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Pros: Great board when it works. Tons of features, compatible with almost any heavy duty peripherals. Nice user-friendly bios, and easy to put together. With the right lighting it looks awesome in a windowed case.
Cons: Typical AMD anything: hot enough to cook something on it, cheap, and not as good as they used to be, whether it's the processors or boards that are made for them. I've had problems with this one since day 1. For some reason it will randomly change the boot order, some other settings are not saved and now wont run for more than a couple seconds or at all. I tried 3 different PSUs to see if the issue was power, no change, 3 different video cards, (ATi and Nvidia) still nothing . With liquid cooling, I left the Processor at factory speeds, which It did not run hot enough to cause any damage, so processor's off the hook. ASRock and I didn't get along too well so I guess we're done. 140 bucks down the drain. ;(
Other Thoughts: Hands down, I WOULD recommend this Board for an AMD fan or even a newcomer to gaming builds. Hopefully your luck is better than mine. It's a shame a temporary 110 dollar Intel build had to replace this. I will be returning to Intel for my next gaming build. Farewell AMD.....READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Price, very easy installation, lots of room to work with, bottom mounted power supply, rear fan is very quiet and first time builder friendly.
Cons: One day im not gonna have it anymore :(
Other Thoughts: Had this case for about a month now, I built a cheap computer for miscellaneous stuff (not gaming). It was time to take my hardware out of the awful, beaten to death case it was in before. Installation of hardware is so simple that it's almost pointless to read the manual. Locations for motherboard stand-offs are labeled right on the mounting wall itself. Plenty of room to hide the cables in the back, if you want a clean look. Large video cards, ATX boards, large PSU, all do-able. Current setup inside (some of these parts are from a while ago but newer models are about the same price: This case, Elitegroup H61H2-M17 ATX micro board, Celeron G1610 Daul-Core, BFG 550w Modular PSU, 8gb Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz, Radeon (forget what model) 1gb, 640gb WD Caviar HD and Enermax T.B. Silence 120mm Red led fan = less than 500 bucks :) You won't be disappointed.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ECS H61H2-M17(v1.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Easy to install, small and lightweight, on-board HDMI and will handle some heavy duties just fine.
Other Thoughts: Bought this and a Celeron, already had a hd and some ram. Bought as a computer for storage and miscellaneous whatever, and just for fun i also have Ubuntu and Windows XP on it Windows 7 is obviously no problem either. They work just fine. For 50 bucks, im pretty impressed. Bios, should be called "Rainbow BIOS" lol, very colorful, user friendly and fun bios. Not a whole lot of options tho, most of everything is automatic on this board, but this is not a board for anything extreme, so no point anyway. I would say yes, decent board. No complaints.READ FULL REVIEW