ASRock Wants the Best Mobo Ideas in the World

Get your ideas in, because it's the last day to enter!

Motherboard engineers try to make the hardware that they think will be most attractive to users – but despite their best efforts, they aren't telepathic.

For that reason, ASRock would like to hear from YOU about what you want in your next motherboard?

We'd like for you to tell us what sorts of board features/capabilities are currently important to you and what's on your wishlist for your next-generation build.

Even if some of the features you want don't exist yet, we're sure that ASRock's engineers would like to hear about what the best of you can dream up.

As a token of appreciation, ASRock will award the top four best answers with one of X58-Extreme6, P55-Extreme4, 890FX-Deluxe4, and 890GX-Extreme4 motherboards. (Read more about these motherboards here.)

All you have to do is register an account with our forums and post your ideas in the comments below. ASRock will review all the submissions and will be picking the best one in two weeks' time.

This contest will close on at the end of September 30, 2010, so make sure that you get your ideas in before then!

This contest is solely sponsored by ASRock Inc. Bestofmedia LLC USA has no responsibility for the contest, including judging the contest, providing the prizes, transmitting prizes to winners or reporting receipt of the prizes to appropriate governmental taxing agencies.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • qitupx
    I would like to see a motherboard where all the slots and sockets light up to make it easier to remove and replace parts; a common task of an enthusiast.
  • goalguy876
    Replace screwing the motherboards in with some kind of locking mechanism. This would require the case to be compatible too though. It would make it a lot easier to install new heatsinks/video cards/processors etc.
  • dovair
    I would like to see the power conections on the mother board on there side like sata conec tions and on the side where the cpu is to help with cable managment
  • I'd like to see an option to make a bootable recovery partition on one's hard drive, such as the one's they have on many manufacturer's drives (HP, Dell, etc) without having to resort to a third-party imaging program.
  • drakepandor
    I would like to see a motherboard that supports "Intel® Wireless Display", I think it would be great for htpc setups. I would also like to have a SATA port at the top of the board to make for a cleaner cabling option to the dvd drive.
  • unifiedonboarddecoder
    I would like to see a Intel X58 or P55 chipset microATX motherboard with USB 3.0 and SATA 3 support integrated. There is not a single microATX X58 or P55 motherboard in the market that supports USB 3.0 and SATA 3. I'm interested in building portable capable systems that will support the latest hardware.
  • ZaKa
    Integrated mini-SSD onboard to install the OS.
  • DrClaw
    A motherboard that has a utility built into the Bios to stress test your components. This would enable OCers to test their settings without having to constantly boot in their full OS. The UI for this stress test could also display pertinent information like voltages and temperatures.
  • kancaras
    bluetooth!!! or sth like that. wireles conectivity etc etc to conect all the devices more easily on a pc.
  • wing2010
    WiFi for Internet and other wiresless devices. Bluetooth for my keybroad & mouse. With that, the power cord will be the only thing at the back of my computer or maybe the antenna. Other than that, I should have a clean and neat desk.