Manufacturer Part#: 970 EXTREME4 Shipping Weight: 3.70 lbs.(1.68 kg)
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Ports: 10x USB 2.0 Ports (4 rear, 6 by headers); 4x USB 3.0 Ports (2 rear, 2 by headers); 1x eSATA3 Port; 2x PS/2 Ports; 2x IEEE 1394 Ports(1 rear, 1 by header); 1x Coaxial SPDIF Out; 1x Optical SPDIF Out; 1x RJ45 LAN Port; Audio I/O Jacks
Power Connector: 1x 24pin main power, 1x 8pin CPU power
Form Factor: ATX, 12.0 x 9.6 inch / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
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Reviewed by Crossbay from Indianapolis, IN on 04/07/13
AWESOME mobo! Had it since Dec. 2011. First had an old RANA X3 435 in it (unlocked to X4,) but recently upgraded to a FX-6100. I did have to update the Bios nuy I got mine 16 months ago.
USB 3 & SATA III support
Supports AMD OverDrive
SLI & CrossFireX support
Unlocked my old Athlon II X3 435 Rana to a Quad-core, Runs my new FX-6100 flaelessly (after a bios update)
Comes with decent software, specially AFastLAN which is really cFosSpeed's traffic shaping software
I've had this mobo for a while now, I'm pretty sure the USB is a bit...glitchy. Don't seem to affect anything else. Keyboard and mouse seem to work fine. Doesn't like to run audio through USB. I switched to 3.5mm for all audio.
Wish it had one more SATA port
I'm reaching at this point for a con
If you game, use the XFast LAN software to lower your ping and prioritize your gaming.
I've considered trying out ASRock for about 6 or 7 years. I had read many reviews that praised their mobos, stating how stable they were and boosting about overclock ability.
I did some research into the company and learned how they were created by ASUS to compete in the OEM market. ASRock was under PEGATRON, a subsidiary of ASUStek, and PEGATRON was later merged with Pegatron International Investment (continued...)