( 4.4 Average / 5 Ratings )
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Wifi, bluetooth with lots of sata and usb headers. What more could one ask for? The rgb was also a nice touch.
So far, so good. I'm used to ASRock delivering the goods when it comes to strong value for dollar in their motherboards, and this Newegg-exclusive board is no exception.
$140 got me a solid X470 board with AC wireless, SLI support, a great layout and (on paper, anyway) decent power regulation in the event I decide to push my little R7 1700 a bit harder. Added niceties include RGB lighting control if you want it, steel-reinforced PCI-E slots and a slick little heatsink for your NVME SSD.
Box contents are pretty light, with only a pair of SATA cables, the I/O shield, a pair of NVME mounting screws (hilariously individually bagged), a rigid SLI bridge, a pair of manuals and the software disc included. That said, I'm not going to complain at this price point.
I don't yet plan to OC my R7 1700, as I'm just using the box cooler, but it immediately picked up the XMP profile for my RAM (DDR4-3000 CL15) - unfortunately, the PC would go into reboot loops at 3000, but knocking that back to 2800 solved the issue - I'm not sure if it's the board or the RAM that's the problem, but 2800 should be fine.
Connectivity is fantastic, with six USB 3.0 ports and both Type A and C 3.1 ports available in addition to the usual gigabit Ethernet, PS/2 and 5.1 audio jacks.
At this price point, this board has few direct rivals.
I am a bit disapointed by this board. I can't start the bios normally pressing delete, I have to press f11 then select edit. Rgb is pretty bad, but it's there. Other than that, it's working properly, but if I could go back in time, I would spend the extra dollars to get a mb more expensive.
This board has lots of headers, built-in WiFi, stylized heatsinks & RGB that are nice but not ostentatious, with an agreeable price for all its features. The I/O shield isn’t painted on the outside, and one of the clips in each RAM slot doesn’t unlock though the manual says it does (made me sweat a bit until I realized that they went in fine with just the one open). If i boot into UEFI (F2 or DEL) my keyboard & mouse are unresponsive but if I enter the boot menu (F11) they work and i can click “enter Setup.” The BIOS is less intuitive than others I’ve seen. These are cons that would have been nice to know ahead of time, but hardly dealbreakers
The WiFi works great and I have no complaints with installation that aren't related to my lack of experience, though the manual isn't super easy to navigate since it doesn't have a guide.