Summary: I used this board to replace my stock cg 5275 asus system board. That board was an equivilant of a p7h55m. This board was so much better in comparison. I have never overclocked anything till I received this board and this thing makes it automatic. It is really nice. Also supports sata 6 gb/s and has usb 3.0. I have only had this in for a week but absolutely no regrets. I run with a intel i5 650 clarksdale with 12 gb gskill ripjaw at 1333.
Summary: Great board overclocks really easy. Looks great and is rock solid so far. has plenty of space for a second video card and it took my 8gb gskill ram just fine. has plenty of fan connectors as well as plenty of sata hook ups.
Summary: The Intel P55 platform has been with us for a good while now, and it is a real sleeper, having the memory controller integrated with the CPU gives it a nice performance advantage over competing products, even higher priced ones. If it has any serious shortcomings, it's the number of PCI-e lanes that it supports. With a maximum of 16 lanes of PCI-e 2.0 available for graphics cards, there is no room for expansion, if additional devices require PCI-e 2.0 connectivity.
Great motherboard if only there where more PCI slots
1 December 2010
Summary: First of all I would like to say this is another quality board by Asus using the LGA 1156 socket Intel chip sets. Unlike most other boards released at the time of this board's release in late 2009, there were few if any other boards out there that have USB 3.0 support simultaneously with SLI. If you had an SLI config, you lost USB 3.0 support. With this board Asus has solved this via some ingenious workarounds.
Summary: After careful study of the technical reviews on the internet and comparison with the features that other motherboards have that are in a similar price range, I concluded that this motherboard was the one had the best price/performance ratio.
Summary: When USB 3 devices hit the market, the board will be ready and only cost a bit more than the comparable non-USB 3 ready board. This was my first build and it went without any problems. RAID 1 setup in the BIOS was simple (once I read the instructions). My build: Core i7 860, 4GB Gskill DDR3, Intel 80GB SSD,(2)Seagate Barracuda 1TB for RAID 1, Coolermaster Gladiator case, Thermaltake 750w PSU.
Conclusion: It goes without saying that power efficiency is at the forefront of many consumers’ minds today, and for good reason. Whether you are trying to save money or the environment – or both – it’s good to know just how much effort certain vendors are putting into their products to help them excel in this area. Both AMD and Intel have worked hard to develop efficient chips, and that’s evident with each new launch.