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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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  • 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 This motherboard addresses the outdated AMD fabrication process with lots of fan sockets.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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  • Davin .
  • 6/23/2014 4:38:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill works for me. :D

Pros: I have had this motherboard for a long time now (since December 2013) and I haven't had and issues at all. I upgraded my motherboard to this one, and was worried about every aspect of my first motherboard upgrade. The reviews didn't help either. But this guy was not problem to install, or set up. I guess we'll see the final outcome in due time.

Cons: N/A

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  • Zackary G.
  • 6/17/2014 8:21:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWas good while it lasted

Pros: Looks nice in my case

Cons: Died after only 8 months, which isn't a long time for someone who is using it for basic computing.

Other Thoughts: This is my second ASRock board, and the second one to go belly up on me before it's year anniversary. I really want to like the company because before the boards die, they are really nice, but I can't look past the whole "Not even lasting a year" thing.

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  • Zackary G.
  • 6/16/2014 5:37:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood while it lasted

Pros: Nice, Powerful board
Did what I needed it to

Cons: Died with regular use after around 8 months

Other Thoughts: I doubt I can even do anything about it. Never really did anything to the board, it just decided to die on me last month. The RMA status is directly for distributors, and Newegg doesn't have an RMA policy for this board for anywhere after 30 days. Paid 75 bucks (Plus shipping) and got about 8 months use out of the board

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Gauze,

Sorry to hear that the mainboard has malfunctioned after 8 months which’s due to nature of electronic product, it can happen.
We glad to do the service for the mainboard it it's faulty.
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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  • Anthony R.
  • 6/14/2014 10:48:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTerrible Motherboard

Pros: It worked for a day. It looked pretty cool.

Cons: It worked for a day and then it died. I was expecting a little more from it. I went and bought a mobo at a local computer store to make sure it was the mobo that died so now I am returning it to newegg. Maybe someone else will have better luck than me.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Sorry to hear that the mainboard has malfunction after a day.
Please update replacement mainboard is working fine.
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions 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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  • Reginald P.
  • 5/1/2014 4:27:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot so good

Pros: none

Cons: Motherboard just crashed on me

Other Thoughts: The motherboard was working fine for about 3 months and then it just failed on me. It would not come back on having to ship back to Asrock to replace...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that the mainboard has malfunctioned after 3 months.
As always, we are more than happy to help to resolve the issue you have.
Please contact us with detail problem description 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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