Date Joined: 12/02/01
Pros: 128GB of ECC ram support with E5 Xeons!
E5 Xeon support with 2011-v3!
No problems with ram or E5 Xeon support (using a 2620v4). Ram is Hynix based generic ECC DDR4 ram kit using 16GB modules.
Has been absolutely solid from its first power-up, ~2 weeks of 24/7 operation now.
M.2 NVME support is great.
BIOS is easy to use and didnt need tweaking to get up and running.
Plenty of fan headers
My 3rd Asrock board so far, still using a 3+ year old in my main gaming pc and still going strong. I also have an embedded J1900 cpu based Asrock mobo for my pfsense firewall compy. I'm a convert from Asus.
Cons: none, doesn't get me beer when asked?
Overall Review: I'm using this as a Proxmox hypervisor dist home server platform. I'm using an LSI 9210-8i internal SAS/SATA raid card I picked up off of "an online auction forum" to turn some refurbished hitatchi 2/3TB enterprise drives and a Ironwolf 4TB seagate drive. I'm also using an Intel M.2 NVME 513GB SSD with the mobo. Using 64GB ECC ram via a generic Hynix based kit. Not much to say, the board works and does what it is supposed to do in a very stable way. All I can ask for in a server platform. I can't speak to its gaming/OC/etc performance as I don't use it for that.
Pros: Great build quality, easy to work on, VESA back mounting on monitor, quiet, great performance for general computing, USB 3.0.
Cons: WiFi reception is not that great, I wish it had an external antenna connector.
Overall Review: Using with Win8.1. No problems at all.
Built with 8GB ram, and a 120GB Agility 2 SSD. Results in snappy performance and fast booting.
Pros: Thin, great brightness, nice colors, sharp picture.
Cons: Not as nice as IPS, obvious image shifting if viewing from sides/top/bottom.
Overall Review: Its fine if you work right in front of the monitor, if you need more viewing angle, I'd look elsewhere.
Pros: The cooler was easy to install. I took my time and 'silvered' both the heatsink cpu surface and cpu surface with some Arctic Silver 5 grease, then just a small line parallel with the core layout of the CPU.
Even under 20min of OCCT stress testing, the cooler master heatsink keeps temps easily under control. It is very over-engineered which I like.
Cons: I wish the fan was higher quality. It is a PWM fan, which is nice, but I did notice a tick tick vibration it was causing through the heatsink. I replaced it with a Noctua NF-F12 PWM fan which is much better. Needless to say , I should have then looked at going with a Noctua cooler+fan combo to save some $$.
I'm still happy with the coolermaster heatsink itself, extremely high quality.
Pros: Plugged in ram, set XMP performance profile, and away we go!
Using with an Asrock Extreme6/ac Z87 Haswell board. I went with 32GB since I like to run some vmware VM's , and VM's love ram.
Pros: I took a chance on this Asrock board as I usually only stick with Asus. I was happy that I did. I saved some substantial money, and have features that would have cost at least $70 more on the Asus side of the house.
It works like a charm with 2 x SSD's and 3 x HD's, 32GB of Gskill Ares ram, and Nvidia 660Ti card.
The bios was easy to use, especially in setting up HD's and boot order. XMP ram profiles were a single click. Good stuff.
Cons: None yet, other then I wish the Asrock A-Tuning utility would start up minimized. You want it to load at startup so the fan control software sets your profiles on startup.
Pros: Works great as an affordable kit. Using it for an AMD hex core build for my vmware workstation test box.
Cons: First set was bad. Windows took 3 times to install, then once in there were random crashes. I ran Memtest86 on the box, and it found multiple errors with the ram. Replacement set is spot on and working great.
Overall Review: Egg was super fast turning around the replacement set, thanks!
Pros: Great monitor for the price. Adjustable stand is fantastic and allows me to have more desk top area for gadgets. The base is really small, but very stable.
Cons: The picture is not as vibrant/sharp as my higher end Dell monitor.. but not really a complaint because I paid half the price for this model!!
Overall Review: Make sure that you use a decent video card. I'm using this with the VGA input via a KVM switchbox. My nvidia card equipped pc has a great picture on this, my other pc that uses the built-in intel graphics has a horrible picture. I just ordered a cheap nvidia add-in card for the dell.. no need for anything crazy since i use it as a utility PC (2D graphics only).
Pros: Worked the first time I plugged it in. I really like the single cable with dual usb connectors (one for signal the other for power). No need for external power source for the drive.
Cons: If you loose the cable I think you're up the creek as a standard USB cable may not be able to supply enough power.
Overall Review: Wish it came with a padded carry case, but for the price I guess you can't complain
Pros: The idea is good, and from other reviews it looks good.
Cons: I tried to use this for a wireless alarm system. No matter where I plugged the base and remote units in, it would create a buzzing noise over all the phones in the house. Of course the alarm didn't work, and the noise was unbearable. I tried multiple phone jacks and outlet combos to no avail.
Overall Review: It may be my customer's house wiring as its an older home. Or perhaps there was some transient noise from another electrical appliance in the home causing interference. It was just too much trouble to try to figure out, so I am returning the device.