Summary: I'm surprised some people have had such bad luck with this board. My experience has been the opposite.
Pros: This board has been rock solid stable with Windows 7 64-bit for the past 4+ years. I've so pleased I bought a 2nd one (used) for another PC build. One of them is running flawlessly with 24GB RAM using three sticks of 8 GB DDR3-1600, SSD on the Marvel controller, and 4 Raptor drive in RAID 5 on th...
Cons: Minor gripes: the Marvel 6 Gb SATA controller can't attain full throughput due to not having enough PCI-e lanes. Early on I had stability problems but they went away entire after updating the drivers for the NEC USB 3.0 controller.
Summary: Great board, well done Asus! I'll be buying Asus for my next build as well. This is a late review but it might help someone looking at a used Asus P6X58D-E board.
Pros: I bought this board new in February of 2011. I have put it through its paces and then some. It's been running at 4.2GHz for the passed year or better at 1.36 volts into the i7 960. It ran at 4.01GHz up to that point. There has been some that have troubles with the Marvell revision 3 SATA controll...
Cons: If you want to run 3 way SLI on this board you will have trouble with dual bay cards. I'm not sure if the third card will clear the front panel connections on the bottom of the board. It does run 2 way SLI at 2.0 16x/16x very well.
Summary: Great job Asus for creating an extremely reliable, durable and fine piece of computer hardware!
Pros: Ahhhh, the X58 chipset was probably the biggest change in computer architectural design since the Pentium 4 days. And the Core i7 series which first appeared back in 2008 was without a doubt a huge achievement from Intel that featured a radical new computing design which changed the way Intel fur...
Cons: Nothing really. Everything on it still works!
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: ASUS has become one of the worst companies to try to get help with their products. I am finished trying to deal with them, because they do not back up what they sell.
Cons: Would not POST. Many run arounds from so-called techs who have poor English comprehension, and answer many of my questions with their own question. After many, many emails they finally said warranty had expired.
Cons: Went to power on my computer 4 days ago, would not power on. I built the system, and decided to clean it up check connections etc, the mobo was getting power indicated by the led on the mobo but hard drive, fans, nothing was spinning. Dropped it off at a local micro center and waiting to hear bac...