Great storage server motherboard; supports Windows server 2012 R2 and hyper-v!
24 April 2014
Summary: My configuration with this board: Asus P8B-X motherboard, rev 2 (newest revision, this is important, make sure your board is rev 2, it is printed on the board under the Asus model number) Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 CPU (HT) Kingston KVR13E9K2/16I , 16Gb ram total, 2x8Gb Two 250Gb SATA hard drives with...
Pros: Nice layout. Plenty of memory expansion. Fast delivery by Newegg, as usual.
Cons: Won't post. Installed Intel E3_1230 v2 LGA 1155 CPU and 4 GB stick of Crucial CT51272BA1067 RAM. I'm getting 4 short beeps and wonder if the memory is the issue (even though Crucial says it should be compatible). Emailed support and awaiting a response.
Summary: This is the second time something like this has happened using your online purchasing service. I purposely DO NOT purchase open box items because I do not want this to happen. There is nothing on the product page mentioning refurbished or open box. Way to go Newegg. That's two strikes.
Pros: Was delivered on the day promised. It ends there.
Cons: When the box arrived, I examined it very carefully. Box was in good shape. As I opened the box, the packing material inside the box was standard motherboard foam cushioning. I pulled out three (3) drive cables, a book, the driver/utility CDs and then looked at the motherboard sitting in its anti-...
Summary: using with Kingston KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G ram and E3-1220-V2 Xeon processor, 2-WD 1Tb RE4 drives(raid) and 1- Hitatchi 2Tb drive(backup), Startech Pro 530w power supplies, Antec 300 case. I replaced 512mb-80Gb boxes that I had installed in 2004/5/6. I hope these last as long.
Pros: easy setup for SRVR 2008, no boot floppy required for on-board raid. Adequate to use as a web server with a sql express database backbone serving 10-30 users. Follow the manufacturer approved list and go! ASUS reliability.
Cons: I installed 6 of these at a local bank and branch offices. I emailed tech support once and got a response that only pointed me in the right direction. Some Maroon in another post noted that it didn't fit his 16-pin case.
Good mobo, but way too touchy regarding 8GB RAM!!!
Eric B., Newegg
23 March 2012
Summary: ASUS needs to provide a greater range of tested 8GB DIMMS, at more reasonable costs. The days where we are willing to shell out $200 for 8GB DIMM are over.
Pros: Technically 32GB RAM Capable board with good processor options. Replaced older AMD Mobo running Windows Server 2008 R2, which the P8B-X runs fine.
Cons: Doesn't accept most 8GB RAM DIMMs, for some reason only tested with a very limited set and doesn't offer a lot of options for current inexpensive memory, even Kingston. Takes a 2x 4GB kit of the series but croaks when provided 2x 8GB (individual) from most similar types. I've tried three (3) diff...
Summary: I'm using this motherboard as a home server. I'm running a private cloud that allows me to host a few internal servers. This is an upgrade from a Core i3 540. Night and day difference. I did my research and the Xeon E3-1270 plus this motherboard is the biggest bang for the buck.
Pros: Solid motherboard with everything needed to get the job done.