Summary: X79, the way to go when building a workhorse machine. Used an Intel 3930K with 1866 ram, easily runs multiple VM's including Server 2008 R2 with ease, DLNA for video and audio services, and well equipped RAID support. I also purchased the ASUS P9X79-E WS, another great board.
Comparing Apple and Oranges-OEM off-the-Shelf versus ASUS Custom Workstation
Amazon Shopper, Amazon
30 July 2014
Summary: This mainboard for LGA 2011 applications is flawless. If a 10 star rating were available , this part deserves it. Thank You ASUS! Build- Intel E5 2630 Corsair Extreme liquid cooler 16 GB ECC Samsung memory 1600Mhz Firepro W7000 GPU Corsair 860i Corsair 760T Case WD Raptor 500GB intel 520 500GB SSD Solidworks 2014 Premium Suite, Flo-works, 2D-Electrical, Plastics.
The USB bios feature is amazingly useful, since it didn't support my CPU out of ...
G R, Amazon
21 July 2014
Summary: The USB bios feature is amazingly useful, since it didn't support my CPU out of the box. Easy to make it work, just follow the instructions on the website or on the print-out in the box that comes with the board. The plate for the ports was a little hard to seat, but it worked eventually.
Summary: I reported before that some Sata ports do not work. As it is happen, actually my case do not provide power to some drive bays. After replacing cable, everything is just fine. Perfectly build motherboard. It was my another Asus and it is up to the quality level I expect. Their tech support was reasonable (I used email only). My original comments are below. ---------------------- First of all it is excellent design.
Summary: Ordered with a new Intel 4820K LGA2011. Would not boot and figured out the BIOS needed updating out of the box to recognize the CPU. Couldn't have been easier to do! Running solid and extremely impressed!
Summary: This was an easy trouble free install of a fine product. I did three of these in one afternoon, and every case was the same. Trouble free, worked the fisrt shot. It's been weeks now, with no issues as expected.