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A. Gold "Bitcoin". Silver "Litecoin"
Bitcoin, also known as BTC or ฿ is a peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency introduced as open source software in 2009 by pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto. It is cryptocurrency, so-called because it uses cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money.
Litecoin on the other hand, is usually referred to as LTC or Ł. It is another kind of peer-to-peer cryptocurrency inspired by and technically nearly identical to Bitcoin, intended by its developers to improve upon Bitcoin, offering several key differences.
B. How do I get bitcoins/litecoins?
There are mainly two ways to acquire these digital currencies. The active way is by "Mining", in which participants verify and record payments in exchange for transaction fees and newly minted coins by calculations done by their own computers. Meaning that the key to how much you earn vastly depends on how powerful and stable your mining machine is. Or, you could passively use the old fashioned buy and sell method.
Before mining for coins, first you need a "wallet" to get started, they're available at blockchain.info, and there are even versions for smart phones. Then you may buy and sell at Bitstamp or other sites. Lately, bitcoin exchange rates have sky rocketed, and mining has become an arms race literally – your mining hardware determines how much you are going to dig up!
ASRock’s BTC motherboards are equipped with six PCI expansion slots, so that miners may install up to six graphics cards to mine simultaneously. Maximize your chances of getting bitcoins now!
Besides adequate PCI expansion slots, ASRock’s BTC motherboards also have two extra 4-pin power connectors for offering more power for your graphics cards. Never underestimate these two small power connectors that distinct ASRock’s BTC motherboards from other fake mining motherboards! They provide stable voltages and greatly reduce the risks of burning your motherboard or graphics cards.
Please MUST install TWO PSU’s 4-pin power cables to your MB’s TWO 4-pin power connectors. Plug the 4-pin power connector closest to the PSU (1) to the 4-pin power connector closer to the PCIe slots (A). Then plug the 4-pin power connector which is second closest to the PSU (2) to the other 4-pin power connector (B).
If your PSU only provides ONE, then please MUST install it to the 4-pin power connector closer to the PCIe slots.
Important: Make sure both the connected 4-pin and 24-pin power connectors are on the same PSU; otherwise, the motherboard may be damaged.
Your Personal Cloud, Easy and Always Connects
ASRock partners with Kloudian to make your mobile devices connect to your PC seamlessly! We offer ASRock Cloud – a three year subscription to Orbweb.ME Professional version (worth USD$ 150), a personal cloud service which is originally $49.99 per year. Plus an additional one month upgrade to Orbweb.ME Ultimate package with Remote Desktop function. Now, download Orbweb ME Host, enter ASRock Cloud promotion code "ASR2014", ASRock's users are allowed to enjoy all services above.
Cloud service should be simple and personal. Don't take time to upload the files to the public cloud again. Stop spending money on setting up another NAS device you don't know. Orbweb ME's file browser is your solution to zero adaption, managing your folders and files in the cloud. Accessing and exchanging files instantly among all of your PC and storages. All your folders and files are sitting just where you know they are.
Media Library and Streaming
Orbweb Personal's media library takes care of your media content. Organize all your photos, videos and music across your PCs and online storages. Diverse, intuitive and smart sorting help finding desired movies in few clicks. Progressive streaming lets you enjoy your music collection almost no download time. Web browser based and mobile app portal keep you connected in any device any time.
Remote Desktop Anywhere
Laying in the bedroom or sitting in the office, tablet in your hands just becomes smarter. Pick up any work sheet left in office or start any application from you home PC. Orbweb ME's remote desktop not only mobilized your PC but also empower your tablet. No matter the device, No matter the location, Orbweb ME always keeps your PC by you.
* Remote Desktop comes with the Ultimate package which is only free for the first month.
Wake On WAN
The latest technology that WOWs you with the ability to wake up your PC remotely over the internet. Turn your PC on/off only when you need to. Keep your PC healthy and save energy at the same time.
* Apply on certain motherboards with wake on wan support
The availability of ASRock Cloud services is affiliated with Kloudian, ASRock is not liable for probable changes in the future.
What you’ve never understood about your computer is that it is scared to death of water, H2O, humidity or whatever you’d like to name it. And even though you do not see the water, actually there may be lots of excessive moist in the air killing your motherboard silently and slowly. No, your motherboard doesn’t melt when in contact with water like the wicked witch of the west, but it dies of short circuit. Luckily, ASRock has a new High Density Glass Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.
4 Power Phase Design
Compared to other competitors’ 3 Power Phase design on the motherboards, ASRock adds a finishing touch by implementing 4 Power Phase design and sturdy components for delivering smoother power to the CPU, thus enhancing the motherboard’s performance and stability at lower temperatures.
All Solid Capacitor Design
ASRock is determined to use high quality materials to build the best motherboards, that's why all the capacitors on this motherboard are built with 100% solid capacitors. These solid capacitors bring long lasting durability and ultra stable performance.
More Precise, More Efficient
Unlike traditional motherboards that use analog power, this motherboard uses a next generation digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design, which provides CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly, so that the stability and lifespan of the motherboard is greatly enhanced.
A-Tuning is ASRock's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including EZ OC, Auto Tuning, XFast 555, OC Tweaker, System Browser, Live Update, Tech Service and a whole lot more!
ASRock XFast RAM fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows® 32-bit operating systems. It shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
When Internet Explorer loads very slowly for no clear reason, it's usually due to inefficient management. ASRock is rolling out super efficient web management in the motherboard industry. XFast LAN is a convenient tool that controls internet related applications easily and efficiently. Creating a perfect Internet environment, all you need is a smart manager. ASRock XFast LAN allows you to enjoy more speed, easier multitasking, enhanced multimedia experience, and more – all without weighing you down.
Configure different fan speeds for respective temperatures using the graph. The fans will automatically shift to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.
In a world where time is money, why waste precious time everyday typing usernames to log in to Windows? Why should we even bother memorizing those foot long passwords? Nobody has time for that! Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!
UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request from the UEFI setup utility if you are having trouble with your personal computer. Users may try to choose the category of the issue they have encountered, describe the problem in detail, and then attach an optional picture or log file for our technical support team.
Limit and control your children's time spent on the internet. ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard) technology allows you to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access at specified times. Administrators are able to schedule the starting and ending hours of internet access granted to other users.
Dampness kills most electronics, so it's a better idea to keep your personal computer dry. Now users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling Dehumidifier. When it is enabled, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.
Easy Driver Installer
For users that don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that installs the LAN driver to your system via an USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other required drivers automatically through the internet. Completely no CD or optical disk drive required!
With ASRock’s exclusive Fast Boot technology, it takes less than 1.5 seconds* to logon to Windows® 8 from a cold boot. No more waiting! The speedy boot will completely change your user experience and behavior.
*The boot time may vary with a different configuration.
Restart to UEFI
Fast Boot is so fast that it is impossible for users to enter the UEFI setup utility during POST. Therefore, ASRock Restart to UEFI technology allows users to easily enter the UEFI setup utility automatically when turning on the PC next time. It is designed for those who constantly need to enter the UEFI setup utility.
HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
This motherboard supports HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) which is an interface standard for transferring uncompressed video data and delivering multi-channel audio through a single cable. Both video and audio data signals transferred through the HDMI™ interface are digital without being converted into analog, therefore it delivers the richest pictures and the most realistic sounds.