I'm building an Asus M4A88T-M to replace the ASRock 880G Pro3 that was my movie server/bedroom computer. After owning 6 or 7 ASRock boards I've come to the conclusion that they are going the way of Abit, Epox, DFI and Soyo to name a few.
Apparently they have no one that can compile a UEFI BIOS correctly. I've been struggling with the ASRock for about 14 months - won't boot unless my TV is off or switched to another source, couldn't even see the BIOS until the latest version and then I could only see 1/4 of the screen at a time, HDMI sound died after a couple of months and so did the onboard sound a few days ago. Then just before I lost the sound it started losing hard drives in the BIOS, Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I reflashed the BIOS to no avail.
This is my first Asus and so far so good. As you can see it passed the drives test. Kinda looks like a milking machine at a dairy.
I tested everything with a Linux live DVD and all the drives were recognized. Now it's time to put it in the case, partition the 250GB drive and install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I ran out of SATA headers so I'll have to stick to 8.25TB.
I went with the 880 because that's the last AMD mobo with onboard video.
AMD X2 555 BE Callisto
8GB Kingston HyperX KHX16C9B1RK2/8
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze PSU
250GB Seagate ST3250820ASl for os(s)
4 - Samsung F4 HD204UI SATA hard drives
LG GH24NS50 SATA DVD burner
Antec 300 tower
Last edited by Electric Bill; 12-06-2012 at 12:35 PM.
ASRock 970 Extreme3
AMD FX-4100 w/Coolermaster GeminII S cooler
M Station HT-1100 HTPC Media Center case
Antec 480 NeoPower PSU
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
Gigabyte GV-R467ZL 4670/1GB video card
Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB SATA hd
Windows7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (partitioned)
Pioneer DVR-215D SATA DVD burner
Samsung 40" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV LN40C630
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