- AMD 970 + SB950
- FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
- DDR3 2100(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1800(OC) / 1600(OC) / 1333 / 1066 / 800
Great every day board 12/28/2012
This review is from: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 5 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
I just bought my second one of these to finish off my wifes build for a late xmas present. This board is great for people who just want to browse and play some more of the demanding games out there. This board is not for OCers and should not be purchased with the intent of OCING. Worked right out of the box and reconized all components with no issues.
The board is very flimsy and the bios is very horrible. Being someone who likes to OC everything, I hate the latest bios for this. I refuse to update my crash box to this new look but I have to kill power and restart everytime it goes to sleep so Im kinda stuck there. Mounting holes do not match any of my cases. They all seem to be off about 1/4-1/2 an inch forcing me to shift and slide the board inside the case to get them bolted
Overall I wanted a board that was easy to use, didnt require high maintenance and would support a 2GB video card and wouldnt break the bank. This covers all three bases. I have paired this with a 8 core CPU and have hit a solid 7.9 on the windows index when paired when with a revo 3 ssd, gtx 680, 16gb corsair ram and a 1k psu. All of that is like putting rims on a station wagon though.
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