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ASRock Z87 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 2933+(OC)/2800(OC)
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5 out of 5 eggs DoA? Remember to clear the CMOS! 11/11/2013

This review is from: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros:

Maybe not 5 out 5, perhaps 4.5 out of 5. My 7th PC build, but my first ASRock motherboard. Switched out all the old components out of my 5-year old PC apart from the case and the PSU. No problems with build. Powered it up for the first time and nothing happened! No power indications at all, apart from the green power-status lights on the graphics card, the board itself appeared utterly dead. I remembered
reading a NewEgg review about clearing the CMOS, so I pressed the clear CMOS button on the board and it sprung instantly into life. No problems after that. I flashed the BIOS with the
latest version from the ASRock website (version 2.30) via a USB drive. Installed Windows 8.1 with only the SSD attached, then added a pair of 1 Tb HDD drives in RAID mode as a 2nd drive.
Had to temporarily set the SATA mode to RAID mode to get the Intel BIOS storage configurator to work, but after I configured the HDDs Windows refused to boot until I switched the SATA
mode back to AHCI. The User Interface to the UEFI (aka BIOS) seemed like a big improvement over the BIOS UIs I have used in the past. The A-Tuning utility also seemed reasonable to me.

Cons:

You should not not have to clear the CMOS, when powering up for the first time.
No support for PATA (aka IDE) drives. But they are getting long in the tooth now. So I am not removing an Egg for that.

Other Thoughts:

ASRock Z87 Extreme4
Intel Core i5-4670K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16Gb (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 Cas 9
Asus GTX780 DirectCU II OC
ASUS PB278Q 27" 2560 x 1440 Monitor
Western Digital Green WD10EZRX 1TB (2 in RAID 1)
SSD SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 128GB MLC
SilverStone SDP08 Nickel 2.5 to 3.5 bay converter
Cooler Master CM 690 case
Corsair TX650W PSU

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