( 4.2 Average / 5 Ratings )
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Love the new muted black look. The M.2 slot placement worries me a bit. It's behind the motherboard right next to the DAN's non-conductive shield, which traps a lot of heat.
The antenna is an interesting design but I'm not sure where to attach them on the DAN. The obvious location is somewhere in the rear half of the case, but it gets pretty warm there under load. Can't go without antennas either because Bluetooth is terrible without it, even with devices less than two feet away.
Has all the right features I wanted, and was BIOS ready for the 2400G. That being said, I had to RMA the first one for a dead HDMI port. The bios version on there had a lockup issue when I was trying to set it up. I found others had the same problem, and found a work-around. Once I had it set up, and then updated the bios to the latest, everything came together.
I guess it's either this or ASUS ROG. Frankly speaking, ROG has a cool heatsink for the NVME, and seeing that I'm using only 1 NVME as my 2TB storage, I should have gone for that one. BUT I didn't like the large antenna that came with the ROG board (lack of table space, see) hence ASROCK it is. I hung Asrock's antenna on Display Port connector.
Be warned: the mail-in rebate is non-existent. Do not count on it. I tried looking for the form online after purchase, it was nowhere to be found. It seems this is a common issue with Asrock, so I would say don't count on it.
Does the board perform well? Yes it does! Just keep in mind the NVME slot is at the back; meaning it runs HOT at the back and the back usually does not have good ventilation - you'll need to keep your cables well managed.