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ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 6 x 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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  • Alexander S.
  • 8/6/2015 10:24:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome for first build!

Pros: I bought this for my first PC build and it's running great! I've had no issues with it at all-none worth mentioning that is. It's definitely a good buy if you're looking for some good customization but not looking to spend tons of money!

Cons: The only issue that I have had thus far is that sometimes putting memory in it can be a bit of a hassle, but I've never been to fond of doing that so no eggs lost here.

Other Thoughts: The only thing I do have to say is that I have not yet used the X-Boost feature to auto overclock the CPU. Most people that would be interested in doing this would probably be looking for a higher end motherboard anyway.

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  • Jeremy H.
  • 8/3/2015 9:04:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsASRock comes through

Pros: Good Looks
Easy Installation
GUI BIOS - easy to Navigate
Plenty of SATA and USB options

Cons: Over Clocking tools for Windows OS for changing Speed via OS interface is a bit clunky and slow to establish, then doesn't always work well.

Other Thoughts: All in all a great board for a budget build. I typically stay away from ASRock due to some previous misfortune when trying to save a few dollars with them...but after about 6 years of not using an ASRock Board, I can safely say that this was pleasant and quite rewarding bang for the buck on this board.

It is not as good as the ASUS board, but if you are on a tight budget for a gaming build, this Mobo will fit the bill quite nicely and save precious dollars for the Video Card without sacrificing future upgrade paths or limiting potential of current hardware.

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  • GLEN N.
  • 7/17/2015 7:27:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Great specs

Cons: After building, fans and lights come on but no video. Swapped memory, GPU, everything. It seems I'm not the first either.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.

• Unplug the ATX power, remove all components from mainboard.
• Remove the mainboard from chassis, place it on mainboard’s box.
• Clear the CMOS.
• Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan.
• Test with single memory module (non-ECC, un-buffered).
• Reseat video card firmly and 6+6 PCIE power (if applied).
• Connect the monitor.
• Plug the 24 + 8 or 4 pins ATX power.
• Connect the chassis power switch to mainboard, and try again.

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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  • Stephen G.
  • 6/17/2015 1:49:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: It'd be great if it worked

Cons: Died completely after 6 months and was giving me intermittent problems before that. No diagnostic beeping to help. Replacement is more stable, but now the USB 3.0 isn't working, randomly disconnecting and reconnecting the drives installed to it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please clear the CMOS.
Load the BIOS default.
Test with another USB device.

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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  • Joel F.
  • 5/15/2015 7:31:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLinux stable as hell, Windows not so much

Pros: This board has many features, including sensors, five fan connectors, plenty of USB connectors and it is manufactured very well.

In Linux, I have never had any crashes or instability. All the sensors can be read using a custom mainline Kernel. I have enabled all of the sensors.

Cons: The only CON is that people refuse to give up Windows on their desktop. Windows does the BSOD, both Windows 7 64bit and Windows 8. Every test in Linux indicates the motherboard, CPU and RAM are fine.

Con of the motherboard? Unlikely. Con of Microsoft OS? Probably.

Other Thoughts: My old board (Biostar) and AMD CPU also had the BSOD. I tried different Windows versions, same thing. Old AMD was Zambezi and new one is Vishera.

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  • Teri W.
  • 5/6/2015 8:23:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsthis board rocks

Pros: I love this board it has so many options, and the 3 5x express is bad to the bone, I have always used Asuse or gigabyte boards, but I thought I would try this one, and it totally blows the comptetions off the maps, and yes it runs the AMD 6 core Cpus with any issues.

Cons: none

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  • Jeffrey F.
  • 4/3/2015 8:05:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBlue Screens of Death

Pros: It seems like a fine motherboard for the price

Cons: Certain actions cause the blue screen of death. Included actions are streaming online video from Hulu or crunchyroll, installing the USB drivers off of the included CD, and occasional crashing at random. At times, things run fine for a few days if I avoid internet streaming.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the BSOD issue, please load the BIOS default.
Test with single memory module, switching another memory if problem still persist.
Check the CPU and system are not overheating.

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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  • Michael H.
  • 3/31/2015 2:10:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSuperb for the price

Pros: -Comfortable UEFI UI.
-Many options to explore
-OS boots in no time; Thank you UEFI.
-Ideal for budget build

Cons: -Flimsy PCI-e locks, both of which are broken after a year of use.

-Very skimpy on the screws.

Other Thoughts: Aside from the fact that my GPU hangs to it's pending doom, it's a great motherboard. No complaints. I've been running this build for over a year now, and have thrown everything at it. Nothing fried out, even after GPU falling out whilst in operation. 4/5 would buy again.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/11/2015 3:30:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth it...

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Will break after a couple of months

Other Thoughts: Better to waste 10-20 bucks more to get a ASUS or MSI motherboard

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  • Ken W.
  • 3/5/2015 11:11:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsso long as it doesn't break

Pros: This is a great motherboard for its price. It has plenty of bang for your buck......

Cons: ...so long as it doesn't break. I have had mine for under a year and something fried. No post beeps regardless of what periferials are connected. I contacted ASRock tech support but got an auto reply. It stated that all of ASRock is closed for Chinese new year. After they reopened on Monday 3 days ago, I have yet to hear from them at all. I tried Newegg in the hopes I could get my PC back up and running. Newegg told me it was too long for them to do a return/swap out. So now I am without my PC for a week, and am almost being forced to buy from someone else just to get my PC running. I certainly won't be buying another ASRock board.

Other Thoughts: I had heard Newegg bends over backwards for their customers. I guess I didn't spend enough with them.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
We will be more than happy to assist you for replacement, if the mainboard is malfunctioned.
Please contact us at 909-590-8308 or 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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