ideal for office or HTPC

ideal for office or HTPC

Asrock B75 PRO3-M Motherboard Socket 1155 (Intel B75, 4x DDR3 memory, ATX, 2x PCI-e, 2x USB 3.0) (Personal Computers)

Customer Review

I built an office PC based on this mainboard. The compilation as follows:

Board: Asrock B75 Pro3-M
CPU: Intel Core i3 2120
RAM: 8GB Kingston HyperX (2x4GB)
Plate: Crucial M4 64GB SSD (SSD brings more speed for office applications as a faster processor)
OS: Win7 Pro 64bit
Case and power supply: Chieftec MicroATX
Cooling: 1x Arctic 92PWM
Optical Drive: DVD burner

The entire system was about 450, is quite small, runs beautifully stable and very, very quiet. However, the Intel Boxed cooler remained silent only at idle. Under load it was, I was too loud or too CPU too hot, I wobe blame clearly the tiny cooler and not give the excellent control of this mainboard. I could not detect any Inkomptibilitäten or stability problems with burn-in test by Prime / Cinebench.
Thanks to SSD speed is enormous, Windows 7 launches in a flash and Office 2010 has virtually zero loading time, after clicking on the icon's Word / Excel, etc already opened using finished, you can see not even the logo window at startup.

For motherboard itself:
+ Excellent opportunities for fan control in UEFI BIOS
+ Clean layout
+ Stable operation
+ Supports Ivy Bridge CPUs
+ USB 3.0 connector on the ATX panel and onboard

- Not known

Overall, I am very satisfied with the mainboard, the core discipline namely stable operation is perfect. Especially the excellent fan control has excited me considering the price, since other manufacturers, the extra cripple the fan control at low-boards could do with a leaf at Asrock. Thereby, the Board is also very good HTPC-ready.

The small shortcomings can get over well in view of the price, so I admit without hesitation 5 Stars.

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