Summary: No particular reason anyone should buy this, I needed it to duplicate my rig for troubleshooting. This board is good, but its yesterdays papers and if I didn't have a special need I would not pay so much for a has-been board.
Summary: If you are still shopping for this old x58 boards for some reason as I did, do not get this model. Don't get me wrong, this board is fabulous...It is very stable, has alot of good options, connectibility, and performance. However, it has one fatal flaw as I found out a year later when I finally pull the trigger on the SSD. This one has Marvell SATA3 6gb/s controller which cannot do SATA3 speed!
Summary: I've only had this board for 4-5 days and will update if anything happens in the near future but for now I couldn't be happier. I like to think of myself as a intermediate tech (worked at bestbuy for 3 years with electronics) but I never had the opportunity to build a computer from scratch. When I received it on wednesday it took less than 2 hours to put/connect everything together and it ran without a hitch.
Summary: Hopefully, this review will actually get posted. I have had mutiple memory recognition issues with this board. Google "p6x58d-e memory problems" and take a look at way too many posts with problems that cannot be rectified and many proposed "solutions" that do not work. I tried 3x2 meg 1600 gskill first - would post 6, then 4, then 6 etc on reboots. Slowling it down to 1333 and 1066 did not resolve the issue. Different voltages did not fix it.
Summary: I looked at different mother boards for over two months and finally concluded that this was the most bang for the buck (full machine configuration below). You can get higher end gaming boards but if what you want is a good solid board that will serve your computing needs well into the future I do not think you can do better. I wanted to build a machine that would serve my needs for several years.