- Intel Z68
- Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
- DDR3 2133(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066
Mostly a great board 09/16/2011
Things that made me choose this board:
10 SATA ports.
Legacy support: Ports for IDE, Floppy, and PS2.
Easy to use, mouse-driven bios. Was able to successfully overclock my i5-2500K from 3.3 to 4.4 with two clicks.
Video ports to run my third and fourth monitor.
PCI-e 3.0, USB 3.0., SATA III.
Good price/feature ratio.
Good reviews all over the 'net.
1. It was a disappointment to find that the ASMedia controller that adds 4 of the SATA III 6 Gb/s ports doesn't support RAID, so of the 10 SATA ports, only two SATA III and the 4 SATA II ports allow RAID.
2. Like my previous DFI motherboard, this one has a two-digit alphanumeric display that shows both what the motherboard is currently doing, and errors codes. On the DFI board the display was located in the bottom left corner, such that I could conveniently see it through the side case fan. On this Asrock board, it's located just to the right of the second PCI-e x16 slot, where it is completely covered by the end of my second video card.
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