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post #11 of 183
Stay away from that AsRock board (just look at the Newegg reviews). The UD3P is a better choice. It has LLC which you should set to Medium.

Best bang for the buck is the UD3P. It is currently $68 AR at the egg.
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Stay away from that AsRock board (just look at the Newegg reviews). The UD3P is a better choice. It has LLC which you should set to Medium.

Best bang for the buck is the UD3P. It is currently $68 AR at the egg.
Eh, if one were to go strictly by Newegg reviews, there'd be thousands of products you'd steer clear of due to the outspokenness of dissatisfied and/or uninformed consumers.

The UD3P is a great board, no question, but the ASrock is red/black, 8+2 phased, and relatively cheap as well.
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post #13 of 183
Some reviews for the AsRock — all are verified owners. Board is no longer being sold by Newegg.

Robert K.
3 complete board failures in 4 months

John R.
Pros: No Pros. didn't even last 7 months

Michael H.
First board DOA. Second board caught on fire

Travis T.
died after 9 months with no overclock on an 8350

Brandon S.
Pros: Looks great
No LLC. Extremely high socket temps. Poor VRM cooling. Went pop. seems that the board is doomed to an early grave regardless of how you run it.

Mrs. e
Pros: Neat colors.
The first board lasted a solid 3 months with constant BSOD's then died. Second board is having BSOD and RAM problems.

Terry T.
ran great for about four months, then one day just died. Non-overclocked 8320.

Shengjie L.
The DIGI power control chip burned, after 3 month use.

Anonymous
Cons: I didn't have any til it spontaneously busy in to flames without warning.

Michael R.
Board died in 5 months

Charles F.
Pros: No smoke smile.gif

Patrick K.
Died four months after buying.

Sue S.
Worked great for 3 months then died out of the blue. Non-overclocked 95W CPU.

Anonymous
I turn on the computer and there's smoke coming out of it. Lasted around 3 1/2 months

michael m.
since the first day alot of bluescreen and it went that stop it work for a like a week an it mest up

Anonymous
Pros: Cool color scheme

Aimee C.
Failed after 4 months.

mickoy m.
Pros: Nothing good just got a good glossy look

Anonymous
Freezes when plugging in any USB 2 or 3 devices. BIOS update did not fix the issue.

Nicolas S.
Really disappointed in how quickly the board failed.

William S.
Had this board for 2 weeks and it caught on fire at the MOSFET. RMA'd the board and the replacement board has no video signal even after swapping out several graphics cards the result is still the same, this leads me to believe that the Northbridge is faulty on the replacement board

Patrick P.
Since the day after i bought i was getting constant bsod's or black screen crashes

David Z.
Was a nice board until it died 6 weeks after I got it. Also, I'm not sure if it fried my CPU also.

Anonymous
couldn't get the pc to be stable

Jeremy W.
I owned it for just over 2 months and yesterday 2 capacitors blew without any overclocking.

Anthony B.
Bought this board because it supports says it supports the FX 9370 chips, but when I power it on in the bios it just creeps up in temp like crazy, for no reason. I thought I had a bad CPU so I had it replaced with another one and the exact same thing is happening

Gilda M.
The rma process is just bad, the service response very slow (still waiting for answer).

Ryan F.
I GET NUMEROUS BSOD ERRORS

Anonymous
north bridge heat sink didn't make good contact on my board, caused over heat and burned the board when I was watching Youtube on a non-overclocked CPU

Mike A.
I've had this mobo for a few days now and cannot get it to run stable with my AMD FX 8350.

Dimitri K.
What idiot decided to place the front panel audio connections at the BACK of the board? The SATA connectors do not hold the connection snug. The motherboard screws are not perfectly aligned with the chassis. If you want to use XFire, you need to run power under/over/around all of your PCI3 cards to find the extra power connector, somewhere above the PCI layout.
post #14 of 183
The Sabertooth is the best board for the money as its essentially the CHV with less bios features and a few less frills. I bought the CHV over the Sabertooth partially because of the color scheme but after putting the cooler, graphics card, and sound card in, I can't even see the motherboard!. I purchased 2 other boards before purchasing the CHV and they weren't up for the job. I would have saved more by spending more from the getgo, just something you should factor in depending on what you want out of the computer.
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AgentSmith here in the forum had his Asrock 970 Performance die and killed the CPU with it too.
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Solid choice: Move over to camp Intel smile.gif))))))))))))))))))))))
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AgentSmith here in the forum had his Asrock 970 Performance die and killed the CPU with it too.
That's a shame. Did he uncover what caused it?
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AgentSmith here in the forum had his Asrock 970 Performance die and killed the CPU with it too.

Oh no, what happened?
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Oh no, what happened?

I don't remember exactly, it's all written the Vishera Owners club thread in the CPU section. I think he had overclocked to 4.9, the motherboard being Asrock was running too hot in the socket (over 80C with fan blowing on VRM), for the summer he stepped down to 4.7 i think and then it just died and killed the 8300 with it. I think he had written that a mosfet burnt.

He ordered an ASUS i think afterwards.


You can trace his posts going backwards from around here or PM him for more details:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1318995/official-fx-8320-fx-8350-vishera-owners-club/53220#post_24466060



Edited by Undervolter - 10/12/15 at 6:58am
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