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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
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Haydn C.
  • 3/4/2015 2:06:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat but not perfect

Pros: lets start of with the good shall we,
handles upto 2450Mhz ram: if you can find them, but 2400mhz does the job, but if you are using that speed only use the black slots, apparently, i haven't bought a 2nd set because 16GB (2x8) 2400mhz is more than enough,

M.2: you can use the sata ones but pci-e is better but more pricey

PCI-e:16x 16x 4x with a power stabilization buckle down the bottom (im only using 1 card right now so its not needed but good to have.

5x sata6gb/s ports, more than enough

UEFI: so easy to use compared to a Gigabyte board i have used before

Cons: now for the bad,

the VRM's/Power control on this board is trash, but its meant to be a gaming board not an overclocking board :( even the simplest gamer wants to toy around a little. it says on many sites that not suitable for FX-9 series, that alos covers oc'd FX8 series and also depending on how hard you push your FX-6, but that said i have an FX-9370 with cpu only OLC water, been thinking of getting a VRM and NB block to suit, sadly though that is a gamble because no one makes them for this particular board, so the aftermarket support for this board is bad too.

and now for my biggest hate of this board, RED AND BLACK, i am sick to death of this colour scheme on the best boards, but if you want great features you have to sacrifice some where.

now i see people have complained about the sata port connectors, myself i love these cause i have a monster case and it makes the cords look neater, but i can see where it would cause a pain for those who like small cases!

the last issue is with custom water cooling, i have seen many video installs of the waterblock i have (XSPC Raystorm) on different boards and they all fit nicely and could even use tension nuts on the screws, this board how ever seems to be a little higher on the cpu block, i could just get enough thread in to screw it down slightly, i had no room to use the tension screws, currently looking for some riser screws so i can fit it properly.

Other Thoughts: it is a great motherboard, it could be better, the heatsinks look too much like solid blocks rather than a heatsink for cooling, more fins next time guys, and please better VRM's and power control and lastly make sure people are able to add on stuff easily like Water Blocks and water blocks and more water Blocks.

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  • Steven E.
  • 2/26/2015 7:04:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: When I received the motherboard, I noticed when opening the box the quality of the motherboard. The components appeared to be assembled accurately, none of the components seemed to be bent or damaged. I give a plus to quality control. I installed the motherboard about a week and a half from the time I purchased this board. After installing the board and all the other components (Memory, Processor, Power supply, HDD, & Video card) when I powered-up the computer for the first time it fired right up no problems what so ever. At this time the computer has been running strong and no glitches as of yet.

Cons: Some of the components on the board may get in the way of installing HDDs

Other Thoughts: Like the board, I would buy it again. This is my second ASRock board and I have not had any problems with either of them as of yet. My other ASRock MB is a Z77 Formula OC and I have had it for about 3 years its solid and has never given me any problems.

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  • Shilin J.
  • 2/24/2015 7:46:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: 1. Fast boot.
2. Works fine with my older graphic card.

Cons: I can only pass the bios screen in the fast boot mode with my GTX 780. Also, not every boot is successful. Sometimes, my computer just freezes after a while. It works fine with my older GTX 560 card though.

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.
Clear the CMOS.
Load the BIOS default.
Reseat the VGA card firmly with its PCIE power.
Verify the power supply wattage is meet the VGA card's requirement.
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
  • 2/24/2015 9:02:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsThere's always that one thing...

Pros: Black and Red color scheme
2 PCIEx16 slots
Came with SATA cables

Cons: (2) SATA cables other than the two that came with the motherboard won't fit in the same column. I tried using both of the two SATA cables that came with the board, but they BARELY and I mean *barely* fit. I highly doubt that any type of cable other than the two that come with the mobo will fit (mine didn't)

Other Thoughts: Overall, it's a great motherboard, but I ultimately still have the same SATA problem as I did with my previous motherboard (which was 50% of the reason why I wanted a new motherboard)

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  • Craig M.
  • 2/23/2015 6:48:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer

Pros: Easy install, well labeled.

Cons: - SATA ports parallel, not perpendicular, to motherboard making plug insertion a bit difficult since it is right next to the HDD cages.
- Manual a bit difficult to read (poor print quality).
- Not all of the included software, such as the Instant Boot software, has ANY information on utilization, etc.

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  • Rodolfo J.
  • 2/21/2015 4:36:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Board

Pros: Lots of bells and whistles for a decent price
FX8350 was easy to install with no problems
Looks nice

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: If all stay well I may purchase another if the price stays right.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2015 12:11:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsCaveat Emptor

Pros: *8+2 Power phase design
*It's an AM3+ board with M.2 Capabilities
*Great looks (really great)
*Good OC potential for the price
*Purity sound - it was an attractive feature but I never got it to work.

Cons: This board worked very nicely when I first set it up, but that was about all that was good about it. Because I had read reviews about the chipsets overheating on this board in some of the reviews, I thought it would be a novel idea to remove the stock heatskinks on the VRMs and NB and replace them with my own fancy aftermarket pads and heatsinks. That part worked great: there was no damage to the board and it was operational for a short term while i left everything at stock settings and installed the OS. Shortly after getting everything in my OS settled and all my other data back into my config, I decided it was time to overclock. My FX6300 was able to get its BCLK from 200 to 220 on a 22.5x multiplier (4.950GHz!) at 4.5v, and it never went over 65°C. Everything else on the board read great in hwmonitor - no overheating and no voltage spikes that might sabotage my hardware, so I thought I was good to go.

But, right as soon as I was zeroing in on a stable overclock with lots of headroom for safety, the board started to kaput on me.

Now, I can understand when the BIOS wont POST every once in a while if youve set an unstable OC on the board, but a lot of times the BIOS wouldnt POST even after I'd clear the CMOS; Id have to take the battery out of the mobo just to get it to POST again after i set it to an OC it didnt like.

After that, the PCIEx16 slot closest to the CPU fried while I was still trying to overclock. And yes... I kept a very close eye on voltages and temperatures the whole time to make sure there weren't any endangering factors at play, but that didn't matter of course since i got a faulty board.

I had two HD7770s in crossfire on my board, and yes I did in fact have the bottom molex power supply connected to the board for thus very occassion, but yeah, it still blew out. After my screen tore on my monitor in orange and white pixelation i knew i probably had a gpu failure. Right after I tried booting again, the motherboard wouldnt POST and gave me 5 short beeps. (indicating a cpu error allegedly, but thats obviously not what was wrong.)

After several hours of reseating hardware and trying to get the BIOS to POST, I figured out that it would only cooperate with a gpu in the second pcie slot

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize that you having difficulty with overclocking.
Mainboard has overclocking function. However, overclocking could damage the components as well as mainboard which depend on user’s knowledge, experience and adopted components.
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact our Tech Support at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • Benjamin B.
  • 2/19/2015 12:13:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMid-Grade Date

Pros: The sound card as I know so far is quality. I have never used anything accept on-board sound and this one pushes some crisps to my mini-system.

Simple BIOS, pretty colors, x16 x 16 x 4 lanes, goodies.

Cons: This is a gaming board, not an overclocking board. While you can get your RAM speeds up, to combat the cost of high speed RAM there is no Load Line Controller, so once overclocking processor voltage gets erratic.

Onboard sound and cramped space in cases with topside power supplies. PCI express could become unusable.

M.2 SSD is expensive

Other Thoughts: I bought this board at the drop of a hat. It has been a joy to have, and I am happy with the longevity I think it will bring. I am somewhat disappointed that it is advertised as an overclocker MB however lacks specific controllers for it. VRMS are said to be weak.

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  • Shawn K.
  • 2/18/2015 9:24:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot designed for a bottom power supply

Pros: Fast, reliable, and almost perfect design.

Cons: If using 2 graphic cards on this board they have a SLI/XFIRE power connector that is next to impossible to use right where the bottom mounted power supply goes. So it is a real killer to try and get that plugged in and powered. If it was just turned so it was plugged in from the top instead of the side.

Other Thoughts: First time buying ASRock board ... really like the look and design of the board.

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  • Benjamin S.
  • 2/14/2015 12:45:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSata

Pros: Worked on first try, well built, the bios look great.

Cons: Newegg is falsely advertising this product as Sata 6gb/s when the only port that is 6gb/s is the ESATA port on the back panel. The other Sata connections are 3gb/s which is a bit of a rip off as now I have to get an adapter so I can run my HDD on the ESATA.

Other Thoughts: Newegg seems to have a habit of labeling a lot of boards that have 3gb/s Sata connections as 6gb/s. Check your stuff Newegg, the slowest part of my system is now file transfer because you falsely advertised this board to me.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Thank you for your purchase and review.
All SATA ports on mainboard are SATA3 6.0 Gb/s (990FX chipset).
For more information, please visit mainboard specification link: http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty%20990FX%20Killer/?cat=Specifications

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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