- Intel H81
- 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
- DDR3 1600/1333
- $56.99 –
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Pretty good budget board 12/07/2013
Nice BIOS, fairly easy to navigate
Very inexpensive, but reasonable features
Very low-end audio chipset
Only 4 total SATA plugs, 1 USB3 header, 2 USB2 headers... not really a 'con' but understand that's all you are getting
Funky 24-pin socket (see other thoughts.)
Bought this for a budget PC build, it's working very well. It did not seem 'flimsy' at all... and believe me, I put it to the test.
Like the other reviewer mentioned... I had problems seating the 24-pin plug on my CX430... it just did not want to go in all the way. I even bought a CX430M, thinking it was a fluke, but it wouldn't seat either. I have it jammed in as far as it'll go, but I can't get the retention clip in place. I have another CX430 in my HTPC plugged into a Gigabyte board with none of those problems. I can't say if it's the mobo or PSU... but they definitely don't play well with each other.
This is my first ASRock motherboard, so far I'm very pleased with it, aside from the pesky pin problem.
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