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Pros: This MB can sustain punishment. After previous review posted 6/9/2012, I removed MB with some dissatisfying force and MB remain intact.
Cons: Cons posted previously.
Other Thoughts: After futile trials, remove MB clean case and connections. Then, clear CMOS and force air in all fissures of the board.
Reinstalled all components one at the time, MB behaved well and accepted RAID configuration with 2 Crucial SSD 64 for System, follow by EVGA 2w, USB 3.0 PCIex1 add on card, Rosewill PCI wireless card and other miscellaneous add-ons. Furthermore, I tested system for 3 days and no issues.
System is traveling and will receive further punishment in travel and at destination. Overall MB is working well. New rating of 3 eggs due to the issues previously noted.
Note: AsRock SUPPORT very attentive to reviews in Newegg. Hope it is the standard and not the exception. Thank You for your prompt posting. Your response and Newegg attention to detail have made me rethink AsRock overall customer value.
Pros: Looks Only
Cons: Flashed BIOS to last update seems stable.
RAID very unstable recurrent drops and reboots.
Rebuild Raid with four separate drives two times each to make sure configuration was not incorrect. Every time I completely installed W7, drivers, updates. System looks fine after a few hours system will reboot to a blank screen.
Clear ROM 1st time was able to rebuild RAID and re-installed system. 2nd was able to enter BIOS; however, will not boot from raid, 3rd time different drives same as 1st time after installing system. 4th time second set of HDD system worked fine with all installations and updates – System worked for 6 hours - on reboot no dice, would not clear ROM a complete death RockMB
Other Thoughts: One day over 30 days for RMA. Hope MB did not damage any other parts
I decided to purchase this MB as a trial. I have purchase asrock before and the build was with some frustration; however, this MB is now scrapped. Looked at MB manufacturer for possible RMA and they have one entire page of Rules and Regulations to follow in order to obtain an RMA. Needless to say this ENTHUSIAST will not be purchasing any other product from this company.
1st and 2nd trial 2 – 60GB Crucial SSD
3rd and 4th trial 2 – 2TB WD HDD
16 Gb M
Pros: I purchased two for SLI configuration. Plug them in and windows automatically detected and installed drives. No problems so far. These pair replaced GTX 460 2WIN which I RMA to factory two times. Cards are running at 44C and 48C. Top card has very little room to breathe due to the size and having the bottom card very close to it.
Cons: Size 'thickness' does not let the top card breathe sufficiently, Running 4 degrees higher than bottom card. These temperatures are at no load, Top card running 975MHZ and bottom running at 50MHZ. Do not find this a feat Con because cards are working fine so far.
Other Thoughts: Cards looked pleasingly good and do their job. Fans could get loud but it is part of cooling.READ FULL REVIEW