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James M.

James M.

Joined on 04/18/05

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ASRock X58 Extreme3

ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Solid board. Fired up on first try after building, which is always a good sign. Reasonable tweaking capabilities. Plenty of header connections for deluxe cases. Runs cool in a good box. Windows 7 64-bit runs like a charm. DPC Latency is excellent on this board. SATA 3 connectors are in the middle of the board -- easy to find and insert cables.

Cons: SATA connections are in a corner, and they point to the side, not up. Makes for a tight fit when inserting cables. BIOS settings for SATA are set to IDE out of the box. REALLY? After advertising SATA and SATA 3, you'd think that the settings would be correct for SATA drives. You'd be wrong.

Overall Review: The BIOS flash works like a charm. Just put the file on a USB thumb drive and off you go. One minute later, you've got an updated BIOS. No farting around with discs or windows utilities.