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ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
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Overview


Fatal1ty Z97X Killer

A High-End Z97 Gaming Motherboard with Killer LAN, M.2 Socket, and SATA Express Interface

ASRock
  • ASRock Super Alloy

    • - XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    • - Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
    • - Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
    • - NexFET™ MOSFET
    • - 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), PCIe Power Connector
    • >> Internet - Qualcomm® Atheros® Killer™ LAN
    • >> Audio - Purity Sound™ 2
  • Supports 5th Generation, New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
  • Digi Power, 8 Power Phase design
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 3200+(OC)
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® Quad SLI™
  • Graphics Output Options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
  • 7.1-Ch. HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
  • 1 x SATA Express, 6 x SATA3, 1 x M.2 (Gen2 x2/SATA), 8 x USB 3.0 (2 x Front, 6 x Rear), 6 x USB 2.0 (4 x Front, 1 x Rear, 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port)
  • 1 x COM Port Header
  • Supports ASRock HDD Saver Technology, Full Spike Protection, ASRock Cloud, APP Shop, F-Stream, Key Master, Full HD UEFI

Features

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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.

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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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*Test results may vary depending on the setup, internet environment and time.

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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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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, CPU and chipsets can perform with lower temperature, and your motherboard and system will be more stable and reliable.


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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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Dual-Stack MOSFET for CPU Power

Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) is another innovative MOSFETs design by ASRock. The silicon die area is increased by stacking two dies into one MOSFET. The larger the die area, the lower Rds(on). Compared to traditional discrete MOSFET, DSM with larger die area provides extreme lower Rds(on) 1.2mΩ, so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient.

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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.


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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, these platinum capacitors have 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

ASRock does not overlook any details, even those tiny ones. With 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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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-Ch. 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™ 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.


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XSplit

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 US$ 24.95 value!

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Orbweb ME

Your Personal Cloud, Easy and Always Connects

ASRock Cloud* technology makes your mobile devices connect to your PC seamlessly! 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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2014 9:15:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat mobo great price

Pros: 1. Price
2. Customization of boot features.
3. Ease of overclocking.
4. Good on-board sound
5. Lots of PCI-e slots
6. Lots of SATA ports
7. Hdd shut down feature for storage drives and power savings.
8. Nice heat sinks.
9. Lots of room around CPU slot for a big heatsink and fan.
10. Z97 chipset for great compatibility with devil's canyon cpu's.

Cons: None yet, it's a pretty solid board and it's been issue free so far.

Other Thoughts: The "sniper mouse" port doesn't work until you install drivers, gotta use the normal USB slots at first.

Instruction manual was a bit hard to follow and doesn't really provide very specific information. So unless you know what you are doing when putting it all together, it might be a little more difficult.

All-in-all I was looking for a solid board with a good price tag. This one seems to be a winner in my book.

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5 out of 5 eggsNice Board

Pros: 1. Good looking board
2. M.2 slot that can handle all M.2 drive sizes
3. Plenty of Sata ports
4. Nice heat sinks
5. Mounting holes have just enough give – see notes below
6. Being able to turn off harddrives when not in use
7. Well labeled
8. Comes with connectors and sata cables
9. Gigabit Ethernet – Killer NIC
10. BIOS Makes sense
11. Z-97 chipset – I really want to upgrade to Broadwell – see note

The case that I put this in has standoffs that are just a little out of place. The slightly larger holes made it very easy to install. It is amazing was few thousandths of an inch will do. The Gigabyte board that was in the case prior to installing this one, took some pushing and shoving to get it fastened.

Cons: 1. The M.2 slot or express sata slots will work, but you cannot use them together
2. Fan header locations were hard to get to after I installed my heatsink
3. Had to install drives for the Killer Nic to work

The M.2 slot issue is the same with all boards that I have seen so far. Really, I am grateful that they are there.

I just do not see a lot of advantage for the Killer Nic. The ping rates are faster, but overall the network function is about the same. Most people will be constrained by their infrastructure anyways.

Other Thoughts: I do not think Asrock was swinging for the fences with this board, but they still hit a home run. It packs just the right amount of accessories and features for the price. It makes a good gaming build. You will not be on the bleed edge, but then again is Haswell or Broadwell really the best choice for bleed edge.

This is a board that supports Broadwell CPUs. I am currently running a dual core chip without hyperthearding of the machine I have installed this board in. I used a couple of other Haswell CPUs – core i5 and core i7 chips. The i7 is devil’s canyon, but those chips are dedicated to other machines. I also have an Asus R9 270X installed in the system. I would really like to test Broadwell in this machine.

As I ran test with this board and compared it to other Z97 chipset boards, it was within the statistical margin of error on all test. That does not surprise me. It performed equally well, winning few and losing a few. The one test that this board did a little better in was Furmark. I attribute that to the way the case was laid out. I was also to take advantage different wire routing. Hey, every little bit help.

I am currently using this set-up as a steam box with HTPC capabilities. It is fantastic for that purpose. I am not a FPS gamer, so most of the games that use do not need to have the highest frame rates.

Who should buy this board? If you are looking for a system for gaming, this is a good board for you. If you need to live on the extreme edge, then get a LGA 2011 board and spend the big bucks. For everyone else, this is a great choice. It balances the desire for speed and functionality with price.

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  • Travis K.
  • 10/4/2014 11:56:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing MOBO

Pros: This mobo is AMAZING!

It was used in my first PC build and it was very easy to read the manual and find where i plug in everything..

Cons: NONE

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  • David L.
  • 10/2/2014 6:46:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBoard works as expected

Pros: Received this board less than a week ago. Decided it was time to build a new computer to replace the one I built back in 2008. That one lasted 6 years and still works fine today. The goal of building a new pc was to have something that would last me another 6 years or so.

Shipping: Packaging was above average with the padded foam zip tied to 4 mounting holes. Mobo box was shipped inside a larger box that had CPU, Video Card, HD's, Memory, etc. Shipped it NDA as I work in the shipping business and if there is one thing I am certain of it's pay the extra for next day delivery when it comes to electrical components. Here is why: Coming from California to my state, shipped ground, means that box would move from 1 hub to another over 4 or 5 days; through every state between point a and point b. At each hub it would be resorted to other trailers where it is unloaded and loaded multiple times. By the time it gets to your front door at least 20 people have resorted that box using belts, chutes, slides, etc. Paying the extra to ship it air means it went from California, to local Cali hub, to Tennessee, to my local hub, to my front door. Significantly less chance for something to get damaged in shipping.

Install: Board was very easy to install in my Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case. With that case cable management was a breeze and system looks very open and clean. CPU installed with no issues as did the memory. M.2 Plextor installed just like it should and isn't visible under the video card (perfect place to put the M.2).

Powered up for the first time just as expected. No errors or issues surfaced. PC is running everything default in the BIOS with the exception of manually adjusting my memory from 1333 to 1866. Not a big deal to change that one item. While I know this board can do so much more with over clocking and what not I don't have a reason to do that so I run it at stock settings. Bios is easy to understand and the owners manual is detailed. If you read the manual you really can't mess this up.

This is the first ASRock motherboard that I have bought. I have always went with ASUS in the past and the only reason I decided to try something different was a) price and value were good, b) quality of ASUS has slipped a little, c) a good friend of mine who is a Network administrator and more in tune with technology than anyone I know suggested I give them a try.

So to summarize I had absolutely no issues with this board or getting any of the other hardware to work with it. While it's only been less than a week everything works as planned. If that continues I will certainly look to ASRock in the future although I doubt I will need to replace this PC anytime soon.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you are looking to build your own system here are the parts I purchased. It might help you research what it is you are looking for and/or what is compatible.


ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDM

Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5GH

CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin 1866

Plextor M6e PX-G256M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express

WD BLACK SERIES WD2003FZEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache

EVGA 04G-P4-2974-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 970

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2 out of 5 eggsIt gives me an uneasy feeling

Pros: First impressions. I will tell you this is my first Asrock board but I’ve read enough reviews to know that the quality can be spotty. The Killer Fatality represented itself well. It’s a handsome board done in black and red and it’s not lurid or cheap appearing and the board isn’t so thin it bends easily. The heatsinks are attached well with screws and both the Purity Sound processor and the Killer NIC chip are covered by metal EMI shields. The board comes packed in a black anti-static foam container and held in place by 4 zip ties. This is the best method of shipping a motherboard I’ve seen and I was suitably impressed.
The bundle doesn’t include much, some generic black SATA cables, an SLI bridge, a somewhat amateurish I/O plate that manages to look cheap, a thick user manual and an additional software manual and a small sheet for the cloud service. Oh yes, and a single small black screw in it’s own bag. This perplexed me at first and then I realized it’s for the M.2 slot. Not much but then this isn’t really a high dollar offering.
I built up a modest system for this motherboard including a corei7 4790, 8 gigs of G-Skill memory and an older OCZ 550 watt modular power supply. The video card is an ASUS 650 ti Boost. This is not a powerful video card but it’s rock solid and runs cool and seems more a match for this lower middle level board. I purchased the regular 4790 processor because I realized I was spending extra for the K parts and never overclocking my systems. Honestly, these Intel processors are plenty fast enough for me and the $40 I saved over buying the enthusiast part can be applied elsewhere.
Z97 gives you an m.2 SSD slot and a SATA express port. There are no SATA Express devices out right now and my only m.2 SSD isn’t the faster PCIe variant so I’ll stick with a standard SSD for the boot drive. There are 3 PCIe X16 slots but since this board doesn’t have a plex chip the best you’re going to get is 2 way SLI at X8/X8.
The Realtek Purity Sound performed admirably. I’m certainly no audiophile and all I had hooked up was an old Altec Lansing 2.1 speaker system but the sound did justice to my Avicii True album in FLAC. I’m not really a fan of the Killer network Lan port but it worked OK. Maybe if I was an online gamer it would have more appeal but I’d much rather have a high quality Intel gigabit part. But I stress it performed with no problems. Also you need it if you want to avail yourself of the Asrock Cloud program
The BIOS is an actual surprise and a delight even if it’s not as polished as ASUS. It has more options then I’ll ever use including more configuration settings then I’ve ever seen. If you like red and black then you’ll probably love the color scheme. I found everything and it all worked as advertised although as often as not the mouse wouldn’t work. Also the BIOS had a bad habit of not recognizing my Intel SSD on occasion, forcing me to once again set it as the boot device.
First impressions.

Cons: If you’ve spent a lot of time building systems then I’m sure you’ve had that one system that wasn’t outright bad but was wonky enough so you found yourself watching it all the time to see what would go wrong next. I’m not talking about boards that are defective but boards that have idiosyncrasies or that mess up just enough to make you worry but not bad enough to send it back. The Asrock Z97X Killer was a motherboard like that for me. It never went wrong enough to make me consider RMAing but it kept screwing up enough so I was never comfortable with it. I was always waiting for the next little thing to go wrong.
When I got the motherboard installed the first thing of course was installing Windows. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate X64 on a 240 gig Intel 530 SSD. This is a rock solid if unexciting SSD that’s not cutting edge but always works. Windows installed OK but then I tried installing the drivers from the Included DVD. The first driver installed and then the computer rebooted and… nothing. I had power and fans but no video. First bad feeling. So I waited a prudent amount of time just in case the motherboard was tired but nothing so I hit reset. Same thing. So I shut the system down and turned it back on with the same result. Finally, thinking I’d hosed the motherboard I disconnected the SSD and got the boot screen back up. Relief. Hooked the SSD back up and it went back into Windows 7. The driver install program started back up and installed another driver and rebooted and… well I’m sure you can guess where this is going. At least this time hitting reset worked and brought Windows back up. But each time the driver disk installed a driver I’d get the same problem. Not exactly reassuring but maybe just a transient problem.
Now I will say that in general operation, Windows 7 seemed stable and everything worked. So I tried to install some utilities and again the system refused to restart. Now I’m getting the feeling this motherboard is flaky if not outright bad.
I liked the Windows manner of updating the BIOS although the app for it never was able to find the BIOS and report the version. I simply looked in the BIOS at startup and got the version and then went to the Asrock site and downloaded the latest version. It’s an executable file that you click on and it updates the BIOS. Easy Peasy, right? Well it might have been if the system had been able to get through the reboot, which it couldn’t. It shut down and then started back up. The hard drive activity light flashed and flashed but no video. I knew the drill by then and waited a proper amount of time before I hit reset. Again no video. So I shut the system down completely and restarted it and once again it seemed to start and the hard drive activity light flashed but no video. Took the SSD out and the BIOS once again came up. Just like the first time when I reconnected the SSD the system booted and the BIOS had been updated. Everything is normal and happy and

Other Thoughts: I jumped through all the hoops to install the Asrock Cloud app. You have to create an account with OrbWeb and it quite clearly told me that it was a temp ultimate account good for thirty days. Supposedly you get a free year professional account but I saw nothing to indicate that. The professional account loses you the remote desktop so take that into account. For that you’ll need the ultimate plan that costs $69. I’m going to say now that it does work. It woke the computer up from a shutdown state and gave me access to the desktop and my files. It does work but it gives me a bad feeling. First you need to install Java and I’m no fan of Java. Second it requires you to give Intranet access and that’s not as secure as basic Internet access. And third it’s a cloud based program and I don’t want my naughty selfies showing up on 4chan or Reddit. I will say again that it does perform as advertised but the booklet they give you has an error in configuring the BIOS in that says to enable PCI Devices Power On and the Z97X Killer has only an entry for PCIe devices in the BIOS. Plus you cannot get the software to work using the Killer NIC software on the DVD included in the box. You have to download the newer software from the Asrock site. Like I said, it works but I’m going to remove it from my computer in the interests of security.
The XSplit Broadcaster software isn’t something I’d ever use so the gift certificate included is wasted on me. I’m an avid gamer but not a particularly adept gamer and I’d rather not broadcast my ineptness all across the Internet.

Despite my problems the motherboard was stable when running . I played some games and it was as good as my ASUS Z97 Pro. I used it as my everyday machine and it handled office chores, downloading and media streaming. The USB3 works great as does the sound system and the LAN. Right now it’s behaving perfectly. And it may very well continue to behave as long as I don’t have to reload Windows or update the BIOS. The problem is I’m a tinkerer and I reload Windows on a regular basis and I update the BIOS whenever a new one comes out so I will be honest and say I wouldn’t want it for my only machine due to the problems with rebooting. There’s that nagging suspicion at the back of your mind that it’s flaky and just lulling you into a false sense of security before it goes completely wonky.
OK, let’s put it on the table here. Most motherboards are equal in performance. One Z97 board is about the same as another. Sure there are variations in USB speeds or Lan performance and maybe even a bit in SATA speeds but not enough to notice in everyday use. So you either buy your favorite brand or buy based on features . I like ASUS because they simply work out of the box and because I like the software. But I’ve had Gigabyte boards as well as MSI and they work just as well. This motherboard works fine but it has issues that I’m not willing to live with. It may just be a slightly wonk

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the issue, please clear the CMOS.
Set the UEFI/BIOS default.
Reinstall the memory firmly.
Reseat the VGA card firmly.
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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  • Edward L.
  • 9/21/2014 10:11:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: All the bells and whistles for half the price!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I debated between this motherboard and a 300+ dollar option and couldn't see any reason not to go with this one. It has everything you need.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/7/2014 2:45:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslove it

Pros: love the motherboard haven't fohaventund anything wrong with it i would recommend getting it

Cons: none

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5 out of 5 eggsFata1ity Z97X Killer Update

Pros: Great board, Possibilities are endless with UEFI bios.
Latest Bios update by me!

http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-ASRock-Fatal1ty-Z97X-Killer?pid=72350#pid72350

Intel RST(e) OROM and EFI SataDriver
OROM IRST SATA ver. 13.2.0.2134 = "updated"
EFI IRST SATA ver. 13.2.0.2134 = "updated"
Intel OROM Vbios and EFI GOP Driver
Intel OROM Intel PXE ver. 1022 = "no change"
OROM QCM-Atheros PXE ver. 2.1.1.5 = "updated"
Intel Microcode Update
Microcode ID 0326C31A rev. 1A 05/23/2014 = "updated"

Cons: F-Stream tuning app needs some work as some fuctions crash the application. hope ASRock fixes this soon.
Fan tuning is still a bit buggy as well when manually adjusting the speeds. Please ASRock fix the apps!

Other Thoughts: if you brick you're board I am not responsible! you did something wrong. As I have had no problems with this custom update at all. You will have to put all you're setting back as updating the bios will clear all you're settings in the bios. and as always enjoy! :)

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  • Darryl B.
  • 7/28/2014 9:32:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsperfect gaming mobo for the price.

Pros: This motherboard is fantastic. Easy to install, easy instructions, and powerful. Its nearly idiot proof if this is your first build. The manual is written well and diagrams everything perfectly. Software is great and works fine even before you put in the drivers DVD.

My setup is running games on the highest settings and this motherboard doesn't bottleneck no matter what I through at it. It'll be future proof for some time for me.

Tons if USB ports. And the audio is loud and clear. Very impressed.

Cons: Nothing at all. And I'm picky!

Other Thoughts: Best motherboard on the market for the cash. Have fun with it.

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  • kamran p.
  • 7/26/2014 3:29:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdo not RMA to newegg

Pros: looks good...

Cons: bad sensor. i'm never RMAing to newegg even again.
its been almost 1 month since i bought my i7 4790K with this MoBO and I still don't have it back.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please contact us with detail information about the issue at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

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