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Item#: N82E16813157262
ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 5 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
  • AMD 970
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2100(OC) / 1866(OC)
  • $99.99
  • $96.99
  • $66.99 after $30.00 rebate
  • $2.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)


It's the cheapest motherboard you can get with 3 PCI-E 2.0x16 slots.

It works well enough to do what I bought it for.


The driver install disk has loads of bloatware, beware.

One USB 3.0 port doesn't seem to work at all, and the other only works half the time, fortunately i don't need them to mine litecoins.

I'm not sure if any other I/O ports are faulty because i don't need to use them

Other Thoughts:

Low cost or not, everything should work. I don't feel like taking the time to RMA so long as it does what I intended for it...

This is the cheapest/best motherboard you can get for litecoin/bitcoin mining.

OEM's should know better than to gratify bloatware developers... I recommend running a custom install from the disk to ensure you don't get stuck with any of it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the USB 3.0 issue, please download and install the USB 3.0 driver at " ".
Test with known good USB cable and/or USB devices to eliminate the issue.
If you have any technical questions or warranty issues please contact our Tech Support at We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

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  • Robin F.
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

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