This is the first desktop motherboard I've been really happy with for a long time. Paired with an i7-4790S (BX80646I74790S) and two Kingston 16GB kits (HX318C10FK2), this is totally stable and very fast. The UEFI BIOS isn't buggy and POST time is fast. Running Fedora 20, a full compile of the ZFS tree takes 3 minutes - on my 3-yr-old AMD desktop (with the same disks) it was taking 30 minutes. Xen runs well and all the hardware seems to function as expected (running triple head on the built-in GPU, plus one AMD PCIe head). Make sure you have a new enough power supply (a good excuse to go modular if you're upgrading).
A great bang-for-the-buck Z97 motherboard. It works like a charm.
Worked fine but it died on me after 2 and a half months. No video signal, no mouse and keyboard detection. This is a rubbish MB. Maybe I got a lemon but I'll let you be the judge of that. I recommend buying from a reputable dealer like Amazon. Apparently Asrock will NOT let allow RMA if you bought this MB from "non-eligible" r/etailer. I heard other people with the same issue. Read the reviews at newegg. Mine might be a lemon but then there must be A LOT of lemons out their way beyond the standard 5%. Read some below.
No wonder Amazon doesn't sell these anymore. They're junk and Amazon was probably taking too much lost that they stopped ordering them. Mine is in the process of being returned as this review is being post.
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