ASROCK Z170M OC Formula – User Review Introduction Another day, another awesome product I really want to show off to you guy. This little fella goes by the name of the Z170M OC Formula. Some call it the MOCF, some call it Little Yellow, I prefer to call it the LITTLE YELLOW BEAST!!! Little backstory here on Asrock. It’s a name that’s been around since 2002. Originally when they started out, Motherboards were their main game. Shows to this day, where they are currently one of the highest selling motherboard brands in the world. One of the reasons they have had such success in recent years, is the introduction of motherboard series that included Gaming Legend Johnathan ‘Fatality’ Wendel, and more recently, and Professional Overclocking LEGEND going by the name of Nick Shih. A few years ago, Nick, being one of the top Overclockers in the world, joined the Asrock team to develop a motherboard series to suit the enthusiast. The first in the series was the Z77 OC Formula. Lots of black, lots of yellow, and lots of tuning to keep any crazy eyed tweaker happy. As you can imagine, it had pretty much everything, a water-block integrated into the VRM heatsink, more USB connections than you could imagine, debug led, voltage read points……the list goes on. An all-round quality board. Fast forward to today and the same formula is there. Originally released was the Z170 OC Formula, a full ATX Board, minus a lot of the unnecessary components that most of the other manufacturers feel are what people want (I like to call it fluff), and brought it back further to a true ‘OC Enthusiast” board. So, by removing the ‘clutter’, it allowed them fit other more performance based inclusions to set it apart from the 100’s of other motherboards on the market. 18-Phase voltage regulator, 60A chokes, No less than 3 “Ultra” M.2 Connectors, 4 PCI-E Slots, Voltage Read points, a Bios created and tweaked by the legend Nick Shih himself and their own Rapid OC buttons for on-the-fly control. Needless to say, Big Yellow as it is endearingly referred to as, has been a huge success in the Competitive Overclocking scene. Moving onto the little board “THAT CAN” today, we have what is essentially the trimmed, tuned and tweaked smaller brother. The MOCF took a while to hit the market (cough, around 7 months behind most others in the Z170 line), and some enthusiasts questioned whether it would even get there. Well, it certainly did get there, and has the Competitive Overclockers drooling for it. Specifications Now, this is a board that has been developed to suit the Enthusiast. So it’s missing a few inclusions that you would find on other boards in within the same market. But that is what the OC Formula is about to its core. It’s what it takes to be on-top of performance.