Socket / CPU
Black / Silver
- 2-Way SLI Capable
- CrossFire Capable
SATA 3Gb/s Ports
SATA 6Gb/s Ports
SATA Express Ports
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
SATA 6 Gb/s
- 17 points
- 13 months ago
from completed build My first build (the Ryzen Canadian)
Wifi, bluetooth with lots of sata and usb headers. What more could one ask for? The rgb was also a nice touch.
- 15 points
- 6 months ago
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.
- 12 points
- 11 months ago
from completed build Fourth Console Mark IV - Ryzen 7 Gaming HTPC
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.
- 11 points
- 10 months ago
from completed build A stranger...from the outside
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
- 9 points
- 29 days ago
from completed build Blue Eyes White Dragon
Great price, solid performance, and a BIOS that is easy to navigate and works.
- 8 points
- 15 days ago
from completed build My First Build
Chosen because 1) I need WiFi and 2) I was going to order an MSI motherboard, but it was on backorder for 3 weeks and I chose to buy this motherboard rather than wait. The BIOS is not bad and it works good for what I need.
- 7 points
- 10 months ago
from completed build Valkuro, my gaming PC
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.
- 6 points
- 3 months ago
from completed build Seiberg's First Gaming Build
Great board for the price but I would not recommend using the onboard WiFi if you can avoid it, I bought a Comfast WiFi adapter that outperforms it and it's a $20 USB drive
- 6 points
- 21 days ago
from completed build 1st Time Builder
Solid board with everything you need.
- 5 points
- 2 months ago
from completed build Claymore: $900 Canadian Build
UPDATE Obviously quite happy with my choice now with the new chips that are coming out. I won't be needing an upgrade any time soon, but there are great options for the future.
I definitely over-bought my motherboard. I felt that this would last me longer, plus I wanted Wi-Fi. Things were labelled really nicely, so I would say it was pretty beginner friendly. Aura is easy to use, and the board looks nice.
My only thing is I don't know if this board comes with jumpers. I also don't really know what I am looking for because this was my first build, but I could only find the two open pins.