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ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • AMD 970
  • Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2100+(OC)/1866(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Benjamin J.
  • 1/13/2015 9:08:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard

Pros: For the price I got this motherboard for ($60.00) it was a very good deal. It performs in the manner that any motherboard should, and everything works great on it.

All of my components that I already had, CPU, Memory, video card, etc had no issues with this motherboard. I wish I could have afforded the 970 Extreme3 R2.0 version but this one does the job.

Cons: None

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  • Douglas G.
  • 1/7/2015 2:17:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing motherboard for the price

Pros: -Cheap!
-Looks great
-Crossfire support
-All 6 SATA ports are 6 Gb/s
-BIOS is well designed

Cons: -No SLI support
-Headphones don't work with 7.1 channel audio
-USB 3.0 header is in a weird spot
-HD Audio header is in a weird spot
-Dual slot GPUs block PCI slots

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  • Andrew B.
  • 1/5/2015 6:12:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat upgrade

Pros: -great price for performance (bought for 59.99$)
-4 ram slots
-xboost easy over clock
-am3+ 8-core compatability
-dual pci-e slots
-PCI slots have great placement on board

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I was worried it ship DoA or die soon due to reviews so I got an extra year warranty. Also some of the people reviewing it and saying it's DoA probably don't have the too much tech skill. It took me awhile to boot it because I didn't know how to wire my new case to it.

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  • Joey V.
  • 12/31/2014 2:10:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIs it Broken?

Pros: What do I say...?

Cons: Dead on arrival
Doesn't have imputs for video
No sound for mobo errors to help aid in troubleshooting.

Other Thoughts: Purchased this thinking it was an alright board with USB 3.0 headers, had some decent reviews, price was OK for my build. Well, now I have to go through the hassle of more troubleshooting and probably will just return it and never use their company again.

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  • Sylvain G.
  • 11/29/2014 3:24:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWon't accept most memory.

Pros: Seems to be fast WHEN it is working.... Sometimes.....

Cons: Will not accept 99% of memory. The only memory which seems to work a bit is a specific model of Kingston memory but it keeps switching to/from ganged memory and NO other memory from the 10 other computers works on this mobo. Can i have my money back please. this is the first time i buy from Asrock, don't expect any repeats.....
Since i will be throwing them away does anybody want them.........

Other Thoughts: Very bad product.

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  • Corey B.
  • 11/10/2014 11:27:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA great motherboard for the price

Pros: Very fast motherboard. 2 USB 3.0 jacks in the back and support for 2 in the front. Overclocking is very simple.

Cons: The connections for the front headers are in an awkward place, forcing you to stretch cables to their very limits if you're using a larger case.

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  • Joel F.
  • 11/4/2014 11:38:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFully supported in Linux with 3.17 kernel

Pros: Lots of features, two 16x PCI and four memory slots. Four fan sockets.

Fully compatible with Linux. I recompiled the 3.17 kernel and every component on the motherboard works great. The audio, all of the many sensors, the network, et cetera. Great for Linux gaming.

Cons: Fan groups 1-2 and 2-3 are adjustable in the BIOS but my Rosewill 120mm Computer Case Fans continue to run at max speed! The motherboard does not seem to control 3-pin fan speed at all so be warned! The 4-pin CPU fan appears to adjust though. Sadly, this means I have to purchase all new 4-pin fans. That's frustrating. Don't make my mistake. Thankfully, the Rosewill fans came with speed adjustment modules but I didn't want the extra clutter!

The IR/CIR input might be great but ASRock doesn't sell the actual module. So good luck XBMC users.

Other Thoughts: I'm a Linux gamer and this board is great except that presumably I needed 4-pin fans. As many of you know, AMD does not have a 22nm FX CPU. So the AMD CPU runs very hot and really requires lots of fans. This motherboard addresses the outdated AMD fabrication process with lots of fan sockets. If you want to run with the big dogs, but at little dog prices, I'd recommend this motherboard!

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/18/2014 12:46:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPower management issues

Pros: The board seems to be quality made with a nice layout and solid packaging.

Cons: I had nothing but trouble trying to get Windows 7 to sleep and wake up properly. Three clean Windows installs, three different AMD chipset driver versions, and some BIOS tweaking and nothing helped. This was using known good CPU and memory. I gave up and returned it.

Other Thoughts: I had to pay to return ship a faulty product. Why?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize that you having difficulty with mainboard.
For the sleep mode issue, please turn the power off.
Clear the CMOS.
Set the UEFI BIOS default.
Remove all external devices including printer, HDD, etc. and see if it's solve the issue.
Install fresh Windows with mainboard drivers to test immediately before installing other applications/software.
If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • Westley H.
  • 6/26/2014 8:33:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Everything is great about it! If you need a very good modern gaming system, this motherboard will allow you to add on all that you need!
Thank you Newegg!

Cons: None

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  • JEDIAH S.
  • 6/25/2014 9:08:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't beat the features at this price.

Pros: * All of the features.
* Price point.
* Easy to use if you're tech savvy.
* Instant Boot is rad.
* UEFI BIOS

Cons: * Lacking user manual.
* Doesn't ship with newest BIOS even though the board has been out for quite some time.

Other Thoughts: So the first board actually arrived DOA. It was very strange, power was clearly going to the board, fans and PSU powered up, but no display. No beep error codes either. All components were verified as compatible with all BIOS versions with an ASRock Rep on the phone before purchase (very nice, knowledgeable, and helpful folks). Sent the board back to Newegg for a replacement. The replacement arrived even faster than the original DOA board. Slapped all of the components onto the new board and it fired right up without a hitch. Quicky OS repair, and I'm up and running even on my RAID array. Not Newegg's fault the first board was DOA so I'm not faulting them for that. I won't even fault ASRock. Working in this industry with a BA in Computer Science, I just understand that even the best Quality Control methods are never perfect. DOA computer components happen from time to time with all manufacturers (no matter who it is). Overall I am very happy. I even got a 15% OC increase out of my CPU and GPU by just upgrading to this board. Slight noticeable performance increase in the games I like to play (World of Warcraft and League of Legends).

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