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ASRock Z87 OC Formula LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000+(OC)/2933(OC)
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ASRock’s new OC Formula ATX motherboards feature an invisible layer Conformal Coating to protect the motherboard against conductive liquids, corrosion, dust and extreme temperatures. It includes three kits: the former Power kits, connector Kits and cooling Kits are also joined by a new member, the Monitor Kit’s Status OLED. The Status OLED shows various information of the system on a new high-resolution OLED screen, and also allows users to toggle between information of the power on self test, debug codes, the current time, temperatures, frequencies and voltages of various points on the motherboard. In addition, a collection of lifestyle based features called A-Style will be implemented on the OC Formula Series motherboards as well. These features include Purity Sound which is powered by Realtek’s ALC1150 audio codec that supports 115dB SNR DAC, and two TI 5532 amplifiers, one a Differential Amplifier and the other one a Premium Headset Amplifier that supports up to 600 ohm headphones. And there’s also cap-less Direct Drive technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding and support for DTS Connect, HDMI-In for instant monitor swapping between the computer and secondary devices, and Home Cloud for remotely waking and controlling computers!

Status OLED
The Z87 OC Formula comes with the most amazing Debug OLED system ever developed for motherboards. It has a fully visual interface that displays CPU OC profiles, activated OC profile, clock speeds, and temperatures for GPU/CPU, BClCK/Ratio settings, Voltages and CPU usage. It also allows users to toggle between information of the power on self test, debug codes, the current time, temperatures, frequencies and voltages of various points on the motherboard.
A-style
Purity Sound
Purity Sound is a combination of several hardware and software audio technologies that will satisfy even the pickiest audiophile. It includes 7.1 CH HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier, TI 5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (which supports up to 600 ohm headphones), cap-less Direct Drive technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding, and support for DTS Connect. Unlike traditional onboard audio solutions that use single-sided output and capacitors, Purity Sound uses a differential codec for differential output. The signals go through a TI NE5532 differential amplifier with Direct Drive technology, thus providing Purity Sound!
HDMI-In
Tired of constantly switching devices to connect to your one monitor? From now on just connect the monitor to your motherboard, and connect your secondary device to the motherboard's HDMI-In port. With HDMI-In, users may conveniently toggle between the computer's screen and the secondary device's screen with a hotkey, or even use their secondary device without powering on the computer.
Home Cloud
Connect with your home or office PC from anywhere in the world using Home Cloud. You will be able to power your PC, turn it off, and take control of it remotely with another smartphone, tablet or computer.

 

Power kit
12 Power Phase Design
Designed with a 12 Power Phase Design, this motherboard features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers.
Premium Alloy Choke (PAC)
Compared to iron powder chokes, Premium Alloy Chokes feature a special alloy formula which is able to reduce up to 70% core loss. Moreover, the revolutionary choke construction features a highly magnetic and heat-resistant design which increases the board's lifespan.
Dual-Stack Mosfet (DSM)
By stacking two dies into one MOSFET, DSM provides a larger die area and lower Rds(on), so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient.
Digi Power
This motherboard uses a digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design, providing CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly.
Multiple Filter Cap (MFC)
With the combined power of three kinds of capacitors, MFC allows users to overclock their PC rig to extreme levels, without worrying about hardware components.
Connecter kit
Distortion-free slot
ASRock's new pin design for the memory slots effectively reduces distortion and promotes performance.
Hi-density power connecter
Hi-Density Power Connectors for the motherboard's CPU power can reduce power loss by 23%, and decrease the connector's temperature up to 22°C.
15μ Gold Finger
Compared to other boards that come with only 3-4μ gold, this motherboard provides 15μ gold within the CPU socket, DRAM slots and PCIE x16 slots, thus delivering three times better performance than usual.
Cooling Kit
GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound is an added bonus that allows overclockers to stabilize the CPU's temperature. The eight-layer PCB comes with four sets of two-ounce copper inner layers. Using only carefully selected copper materials for the PCB layers, it delivers lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.
XFast Technology
Exclusive ASRock XFast technology — including XFast RAM, XFast LAN and XFast USB — optimizes your user experience with unprecedented fast response and low latency. XFast RAM creates a virtual disk from the system memory to boost the performance. For Photoshop, it can even perform five times faster than before. ASRock XFast LAN is a smart productivity tool to help you manage your internet applications, simplify your digital life, and accomplish more. XFast USB technology boosts up the USB transfer to a new level, enabling more data to be transferred in less time.

 

 


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • William S.
  • 6/15/2014 11:13:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The HDMI in and out are nice plus the 4 PCI slots is nice, I love this mother board and the on board power switch is nice along with lights.

Cons: The corner was a bit warped but that is common in MOBO's

Other Thoughts: I really like this board I just wish it had some onboard wireless

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  • steven o.
  • 3/28/2014 8:36:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice board

Pros: really like this board. I haven't owned quite long enough to award 5 stars. but so far, so good. plenty of options/slots/connectors. looks sharp. performs as it should, no issues

Cons: none thus far

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  • David L.
  • 2/22/2014 6:57:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASRock has a winner

Pros: Rock solid from the time it came out of the box.

Windows app allows OC tweaking directly while running an OS reducing the jumping back and forth from Windows/Prime95 or whatever back to the BIOS/UEFI.

Cons: Not really a con, but one of the Windows apps has a graphic of the mobo with a bunch of temperature readings at various points, including one for the CPU. This must be a surface reading, as your cores will be much hotter. Don't assume that reading is a core temp, like I did for a while.

Other Thoughts: My first trip away from ASUS for my own build for many years, and my research indicated this board was a good reason to try ASRock.

Had it running just over a week now, and though I'm a newbie at overclocking I was able to take the 4700K to 4.2GHz with a single BIOS click. Sure, the voltages are probably too high and could be tweaked, but I was happy with Prime95 temps of mid to high 60s with a simple click. Barely begun to explore this board, but I expect to enjoy it for many years.

Had read some reviews warning about unstable/bricked BIOSes, particularly early realease ones, and I did update mine fairly soon, but this feels like a fully mature product.

If I had run into trouble during setup, an LCD panel on the board itself would have told me (as it was a prompt during a boot that reminded me I forgot to plug in one of my video card's power connections). USB port on the board allows direct BIOS flash.

There is a display in the UEFI that shows you everything that's plugged into the board and I used that as a double check during the build.

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  • Asa S.
  • 2/17/2014 11:53:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Board

Pros: Loaded, excellent quality, easy to OC. Couldn't be happier.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Exudes quality. Great looks.

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  • Michael V.
  • 1/29/2014 3:01:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsintegrated graphics are MIA

Pros: nice feature set.

Cons: When I plug my monitor into the hdmi port I get no boot screen. However, my audio is telling me the OS has booted. The issue does not arise with a discrete card. This leads me to believe that the board does not work with integrated graphics--the iGPU is not even detected by the motherboard.

Also, the RAM slots should use a regular old two-sided latch, insteead of this new fangled one-sided latch business. It just made it harder to install the ram sticks. I paid a lot of money for this system, and I expect things like basic graphics detection to work out of the box.

Other Thoughts: No response from tech support, despite two separate emails. No chat support. No phone support. I want to use my system immediately, because I have the right to expect that for a very high-end system. This is costing me money.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the HDMI, please plug the monitor to HDMI-out, if plug to HDMI-In which will not be get display.
Visit mainboard's manual, under page 15, location 14 at link ftp://66.226.78.21/manual/Z87%20OC%20Formula.pdf
For the one-side latch memory slots, the mainboard's chosen to use to avoid conflict with larger discrete VGA cards while install/remove the memory.
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact us 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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  • Donald L.
  • 12/19/2013 1:01:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSlick looker

Pros: Yellow on black makes a good contrast. Like a lego train set I have, works well.
Worked out of box first time with 32GB of 2400MHz memory.
With new Radeon R9 280X is awesome.

Does windows... 8.1

Cons: Should have bought some of the Radeon R290X to really populate this monster.

Does not do dishes.

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  • Michael p.
  • 12/18/2013 9:05:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsim so dissapointed

Pros: looks quality

Cons: my board died without even getting to try to over clock. I hat the RMA, blaaaah!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that the mainboard has malfunctioned which’s due to nature of electronic product, it can happen.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard to check if its resolved;
Unplug the ATX power.
Remove all components from mainboard
Clear the CMOS
Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan as well
Test with single memory module
Plug monitor to onboard VGA
Plug the 24 pins + 8 pins ATX power
Turn the power on (using onboard power button) to check if its post
If you have any technical issues or warranty 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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  • Keith F.
  • 12/18/2013 9:06:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASRock OC Formula

Pros: Very good looking board with a large number of sata 3 and usb 3 ports. you can not go wrong with this board.

Cons: I was very disappointed that the I/O shield was not padded.

Other Thoughts: It is worth it to note that hdmi in works with gpus installed kinda. it will switch between a black screen and what ever you have connected to the hdmi in port. it will not display an image from the computer itself.

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  • Angus L.
  • 12/18/2013 3:41:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBetter than budget board, but enthusiastic yet

Pros: -features for OC people (or wannabe)
-power, reset, clear cmos, OC buttons on the board
-an OLED displaying temperature and other readings
-nice BIOS screen with helpful description and multilingual
-enough USB3.0
-enough SATA3 (six + four)
-lots of fan headers (eight in total)
-enough SATA3 cables
-board is well labeled
-3 PCIe 3.0 x16
-water proof! (but I am not going to test this feature)
-liquid cooling option (but the adapters are smaller than standard)
-cpu is powered by TWO 8pins
-onboard sound seems very good
-a hdmi pass though
-5 years warranty
-came in big box that looks deluxe

Cons: -everything including the color makes the buyer think it is comparable to those ~$400 board
-one hdmi onboard output only, no DVI, no display port (but no buyer of this board is going to use the onboard graphics)
-it looks like it has 4 yellow PCIe 3.0 x16, but the fourth is actually a PCIe 2.0
-no 3way SLI
-only 2 four pin fan header
-all SATA3 cable that it bundles with have a 90degree elbow which doesnt fit well for my case

Other Thoughts: Basically I wanted to buy a top-end 1150 cpu and bought this board without really knowing what I am getting. It seems this board has more features than those ~$150 board, but actually I may not use them. Just nice features to have. Havent ran into any issues yet. Everything seems good.

The biggest thing that misled me was the four yellow PCIe slots, but only 3 of them are PCIe x16. It doesnt really matters as these lanes always run x8 or x4 in dual or triple mode. But ASRock please dont do these disguises to make buyers think this is the same as those ~$400 boards. This is just bad business practice.

I had used Gigabyte, Asus, Intel, EVGA, MSI board before and I dont find this ASRock board to be any inferior. I just hope their customer support is good in case I need them.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/5/2013 1:12:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: One of the fastest and stable motherboards out there. loving it. A lot of useful features included. The conformal coating will save this board if my waterblock leaks. LN2 beast. Purity sound is amazing , wonderfull sounds out of this. Intel Lan , able to run 4 way crossfire AMD/ATI cards. Nickshih Master piece with his secret sauce on this board ;) . great warranty for eace of mind. buy it.

Cons: Absolutly none.

Other Thoughts: Great reviews all over the net on this board for this low price. Highly recommended , buy it with confidence.

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