8/24/2015 5:07:13 PM

Pros: It's RAM.

Cons: Required 2 sets. 1st set caused blue screens in windows 7. The system was only stable with 1 stick. Eventually, tried memtest and it showed tons of errors.

Overall Review: After RMA (thanks Newegg!), 2nd set is rock solid, but boy is it frustrating to have an otherwise functional system with bad memory. Make sure to test your ram folks! Get memtest and put it through a stress test before even trying to boot windows. This would have saved me hours.

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Manufacturer Response:
. Dear Customer Glad to hear you were able to get the memory working well in your system. It is very odd for a kit to have such problems. But as you know all G.Skill memory kits are backed by a manufacturer lifetime warranty, so you never have to worry about defects. Once you purchase G.Skill RAM, your computer memory is set for life. For any new build, it is always a good idea to run stress tests to confirm stability. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly. Thank you GSKILL SUPPORT Quality and customer service are our top priorities. Tech Support Email: ustech@gskillusa.com RMA Dept Email: rma@gskillusa.com G.Skill Forum: http://www.gskill.us/forum/
8/24/2015 4:40:53 PM

Pros: Good feature set: PS/2 port USB 3.1 2 LAN ports Intel LAN Onboard Audio is good quality

Cons: USB 3.1 provided by add on card Clear CMOS button is horribly placed and can brick your motherboard No frills BIOS

Overall Review: I was going to go with an ASUS Sabertooth motherboard until I realized that it lacked a PS/2 port, so I went with this one instead. My initial experience was poor. After I tried to clear the CMOS using the button in the back, the motherboard refused to even power on. Fans didn't even turn on. It was completely bricked. After the RMA (thanks Newegg! As always they have a great return policy), my 2nd motherboard has been working for a couple weeks now with no issues. The board itself has a good feature set, but is a bit cheap looking, including the BIOS which isn't as polished as ASUS and MSI offerings. Again, great feature set for the price, but I recommend saving some cash and buying the non-3.1 version of this or even the extreme4 which are essentially the same boards, minus 1 or 2 features, and are much cheaper. I currently am running a 5820k at 4.3ghz @ 1.27v with 32GB of gskill ddr4. No further issues after the rma.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued ASRock Customer Thank you for purchase and review. The clear CMOS button should not be causing the problem. However, it's required cut off the power before pressing clear CMOS button. Glad to hear the second mainboard working normally. If you have any technical inquiry or warranty questions please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp We will assist you shortly. Thank you ASRock SUPPORT Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/Support/tsd.asp