Summary: This was the third motherboard of this type I have purchased to keep my audio production workstation operational. The previous one was used and the one before that was brand new. So far this one appears to be functioning much better than the last two.
Summary: P5B is overpriced as it lakes dual LAN, Firewire and internal RAID (it supports RAID 0 & 1 via one internal and external SATA disk), BIOS needs to be updated in order to support Intel Quad Core. It may worth to review these motherboards first (Asus P5KC, Intel DP35DP, Asus P5KE/WIFIAP)
Summary: ASUS is one of the most reputable firms making Motherboards and other products, and i know this because my old pc (Pentium 4) have an asus motherboard and with more than five years on hard use the Asus is in Flawless condition.
Summary: I installed this board about 3 weeks ago. I was running XP on it until I got my Vista this week. I haven't had any problems with it. BIOS is easy to tweak and it overclocks wonderfully. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it doesn't support firewire.
Summary: Although I've only owned and used this motherboard for a few weeks, it definitely seems to be a good performer. Although it's missing some features of it's more expensive brethren (the P5B-E, Deluxe, etc), it's a good overclocker, has good expansion ability and seems to be compatible with some...
Excerpt: It is a very versatile motherboard. It comes ready for nowadays TOP of line microcomputers: DDR 2 memories of high performance working in dual channel, fast processors, PCI Express 16 videoboards and SATA HDs.
Excerpt: Got this new Motherboard to build my new PC which is working a treat with this Motherboard, Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2GB Geil Ultra PC2-6400 RAM, BFG 8800GTS 320MB, Samsung Spinpoint 320GB, Corsair HX 520w Modular Power Supply and a Arctic Freezer 7 Pro.
Pros: Easy to Install everything and a good overclocker .
Pros: Надежная как и все платы от Asus. Особенно в те времена, когда эта плата была выбором многих компьютерщиков. Южный мост греется. Радиатор меняется сразу. Если у вас летом случается +35 градусов, то это всех материнских плат касается.
Cons: При полном разгоне возникающая электрическая дуга дает сильные наводки на звуковую плату и искажает качество звучания в диапазоне 18,4-19,1кГц :D А если серьезно такой ерундой, как разгон, перестал заниматься на первом курсе института. Не вижу недостатков. Разве что устарела :(