Summary: Thanks ASUS and Newegg. I know this is an old product but I had to say thanks.
Pros: So I bought this mobo in 2008 and it was my primary gaming system till 2011. It works great and is very reliable. in 2011 I retired from gaming duty and it's been running 24/7 as my dedicated server. It runs Linux containers and KVM virtual machines (proxmox) all day every day. The onboard SATA c...
Cons: the onboard NIC is tied to the PCI bus and is a little slow.
Pros: I've owned this board quite a while and Ive gone through several setups latest is a quadcore. This board supports 8gigs of DDR-800, 2 ATI Radeons in crossfire. Without the need of a crossfire connector. This thing is absoultly amazing overclocking is easy as a whistle.
Cons: System operates fine except with Vista 64bit, for some reason network will constantly crash. I tried everything to fix problem, finally gave up and bought a crosshair 2 I actually like this board, and if your running another operating system, it is well worth the cost.
Summary: 8Gigs DDR2 800 ocz gold. 1000W Corsair PSU 2x 128gig Solid State drives in raid amd 6000+ @ 3.7ghz on a zalman reservoir. 2x HIS 1gig/256bit Hd4870's GDDR5 in crossfire. All of this fits very well into my Raidmax Aztec case. (It is very heavy :P my case weighs easily 40lbs)
Pros: This board is great ive been using it since it came out and it hasnt failed me yet, the x16 crossfire modes are correct both slots run @ full capability!
Cons: The overclocking tools in the bios are very confusing, but after about an hour or so of reading the manual and reading guides i found out how. Also they need to make up their mind if this can support quad-cores... The Asus site says it supports socket am2+/am2 but Newegg says only am2.
Summary: Will I be able to buy another one of these? Has not been in stock since I bought it.
Pros: Installed easy, came with plenty of connectors, cables, etc. Bios options are immense. I did not find the NB heat sink to be too close to the top video card slot. If you are buying a HUGE/expensive video card, this is likely NOT the MB you would buy any way.
Cons: Board does seem a little thin, flexes very easily. Be careful with it.
Summary: It's a nice board, provided that you don't want Vista.
Pros: This motherboard has worked beautifully for me in the time I've owned it. The few issues I have had have been with the video card, and, well, that's an ATI issue, and not a fault with the mobo itself. I have heard both good and nasty things about the software that comes with it, but I don't trust...
Cons: This section, is the main reason I'm writing a review: this machine will not run Vista. The southbridge chipset isn't capable of handling it, and after trying fruitlessly to install it for several hours, I gave up, and looked around, to find that many people had the same errors to report that I d...
Summary: North bridge is HOT. I have a fan in my case blowing across it just to keep it at 40C. If you aren't an ATI fanboy, don't buy this mobo. Avoid ATI unless you know exactly what you are getting into.
Pros: No hardware problems in 9 months of use. Supports Crossfire.
Cons: Onboard RAID is flaky. Booting got messed up on me when I added a 4th hdd (had 2 in raid0 before). Onboard sound has resampling problems when low/non-standard rates are used. High frequency distortion (16KHz+) when the source has a 26KHz sample rate. Crossfire and not SLI... Crossfire works (runn...
Summary: Now, boot up gives me problems. Continually losing video (screen gets video noise and snow). Don't know whether to blame it on the GPUs or the mobo. Eventually works when everything is warmed up. I just leave everything on now. Tired of trying to figure it out.
Pros: Runs my old school overclocked Radeon X1950+X1900 in Crossfire mode pretty well (when crossfire actually wants to work). For the most part fairly stable, with some minor choking when running some memory hog programs (i.e. Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, etc.).
Cons: Sound is another issue. On my initial build I was running 2 Radeon X19xx in Crossfire mode and a Creative X-fi Platinum. When ever I was in the middle of a game session the sound cut off and emit a high pitched squeal; just like on of the previous reviews. On reboot it was fine. Made sure onboard...