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: 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: This board has exceeded my expectations. It is an easy overclock and very stable. With very minor changes to the Vcore, FSB, and multiplier was able to achieve 4.1GHz with an E8400. Proven stable for 24hrs running Orthos small FFT's (priority 9). I have an aftermarket cpu HSF (older Zalman) and temps at 100% load (orthos) do not exceed 53C, as measured using Real Temp 3.00 (distance to TJMax 47C).
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.
Summary: Here's what you've been looking for a long time. Accepts just about any 775 cpu,DDR2 memory,x16 PCIe graphics,overclocking software and a great bios set up (for those who know how to use it) to manually adjust output performance. This is rated as good as the Maximus Formula II (P45) and sells for a lot less.
Summary: This board was disappointing. I prefer Asus boards and this board with it's Intel Q9550 processor, dual Raptors in a raid 0, config, 8 GB of RAM, Windows XP x64 is an oinker compared the Asus A8N Sli Deluxe with AMD 4400, 4 GB, dual Raptors that it replaced. The BIOS is definitely put together by a committee without much regard as to how the whole thing fits together. The BIOS seems to forget any change to it's boot settings when power is removed.
Summary: I purchased the Asus P5Q-Deluxe from Amazon and could not be happier. Ar first they had it listed as the P5Q3 Deluxe but anyone with a little common sense would have known the price was too low for that board. I used the Amazon chat service and they confirmed there was a typo. I ordered the P5Q-Deluxe and it arrived in 3 days with free shipping!
Summary: Amazon.com have advertised this MB as the P5Q3 deluxe, when in fact it just is not. Through many suppliers, they are supplying the P5Q deluxe. They have a responsibility to compensate the many customers they have inconvenienced, including me (twice now). I guess it's easy to say you just shouldn't touch this product on Amazon's system, but GO THROUGH SOME OTHER PROVIDER!