Summary: I bought this board for WS capabilities but ultimately realized it makes more sense to either go full on ws or full on consumer parts. the idea of making a hybrid is a bad idea.
Pros: Asus customer service was pretty good, so thankfully I was able to get ahold of techs when I needed.
Cons: All the negative comments I read on here from multiple other users indicating problems with the bios, DOA boards ect were real. I made the mistake of buying this board before reading the reviews, but thankfully I did read reviews so I knew to update the bios, which was at least a four hour process, very painful.
Pros: It did finally post after renaming downloaded bios unzipped file from P9X79-E-WS-ASUS-1301.CAP to P9X79WS.CAP to flash drive. Hopefully educated tech support gentleman Ned (case # 3171902) as to what a non posting board meant (diagnostic display 00). ASUS could fix this by renaming downloadable files so users do not need to struggle and figure it out. How is this support, here's the file guess what it needs to be named?
Cons: Enthusiastic but ignorant technical support, asked me several times what I saw on my screen when I had explained the board was not posting, continued to ask even after he had asked me to remove video card and memory..
Cons: Extremely poor customer service. I've purchased several of these boards through NewEgg. When attempting to contact Asus about a board that died after 9 months I found that there was no Serial Number sticker on the PCIe slot as there should have been. My RMA was refused because of a screw up on their end.
Summary: After spending a day attempting to the mobo to pass the dram post test, A call to Asus tech support ended in the advice that the ram controller was bad and to send the modo back. I attempted to use brands PNY 4GB 1333, Corsair 4Gb 1333, Corsair Vengance 4Gb 1600, G Skill 2gb 1333, and Patriot 4gb 1866 non passed post DRAM test
Summary: When delivered and first set up it would show NO VGA (LED light), eventually I found if I used PCIEX16_2 and not PCIEX16_1 it would boot correctly, I thought it was because the graphics card was a PCI 2 version, I have now invested in a 3.0 ASUS HD 7870 and was hoping it would work correctly, BUT NO and also 1 of the memory slots will not work with the correct memory modules when DIMM_C1 is used it shows as Abnormal in the BIOS, RAM tested and is OK, whichever memory...