an internal USB 2.0 header. Also, I was able to plug in my front Firewire port, my front HD audio, my front Video, and my front (2) USB ports. The board was perfect for my needs. A great board for anyone who wants to upgrade their stock board with a really awesome board.

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  • Craig T.
  • 2/22/2013 10:36:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDOA and bad warranty service

Pros: Great specs, on sale for $179.99 you couldn't go wrong! Z77 Extreme4 has a great reputation.

Cons: DOA out of the box, fighting store (not newegg) and with manufacturer to have it replaced. Looks like I am out $200..... Thanks ASRock.

Other Thoughts: My ASRock Z77 Extreme4 works flawlessly (my first ASRock board) and I figured I would buy the ASRock X79 Extreme4 for aother build. DOA out of the box, would not post and the store (not newegg) wouldn't budge on a return for me. I now have to PAY to ship it back to ASRock and wait for a new board IF they accept it under warranty. Not impressed, I have already purchased a Gigabyte board (5 year warranty, always been reliable for me as I've been buying them for years.) it worked first try and runs great. Maybe I received a bad apple but the run around for warranty is not worth it... buy another make of board.

This was NOT a newegg purchase, however, I like the feedback section on this site and wanted to contribute my experience with this product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. ASRock mainboards are fully tested to assure that they're working before shipped. Unfortunately, due to nature of electronic product, it can happen. We’ll glad to do the replacement under RMA policy at “” . If you have any technical questions please contact us at We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

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  • Craig M.
  • 10/17/2012 8:36:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBeware of ASRock/Newegg RMA policy.

Pros: ASRock makes GREAT boards. I've been buying them at work for almost two years now with no issues. VERY satisfied.

Cons: Just don't have an issue after 30 days. 1) ASRock has no phone support, you have to fill out a web form. Personally, I don't expect a response for days or weeks. 2) ASRock only offers a 1 year warranty to **authorized dealers**. Users are told to refer to their dealer's RMA policy. 3) My authorized dealer, Newegg, has only a 30 day RMA policy on motherboards.

So basically if you're a PC tinkerer like myself and buy all your parts from Newegg, you're only going to get a 30 day warranty on ASRock boards. Also, the hassle I have dealt with so far just trying to talk to someone about this one bad board is far greater then the cost of buying a new board. Unfortunately it probably won't be ASRock. Maybe ASRock needs to start putting pressure on Newegg to change it's 30 policy?

Other Thoughts: Be aware of ASRock and Newegg's warranty/RMA policy before you purchase ASRock.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please check the product warranty under product detail which states the Manufacturer Warranty. Newegg has 30 days return policy, if past the 30 days, contact the manufacturer for return and we do honor the warranty. As always, we appreciate your purchase and constructive reviews are welcome. If you have any technical questions or warranty issues in the future please contact us at

Thank you

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4 out of 5 eggsReview update

Pros: Fast , overclocks easily.

Cons: VMR heatsink inadequate . Windows freezes up then have to restart. Read other thoughts

Other Thoughts: Was having strange issue of windows 7 64bt freezing up from time to time. Then I noticed the VMR heatsink was burning hot so i downloaded hardware monitor and it said the VMR would go up to 226f . To make this sort I places a fan blowing over the VMR heatsink and now it stay below 100f even after 2 hours playing bf3 and no more freezing up.

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5 out of 5 eggsupdate

Pros: fast, easy easy easy overclocking and stable

Cons: noda

Other Thoughts: in my last review i stated i had to set up the voltages manually. that's because it set the ddr memory to 1.72V and also all the other voltages where off and for some reason the motherboard would freeze up no matter what voltage even if i let the bios set it up.
i was using 8 gigs of kingston intel certifide 1333mhz ECC memory.i change memory to 16 gigs of corsair 2100 mhz 1.5v xmp 3 memory then pressed reset on the IO panel in the back and wallah, all voltages came up this time correct this time .
next the easy bios overclocking in the bios i set the Core i7-3820 to 5ghz cpu and it was that easy i am now typing this at 5ghz procesor clock speed i think since its water cooled i can go much higher and will try. i am now a happy camper :)
now to run benchmarks :)

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3 out of 5 eggsok

Pros: works and SB fan is quiet and has speed control of thermal control also xeon compatible

Cons: not realy other than slow sata speeds and its slower then the asus gene

Other Thoughts: the motherboard works fine with the latest bios, windows 7 64 bit installs no issues. fan in not a issue, it has 9 different speeds to set to or can be thermally controlled, even on high it's quieter than the intel cpu water cooler or about the same. its been running fine no problems since install,my only quarrel is its sata speeds or not fast.i using a super talent 129 gb sata 3 SSD on the sata3 port and its slower than a OCZ vertex 2 sata 2 on my 5 year old hp, i upgrade the hp last year with the OCZ SSD. this is very discouraging.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your purchase and review. If you have any technical questions or warranty issues in the future please contact us at

Thank you

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