Originally Posted by Piccolo55
I think I just said I'm going to go to the as rock mobo the reg aTX with 4 USB 3 ports and a good value. I can't wait to put it with the 8300 and my 380x graphics card I have
Congratulations on a very bad choice. The motherboard is in the top 5 most RMAed in the 1st year in hardware.fr classifications for at least 2 years that i remember. It's not full ATX (it's almost ATX), it has the classical Asrock thinner PCB, analog PWM and second rate mosfets and no VRM heatsink.
Asrock is as polite as it can get without damaging itself and warns you even for 95W CPUs:
* For cooling the CPU and its surrounding components, please install a CPU cooler with a top-down blowing design.
I have the Asrock 970 Extreme3, which is a little better in everything compared to the Pro and my 8320 was hitting 62C at IBT and 4Ghz was doable, but i was feeling uneasy about it, which led me to buy 3 more motherboards with more phases. With the Gigabyte UD3P, the CPU temp dropped by 10C.
Now imagine how comfortable the Pro will be, being worse in every sector compared to the extreme3.
Anyway, it's your money, your PC, one can only try.