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.
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: 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.
For those of you who get One long beep followed by 4 short beeps
26 March 2014
Summary: We installed a LOT of fans because we were paranoid about possible overheating. 2 on the top. One on the back. One in the front. 2 for the graphics card. One awesome CPU fan with giant heatsink. We had a boot device LED error on start up. Turns out this motherboard really really wants you to run your fans at a minimum speed. I am happy that it looks out for you, but just a warning that it may seem like a major issue when it's not.
Summary: Pros: Supports LGA 2011 CPUs Support for 8 DIMMs and 64GB of RAM Tons of ports and expansion Cons: Only 2 SATA 3 connectors Only 2 USB 3.0 ports I love this motherboard. It comes with an auto overclocking feature that works very well. It will do small OCs until it crashes, then it will revert to the last good OC. If you plan on using a back up power supply, you will need a very beefy setup. This mobo can support 3 GPUs at 16x/16x/8x. Get a high quality and powerful PSU.