Very good board.. it needs all the new stuff and will use it well.
Joel E, Amazon
31 August 2013
Summary: A very good board. I had trouble seating the memory, but it could be seated so that worked out just fine. It is a board designed for the i5 760, so it is older and with the difference in the new socket size, and the old socket size, I am guessing the new i5's do better graphics.
Summary: Been using this board for about three years (Since October 2010) in my build. It does a great job delivering the power to my i5 760 @ 4ghz. Even with power saving features enabled it seems to lower and heighten voltages/clock speeds correctly and safely without stability issues.
Pros: The motherboard can handle high clock speeds/voltages just fine and makes a 24/7 4ghz overclock for a i5 760 possible. It's also a great board for the beginning computer builder who just wants his stuff to work. Added to this, with the sacrifice of PCI-E bus lanes, the board's set of USB 3.0 and ...
Cons: Support for Crossfire but not SLI, the second PCI-E 2.0 slot is only x8. Not a huge con since it isn't advertised as a gaming board, SLI simply relies more on the amount of PCI-E lanes than Crossfire does.
Summary: Got this board, because I wanted to build a low-midrange system for less money which could later be upgraded to mid-high range, and this board was invaluable for that process. This fits a 2 slot ASUS DC graphics card, an ASUS Xonar DG sound card, and a usb3.0 pci card.
Pros: The write up was clear about the lack of simultaneous Sata 6gbps and USB 3.0 and the tradeoff was the x16 reduced to x8, and also lower cost. Plenty of Expansion slots Expansion slots very intelligently spaced Two Sata 6g ports. Rock solid ASUS reliability
Cons: Not enough PWM fan pin connectors on board, but molex works fine with silent fans, so whatever.
Summary: Been using it for 3 years and it's still working great. About to turn 4 years old. Almost the time to start upgrading smaller things on the computer. :D
Pros: I baught this motherboard late 2009 and the computer was assembled in early 2010. Overall, this motherboard has given very few problems. It's survived two usb shortouts...one was water and the other was two usb pins touching together. I recently upgraded my video card from a GTX 285 to a GTX 660 ...
Cons: One con, USB slots on the back of the motherboard (facing the back of the computer) tend to stop working if the port is shook or wiggled, other than that, no major cons at this time.
Summary: Saved a bundle buying a No OS sys Intel I5 3.2ghz Turbo CPU/ Asus MB/ P/S /Harddrive/Memory/MB heat sinks/ Case& keyboard. I saved so much I was able to Purchase a LCD Acer Monitor for my wife!
Pros: runs as expected fast with 8gb DDR3 ram / added nvidia GTS250 1Gb v-ram/added Raptor 10,000 rpm hard drive/ I use extra cooling fans for hard drives and extra system fan/ heat is the enemy of electronics / board is easy to read. Buying custom No OS system was scary All went perfectly Win7 64 bit
Cons: purchased OEM in case w 650 watt P/S no Install DVD/ no manual / AUX Fan shows 85C temp checking tech sites I'm told this is an error I sure would like a better explanation all other temps are AOK
Summary: Replaced my MB after nearby lightning strike took out the USB ports on old Intel MB. Replacement with ASUS P7P55-E LX was very simple it booted up with no problems. Did not encounter RAM issues stated in other reviews even through my Corsair Dominator RAM (two different mods) were not listed on the...
Pros: Very stable, works as advertised.
Cons: Doesn't work with Bose Soundlink USB transmitter
Summary: Not Reliable, so far have RMA'd 3 times. The problem is the 6GB SATA ports. The Marvell drivers from ASUS are a year and a half old and they will not update them. I found a better driver but the problem is the controller on the board, in my opinion. Their support is questionable at best!