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ASRock X99 WS-E/10G LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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4 out of 5 eggs Review: Downgrade or an Upgrade? 12/30/2016

This review is from: ASRock X99 WS-E/10G LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: -UEFI is an improvement.
-USB 3.0 are functional in comparison to older models.
-Boot up time changed from 12 seconds to 5 to 7 seconds after post.

Cons: -Doesn't read all my memory for a kit that's not supported. A lot of kits that are supported are mainly at a max of 16 or 32 GB of Ram. My Kit is only working at a max of 48 or 3 sticks out of 8. Prior model, LGA 2011 Extreme 11 could support all 64GB of DDR3 versus 128 GB DDR4 on this LGA 2011-3 platform. I suspect that if you wanted to utilize the max CPU Framebuffer, you'd need to purchase and install UDIM ECC or Server memory. My current kit is the 3200, G. SKill Trident 128 GB DDR4 Kit. BIOS is only reading 48 on mine, and all the sticks won't fit properly because space becomes a factor with the local heatstinks on the board. Memory listing for 128gb, there's none listed as being compatible on the ASRock Website.
-If you aren't using the teaming/Link Aggregation functions of the 10G T-Lan, you can't use them individually as an internet connection. The 10G ports are basically useless with only 1 Ethernet cable. The system doesn't read any packets coming in our out.

Other Thoughts: -This motherboard, from the LGA 2011 Extreme 11, loses a 6v CPU connector for Overclocking. Through the BIOS software, I have my setup stable at 4.0 GHZ at 35 deg C at idle. This motherboard isn't a champ at Overclocking.
-My old LGA 2011 Extreme 11 had no issues with my Sound Blaster ZXR card. The x99 WS-E/10G becomes a little unstable with that SoundBlaster Card. This leads to a lot of BSODs.

I'm giving this motherboard 4 out of 5 Eggs is because I feel it's still worthy of it, and it meets my expectations of a Workstation Motherboard and not a Gaming/Enthusiast Motherboard. I purchased this motherboard for the workstation aspect, and to a high caliber, it's a pretty stable and functional motherboard with a bit qwerks like the Extreme 11. My old Extreme 11 didn't have functional USB 3.0, the SB Fan died on me after a year or two of use, V-TD crashed a lot on AMD Graphic Cards (7000 and RX-295).

This motherboard has 4G Decoding. So that means you can use Workstaton Graphic cards or a NVidia Tesla with this motherboard. The option is listed in the PCIe section of the BIOS.

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ASRock X99 WS-E/10G LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Review: Downgrade or an Upgrade? 12/30/2016

This review is from: ASRock X99 WS-E/10G LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: -UEFI is an improvement.
-USB 3.0 are functional in comparison to older models.
-Boot up time changed from 12 seconds to 5 to 7 seconds after post.

Cons: -Doesn't read all my memory for a kit that's not supported. A lot of kits that are supported are mainly at a max of 16 or 32 GB of Ram. My Kit is only working at a max of 48 or 3 sticks out of 8. Prior model, LGA 2011 Extreme 11 could support all 64GB of DDR3 versus 128 GB DDR4 on this LGA 2011-3 platform. I suspect that if you wanted to utilize the max CPU Framebuffer, you'd need to purchase and install UDIM ECC or Server memory. My current kit is the 3200, G. SKill Trident 128 GB DDR4 Kit. BIOS is only reading 48 on mine, and all the sticks won't fit properly because space becomes a factor with the local heatstinks on the board. Memory listing for 128gb, there's none listed as being compatible on the ASRock Website.
-If you aren't using the teaming/Link Aggregation functions of the 10G T-Lan, you can't use them individually as an internet connection. The 10G ports are basically useless with only 1 Ethernet cable. The system doesn't read any packets coming in our out.

Other Thoughts: -This motherboard, from the LGA 2011 Extreme 11, loses a 6v CPU connector for Overclocking. Through the BIOS software, I have my setup stable at 4.0 GHZ at 35 deg C at idle. This motherboard isn't a champ at Overclocking.
-My old LGA 2011 Extreme 11 had no issues with my Sound Blaster ZXR card. The x99 WS-E/10G becomes a little unstable with that SoundBlaster Card. This leads to a lot of BSODs.

I'm giving this motherboard 4 out of 5 Eggs is because I feel it's still worthy of it, and it meets my expectations of a Workstation Motherboard and not a Gaming/Enthusiast Motherboard. I purchased this motherboard for the workstation aspect, and to a high caliber, it's a pretty stable and functional motherboard with a bit qwerks like the Extreme 11. My old Extreme 11 didn't have functional USB 3.0, the SB Fan died on me after a year or two of use, V-TD crashed a lot on AMD Graphic Cards (7000 and RX-295).

This motherboard has 4G Decoding. So that means you can use Workstaton Graphic cards or a NVidia Tesla with this motherboard. The option is listed in the PCIe section of the BIOS.

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Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse - White
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Love it

Cons: -none

Other Thoughts: -Upgraded from a Razer Ouroboros

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Display Name: Anthony G.

Date Joined: 08/31/05

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 03/29/11
  • Last Review: 12/30/16
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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