Summary: This board met my specific needs. Dual 1 Gig Ethernet ports. 6 SATA ports w/RAID. (+2 more w/JRaid) Both PCI and PCI - X slots. More than adaquate performance for a server role. This is my second of this model board and very satisfied with it.
Summary: other then having to buy a new case to support this mainboard i love it and have since done away with my router since the wifi onboard also can be configured as a router with the same security as a router.
Excerpt: "...a computer before, and did ASUS make it easy for me! The manual is very clear, and tells you where everything is. All the connectors matched up with my Akasa Zen Case connectors, which I thought was great, as since then I didn't have the same experience with a Thermaltake case. The silent heatpipe, makes this a very quiet motherboard, whereas most normal motherboards would have a rubbish little fan that gets clogged with dust and ends up making ...
Excerpt: "...MediaLauncher * ASUS Driver CD * Wi-Fi-AP Solo User guide * P5B Deluxe User Guide * Q-Connector * Wi-Fi antenna * Driver CD * Optional fan for water coling or passive CPU cooler only There is a Wi-Fi connection right on the motherboard. To install it simply plug in the included Wireless antenna into the Wi-Fi card on the rear IO and you're done. It kept losing its conection but i updated the drivers havnt had a problem since. This ...
Pros: wifi built in plenty of usb ports
Cons: only one ide may cause a problem, lose a usb conector to the wifi
Excerpt: "...boards I decided on the Asus P5B Deluxe. As I wanted to purchase the motherboard, processor and memory from a local company I eventually had to buy the Wi-Fi addition of the board which included an integrated Wi-Fi card which could also run as a wireless access point. I am writing this review having used the board for nearly 3 months. *****************The Board*************************** As soon as I received the board I could see it was ...
Pros: Good layout, Excellent overclocker, Good feature set .
Cons: On - board Wi - Fi and Sound are poor . Expensive
Excerpt: "This is a great motherboard offered by Asus, a company known as the best motherboard manufacturer. Based on my experience, their products are top-notch and no other company can compete (except perhaps DFI or Gigabyte). This is an excellent motherboard with many features and options. The BIOS allows more options than almost any other motherboard of this price range.
Pros: Stable, Excellent BIOS options, Asus, Great for overclocking
fast, stable board with good bios and great extras
21 September 2006
Excerpt: "...seems to get faster as asus are regularly releasing new bios updates(which are very easy to use). onboard wifi is fine, comes with a small aerial that gets a good signal from my router. also packaged is an excelent directional microphone thats great for voice communications apps. asus support is aledgedly excelent, altho i'v found their website to be a little slow here in the uk. asus also claim that this board will support the upcoming ...
Pros: good overcocker, upgradable , no fans, wifi, good accesories
Cons: no sli/crossfire, expensive, only 1 IDE port