Summary: Contrary to the extremely negative review, this has been the best board I have ever had. I believe most problems people have are from incompatible memory which will work for a while then will die, randomly giving BSOD, eventually failing to boot all together. I had a horrible time with crucial ballistic memory (even though it was supposed to be compatible) got rid of it, been rock solid since.
Summary: I bought this to build a desktop that overclocks well. This was my first high end board and I was impressed. Very stable and runs cool. Lots of bios options. Little touches like a padded I/O shield seem trivial at first but end up being really nice details. I was able to overclock the same processor much higher than a previous board I tried. It can overclock a 2.8GHz Quad core to 3.8GHz. Getting 1GHz extra is nice.
Summary: Great product. lots of ports and heat sinks. Room to expand. Works well with my quad core and 8GB OCZ ram. I was looking for something that I could grow into if needed and this definitely fits the bill. Lots of bios options as well. It is definitely something that I would purchase again or for a client give the chance.
Summary: I got this motherboard to upgrade my home computer from Windows XP to Windows 7. This board has proved to be excellent. I have been using ASUS board for a long time and they have always proven to be very realiable.
Summary: Amazing Board - YES, YES, YES....... Great layout I love the I/O shield - No more cut up fingers Plenty of connections + Fan connections Phase power Excellent NB heat sink Awesome Bios Mushkin memory loves this board (Big plus for me) Lots of software Asus quality The list goes on and on... Unlike others who have purchased this board, it worked great for me. I've had 0 problems.
Summary: First do yourself a favorite and don't pay attention to negative reviews. Some people don't know how to configure Bios and Hardware and complaint about the board. This is a great quality board!!! Mine came with the latest BIOS installed 2201 , so no flashing needed. The ASUS P5Q Deluxe is one great board. As usual ASUS has kept up the pride and Quality of there products. Many features with this board. I installed a Q9550 and WENT TO 3.60 GHz with just a few BIOS changes.
Summary: Compared to some of the other reviews, count me a lucky 13. ASUS boards have always rocked for me and this is no different. A Q9550 CPU, 8gig 1066 Memory, & 9800GTX+ Vid card, SB Audigy, PCI-E SATA II controller, & several terabyte drives filling all available SATA ports (but see below) and Linux flies high without issue. (Initial testing with Windows had everything working, including some stuff [like onboard sound] I don't use with Linux.
Summary: This rock solid stable 775 socket motherboard overclocks very well right out of the box without changing the BIOS. I have nothing bad to say about this excellent motherboard. The SSD Express web browser feature is useful if you don't want to boot into the OS although you will have to hunt for the latest unofficial SSD browser updates. I bought an ASUS motherboard because of bad luck with 2 identical Biostar motherboards from Newegg.
Summary: POOR PRODUCT: This instable motherboard was incapable to turn off the CPU fan when the PC was completly off. Additionaly, this board took the PSU out which has to be replaced. MEDIOCRE ASUS SUPPORT: Their support representatives barely read the failure description and fake to answer. You are on your own to perform the trouble shooting.
Summary: Prior to buying this item I strongly urge you to read the current reviews on this motherboard. Particularly ASUS' own Forums. While some of the other P5Q series seem to be ok, the P5Q Deluxe has many reviews about how unstable it is. My own experience was as bad as it gets. The latest BIOS seems to be a particular minefield of problems, so stay away from that.