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ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 2933+(OC)/2800(OC)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Ben M.
  • 8/19/2015 12:59:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Astounding motherboard. Very pleased with all the features, and has so far been exceptionally stable.

The UEFI BIOS is not the nicest, actually, ASUS has a great UEFI, but it works well enough, and comes with the benefits of things like Secure Boot as well as Ultra Fast Boot, (I don't know if this is a proprietary ASRock technology, but it really does speed up boot times, and doesn't make you install any third party software in the OS.)

I'm also extremely pleased with this board's VRMs, as I've achieved a stable overclock on my 4690K at 1.2v to 4.4 ghz, all the time. Although this is in no small part having apparently won the CPU lottery, it has at least a little to say about the voltage stability of the board. To further speak to this, having the board set to 1.200 volts in the BIOS, HWMonitor reads it as 1.201 volts to the CPU. I think I can take a millivolt of play in the VRMs.

Oh, also, the Z97 chipset is of course excellent. Of course this is Intel's making, but I've seen real improvements over the 80 series chipsets.

Cons: In order to use the M.2 you must disable some SATA III ports. I don't have the manual with me now, but I believe it's SATAIII_5 and SATAIII_6, which are set up to be the SATAe when SATAe becomes a thing on hard drives and SSDs, (WE'RE WAITING, hardware devs...)

With that in mind, it is sort of a lie on the board specifications at least here on Newegg that there are 6 SATA IIIs, an M.2 and a SATAe link. I suppose you could definitely say there are 4 SATA IIIs, and 2 additional SATA III ports if you choose not to use SATAe or M.2, however, if you do choose to use these technologies, you will lose those 2 ports. Again, with that in mind, if you do choose to use M.2 or SATAe, you'll have whatever you've plugged into them to use.

Another con: I do not believe (believe is the opperand) that this board supports NVMe yet. Hopefully when NVMe becomes more of a thing the BIOS will be patched.

The box antenna is a little annoying, but 2 more 2.4/5 ghz antennas are pretty cheap.

Other Thoughts: Really pleased. Very functional, surprisingly compact, (it's an mITX, of course,) and just a delight to work with.

Will almost certainly buy another ASRock when the time comes.

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  • Jamison J.
  • 8/18/2015 10:34:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: No complaints

Cons: none

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  • Gerald P.
  • 8/10/2015 12:04:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Looks like it had all the features I wanted. HDMI in, dehumidifier, ability to OC like a madman. AC wireless. The good stuff.

Cons: DOA. Spent about 2-3 hours total troubleshooting the rest of my components to ensure it wasn't the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: While setting up the RMA for this motherboard I picked up the Gigabyte ITX Gaming 5 board. Installed it and booted on the first try. Is now in my system running like a beast.

Really wanted to use this board for the additional features. But when it's DOA I had to go another route.

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.
As always, we appreciate your purchase and constructive reviews are welcome.

If you have any technical support inquiry 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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  • Gregor L.
  • 8/2/2015 7:08:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggslasted 6 months

Pros: Has all the features I could ask for, and fits into my BitFenix.

Cons: Died after 6 months of use.

Other Thoughts: Great board, when it works. Purchase with caution.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued 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 board whether address the issue.

• Clear the CMOS.
• Test with single memory module, switching another memory if problem still persist.
• Test with onboard video (required remove discrete VGA card).
• Connect the monitor.
• Turn on the power to check if its post.

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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  • peter d.
  • 7/28/2015 3:20:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfollowup review

Pros: I am writing this because in a previous review I mentioned a problem with the USB ports when booting to Windows 7 after running Ubuntu Linux. I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 and everything works perfectly. Probably, my Windows boot loader was corrupted.

Cons: None now.

Other Thoughts: Corsaire H75 water cooler
Intel i7 4790K
Sugo SG05 chassis
16GB ddr3
dual SSD's for Linux and Windows.

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  • Sarah S.
  • 7/13/2015 3:01:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Mobo

Pros: Using 120mm Seidon CPU cooler and M.2 SSD
OC'd i5-4670K to 4.7 GHz no problem, would go more but want to keep under 60C at max load
Board works and included wifi works fine too, no problems at all.

Cons: M.2 is at bottom of the board, can't get to it unless I take the case apart (dense case) and the mobo out. Luckily I don't switch my hard drives ever.

Other Thoughts: My M.2 is a SATA SSD and 42 mm long. I don't remember if longer ones work, nor do I know of the PCI-E options.

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  • Samuel G.
  • 7/4/2015 9:02:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat small form MB

Pros: Well laid out and performs exactly as hoped. Utility software was easy and fast to use. I haven't played with the OC functions yet (they look intuitive), but setting up a RAID was a piece of cake. The wireless receiver is great! At home I get full connectivity even without the antenna. Add the antenna and hotel connectivity is pain free. There were no issues finding drives, etc. Highly recommended.

Cons: None so far

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  • Philip S.
  • 6/21/2015 1:19:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth every penny

Pros: Quality construction, Fully featured, Small form factor. I wanted a solid foundation for an expandable entry level build. The BIOS is REALLY nice. I look at this as an "everything you need with nothing you don't" board. I love it and will be staying with ASRock in the future.

Cons: None at all unless you want SLI, and then you're comparing apples to oranges.

Other Thoughts: LOVE it!

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  • James S.
  • 6/4/2015 10:08:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBad board

Pros: It was cheap for a mini itx z97 when I was impulse shopping for a board to go with a good deal I got on the processor that I used it with.

Cons: It failed after a few weeks. It started turning itself off overnight (I never reboot my main PC) and eventually wouldn't come back on. Now, with all known good components, it turns on for a second, then shuts off for 3 or 4, then loops through that cycle forever. There are other people with other ASRock Z97 boards with the same problem, but their workarounds that involve fiddling with the cmos clear button don't work on my particular board.

Other Thoughts: I worked at a place for a few years where I had to do RMAs for motherboards a few times a week. Based on my experience with ASRock's RMA process, I am sure that I'm better off just eating the board cost and buying a better brand to replace it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please try below to check if its resolved.
• Unplug the ATX power.
• Clear the CMOS.
• Test with single memory module.
• Test with onboard video (remove discrete VGA card).
• Connect the monitor to onboard video.
• Plug the 24 + 8 or 4 pins ATX power back.
• Turn on the power to check if its post.

If you have any technical Support inquiry, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.hank you

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

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  • Joa H.
  • 5/24/2015 8:32:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdoesn't tolerate losing power

Pros: cheap

Cons: When power is shut off or accidentally lost this motherboard won't allow the computer to reboot and needs to have the clear CMOS set to get the computer to work again. Need a workaround for this so I don't have to rebuild the whole computer.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please reseat the components (CPU, memory, VGA card).
Test with another known good power supply.
Load the BIOS default.

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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