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ASRock X79 Champion LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • Intel X79
  • Core i7 (LGA2011)
  • DDR3 2500+(OC)/2133(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Justin H.
  • 12/30/2013 7:29:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after 6 months

Pros: Great product while it works

Cons: Warranty difficult to redeem, customer service virtually non-existent, lots of users reporting similar problems, board already discontinued

Other Thoughts: I typically do not review PC components but this was the worst experience I've had yet. Aside from the lost data thanks to the board slowly dying and causing read/write errors on my drive before completely erroring out and refusing to post, this is an expensive flagship product - I expected more as far as support.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Iconoclysm,

We apologize for any inconvenience it may cause to you.
For the warranty question, please refer to below link to check RMA policy in detail.
Link: http://www.asrock.com/support/index.asp?cat=Policy


If you still have any technical issues or questions, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp.
We can assist you shortly.

Thank you for the support!

ASRock TSD
Tech Support Email: user@ASRockamerica.com

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  • Kevin S.
  • 10/17/2013 2:16:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and solid

Pros: I like the design/layout of this board. It fired right up and once I got my RAID drivers and SATA controllers configured correctly, Windows was installed and haven't ran into a problem yet.

Cons: None, yet.

Other Thoughts: This motherboard with a 4820k is working nicely. I have it OC'd to 4.6GHz and everything is rock solid.

Trifire 7970's compliment the 2560x1600 monitor for gaming (also gameplay recording) and I'm really digging this entire setup.

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  • Billy L.
  • 10/10/2013 11:26:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible experience

Pros: None whatsoever

Cons: After wasting a sizable sum of money to build a computer, the motherboard would not post so I RMA to newegg and after a weeks wait was told that I damaged the CPU socket and was graciously offered 10% off the purchase of a new motherboard. Before returning the defective part I had read reviews in other places and was aware that when a motherboard was returned it is common practice to blame the problem on bent CPU pins so I made sure that there wasn't a problem before sending it back. I believe this is a common response for this company.

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.
The CPU socket on the mainboard has been covered with protection CAP to avoid damage the pins during the shipping and should not be removed unless intend to install a CPU.
In addition, the CPU socket pins on the mainboard are fragile and need to be handling with careful to avoid physical damage and affect the warranty.
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact our Tech Support 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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  • Bank A.
  • 10/3/2013 10:00:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsToo bad

Pros: none.

Cons: Hey ASRock, I think you just lost a customer, I was really going to get this mobo, until I read the reviews and saw that this mobo actually had more 1-star reviews than 5-star. And because of that I'm not gonna buy it for the fact that if I need it RMA'd then you gys would be of no service.

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  • patrick p.
  • 5/28/2013 12:03:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSTAY AWAY FROM ASUS

Pros: This is not mine, I had to build it. For those of you who can afford more then two SSD's, or who can rake leaves and buy more then two, you want a real board with a Marvell 9182 or the 92 series, not a garbage ASUS with the Marvell 9128. Auto overclock is good but to hit 4.8 you need to use manual methods. Post is a little slow until you strip and set UEFI booting. Computing such as winrar had very nice times and sandra. The fact of you can run quadfire/sli is great. The best thing about this board is that it will use SSD's to their potential, with RAID's set the native and chip for Sata 3 smoke most all boards with easy 1000R 1000W on a good SSD. Xfast lan is not needed as it uses turbo from supplier with ease.

Cons: The USB 3.0 hardware is ok, has amazing read times off the Texas, but write is slow, then you must factor in the flash speed you have. In crossfire the board only seems to be 3-FPS under the top 2011 boards out. The formula has better audio.

Xfast USB bumps up the seed very well.

Other Thoughts: ASRock has been good ay updating the roms, I don't use the asrock website for drivers, no mobo MFG has the newest drivers posted, I use the newest, I also inject the newest roms out. So I care less about what is posted or on the driver disk.

If you have a windows disk/flash that is UEFI booting, or take the 20 seconds to make it UEFI booting, you can get any size disks to boot UEFI in MBR and not in GPT. The board runs UEFI boot and skips win boot and goes right into windows 8 at around 12sec.

For anyone who wants ultra ultra fast boot, there is a new thing called SLEEP.

My testing was using windows blue/ 8.1 , with the RAID rom 12.6.0.1867, RST-12.6.0.1033, the chipset 9.4.0.1017, this board is a great board. There is no board out that smokes it, all these boards in lga 2011 are so close except for Sata 3, the other boards are garbage with their ASmedia, Marvell Sata 3 controllers.

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  • George L.
  • 5/20/2013 9:10:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUPDATE: Poor first experience with Asrock

Pros: Newegg has been great

Cons: See update info below

Other Thoughts: I returned the board to Newegg for replacement. No luck on exchanging it for another brand. My fault. I would not have made this large ($3K) purchase here if I was diligent enough to read the Newegg motherboard warranty/return guidelines.

This is not a negative against Newegg. Newegg has been great and very responsive. They didn't always have the answer I wanted, but I understand they have rules for dealing with the return process. The Newegg customer service representative, Carolyn, has been very responsive and professional.

Asrock on the other hand has been horrible to deal with. All they wanted to do was to blame the other hardware I purchased. They are unwilling to admit they have a BIOS update issue with their motherboards. I am not the only one with this issue. There are countless threads of unhappy Asrock owners across the internet. (again, my fault for not exercising proper due diligence)

I have contacted Asrock, again, regarding updating the new board to support Windows 8 Fast Boot. Still no response.

I would HIGHLY recommend you learn from my mistakes:
1. Do NOT buy an Asrock motherboard!
2. Do your research on user forums. Search for problems other have had, not just good reviews.
3. DO NOT believe the claims the motherboard manufacturer makes regarding motherboard features or capabilities. Only trust real user's real-world experience.
4. DO buy from Newegg, they are fantastic, just DO NOT buy an Asrock motherboard!

If Asrock can fix this issue to MY satisfaction, I will gladly re-post here.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the Windows 8 Fast boot, it’s required Windows 8 installation with UEFI boot.
Please set Fast or Ultra Fast under BIOS, Boot, Fast Boot [Fast] or [Ultra Fast], save and exit.
Insert Windows 8 Installation disc to optical drive.
Press F11 repeatedly to bring boot menu once system is started,
Select UEFI X: "your optical drive" to install Windows 8 to enable the fast boot.
However, the fast boot also required VGA card with UEFI GOP.
If you have any technical questions or warranty issues please contact our tech support at 909-590-8308 or 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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  • George L.
  • 5/17/2013 2:07:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor first experience with Asrock

Pros: Up until the motherboard died it worked great!
I rated it 1 egg only because I couldn't rate it 0 eggs.

Cons: The board died shortly after installing Windows so I never got a chance to use it.

Other Thoughts: Initial install went fine, up until it was time to upgrade the BIOS. The BIOS update reported successful but after reboot I received the dreaded debug code d6, no VGA card. Asrock seems content to blame the video card, an Asus GT680 (bought at the same time as the MB), but the card works fine in another PC. I tried 2 other video cards with the same d6 error.

This is not confidencece instillinfirstsexperiencece with Asrock.

I hope NewEgg will allow me to exchange this for an Asus board. :)

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. It seems BIOS update failure and can be replaced with another updated BIOS chip.
Please turn the power off, clear the CMOS.
Reseat the VGA card with 6 + 6 pins power (if applied) to check if its solved.
If you have any technical questions or warranty issues please contact our Tech Support at 909-590-8308 or 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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  • Anonymous
  • 4/26/2013 7:22:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice Motherboard

Pros: Not that it matters after the build but this was the best looking motherboard I have seen coming out of the box. Wanted to frame it and hang it on the wall instead...smile
This board hit the ground running. Smooth install. The other software provided (quick overclocking, fast ram, internet controller) is nice as well. Bios updates from site went very smooth. Booted up and running great. Very pleased with my 1st Asrock MB. Always was EVGA till they lost there edge.

Cons: Only thing that bothered me was they did not provide the felt washers for the screws that mount the motherboard to the case. Did not like the fact I did not have an go between to prevent grounding issues.

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  • Lyle K.
  • 4/19/2013 6:13:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board, why all the negative feedback?

Pros: Tons of USB 3.0 I have 20 USB 3.0 ports!
Tons of SATA 3
Socket 2011, 64 GB of RAM
Can run 4 Titans

Cons: None, got mine used on eb(a)y because somebody didn't know how to install it. Paid $2forty for it opened.

Other Thoughts: Bought a CPU for this on Ama-zon for twohundred and everything else on newegg. Can't wait for IVY, because I am going to spend all the money I saved on the CPU.

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  • Glenn M.
  • 3/24/2013 11:20:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Post for the Falal1ty Champion

Pros: Features, including CPU and ECC support, and the Creative Labs sound chip on the motherboard.

Cons: I give this one star because it will not post, and I cannot get tech support from ASRock. The board will not post, and it is now 15 hours after contacting ASRock tech support through email and I still have not recieved any kind of help. The board fails with the VGA fault post light on, then it trys again to boot, VGA light on again, retrys again and again in a loop.

I will think twice about buying another ASRock motherboard if this is the kind of support you can expect.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please trouble shooting the mainboard for below steps with known good components;
Remove the mainboard from inside computer to outside. Place the mainboard on top of the empty mainboard’s box
Clear the CMOS
Check the mainboard’s CPU socket pins should not be bent
Reseat the CPU with heatsink fan as well if socket pins are normal
Test with 1 memory module (non-ECC, un-buffered), try with another known good memory if its same issue.
Video card with 6+6 power (if applied)
Power supply with connecting 24 pins + 8 or 4 pins ATX power to the mainboard
Plug the computer case’s power switch to mainboard's front panel power header and try again
If still having same issues please contact our tech support at 909-590-8308. We can assist you shortly


Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@ASRockamerica.com

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