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Motherboard

ASRock - Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

(25 Ratings, 4.2 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

ASRock

Part #

Z97 Anniversary

Manufacturer

ASRock

Socket / CPU

LGA1150

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

32 GB

Color

Black / Blue

Chipset

Intel Z97

SATA 3Gb/s Ports

0

SATA 6Gb/s Ports

6

SATA Express Ports

0

M.2 Slots

0

mSATA Slots

0

Memory Slots

4

Memory Type

DDR3

Memory Speed

  • DDR3-1333
  • DDR3-1600
  • DDR3-1866
  • DDR3-2133
  • DDR3-2400
  • DDR3-2800
  • DDR3-2933
  • DDR3-3100

PCI-E x16 Slots

1

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

3

PCI Slots

2

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

No

RAID Support

Yes

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

Price History

    Reviews

    HarryBatham
    • 28 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build My (mediocre) first build

    Can't grumble for the price, it seems to be doing the job for now.

    dcarter95
    • 25 points
    • 40 months ago

    Very good component, does its job. Plenty of USB and Sata ports for expansion and I/O. The UEFI is amazing for fan control and overclocking.

    Only complaint is the audio is a slightly lacking.

    acswim1
    • 24 points
    • 32 months ago

    A great board considering I got it for 35 bucks. Lets me get a 4790k when I can afford it and do a mild OC on it, and the BIOS is easy. No Sli though.

    Fit the color scheme nice!

    I wouldn't recommend the Pentium Boost feature, it pumps way too much voltage into the CPU for mild clockrates.

    InaikMatharu
    • 19 points
    • 27 months ago

    from completed build My First PC Build

    This motherboard was perfect for my build. Inexpensive, plenty of ports and looks great

    TyrellP
    • 18 points
    • 51 months ago

    from completed build UPDATED AGAIN: First Gaming Build

    The Asrock Z97 Anniversary, it features everything I need, I'm not an enthusiast so I don't need a ton of bells and whistles but it allows me to upgrade to an i5 or an i7 which was a huge determining factor in picking the Intel platform over AMD counterparts, and features the easiest overclocking setup ever! you press P when you start your computer, and use the arrows keys to pick what clock speed you want, press enter, computer restarts and BAM, your overclocked

    vpyrofan
    • 18 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build Ace - my first build ever.

    Pretty pretty board.

    stickman3445
    • 14 points
    • 32 months ago

    from completed build Few upgrades since the last build

    its an awesome board and has the ability to do overclocking which i like.

    osirhc
    • 12 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build Video Editing Workstation

    I bought this motherboard as a backup, since I apparently waited too long to make my purchase, the original motherboard I had chosen for my build became sold out. It works well, it does what I need it to do. I had a terrible time simply trying to enable UEFI only mode. There is no option. Building a Hackintosh off this board made it unnecessarily difficult because of this lack of UEFI mode only. I eventually found a "fix" or work around so that it would recognize and boot Clover from my SSD. Once I did that everything has worked perfectly and I have no real complaints. Changing options in the UEFI is super annoying because it won't save the changes you make sometimes! I'll have to exit and save, then reenter to make sure the settings have actually been changed. More than a few times I've booted all the way into my OS to realize I'm still having the same issue, just to reboot back into the UEFI and realize the settings I changed and SAVED didn't actually save. Sometimes the ASRock splash screen/logo is displayed in some wonky resolution. The other day actually this "fixed" itself and now, for seemingly no reason at all, the ASRock splash screen and logo are now displayed in 1080 (or 720, can't really tell, at the very least it doesn't look nonHD like it did).This is a minor nuisance if anything, but I feel it's worth mentioning. For those who are looking at this board for Hackintosh purposes, I suggest looking into other boards if you have other options. If you're like me and this was your only option, then definitely Google "ASRock UEFI boot fix" - you'll find a guide by WonkeyDonkey that will fix not being able to boot OS X from your SSD/HDD. Pros of this board would be the built in HDMI (if you plan on not using a dedicated GPU, which is not recommended for a Hack build), many USB 3 ports (only two USB2). Otherwise, it's a board. It functions. If I could go back I'd probably get a Gigabyte board just to save myself a few headaches.

    thetolsonator
    • 10 points
    • 52 months ago

    from completed build #ForTheKids

    Spiffy board with plenty of options and settings in the BIOS. Good placement of all the plugs (minus the 8pin power, I'd prefer it back in the corner). Probably would have been better off with the mATX board, as I'm not using any of the slots aside from the x1 and x16 PCIE.

    CiccioBraun
    • 9 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build Budget build for dad

    Died on me after working flawlessly for 24hrs. Probably something with BIOS, still waiting for the replacement

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