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ASRock ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+/AM3 AMD 990FX + AMD SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard

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  • AMD 990FX + AMD SB950
  • AM3+ processors AM3 processors: AMD Phenom II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron
  • DDR3 2450*(O.C.)/ 2100*/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Rene H.
  • 4/29/2016 11:47:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCheap, get what you pay for

Pros: Looks nice.

Cons: This is a low quality daughter company of ASUS, while it may seem like a well built product, I have had 2 of these now, arrive DOA. With replacement shipping it's just better NOT to try this product. ASUS and MSI build far better systems for marginally more money.

I got this as an upgrade for my system with a new CPU and heatsink, as well as SSD. The RMA process is going to cost me the price of the board quickly as it is $14+ per shipment. Even for a budget build, this level of quality is just far too lacking especially for something marketed as a "Gaming" performance piece.

Other Thoughts: For less than $20 difference go with a solid name brand that won't give you a high defect product such as ASUS or MSI, Steer clear of ASRock as this has been my worst experience ever simply trying to purchase a working product from them.

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  • corey r.
  • 4/28/2016 8:03:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints

Pros: I got this MB simply because the layout of the expansion slots fit what I needed. This is my first ASRock board and it has been perfect for my needs. I know people have mentioned the VRM's can get hot, but that is par for the course when you are running an FX chip and no it will not handle the 9k series FX processors. I will say as others have, if you are coming from an ASUS board the bios is a bit different, but I have found it very user friendly. I do wish ASRock had something similar to AISuite.

Cons: None. Although that could change if I decide to OC

Other Thoughts: Good board with nice features. I would have liked to see more pwm fan headers, but I can change the fan settings in the bios so it has not been an issue. I had this MB swapped out in an hour and everything powered on first try. I was so confident that it would I didn't even bench test the board before I put it in the case. I put it in, did my wire management, closed it up and then I hit the power button and the board posted the first time


UPDATE: I have since overclocked my processor and it runs stable. My earlier comment regarding the fan headers became moot because of my new case having a fan hub. Its still a great board and I will buy ASRock again. My current system stats

AMD FX 8350 OC'd to 4.5 ghz stable
16 gig ADATA XPG v1 OC'd to 2133 mhz stable
NZXT Source 530 with 6 140mm low speed fans
ASUS Strix GTX 970
Mushkin Eco 2 240g SSD x2

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  • Colin W.
  • 4/10/2016 2:53:29 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHad to overclock to reach max manufacturer CPUNB spec (2600MHz).

Pros: Looks great.
Tons of Tuning options
Great performance

Cons: I wrestled with this bad boy for a long while to get it tuned with maximum manufacturer spec'd CPUNB for the FX 8320 - 2600MHz.

Other Thoughts: In the end, after RMAs with G.Skill and Asrock, it took overclocking the CPU Clock to get 2600Mhz CPUNB/HT working!

Also, I think my RAM is outperforming manufacturer specs, as I have it set to 1866MHz while occupying 2 out 4 RAM slots. There's an AMD chart that says 1600MHz is the maximum with this configuration. Timing is pretty tight now t,oo. I'm a happy camper!

Do not lose heart when tuning this board! Computers are fickle. Take out the power cable and pop the CMOS battery if you screw up, and get back into it =).

Asrock has not disappointed me in 15 years as a customer.

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  • Ryan M.
  • 4/8/2016 6:06:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 3 Months!!!!

Pros: Nons

Cons: The on board audio was terrible also did not support my Asus sound card.Lasted 3 months then started crapping out I push the power button the fans would turn on but no power to anything else, i also replaced my power supply. Not going to deal with ASrocks RMA. Out of all the motherboards i have owned this one just feels really cheap and flimsy. Ditch this one and bought a MSI MOBO.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/6/2016 11:23:20 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsProduct works, firmware support catastrophic on my system

Pros: Worked.

Cons: When I downloaded and ran the company's bios update tool (ASrock AppShop or something), it literally destroyed my install. The automatic bios updater rebooted my system, and from that point on the computer was unusable (drivers not loading, BSOD, Windows Boot failures). I had to reinstall windows. Best of all, when I contacted their customer support, they basically told me I was full of it, that my computer that ran perfectly prior to running THEIR updater is now broken due to "software" problems, that I should just resinstall windows.

Other Thoughts: There are a lot of good MOBO companies out there. I recommend choosing another one, and I will never buy a product from this company again.

*UPDATE 4/6/16*

It turns out that the ultimate issue with my system, which their insulting, rude, and hostile tech support adamantly denied, was indeed a hardware issue with this MOBO. This was discovered from breadboarding my system, isolating the Mobo. Mobo has been replaced and my system is working perfectly. Given the problem, it is likely the mobo failed due to tiny fractures across a key logic pathway, as the board would not work when cold, but did work when hot.

The irony here is how insulting and unhelpful their tech support was, given that the problem was indeed a faulty Mobo. I reiterate how bad this company's tech support is. Gigabyte and Asus are fine - use them and let this company fade back into obscurity.

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  • joshua b.
  • 3/29/2016 8:51:06 AM

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. **Update** Going on two years and still running strong. It has accepted anything I have thrown at it!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have owned this product for well over a year with no issues at all. I have seen people complain about the mobo burning up but this is a GAMING MOTHERBOARD and needs to be treated as such. If you want to put this in a poorly cooled case then suffer the consequences.

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  • Joseph Y.
  • 3/23/2016 1:40:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMobo for fx8350

Pros: Lots of options in the bios. Alot of room for overclocking. The fatility programs add a plethora of easy tweaking options. Good price for a 990fx chipset.

Cons: I do not like the layout of ASROCKS website for driver support. Very oldschool looking myspace looking page imo. The northbridge heatsink 990fx gets pretty hot to the touch. I will likely add a copper heatsink to the current chipset heatsink or replace with a unit that has a fan. I have a high airflow corsair air 540 case so airflow is not a problem.

Other Thoughts: Corsair air 540 case, AMD FX8350 @4.4GHZ, 8 gig of corsair xms 1600 ram, coolermaster hyper 212 evo cooler, R9 390 sapphire nitro 8gig.

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  • Dale B.
  • 3/19/2016 10:30:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsModern board with poor cooling on chipsets

Pros: Modern board with modern features - probably my last AM3+ board
UEFI BIOS is easy to use and works very well. You can even update the firmware from within the BIOS - it connects to the internet, checks if there is an update, and installs it for you - very nice!

Cons: The chipsets (990FX -right next to CPU socket- and southbridge) have passive coolers. This can cause the board to fail when one of these overheats one too many times. If you don't have good airflow in the case this MB won't last long.

Other Thoughts: I've purchased two of these. The first failed (see my other review below) after being put in a new case with poor airflow - after reading other reviews I'm not even going to bother contacting ASRock.

It literally took 15 minutes playing a game with the case all closed up to fry the 990FX chipset on the board. Taking the heatsink off revealed discoloration where the heatsink contacts the chipset in a radiating pattern outward. For this second board, I purchased a 2-year replacement plan and the Enzotech SLF-40 all-copper heatsink/fan for the 990FX chip. (the southbridge chip doesn't get anywhere near as hot) Unfortunately, the chipset heatsinks are each secured by 2 screws from under the motherboard, which will require me to remove the board from the case in order to access and remove them.

Lastly, I upgraded the cooling in the case. I added two fans blowing out the top and purchased the enormous Thermaltake CL-F016-PL20BU-A 200mm Blue LED Pure Series Quiet High Airflow Case Fan. It's nearly the size of an iron skillet!

If you decided to use this board in your case as-is, make sure you have some serious air cooling!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Dale,

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. Especially, 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.
However, the chipset itself bearable for certain heat without problem.

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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  • Dale B.
  • 3/12/2016 7:40:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFantastic board while it lasted!

Pros: Love the M.2 slot - very modern features.
Board looks great with its red on black scheme
No legacy options to weigh it down (no PCI or IDE)

Cons: Board worked fine for 6 months and then, after being put into a new case, abruptly died a few nights ago.

Just powered down abruptly while gaming.

Other Thoughts: Spent hours diagnosing the issue and, after eliminating the CPU, GPU, RAM, and PSU as possible culprits, was forced to conclude the only thing left to break was the board itself. No beeps, no video. Pretty sad really, cause I really liked the board. I don't overclock anything so it wasn't user error - right now quite the mystery. I suspect one of the main chips on the board - either the south or northbridge chips - burned up somehow. I can't remember the last time I had a motherboard die on me. In fact I have 3-5 old, perfectly-functional motherboards boxed up with nothing to do.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Dale,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
• Please turn the power off, clear the CMOS.
• Remove all the parts (CPU, memory, VGA card, HDD, etc.).
• Reconnect the 24 + 6 pins ATX power.
• Turn the power on to check if it’s get the power (power supply fan spinning).
• Populate the components one by one to test for screen POST if it gets the power.

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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  • Brandon T.
  • 3/5/2016 6:30:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood board, not so good memory capabilities.

Pros: Lots of features, very solid and m.2 with a Samsung Evo 850 500GB is great.

Cons: Cannot use my Crucial Ballistix Tracer memory at 1866MHz - even though it's XMP profile is loaded. :(

Other Thoughts: Wish that I could run my memory at the speed it's rated and capable of.

FX-8350
ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty
16GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1866MHz - running at 1600 :(
XFX-R9 290X 8GB
M.2 Samsung Evo 850 500GB
Corsair H100i
Corsair Arctic White 600T

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