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This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Very large, made for larger cases. Many extra USB ports. Onboard sound has pretty acceptable quality, the Microphone sound is a bit low though.
Cons: The 3 pin fan plugs on the motherboard are a big close to other plugs, making it awkward to plug them in sometimes, but that's more of a nitpick. I guess the biggest con is that the board doesn't come with more motherboard jumper screws. I didn't have enough and had to find some to instal it, but i guess that's more of a personal problem.
Other Thoughts: Will consider buying this future generation of board, being that its been so long this specific version is no longer available.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This motherboard is very large, unexpectedly so. Luckily with my ugly sunbeam transformer i could easily fit it in. Once i began installing pieces i noticed everything on the board was labeled clearly, including the pin placements for the power button + and -. This saved me alot of time. Their are plenty of expansion slots and the sata ports also face outwards in case of large video cards.
Cons: Not much, extra large board, not enough fan slots, but i have converters anyway.
Other Thoughts: When i was putting the motherboard in I noticed that there is an extra spot for a jump and screw, due to the mobo's large size. When removing it to place the jump I accidentally grabbed the south bridge to pull it up. It seemed to wiggle after that, but once i went to put it back in, the SB seemed to have found its place again and stopped wiggling. just worth mentioningREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: DO NOT PURCHASE AS ROCK PRODUCTS,
Cons: DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ASROCK IS A DISCOUNT COMPANY WHICH USES USELESS PARTS
Other Thoughts: DONT BUY ASROCK STUFF BAD IDEA.
I once bought a replacement am2+ motherboard, got 4 in a row DOA, and the customer service guy tried to tell me how dumb i was for actually doing my research before purchasing, WASTED 30 DOLLARS ON SHIPPING.