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ASRock ASRock Gaming Fatal1ty Z97 Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3/DDR3L 3200+*(*OC)/ 2933*/ 2800*/ 2400*/ 2133*/ 1866*/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066

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Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Intel LGA 1150 Z97 ATX Motherboard

  • ASRock Super Alloy
    - XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    - Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
    - NexFET™ MOSFET
    - Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
    - Sapphire Black PCB
  • Gaming Armor
    » CPU Power - Hi-Density Power Connector
    » Memory - 15µ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
    » VGA Card - 15µ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
    » Internet - Qualcomm® Atheros® Killer™ LAN
    » Audio - Purity Sound™ 2
  • Supports 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
  • Supports New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Xeon®/Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
  • Digi Power, 8 Power Phase design
  • Supports Dual Channel
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 PCI
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • 7.1-Channel HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
  • 1 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA, Supports 30mm, 42mm, 60mm, 80mm, 110mm M.2 devices), 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 3 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port)
  • 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
  • Supports ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, F-Stream, Key Master, Full HD UEFI
ASRock Killer Series features the Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect™, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.
Delivering faster networking performance for time-sensitive UDP (User Datagram Protocol) based applications, such as online games and high quality media streaming.
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Killer Network Manager

Use Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager to classify and prioritize online games, HD video and high quality audio for better quality and fewer interruptions in your online experience.

See which applications are hogging bandwidth and tune performance for each, so they don't interfere with your online gameplay or other streams. Monitor and manage the health and performance of your gaming rig with graphical displays, detailed logging and complete redesigned user interface.
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Fatal1ty Z97 XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink Design

The extra large aluminum alloy heatsinks take away heat dramatically. As the MOSFETs and chipsets areas are well covered by these heatsinks to protect them from overheating, MOSFET and chipsets can perform with lower temperature, and your motherboard and system will be more stable and reliable.
Premium Alloy Choke

The new generation alloy chokes effectively increase up to 90% saturation current and feature a highly magnetic and heat resistant design, making the motherboard more efficient, stable and reliable.
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NexFET MOSFET for Memory Power

The next generation NexFET MOSFETs control the power supply to DRAM slots more efficiently. They provide lower RDS(on) 2.9mΩ, delivering higher efficiency and lower temperature.
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NexFET MOSFETs in memory areas use a special design for protecting them from electrostatic discharge and offer up to 7.5 times the ESD protection levels compared to traditional MOSFETs.
*Human Body Mode.

Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps

Supreme 12K platinum capacitors with lifespans of at least 12,000 hours. Compared to other counterparts on high-end motherboards that merely have lifespans of around 10,000 hours, ASRock applied Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps that offer 20% longer lifespans and provide more stability and reliability.
*Tested under industry standard 105 degree Celsius ambient temperature.
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Sapphire Black PCB

Pure black PCB appearance. The new Sapphire Black PCB represents rock-solid quality and gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch.
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Fatal1ty Z97 M.2 Socket (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA)

The onboard M.2 socket is a new interface for connecting Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) solid state drives or other devices. ASRock supports M.2 SATA3 6Gbps modules and M.2 PCI Express modules up to Gen2 x2 10Gbps, which is 2X faster compared to other M.2 Gen2 x1 solutions that are limited to 5Gbps.
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Purity Sound™ 2

Purity Sound™ 2 includes 7.1-Channel HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier, TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier, cap less Direct Drive technology, EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding and DTS Connect. As Nichicon audio capacitors are what every audiophile has been longing for on a PC, ASRock applied these high quality capacitors for Purity Sound™ 2.
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This frequency response chart was tested with 32-Ohm normal headphones. It indicates how traditional audio solution's frequency response drops drastically at low frequencies. Compared to traditional audio solution's (2.0dB) at 20Hz bass low freq area, Purity Sound™ 2 still maintains its frequency response (0.4dB) and provides better bass with the TI® NE5532 amplifier, improving the bass quality by 20% (1.6dB)!

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Key Master

What good is a weapon if you are unable to wield it proficiently? Key Master consists of two major features, Sniper Key and Macro Key. It can enhance your mouse and keyboard with customizable macros, sniper modes, key repeat rates and repeat delay, turning your boring old keyboard and mouse into lethal weapons. Key Master may be prohibited by some games. We suggest disabling Key Master if it violates the game's end user license agreement.
Sniper Key - Use Sniper Key to shift the mouse speed when you're in sniper mode, it will greatly sharpen your accuracy.
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Macro Key - Tired of those repetitive keystrokes? Create your own set of keyboard hotkeys and macros with Macro Key to save the trouble.


XSplit Broadcaster is a desktop application designed to make your multimedia broadcasting, live-streaming and recording a lot easier and more fun. XSplit Gamecaster is a simplified version of XSplit Broadcaster. We're giving XSplit Broadcaster & XSplit Gamecaster three-month premium license bundle for free! A $24.95 (USD) value!

Orbweb ME
Your Personal Cloud, Easy and Always Connects

ASRock Cloud* technology makes your mobile devices connect to your PC seamlessly and supports multi devices for accessing File Explorer cloud service simultaneously! We offer a one-year subscription to Orbweb.ME Professional version, a personal cloud service which is $49.99 per year. It allows you to get connected with your PC's files, music, photos, and video clips remotely with tablets anytime, anywhere. Plus an additional one-month upgrade to Orbweb.ME Ultimate package with Remote Desktop function is also available. Now, download Orbweb Me Host, enter ASRock Cloud promotion code "ASR2014B", ASRock's users are allowed to enjoy all services above.

Personal Cloud for Everyone

Cloud service should be simple and personal. Don't take time to upload the files to the public cloud again. Stop spending money on setting up another NAS device you don't know. Orbweb ME's file browser is your solution to zero adaption, managing your folders and files in the cloud. Accessing and exchanging files instantly among all of your PC and storages. All your folders and files are sitting just where you know they are.


Media Library and Streaming

Orbweb Personal's media library takes care of your media content. Organize all your photos, videos and music across your PCs and online storages. Diverse, intuitive and smart sorting help finding desired movies in few clicks. Progressive streaming lets you enjoy your music collection almost no download time. Web browser based and mobile app portal keep you connected in any device any time.


Access File Explorer from Multiple Devices

Orbweb ME allows you to access your own personal File Explorer from multiple devices, bringing your tablets, laptops and PC together. Forgot an important file in your computer at home which you need for the next meeting? Another hard day hiding in the office bathroom, missing your massive collection of funny videos and music clips? You can get it all by connecting your tablets or laptops to access File Explorer and immerse into the paradise in few seconds.


Remote Desktop Anywhere

Laying in the bedroom or sitting in the office, tablet in your hands just becomes smarter. Pick up any work sheet left in office or start any application from you home PC. Orbweb ME's remote desktop not only mobilized your PC but also empower your tablet. No matter the device, No matter the location, Orbweb ME always keeps your PC by you.


Wake On WAN

The latest technology that WOWs you with the ability to wake up your PC remotely over the Internet. Turn your PC on/off only when you need to. Keep your PC healthy and save energy at the same time.

Fatal1ty Mouse Port

Fatal1ty Mouse Port is a customizable technology for PC gamers that is a part of F-Stream. After plugging the USB mouse into the Fatal1ty Mouse Port and running F-Stream, gamers can use Fatal1ty's personal preferred mouse polling rate at 500Hz. F-Stream also provides the flexibility for gamers to adjust the mouse polling rate from 125Hz to 1000Hz. This is helpful for professional gamers to experience smoother game play and faster response time.

F-Stream is Fatal1ty's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including Key Master, Fatal1ty Mouse Port, EZ OC, Auto Tuning, XFast RAM, OC Tweaker, System Browser, Live Update, Tech Service and a whole lot more!
Digi Power

More Precise, More Efficient
Unlike traditional motherboards that use analog power, this motherboard uses a next generation digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design, which provides CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly, so that the stability and lifespan of the motherboard is greatly enhanced.
SATA Express Connector

The SATA Express* interface provides PCIe Gen2 x2 (10Gbps) data transfer speed. This motherboard offers the latest SATA Express connector to enthusiasts to enjoy the ultimate performance.
ASRock APP Shop

ASRock APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock APP Shop.

ASRock APP Shop is the only all-in-one software package that delivers you the most practical PC apps and tools, in one integrated interface – from ASRock exclusive tools to the most update-to-date options of the latest technology.


Orbweb ME:

Get Connected with ASRock Cloud Anytime, Anywhere


App Charger:

Fast Charge & Charge Anytime


Google Chrome:

Better Browsing with Google Options


XFast LAN:

Your Smartest Internet Access Manager

Thunderbolt™ 2 Ready

This motherboard has been certified with an ASUS ThunderboltEX II and is compatible with other third party Thunderbolt™ devices as well. With the Thunderbolt™ 2 Add-in-Card, it may support up to six daisy chained Thunderbolt™ devices up to 20Gbps.

ASRock Thunderbolt™ Technology Expert

  • Up to 20Gbps: The fastest connection to your PC
  • Bi-directional data transfer with PCI Express and DisplayPort
  • Daisy Chain: Up to 6 Thunderbolt™ devices
  • Large, high-resolution displays (Supports 4K)

High Density Glass Fabric PCB

What you've never understood about your computer is that it is scared to death of water, H2O, humidity - or whatever you'd like to call it. And even though you do not see the water, actually there may be lots of excessive moisture in the air killing your motherboard silently and slowly. No, your motherboard doesn't melt when in contact with water like the wicked witch of the west, but it dies of short circuit. Luckily, ASRock has a new High Density Glass Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.


In a world where time is money, why waste precious time everyday typing usernames to log in to Windows? Why should we even bother memorizing those foot long passwords? Nobody has time for that! Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!


ASRock App Charger

Fast Charge – Anytime
Simply installing the App Charger driver makes your iPhone charge up to 40% faster than before. ASRock App Charger supports continuous charging when your PC enters Standby mode (S1), Suspend to RAM (S3), hibernation mode (S4) or power off (S5). The App Charger technology has been fully applied on ASRock Full series motherboards.

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ASRock XFast RAM fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows® 32-bit operating systems. It shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop up to five times faster. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.


Restart to UEFI

Fast Boot is so fast that it is impossible for users to enter the UEFI setup utility during POST. Therefore, ASRock Restart to UEFI technology allows users to easily enter the UEFI setup utility automatically when turning on the PC next time. It is designed for those who constantly need to enter the UEFI setup utility.


ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)

Limit and control your children's time spent on the Internet. ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard) technology allows you to establish an Internet curfew or restrict Internet access at specified times. Administrators are able to schedule the starting and ending hours of Internet access granted to other users.


UEFI Tech Service

Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request from the UEFI setup utility if you are having trouble with your personal computer. Users may try to choose the category of the issue they have encountered, describe the problem in detail, and then attach an optional picture or log file for our technical support team.

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Dampness kills most electronics, so it's a better idea to keep your personal computer dry. Now users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling Dehumidifier. When it is enabled, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.


Easy Driver Installer

For users that don't have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that installs the LAN driver to your system via an USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other required drivers automatically through the Internet. Completely no CD or optical disk drive required!


Tired of listening to crappy audio that makes your ears bleed? Experience high-quality surround sound from your personal computer. DTS Connect is a blanket name for a two-part system, including DTS Interactive and DTS Neo:PC, it is used on the computer platform only, in order to convert PC audio into the DTS format.

DTS, DTS-HD, the Symbol, & DTS or DTS-HD and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc.© DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


This motherboard supports HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) which is an interface standard for transferring uncompressed video data and delivering multi-channel audio through a single cable. Both video and audio data signals transferred through the HDMI™ interface are digital without being converted into analog, therefore it delivers the richest pictures and the most realistic sounds.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • gary b.
  • 11/7/2015 12:45:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASRock Realy

Pros: I don't have too much to say about this board and that's why the 5 star rating. Everything just works with ease. I have been putting computers together sense the Before Athlon K7 days when you had to close or cut the CPU bridges to unlock the multiplier and do voltage mods to the motherboards to overclock. Now today's boards they pretty much do it all for you. This board almost does it without even thinking about it and work;s flawlessly. Letting the board have all the fun and do all the overclocking work with just a mouse click and my I7-4790k is off and flying effortlessly at 4.5 gigs and stable as a rock! It could do more But I would need better cooling. You cant ask more than that.

Cons: I do kind of miss all the hard work of volt modding and CPU bridge cutting and everything you had too do in the old days to OC. Will kinda :)

Other Thoughts: Everything works flawlessly With these parts.........
Evga gtx 970 video card, Seasonic X650 gold power, Gskill snipper ddr3-1866 memory,

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  • Danny L.
  • 11/2/2015 10:09:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherbaord for Price

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Nothing really

Other Thoughts: Ultimately, I did not need this because I had a faulty power supply, but it worked great in the time that I used it.

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  • Jeff P.
  • 10/31/2015 10:15:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswould reccommend

Pros: put this in my daughters new build and I love it. I almost gave her my system and took hers :)
plenty of space on the board, easy to install

Cons: no cons, love it

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  • David W.
  • 10/27/2015 8:46:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mobo for the price

Pros: This is a beautiful mobo. 5 stars for looks alone, although we know that's not what really matters. Construction is top notch, and everything went together perfectly. BIOS is well done and easy to navigate. This mobo also comes with lots of software extras that I've yet to get into. Instruction booklet contains plenty of information that is explained very well.

Cons: It read my 1600 RAM as 1333. I was able to change this in BIOS, but be sure to check that out before you move through the rest of your install.

Other Thoughts: I am very pleased with this mobo. I got it at a great price ($79 after mail-in-rebate) so I'm very happy.

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  • Armored P.
  • 9/20/2015 1:38:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLan problems

Pros: tastes great, less filling

Cons: the LAN is a show stopper in LINUX MINT 17.2. I could not install printers in linux until I used a second lan card and turned off the MB lan card. It drops packets like crazy somehow and communication stops. Also attaching files in emails fails repeatedly no matter which card I use. I have tried two aside from the built in lan. The lan or MB is buggy. Same in Windows 7. And these are fresh installs of both. I am pulling my hair out. Still not corrected and I'm two days past return period. Ouch.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the LAN comminucation issue, is this also happen downloading the files?
Please try upload the files to other websites (i.e. Dropbox) to check if the symptom still occurs.

If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
Tech Support Email:

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/15/2015 8:12:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice

Pros: The audio quality is good. It's fast and stable.

Cons: It doesn't have start up bottom.

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  • James R.
  • 8/30/2015 8:49:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid entry-level Z97-based motherboard

Pros: ASRock did an incredible job with the layout of the board. No stress on the majority of the cabling using a Corsair SPEC-03 case and an Antec HCG-620M modular PSU. Dual 4-pin PWM fan headers next to the CPU socket simplify connection of aftermarket dual-fan air coolers (such as the Hyper Plus 212 I added to my system). System has been exceptionally stable and infinitely more responsive than the outgoing AMD APU-based solution that previously resided in the case. The Asrock App Store program provides streamlined access to firmware and driver updates than MSI Live Update does - less nagging and more overall utility.

The BIOS is well designed and configuration of items such as enabling XMP memory profiles required a minimal amount of effort. While I did not opt for an unlocked processor, the overclocking options were generous for those inclined to wring every last drop of performance out of a 47x0-K series CPU.

Although the Z97 platform is fading from the spotlight with the introduction of Skylake-series processors and corresponding motherboards, the performance differential between the outgoing and incoming platforms wasn't enough to sway me to wait until availability of standard SKUs improves. DDR3 is still more cost-effective at this moment and, when combined with some of the excellent promotions Newegg runs on the corresponding processors, the Z97 platform will provide a solid foundation for a computer that will stand the test of time.

Cons: The audio header resides in the lower left-hand corner of the board. Depending on the included case cabling and additional components installed in a system build, you _may_ not be able to utilize it. With the prevalence of wireless and/or USB-based output devices, this may not present an issue but should be noted.

Other Thoughts: This was my first ASRock motherboard, but it certainly won't be my last. Spectacular value for the money!

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  • Adine F.
  • 8/13/2015 1:38:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsawesome exept killer lan

Pros: has all the connections I need looks nice in pc

Cons: killer lan network manager can cause bsod good thing is there is fix with little googling but if your not up to it get one with different lan adapter

Other Thoughts: went almost 4 months before any bosd probs so might not happen not sure why it stared to but when it did it was every 5-10 min even after full restore and ssd/hdd wipers

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  • David K.
  • 8/10/2015 4:28:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggspurchased 3/24/15

Pros: This board has everything I wanted. The bios is easy to work with. Nice to be able to work with and update bios in Windows.

Cons: I only have one con, and that is that it does not wake my monitor when it goes to sleep. It happens in Windows, Ubuntu, Mint, and OpenSuse. so it is not the os. I have my older AMD, MSI board and I can boot up that machine and it will wake the monitor. I have played with the bios and nothing helps. maybe I'm missing something? I've owned 8 or more different boards and never a problem. If I did not have to cycle the power to my monitor every time this board goes to sleep I would give it 5 stars.

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  • Adam W.
  • 8/7/2015 1:47:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI like

Pros: 30 days in and its running like a champ. Came securely packaged. BIOS is a pleasure to work with.

Cons: The manuals are a bit spare.
Some bloatware with install CD, but all avoidable.

Other Thoughts: This is a solid board for the price. I have usually stuck with Asus in the past, but thought I'd give this one a go and am glad I did. The color scheme is fun too!

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