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ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel X79
  • Core i7 (LGA2011)
  • DDR3 2400+(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066
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The ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB isn’t just a well-priced feature rich offering like we are used to being, it’s all that with the ability to offer monster performance. 

Based on X79 chipset, the ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB 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. With three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, five SATA-600 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, and a high-end, add-on sound card called“Game Blaster”, the ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB pushes your entire system performance beyond the limit. NVIDIA 3-Way SLI and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX capabilities (running at two x16 or three x8 bandwidth) guarantee eye popping visuals, making X79 Extreme6 a motherboard full of wins. In addition, this motherboard is also packed with a lot of ASRock exclusive powerful features including XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB, Digi Power, and X-Fan.  

 

  • newegg ASRock Game Blaster Unleash your maximum gaming power. Supporting Creative Sound Core3D 7.1 CH HD audio and Broadcom gigabit lan via the bundled ASRock Game Blaster, ASRock motherboard could give the extreme value for serious gamers!
  • 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. And the Dual LAN with teaming function allows two single connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth, making data transmission more effective.
  • 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 Digi Power and 12 + 2 Power Phase More Precise, More Efficient. By adopting 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 12+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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  • Cody H.
  • 1/4/2014 9:52:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOCers dream

Pros: Able to achive MASSIVE overclocks on my 3930k, rock solid stability, good price for features. This board was able to OC higher than other boards including the maximus and the rampage. Great utilities and BIOS. Sound card ROCKS!

Cons: none

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  • Michael P.
  • 3/10/2013 2:29:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Board. Useless Audio Card

Pros: The mobo itself is great. The bios is simple and easy to use, it's very user friendly and overall is great buy. I've always been a fan of the company and I always will be.

Overclocking is a breeze, and though I'm not a fan of everything that comes with the drivers, the actual programs are rather nice and interesting.

Cons: The audio card that comes attached to it. This card has given me so many problems trying to set it up that it made me want to make this review.

The Creative tech are an absolute joke and have failed to respond to any questions I've had to getting this card working.

Other Thoughts: Would be five stars had they not included this paperweight.

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  • Scotty K.
  • 1/12/2013 7:15:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLOVE THIS BOARD

Pros: I,m running windows 7 and besides the hard drive I have scores 7.0 to 7.9. The system boots really fast. so far I have only run Doom 3 but looks and sound are great.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: WIN 7 PRO 64 BIT
CM STRYKER CASE
OCZ 750 MODULAR BRONZE
ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB LGA 2011
INTEL i-7 3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6 GHz 2011 130W
G-Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4X8)240 PIN SDRAM DDR3 1600 (F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL)
WD VELOCIRAPTOR 300 GB 10,000 RPM SATA 6
LG BLACK BLUE RAY,CD, DVD READER-WRITER BH14NS40

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  • Daniel S.
  • 12/24/2012 12:24:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood but needs work

Pros: The board is decent for price with the features and sound card

Cons: First of all you have to update Uefi to fix the USB 2.0 disconnecting bug. There is a current issue now though with the current version 2.1 where if asmedia sata3 drivers are installed you boot time will be about 7 seconds longer. To fix you need to disable the asmedia sata ports or uninstall the driver. Also drivers on the asrock website are OLD, especially intel's RST, update on intel's website. Asrocks Uefi isn't the greatest either.

Other Thoughts: Asrock needs to fix some Uefi bugs soon, and update their drivers

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  • Nathan R.
  • 12/16/2012 7:51:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSolid quality, questionable reliability and support

Pros: Good build quality
Feature-rich EFI

Cons: - At random intervals (sometimes once in a month, sometimes twice a day), it will completely lock up and have to be power cycled manually. There are no errors or warnings in the Windows event logs, and I have MemTest-ed the bejeesus out of my RAM. I currently suspect the sub-par USB 3 controller.

- Windows-based BIOS updaters do not work, but fail with a reassuring "Firmware file size does not match existing Firmware size" error.

- USB 2 controller for the front-mounted ports is pretty fubared. By that I mean that plugging certain devices into those ports will cause all other USB ports on the board to stop functioning.

Other Thoughts: I had high hopes for this board after reading the reviews and comparing it to other X79 offerings on paper, but it has been quite disappointing. I know the X79 is a bit of a "redheaded stepchild" of a chipset, falling on the PCI 2/3 and USB 2/3 transitions, but I would choose a different motherboard manufacturer if you are interested in going that route.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. For the system freeze issue, please check the CPU and system are not overheated, set the UEFI BIOS default, test with 1 stick memory in A1 slot, try with another known good memory to check if the symptom still occurs. For the BIOS update, please verify the corrected mainboard’s model at BIOS, Main, UEFI BIOS version and download appropriate BIOS for update. If you have any technical questions please contact us at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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  • Michael G.
  • 11/23/2012 7:25:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorks in general, but has its quirks.

Pros: It works fine, for the most part. The UEFI is pretty cool.

Cons: -The game-blaster card is not recognized when seated fully. I actually have to keep it unscrewed from the tower and pull it out a little just so it keeps in contact.

-Another issue with the board and included sound-card is when I try to connect front headphones, it sometimes freaks out and I lose sound completely (and have to restart.) But when it does work, an annoying center-window comes up (from the included software) letting me know that I plugged headphones in.

I tried running fan control through a 3rd party program, but it conflicted with the board's control, even when it was disabled.

Other Thoughts: The most important issue to me is that only 2 SATA3 connections have the ability to do "quick boot" and "fast storage". The problem is, that I wanted to use an SSD for my primary (OS) drive, and then but my secondary HD (media) drives in RAID. In this case, you have to sacrifice one ability or the other because there are not enough capable connections.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. The device connected Windows will pop-up once plugged the devices (speaker, MIC, headset) to the sound ports to notify user. For the fan control, please download AXTU utility at “ http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/X79%20Extreme6GB/?cat=Download “ to controlling the fan speed. If you have any technical questions please contact us at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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  • Zachary N.
  • 11/16/2012 4:02:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Motherboard

Pros: For a mid range X79 MB has quite a few features that are compeativie to motherboards even twice the price. Secondly is the Game Blaster sound card you receive, that in itself is a steal to be included with the motherboard!

Cons: Lack of 3 pin connectors for fans

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  • Ellen D.
  • 10/4/2012 12:44:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShipping Abnormality

Pros: Quick Shipping

Cons: There must have been some abnormality with how the product was shipped because upon opening the shipping box the contents of the motherboard box were all out of the product box and the Game Blaster was no where to be found.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Sorry to hear that the game blaster card has missing. Please contact us 909-590-8308. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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  • James H.
  • 9/15/2012 7:56:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAsRock Mobo

Pros: This motherboard is a stable board. With the 3930k and the H100 with modified fans I was easily able to get to 4.2Ghz without batting an eye. The voltages were perfect to keep it stable and keep my temps below 70C at full load with Prime95. Really like this board's features with the added creative card. It's an easy CPU overclocker that keeps your computer stable.

Cons: Make sure you get either 1866 or 2133 memory for this, if you think it will sit at 1866 and OC the main clock to get 2000, you will hit 105 and the machine will stop booting. I verified it was the board and not the voltage of the ram nor the timings I had it set at. In addition, when I got the board, the MOSFET heat sink above the CPU was damaged. It looked like when they installed it someone stabbed the heatsink and the x79 logo at the top. I know this wasn't from shipping because the box is in great condition and there were no marks to the bag nor dents on the box. It was a quality control piece from the AsRock plant to newegg. I would like it if they shipped me a new part so I can install it myself and not need to RMA the board, please contact me and I will send you pictures.

Other Thoughts: Great board, and extremely stable. It will do the trick if you're looking to push your 2011 CPU to its limits. Make sure you have a stable Power supply and proper cooling and you will go far with this board. The small cosmetic blemishes are not enough to tell you to not get this board. I switched from ASUS to Asrock and this board's quality is exactly what I was looking for.

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  • Matthew F.
  • 8/27/2012 11:24:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMinor malfunctions made worse by neweggs return policy

Pros: It seems to be a stable board with a fantastic feature set. Very fast and reliable and I would have no major complaints overall if everything were 100% functional. It does seem to be a solidly built item and quality appears good. The Game Blaster seems like a great feature and for what I could use it worked well with Windows 8.

Cons: The system had some minor defects and needed to be RMAed. The onboard audio would deliver only static line/MIC inputs via the Game Blaster or the onboard HD Audio under clean installs of Win 7 and 8. I tried several different RAM configurations and a known working GTX 570 and brand new 670 with minimal system components and the results were always the same.

The system would also power itself on randomly and the only way to get it truly shut down was to switch off the PSU. It looks like some of the mainboard components are shorted and it is causing very minor issues. It would also lose all UEFI settings randomly and clear all CMOS info.

That all was not so bad, the thing that stuck me is that newegg would not allow an advance replacement for a bad part they sent me. I have to be without a system for a week as well as the time it took me to test the system over the weekend but it seems newegg is deaf to my issues.

Other Thoughts: I know the policy on returns and RMAs and that they are there for a very good reason. However sometimes exceptions can be made to keep good customers happy. This would seem to be one of those times. I purchased a product that has so far cost me more money in my time than the product is worth and newegg is asking me for more of my time, all to protect against a possible 270$ loss.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize that you having difficulty with mainboard. For the sound static issue, please try with another known good speaker to eliminate the issue. For the losing UEFI setting, please reinstall or check the battery has enough power (2.7v) or higher to keep the UEFI setting. Please set the UEFI BIOS default (press F9 in BIOS), test with 1 memory stick in A1 slot, try with another memory to check if the system is stable. If you have any technical questions please contact us at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.
Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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