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ASRock X99 Extreme6/ac LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 10 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice layout. M.2 X4 socket allows for very fast boots. Lots of SATA 6G connectors. Two Ethernet connections. Wifi/BT adapter. Everything you need for a quality gaming system.

Cons: Just can't get the OC'g to work. No way, no how. After much frustration, I tried the Asrock utility A-tuning (under Windows). I got the board stable at 4.4GHz, but I can't set up BIOS to do the same. A-tuning allows you to save configs and auto load them at startup. That would be a nice bypass to my problem, but the saved configs crash. The only way to get the 4.4 GHz is to use the utility and put in fresh settings each time I boot. boo hiss.
Note: my target OC value is 4.5 GHz based on air cooling. At 4.4 my temps stay below 75C even under Aida64 stress test.
I would return the board, but I can't have my computer down that long. Maybe Asrock will come out with a Bios that works some day. Until then, I really recommend you use a different board!

Other Thoughts: i7-5930k
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Samsung XP941 256GB PCIe 2.0 x4 M.2 SSD
GeIL 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000)

Western Digital Black WD4001FAEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Big, fast

Cons: very slow to wake up

Other Thoughts: At end of Jan I originally bought a WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive. It was DOA. WD quickly sent me a replacement. I just noticed today (ok, sometimes I'm slow) that instead ot the WD4003FZEX, they sent me the much more expensive WD4001FAEX. Hard to beat that for customer service....

MSI Big Bang-XPower II LGA 2011 Intel X79 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I've been running an intel i7-3930K at 4.6G with 16 GB of Mushkin model 998990 at 2400 MHz since July 2013.

Uefi takes some getting used to, but it is worth the results.

I like this board.

Cons: Needs a really big case: XL ATX.


David S.'s Profile

Display Name: David S.

Date Joined: 12/03/03

  • Reviews: 13
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  • First Review: 04/17/09
  • Last Review: 02/23/15
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