Summary: I bought this board to replace an EVGA X58 FTW3 board which I suspected might be causing my hard drives to fail (5 bad drives in 2 months) but apparently it was just bad drives. On the plus side, it's a well constructed board and is very stable running my Intel 970 chip. On the minus side, there is no bios step indicator like the EVGA, and only 2 slots to save bios settings.
Summary: This motherboard was a good buy for the money. I was able to flash its bios and use a six core I7 processor on it . It has lots of cgood o/c features and has truly sped up my gaming rigg 3 fold
Summary: OK, for starters the P6T is *not* the most recent socket 1366 mobo. It does not have USB 3.0 or SATA 6 Gbps. Having said that, it does have the triple PCI-e slots, and a load of other ports/slots. If I really want USB 3.0 I'll just buy an add-in card; considering I own no 3.0 devices, it's really a non-issue. Also, only the highest-end SSD's can max SATA 3.0 Gbps, and that's again irrelevant as I run a 4-disk RAID with conventional HDD's.
Summary: It may not have all of the bells and features of its bigger brother, like USB 3.0 and SATA 6G, but for an entry into the world of i7 CPUs where you want to spend the money on hte CPU and not the motherboard, it's still a great way to start. The board support 3-way SLi from nVidia and paired with my HAF922 case, I have plenty of room for pairing this board with a seriously huge cooling CPU fan.
Summary: Building a computer prompts many decisions. I always do my research and put my build design on paper before I buy. I've always been a gamer growing up and my home-built rigs share that influence. I always start my planning with a motherboard that will satisfy all of my needs. I had to keep my wallet in mind this time but I wanted a really good board, with lots of features and including support for Core i7 (LGA 1366 socket) so I went with the ASUS P6T.
Summary: I installed 12GB (6x2GB) of OCZ Platinum 1600mhz RAM with no problem. Booted up flawlessly, Vista recognizes it and so does CPUZ. Mind you, i'm running the RAM at 1600mhz, 9-9-9-24 timings and 1.5v as is what the bios set automatically when I chose the 1600mhz profile in AI tweaker and I have not yet played around with this. Cons: Manual for this board (V1) states you can only install one 1600 dimm per channel, limiting you to 6GB max of 1600...incorrect.
Summary: I bought a system with this MB and I couldn't get it to write DVD's. I tried 3 DVD burners, 3 brands of DVD, 3 O/S's, WinXP, Win7, MS-DOS, and 3 different programs without success. I finally bought another full system with a Gigabyte MB which ran perfectly. I then replaced the Asus with an identical Gigabyte.