PSA: Don't Buy This Asrock Motherboard

hk2000

Posts: 177   +102
Nothing to see here! ... There is a difference between supporting and guaranteeing maximum performance. If the processor is functional and-running, then the MB does support it. Only geeks are so hung up on pushing HW even beyond its limits just to brag about it.
Dozens of computers running on Asrock board 24/7 for years w/o issues says they're the best, as opposed to the over hyped Asus or Gigabyte who's boards failed me time and time again!
 

nodfor

Posts: 269   +471
Nothing to see here! ... There is a difference between supporting and guaranteeing maximum performance. If the processor is functional and-running, then the MB does support it. Only geeks are so hung up on pushing HW even beyond its limits just to brag about it.
Dozens of computers running on Asrock board 24/7 for years w/o issues says they're the best, as opposed to the over hyped Asus or Gigabyte who's boards failed me time and time again!

I am very satisfied with my Asrock board as well (b450 pro4). I bought it as a stopgap solution because of low pricing but it has proven so reliable that I have no intention to change it. It runs the 5600X great with the bios/chipset updates.
 

Watzupken

Posts: 639   +520
I feel unless you are intending to use a budget CPU, I.e. 12400 or lower, I certainly will not recommend buying a budget Intel motherboard. And I mean those budget, budget boards. We can blame the manufacturer for the poor specs/ lack of cooling solution, but I think Intel has a part to play in it as well by not defining a base specs for their power hungry chips. The worrying thing is not the enthusiasts market, but the OEM market that may also produce poorly spec and cooled motherboard to the uninitiated, who think they are buying some high end Intel gaming system, only to experience sub-optimal performance.
 

Charles Olson

Posts: 76   +30
I think it's a bad thing for tech and review site to issue such PSA with such title. I mean, of course you can have opinion to a product, you can put it on the body, or in ratings since that what rating means. You can give it 0 rating, up to you.

But to do it in activist style with such provocatively judging title, don't buy this product, or even titled buy this product for product too good to be true. I don't thnk it's the good way to keep running in this business, not to mention that you really think your reader could not think for themselves. Rather condescending I guess.

I believe the company in question would also appreciate it much better, as their feedback.

Just my 2 cents. Have some moderation, pretty please?
Steve tried that ( I believe the company in question would also appreciate it much better, as their feedback. ) last year with the b560 motherboard and got blacklisted by Asrock so I don't think Asrock appreciates any feedback unless it is praising! Also GN and Hardcore overclocking ( I might have gotten that channels name wrong but it's close to that ) also tried to give them feedback too and got blacklisted too!
 
Unfortunately my first experience with ASRock was when the first Ryzen CPU came out and there was a great bundled deal with one of their boards and the CPU. Was visiting my brother in Australia at the time and jumped at the chance because back in my home country, we would never get these offers or choices. A month later after putting it into my new build, the mobo was giving so many issues. The most bizarre one was that everytime it started up, half the connectors would not function. For example the PCI Express slots, SATA connectors, USB ports. I had a WIFI card in the lowest PCI slot and whenever it started up and that slot happened to be not working, I had to connect the PC via ethernet to my router. My DVD drive was connected to a SATA connector and sometimes that didn't work so my drive wouldn't show up. The only reason this was an issue was I was ripping my personal CD collection to FLAC at the time. So on the rare days when the system started up and this SATA connector was working, I had to rip as much as I could before shutting down. It was overall so bizarre because I new half the I/O stuff would not be working, and it just depended on which day which half decided not to work. In the end it wasn't even worth sending back to repair because of the delay and I would get hit with customs on the return which would further delay it. Compared to the rest, this board was super value for money. The features it had for the price were way ahead of MSI, Gigabyte and Asus. If it worked properly I would have been convinced to stick with ASRock. In the end I always go back to my faithful Gigabyte. Should have learned my lesson. Why did I ever leave you? No issues with my Aorus board thankfully!
 

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