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Item#: N82E16813157357

Pros:

Don't even know where to begin. This thing is loaded with a TON of great features on the this tiny little board. Here are some that I can think of off the top of my head.
- 7 onboard SATA connections, 1 eSATA
- Supports up to 32GB of RAM (pricey, but insane)
- UEFI support For SSD's
- 7.1 Surround if using for media PC.
- Plenty of USB 3.0 and 2.0 connections onboard and in back.
Being a person who has built 5 Intel i7 builds every time they came out with a new chip since the bloomfield chip, this FM2 build surprised me as well as this board.

Cons:

Heat in BIOS seems off. Once installed the ASRock xtreme manager (fan manager) it seemed to be fine and reading the temps correctly. Also, if you plan on buy an aftermarket heatsink, it takes very limited types as the bottom plate does not come off easily. I just used the standard AMD heatsink.

Other Thoughts:

Being the size of this thing, this is a GREAT BOARD with TONS of features for its size. Now, I bought this against the abysmal reviews stating that they had BSOD's and bent pins on the CPU's and a couple with DOA's. I have ordered dozens of motherboards and CPU's from newegg and never had issues with pins on the motherboard or CPU's. I did not let the steer me away from this board. DOA's happen when you manufacturing 1000's of boards it is bound to happen. But, all of the other ones are user errors with the other hardware not being compatible with the board or they have bad hardware. As far as it went on my build was piece of cake, had no issues.

- ASRock FM2A85X-ITX
-AMD A6-6400K Richland 3.9GHz Socket FM2 65W
- 4Gb of G. Skill 1600 (PC3 12800)
- SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B (Case)
- SILVERSTONE ST45SF 450W SFX12V 80 PLUS (PS)
- 128GB SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW
- 80GB HDD for programs\DVRs (had laying around)

machine gets a 5.9 on the windows index rating. And it was built for about 300 bucks. Could not have asked for anything more. Had the SSD, memory and the HDD laying around from old builds. Use for streaming and listening to music, watching live tv on windows media center. I will be buying this board again for my NAS build for its abundance in SATA ports.

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