I bought the ASRock ION 3D. It overheats, turns off then freezes on reboot. It's only using an atom cpu. How hard could it be to ventilate for an atom processor. ASRock has succeeded in doing the nearly impossible, they know how to overheat an atom cpu. Also, it will not play HD. It is advertised as an HD media pc. I installed Windows7 64bit SP1 with WMP. I tried other media player software with the same results. I assume the ION gpu could not handle 1080i or 1080p.
Part of it's overheating problem is due to the fact that the pc sits on a little rubber mat that doesn't provide any air flow to the underside of the case. If you pick it up, the bottom is hot even at idle which means the whole mobo is hot since it's mounted at the bottom of the case. I put the pc up on some corks for a temporary fix and the temps ran somewhat cooler and seemed to eliminated some of the overheating problem.
I bought it from Newegg, the return policy was replacement only, no refunds. I yelled at the guy on the phone long enough to convince him to give me a credit rather than sending me another piece of crap. I realize that there are probably a bunch of different "try this, try that" fixes and workarounds. If I can build a computer that works the first time you fire it up, then I don't want to own a piece of crap that needs to be fixed as soon as you turn it on. The computer was a joke, I used the Newegg credit to buy components for a new build. Actually the computer was for my mother. I wasn't about to let my mother lose $450 on a computer that didn't work. I built her a great i3 system using the 2105 which was just released this quarter, Q2 2011. Just waiting on the fans to be delivered. Yes, I said fans! ASRock, are you listening you morons?