Pros: The board looks great, and the features are what I needed for a small business server.
Cons: The board was DOA, got the system built and everything ready to go. I tried to start it up and I get 4 short beeps with no boot or video. After looking around on the internet I found very little support on the topic. The only useful information I found was that the 4 short beeps stood for: Hardwa...
Summary: I bought 2 of these boards and they work Awesome! I built 1 so far with the following config, Core i3-3240 4GB [2x2GB] DDR3 ECC UnBuffered 120GB SSD 3x 1TB HDD ASMB5-IKVM Win Server 2008 R2 I am building a 2nd System with a Xeon E3-1230v2
Summary: I hope I am wrong about Asus products and customer support on a whole.
Pros: Features sound good
Cons: This motherboard keeps giving me four beeps without video. I have read all the knowledge bases, forums, and tech sites without any success.. There seems to be all kind of problems with this motherboard. I don't plan on purchasing any more Asus products in the near future due to quality and the la...
Summary: Sorry ASUS - this board needs to be re-engineered.
Cons: powered off during BIOS backup. Tore it down and rebuilt - board now POSTs without any error beeps - however no video whatsoever - either onboard or via HDMI/ATI card. Stripped out all components except necessities - tested all DIMMS - no video whatsoever. Clearly, this is not one of ASUS's bette...
Cons: Since getting this board I have had nothing but problems I now I am getting 4 beeps I have tried diffrent ram and everything now Im figuring out that it's my bios not being up to date this is my second motherboard I have tried with the Xeon 1230 V2 and I Have ran into the same problem newegg and ...
Summary: Works with intel e3-1230v2 out of the box. No bios update needed. Got it in August 2012. Put in Kingston 4x8gb (KVR13E9/8HM) in a Silverstone Tek PS07B case. Need the ASUS ASMB5-iKVM for remote management with vmware esxi 5, an extra $60-$70. I installed it an works good but extra.
Summary: After spending almost two weeks trouble shooting this thing,it turns out that it's a flaw in the boards. Tech support was great about getting me an advanced replacement, but it had the same problem also which sends you off in a complete different direction when testing.
Summary: Newegg should include the new bios chip if your going to ship an old motherboard. Something should be thought of to prevent this from happening.
Pros: Asus says they will ship out a new bios chip. Lets hope I get it asap.
Cons: Won't post. Specs said it's compatible with 1600 memory and v2 xeon processor, but according to serial # here it says my bios is too old for these items. Can't update it because it wont even post.
Summary: Terrible motherboard. Booted, but mine arrived with the famous Asus "chassis intrusion error" which halts the system at boot and prevents you from entering the BIOS. Sometimes this is a loose jumper and clearing the CMOS helps. Unfortunately mine is motherboard defect like many others.