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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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  • Tiberiu G.
  • 10/18/2014 3:57:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAtrocious OC for a gaming MB

Pros: I like the UEFI Bios and the I/O connections in the back. I like the sound quality (definitely noticeable difference in game play between this and a regular MB). Looks pretty cool and I like the color scheme.

Cons: I can't OC my CPU if my life depended on it due to a huge amount of heating problems (Note: I have a Corsair H110 that works amazing).

I switched this out with my Gigabyte MB and suddenly, I'm clocking at 4.8ghz @ 1.52v with a max heat of 74C on full load and idling around 28-32C. I decide to try out my Killer again and at 1.45v and 4.6ghz, I'm IDLING at 47C (I can't get up to full load due to throttling). I cleaned the heatsink and used a prepping compound the same way I did it on the Gigabyte, I put on the thermal paste the exact same way and my temps are very poor. Good on my other MB, dismal on this one.

Everything else is the same except the MB, which leads me to the conclusion that this "gaming" board is NOT for gamers that like to OC their components, but for casual gamers that don't give care about OCing or how their computer performs, they only care about looks.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't recommend this board to anyone unless they revised the board and increased the quality of the heatsinks on the board. I gave this 2 stars (as opposed to one) because I liked everything else about the board but it did not function as it is advertised (for gaming, which to me, should automatically include overclocking).

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  • Michael K.
  • 10/12/2014 6:59:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFun while it lasted

Pros: Great board when it works. Tons of features, compatible with almost any heavy duty peripherals. Nice user-friendly bios, and easy to put together. With the right lighting it looks awesome in a windowed case.

Cons: Typical AMD anything: hot enough to cook something on it, cheap, and not as good as they used to be, whether it's the processors or boards that are made for them. I've had problems with this one since day 1. For some reason it will randomly change the boot order, some other settings are not saved and now wont run for more than a couple seconds or at all. I tried 3 different PSUs to see if the issue was power, no change, 3 different video cards, (ATi and Nvidia) still nothing . With liquid cooling, I left the Processor at factory speeds, which It did not run hot enough to cause any damage, so processor's off the hook. ASRock and I didn't get along too well so I guess we're done. 140 bucks down the drain. ;(

Other Thoughts: Hands down, I WOULD recommend this Board for an AMD fan or even a newcomer to gaming builds. Hopefully your luck is better than mine. It's a shame a temporary 110 dollar Intel build had to replace this. I will be returning to Intel for my next gaming build. Farewell AMD.....

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please allow better air circulation inside the chassis, if using liquid/ water cooler due to there will be no air around CPU, VRM and North Bridge chip and potentially built up heat upon usage.
Install the chassis fan around the area to check if the symptom still occurs.
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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  • David E.
  • 10/10/2014 12:22:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAsrock same'ol same old

Pros: cheap

Cons: DOA with bad USB3 controller. System will hang without warning or BSOD.

Other Thoughts: The PS/2 Ports came in handy as a fail-over but this tech is old and tacky on a supposedly "high-end" motherboard.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the USB3 issue, please load the BIOS default.
Test with USB keyboard in BIOS to verify the ports.
Download and install USB 3.0 driver at link " http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty%20990FX%20Killer/?cat=Download ".

For the BSOD, please test with single memory module, try another memory if problem still persist.
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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  • Anonymous
  • 9/29/2014 8:38:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWas and still is good!

Pros: -Nice amount of usb ports
-BIOS very user friendly (although somewhat slow)
-MOLEX power connecter a good idea for sli/crossfire
-Good colour scheme with nice heatsinks
-Purity sound and killer ethernet both work flawlessly
-USB firmware upgrade
-F-Stream tuner functional and easy to use
-M.2 port a nice feature
-Documentation legible and easy to read
-Boot recovery is an awesome feature for overclockers and tinkerers everywhere! Saved me more than I have fingers!

Cons: -BIOS somewhat slow (pauses between changing menus etc)
-I could only get 1.550v + 150mV to my 8320
-Changing cpu fan target speed in software turned cpu fan off altogether because lowest target temp 113 deg F and mine was at 80 deg F
-4 angled and 1 straight SATA ports are not enough

Other Thoughts: A great board, especially for the relatively low price!

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  • Nick C.
  • 9/25/2014 9:29:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLightly used 3 months, then dead

Pros: Worked well for a short while. M2 SSD slot was a nice bonus

Cons: Stopped working after 3 months of light use. Good bye $$

Documentation from manufacturer is terrible. Onboard RAID took far more time than it should have to get setup & working.

Other Thoughts: Best to look elsewhere.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that the mainboard has malfunctioned after 3 months.
We are more than happy to resolved the issue that 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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  • Derrick F.
  • 9/24/2014 11:10:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWas good for 5 months at least

Pros: Board worked great at first and had no issues at all.

Cons: about 5 months in wouldnt start back up after restart. Finally narrowed it down to a motherboard issue. After much time and stress found out the first pci express slot was out and half the time running the graphics card in the second pci express slot have to clear bios for it to restart.

Other Thoughts: Would've been 5 eggs but having a dead slot in just 5 months knocks it down to one although i would give it none if i could. Also am no longer able to run crossfire so my setup is ruined for right now

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that the mainboard has malfunctioned after 5 months . We will be more than happy to assist you to replace, if the mainboard is malfunctioned.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.
Clear the CMOS.
Set the UEFI/BIOS default.
Test with single video card on each PCIE slot to verify all slots are working normally.
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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  • anthony s.
  • 9/16/2014 12:40:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsKiller

Pros: Fast board
Long list of compatible components
Plenty of ability to expand
Bios is super user friendly
Software works great
Easy to install
Tech support is great

Cons: When i first got the board anytime i plugged something into or unplugged something from a usb port while the computer was running all the USB ports locked up. Found that this was a driver issue and it was easily fixed but still something to watch out for

Haven't determined if its a video card issue or a Mother board issue (leaning towards motherboard since it happens with 2 different ((same brand/model)) video cards) but everyonce in a while when the computer is turned on but not used for a while when you try to wake up the monitor the screen stays blank. i end up having to unplugged the video card power cable and plug it back in.

Other Thoughts: Overall i am super satisfied with the mother board. its fast and seems to work great. plus it looks great in the storm trooper case. The cons have been kind of an an-nuance but i am working through them. will update this if i figure out a solution for the video card problem

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  • cindy m.
  • 9/13/2014 12:50:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsworked great than died

Pros: great features for overclocking and great when it works.

Cons: I have had this motherboard for about 6 months now and it finally died. I have had trouble with the board from the start. The board has always had problems posting and finally died. I have tried many cpus, ram and gpu configuration and nothing seems to work.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Sorry to hear that the mainboard has malfunctioned after 6 months which’s due to nature of electronic product, it can happen.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.
Turn off the power.
Clear the CMOS.
Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan.
Test with single memory module.
Reseat video card firmly and PCIE power 6 + 6 (if applied).
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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  • David F.
  • 9/13/2014 12:05:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat board for the money

Pros: the killer lan port is awesome , I wear headphones wile playing and the audio is nice , it picked up my amd 8350 cpu and reconized my ram as 2133 rite off the bat that wasn't even the compatable list , this boarb is very easy to overclock and change settings in the bios I have had acouple of boards that was kinda confusing. Has a lot of features of more expensive boards.

Cons: I read a lot of reviews where people say north bridge gets realy hot and well I touched it and it does lol. But the company that built it probly knows it to. I have been playing a lot of cod ghost and battlefield 4 for hours on end and never melted down or had any problems at all

Other Thoughts: My game has improved quite a bit with the same internet connection I know its got to be the killer lan port and the better audio . Seriously I kinda feel like I'm cheating .kinda lol.

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  • Jonathan C.
  • 9/8/2014 6:09:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInnovative Board

Pros: You can't find a more powerful board in it's price range. The audio and video quality are amazing and it has the 10Gb/s M.2 socket.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: ASRock made another great one!!!

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