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ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard

  • AMD 990FX
  • AMD Phenom II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron
  • DDR3 2450(OC)/2100(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Igor T.
  • 7/15/2014 4:13:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNice 990FX Mobo!

Pros: I bought this mobo at a local store. I was in need of a 990FX mobo because of a 8 core chip. It runs my FX-8350 beautiful under water (closed loop).
The price is nice for a 990FX mobo and it gets the job done with everything. Also, let's me overclock my chip nicely.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This is my secondary build (my main build is intel/nvidia). I decided to build a pure AMD build and it's been working like a charm. I am glad, I decided to go with Fatal1ty.
Current Build:
FX-8350
ASUS R9 290
ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty Killer
8GB (2X4GB) Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 @ 2133mhz
240GB SSD PNY XLR8
Cooler Master Seidon 120M
EVGA SuperNova 1300 G2
Windows 7 Pro - 64 bit

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  • jacquelyn v.
  • 7/14/2014 10:13:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsworst 120 dollars spent!

Pros: color scheme?
m.2 gen 2 support (not a huge pro considering price vs storage is bad right now)
decent gaming features for the price

Cons: HOT HOT HOT northbridge
(generally 970/990fx northbridges run hot but the heatsink used on this board isnt doing its job when its throttling with the stock cpu cooler + an active fan on the heatsink. tried water cooling the northbridge with a 50 dollar northbridge water block. that helped alittle with throttling but still way to hot)
"ASrock Fata1ity 990fx BSOD" is what this board should be called. after memtest86 my ram, buying new ram, trying a 6300 cpu i had laying around AND different GPU's this thing threw BsoD at me ever day non stop. for ram issues (shoudnt be any considering i tried 3 different brands AND all where within board specs)
to gpu/driver issues
i did every known fix and this was with TWO different motherboards.

even reverted back to windows 7 ultimate and still blue screens of death every day while doing normal tasks

THIS IS NOT FOR OVERCLOCKER!!!
while you can boost speed alittle bit this board is held back by the SHODDY heatsinks and no possible way to really control the voltage (1.45v in bios = 1.38 actual use) (i have a ocz zx850 80+ gold psu)

i got to about 4.4ghz and couldnt do much more do to the voltage/vrm throttling. im NOT new to overclocknig and got this very CPU (8320) to 4.8ghz stable @ 1.48v on a sabertooth.

STAY AWAY if you already ordered this RMA it now and get the GA-990fxa-ud3
even for gaming this board sucks and will give you nothing but problems. i had to RMA the first one i bought dude to NB temps exceeding 85 degrees (idle) and constant blue screens to the point it wouldnt even post/boot

the second one i got worked for about 1 week before the same issues came back/started
i contacted asrock US and the tech support rep told me in short that AMD motherboards all perform the same way (assuming 990fx/950 chipsets) and get to hot due to the inefficiency of AMD cpus/gpus (THEN WHY MAKE IT)
told me to stick the stock cpu cooler on (i tried it) and i should see better temps considering the cpu cooler passivly cools the components. i told him that i have ACTIVE cooling on all the problem areas (waterblocks AND AF fans) and he hung up on me after i asked if he knew the difference in passive vs active.

im am typing this with my old motheboard (sabertooth 990fx) and have ZERO problems with the same hardware

all drivers/bios where updated
and still nothing. but garbage. some people may be happy with it but if you plan on keeping your rig/parts longer than a few months. forget this board


and now i have to go through neweggs horrible RMA process AMA ZON FTW!!!

Other Thoughts: COMPLETE TRASH>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

asrock customer support is a joke. they hang up on you.
i couldnt imagine trying to get a Mobo warrantied through them when they cant even tell the difference from passive vs active cooling. nor be nice enough to look into the problem just came up with excuses (i was polite believe it or not while on the phone with him)

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Due to power design, AMD platform generates more heat.
Please allow better air circulation inside the chassis including VRM area.
For the BSOD, please set the UEFI BIOS default.
Test with single memory module, switching another memory if problem still persist.
If you have any technical inquiry or warranty question in the future 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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  • Myron W.
  • 7/11/2014 11:23:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer

Pros: Looks sweet
Works sweet
Love the overclocked Fatal1ty mouse port.
Killer NIC works great and my pings went from 40's to 20's
USB 3.0 flies along
Great onboard sound

Cons: Software and drivers were kind of finnicky at first.

Onboard sound: I'm using the optical out to my receiver which supports 24bit 176khz samples. The onboard sound options go to 24bit 192khz, but the next setting down is 24bit 96khz. So I'm forced to run my receiver at 24bit 96khz because there is no option for 24bit 176khz. This was pretty disappointing, although it still sounds amazing.

Other Thoughts: I was getting very sub-par performance at first. After digging through settings and programs, I discovered FTuner and AMD Catalyst Control Center were both trying to overclock the CPU at the same time. Disabled CCC and it rips through everything.

Rig:
ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer
AMD FX-8320 8-core 3.5ghz
Video XFX 2GB 7850 Black Edition
8GB G Skill Rip Jaws
PSU Antec 650 watt

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  • Sean C.
  • 7/7/2014 1:25:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSupports FX-9370

Pros: 1. Fully supports the FX-9370 220watt CPU right out of the box, No need to do a BIOS update.

2. Heat sinks on the board are all attached with screws for a solid connection, none of the cheap clip on or pins where you can lift the heat sink off the board.

3. The board has the AMD colors and a clean non clustered layout that look top notch.

4. This board has everything most gaming builds need w/o the $200+ price tag, like Killer Lan and a sound chip that's better then most high end boards out there
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5.The M.2 SSD slot, smokes my old SATA SSD and tucks away perfectly under my R9 290x w/o any heat issues.

Cons: The board does not have any easy access bios buttons like most high end boards but for the price and performance this was by no means a deal killer for me.

Other Thoughts: ASRock should state that this board does in fact fully support the FX-9000 series 220watt CPU's. I took a chance and was very pleased to see that as soon as I booted up it showed FX-9370 plain as day. I now have it OCed @ 5ghz with DDR3 2400 ram and of course a Corsair H100i to cool the beast. and its stable w/o a hitch.

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  • Sean C.
  • 7/6/2014 3:45:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRuns FX-9370!

Pros: 1. This MOBO runs the FX-9370 like a charm right out of the box, needs no bios update to runs the 220watt CPU!
YES,.. the Bios detects it as the FX-9370

2. The board looks great and the heat sinks are attached from the back with screws giving it a true contact with the board to help keep things cool, not the cheap push in tabs that you can lift off with ease that give a bad contact to the board.

3. The board has every feature a gamer needs without that 200+ price tag like Killer Lan and a Better sound chip then some if not most of the more expensive boards.

4.The M.2 socket for my MLC SSD Smokes the SATA SSD and it tucks away nicely under my R9 290x and has no over heat issues what so ever.

Cons: The only con about this board was the fact it has no easy access bios buttons on the board or a clear bios button on the board which for me is in no way a deal killer for its price.

Other Thoughts: ASRock's site should let people know that this board truly supports the FX-9370 with flying colors, of course you need the Corsair H100i to cool that thing. but I can tell you that my new build has it running like a champ OCed @ 5ghz with out any hiccups!

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  • Yuk F.
  • 7/6/2014 6:33:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy this motherbroad

Pros: FX chip set, Killer Lan

Cons: After I replaced this motherbroad, I have to hard reset it every few weeks. boot time is very slow even I am using SSD. I shouldn't replace this.. I am thinking to put my MSI G43 970 back..I don't see any improvement from my MSI G43 970...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the boot time related issue, please connect the drive to SATA3_1 port.
Set the UEFI BIOS.
Install fresh Windows and drivers to test immediately before installing other application.
If you have any technical issues 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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  • Corey S.
  • 7/5/2014 6:52:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCpu throttling issues.

Pros: Red and Black.

Cons: I have a custom water loop in my computer and my Cpu still throttle's. The Killer Nic is junk. I reinstall the drivers once or twice a week. The software says Flash isn't installed on my computer.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
If using liquid or water cooler, it will build up the heat around VRM area.
Please use air cooler around both VRM area and inside the chassis to avoid overheating.
If you have any technical issues 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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  • Catherine T.
  • 6/23/2014 4:46:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKiller e2200 Lan not up to snuff

Pros: Works for the most part, nothing special I'm afraid.

Cons: Killer e2200 Gaming Ethernet doesn't really work well, at least not on windows 8. I can't get the link connection to change from 100mbps. This is really sad. I don't think I'll buy another board with any "gaming network" gimmick.

Other Thoughts: I bought this board because at the time it looked like one of the best AMD boards for the price. Found out I was wrong.

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  • joshua b.
  • 6/23/2014 4:29:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery Impressed

Pros: This is my second gaming PC build and I must say I am very impressed with this MB. Runs strong and has had no issues since Install (February 2014). Comes with excellent Monitoring software, which you can also you to overclock if that's your desire. BIOS is very easy to navigate, with clear understanding and tips on the side for us rookies when making changes. PRICE PRICE PRICE a very fair price if you are looking for a really nice budget gaming board.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I primarily play Elder scrolls online and this board paired with my FX-6300 has plenty of power behind it. I am not disgruntled at all. The price is very fair considering the quality of the product., (Very good).

Specs-
AsRock Fatality 990fx AM3+ Mobo
FX6300
XFX 7770 gpu
8gb TEAM Vulcan Ram (2x4gb)
750watt NXZT PSU

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/22/2014 1:24:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswow

Pros: I made it 4 eggs because at first I was having troubles getting any display on my screen. I couldn't even boot the BIOS but finally I realized they didn't restore there CMOS to default so once I did that it worked like a beauty too it's an amazing board I'd recommend this

Cons: Not really any besides the CMOS

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