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Ports: 12x USB 2.0 Ports (6 rear, 6 by headers); 2x USB 3.0 Ports; 1x eSATA3 Port; 2x PS/2 Ports; 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 8.6 inch / 30.5 x 21.8 cm
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Boots up quick. Unlocked all 6 cores on a 960T that another Asus 990FX board would not do. ASRock customer service did back up their product and issue replacement boards relatively quickly- thus the reason for 2 stars.
Sketchy motherboard in general. Both of these that I tried did not like to boot up consistently. ASRock boot failure guard is a strange animal: it will lower FSB, memory or CPU clock speed without notifying you if it fails to boot sometimes. The first board I had would occasionally fail to resume from standby in Win XP and always required at least 2 boot attempts if I ran the CPU unlocked on all 6 cores. Also was unable to control CPU core voltage so not much potential to overclock. I (continued...)
Motherboard was replaced by a different model in both systems and issues were resolved. Between initial purchase costs and shipping I have a great deal of money and time tied up into these mobos and got nothing to show for it. Ultimately I'll be lucky to recover half of my costs... My advice to you is to stay away from this one. You'll probably have better luck with this board running a lower wattage cpu- more power demand seemed to bring more problems. FYI there are mobos with better power (continued...)