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ASRock Z97 OC Formula LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3100+(OC)/2933(OC)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Keith L.
  • 1/31/2016 5:47:39 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFeature-loaded OC Board

Pros: Just about every possible option for the tweaker and overclocker.

There's really nothing I don't like about this motherboard.

Cons: After almost exactly one year of use, the USB 3.0 hardware died an ugly death on this motherboard. The mobo remains fully functional in all other respects. It is not a software issue. It is a hardware failure which happened very suddenly. Since the failure, attempts to use the 3.0 connections (any of them front or back) got extremely slow performance (much slower than 2.0) followed by a likely system crash. My only recourse was to disable the hardware in Device Manager and buy a PCIe USB3 interface card.

Other Thoughts: Looks good too.

I had a hard choice to make. I boiled down my options to the ASUS Z97 Deluxe; and this board as a lower-cost but still feature-loaded alternative.

Cost-wise I just could not quite justify the ASUS board for this build.

I'm very pleased with the choice I made. It seems to deliver the better bang per hard-earned buck; and if there's a performance difference it's probably slight.

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  • Andrew H.
  • 9/29/2015 8:04:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBoard quit and no advance RMA!

Pros: The board looks nice.

Cons: Warning!! If you have to RMA, your're in for a long wait!

This board quit after having problems and Asrock tells me they won't send out a new board without getting the old board back which can take several weeks, and maybe months. They wouldn't even send out the replacement with a credit card hold securing it! I cannot have this machine down for several weeks or months while wading through a lengthy RMA process. Asrock obviously doesn't stand behind their products, otherwise they'd be happy to send out a replacement with a credit card deposit. No customer service at all!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Andrew,

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
We will be more than happy to replace the mainboard it it's malfunctioned.
For the advance shipping, please refer to RMA policy at " http://www.ASRock.com/Support/index.asp?cat=Policy "

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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  • Anonymous
  • 8/20/2015 1:50:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat bang for the buck

Pros: Rebate came 5 weeks after I mailed it out.
With $40 rebate this board is a no-brainer purchase.
Great options, many ports, well built, reliable.
Had it 4-months running an i5-4690k @ 4.6GHZ and 2 780GTX in SLI and have zero issues. I use the rig 6 hours a day on average under medium to heavy loads. Stays cool and has no hick-ups.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I bounce between Asus ans ASRock every few years. Frankly they both make fine boards in my opinion. Asus can be a bit pricey IMO. ASRock is usually a good bargain.

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  • Stephen J.
  • 8/12/2015 2:48:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad mother board & BAD cover for CPU

Pros: Ratings on the board are good. I had appropriate services from ASRock.

Cons: The motherboard did not work. NewEgg returns are not a problem, but the plastic cover for the CPU fits too tightly to be easily put back on and return the motherboard. So I am now out over $200 for the purchase of a motherboard because of the design of a piece of a three cent piece of plastic.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
ASRock mainboards are fully tested to assure the quality. Unfortunately, due to nature of electronic product, it can happen.

For more information about CPU installation guide, please visit at link " http://www.asrock.com/Support/QA/TSDQA-103.pdf "

If you have any technical issues or warranty questions 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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  • Rich S.
  • 8/7/2015 11:02:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellance by design

Pros: My first purchase of Asrock product. I am fortunate to hold friendships with people within the industry, who are in the know, and have a strong understanding of who is doing what and how well in the computer hardware industries. FOr the last years, Asrock has been consistently producing higher quality products, and at the same time, fashioning those products in creative ways. With a focus on the "Niche" areas to compete against their competitors. What I mean is, they have been identifying the "missing element" or the aspect to a market segment that no one else is producing in that particular way. Careful inspection of their product line reveals that you often that 1 unique configuration of a type of hardware, usually has Asrock's name on it.

This board is a prime example of that. Taking a close look at the configurations offered by the competitors of this motherboard platform, you will see that has a unique offering. It is this approach combined with better equipment, that has helped Asrock, grow beyond its connection to Asus, and stand on it's own. I read recently, Asrock is the fastest growing MB manufacturer in the world, not surprising... Anyways, THe board is built upon top quality VRM configuration. 12 phase with the highest quality components, including the only 12K capacitors offered on the 1150 socket line... While I did not care for the particular color pattern, I was very happy with the quality of the board. From top to bottom, every aspect of the board was excellent.

No problems installing, setting up and configuring.. Turned out to be the easiest build, of the 50+ I have done. If you are looking for a gaming motherboard, with incredible overclocking potential (headroom) and don't plan on running 3 video cards, this is hand down the number option to build on. Perhaps second only to the Extreme 9 Asrock board.. Take a look at the reviews, percentages for bad board vs quality boards appear to be the best of all the 1150 MB's. Ive read every MB review section and I gathered from all that data, that this is the "sweet spot" for overclocking gaming boards..

Cons: Was $220 and gold colored

Other Thoughts: What this MB needs is 3way SLI and M2 SSD pulling from a secondary PLX or from the sata ports, not from the allready starved PCI lanes that keep it from offering solid SLI and multi-card GPU configurations.. Also, USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 2.0, either one of these would have placed this board in the "must have" category.

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  • Scottie B.
  • 8/4/2015 8:37:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board!

Pros: Does everything I wanted it to do easy to set up with no problems.

Cons: No cons yet board works perfectly

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  • Michael H.
  • 7/7/2015 9:19:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely Fantastic

Pros: Looks good.
Adequate cooling.
So many features I probably wont even use them all.
Great for overclocking with ease.
$40 rebate when I purchased it.
Actually ended up liking the yellow/gold look.

Cons: Not one I have found yet. Asrock has replaced two boards for me quickly. They are a good company in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/11/2015 3:56:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTop 0' The Mountain

Pros: Very reasonable price for high end performance.
Plenty of bells and whistles that work well. I've owned 3 other mobo's from different manufacturers and this is a clear pick. Has it all in one package.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: Best price, best features, and best performance in a sea of mediocre.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/16/2015 2:07:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board, No Problems

Pros: Looks great, lots of SATA ports, worked great from the start, multiple PCI-Express slots, CMOS reset switch, seems well built.

Cons: I have not experienced any cons.

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  • Mark M.
  • 3/23/2015 1:37:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat board

Pros: Great board, plenty of ports. Rock solid stability and setup is easy.

Cons: Knocking off an egg for the interminable wait for a promised rebate.

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