UEFI/BIOS issues10/14/2013 1:15:46 AM

Pros: A ton of overclocking potential; northbridge has waterblock for custom cooling loop

Cons: UEFI/BIOS will not allow me to boot ANY drives (SDD, HDD, optical, etc) and thus I cannot install an OS! Documentation is poor with no OLED display codes explained; Have not heard back from Asrock tech support and am incredibly disappointed.

Overall Review: I am hoping that their tech support department contacts me soon, but the word on the street is that their tech support sucks. I hope they prove me wrong.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear ASRock Customer We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please connect the HD drive to (SATA3_0) and optical drive to (SATA3 _ 5) ports. Check both HDD and optical drives have been detected by mainboard under BIOS, Advanced, Storage configuration. Set the desire drive to boot at UEFI, Boot, Boot option #1 (please also check Hard Drive BBS priorities). Also try press F11 repeatedly to bring boot menu once power on, select desired drive to boot. If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact our Tech Support at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly. Thank you ASRock SUPPORT Tech Support Email: user@ASRockamerica.com
Subpar case9/1/2010 8:28:26 PM

Pros: Room for 2.5" HDD in addition to a 3.5" HDD. Just small enough to fit in my entertainment center.

Cons: Most importantly is lack of air flow. It has two "cut outs" for 50mm fans, but they are blocked by the left and right ends of the PSU thus are useless. only airflow comes from small PSU fan. Front fascia is ridiculously thin/flimsy and hence feel extremely cheap. I kept feeling like I was going to break the cheezy thing during the build.

Overall Review: If you are planning to run an Atom processor, then you will probably not require much cooling. My rig, however, has a E7300 C2D @ 2.66ghz/65watts being cooled by a GELID Slim Silence CPU fan/heatsink w/Nvidia GF9300 chipset. This got EXTREMELY hot in this case.

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Thought this was a great board but then...4/27/2009 11:59:10 AM

Pros: An seemingly excellent package of a micro-ATX board crammed with goodies for a fine, single GPU gaming PC. Plenty of ports & slots along with support for 1066mhz DDR2 RAM which is hard to find on a micro-ATX board

Cons: The board operated well for about three months when suddenly, it died. I'm going to RMA and hope that Asus comes through although I have not heard good things about their RMA dept. We will see.

Overall Review: While it's possible that my situation is isolated, I have seen other reviews on this board sharing the same issue. All I can say is that for three months, it was a fine board. Now I'm sitting here on an old P3 machine typing this review.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer, We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please let us know if we can assist in the RMA process by contacting us at http://vip.asus.com/eservice/usa_rmaserv.aspx and reference case number "NE355081". Best Regards, ASUS Support Team
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