Summary: I was building a gaming PC and chose this motherboard based on the support for my i7 chip, reviews and the ASUS name. Other than the usual poor english in the docs and BIOS and vagueness around the settings it went in and worked just fine with good performance etc for 10 days. Then it just stopped working. It powered off and wouldn't power on, buttons to control power etc wouldn't work and it wasn't the cables or the buttons.
Summary: This board worked properly for about a month until i got the run around with ASUS after the board failed. ASUS finally sent me a replacement. The new board is working properly but the other day i received an email from ASUS tech support stating that the first board had cpu socket damage which did not fall under warranty, therefore i would have to return the replacement or pay 143.00$ to kee pthe new. ASUS has been awful to deal with.
ASUS X58 Sabretooth - RAID 5 integrity fails on reboot
17 July 2011
Summary: I was an ASUS fan back in the early to mid nineties, but then as a result of quality/reliability issues, I switched to using Intel exclusively for the recent 15+ years. I read great reviews about this board and having build several systems using Intel's DX58S02 for clients, I thought I'd jump once again to the potential bleeding edge in an effort to save a few pennies and gain some horsepower advantage. Initial results were good.