Summary: The Good: Superbiiz was responsive and did everything I expected. No issues with them. ASUS support personnel were generally ok and most folks, except for a manager I spoke to, did ok. However, the overall support rating from my perspective for ASUS is awful. People were ok, company responsiveness was terrible.
Summary: Do not buy this MOB if your life depends on it. I would also recommend strong second thoughts about buying anything from ASUS based on my personal experience with them, and I am not a complainer. I didn’t buy this at Amazon, but I want to let people know what an awful customer experience I have had with both this MOB and ASUS in general. I purchased the MOB in January of this year (2014).
Summary: I've been building desktop PCs for over 13 years now and this board marks my first successful server build. Everything in the box is good quality as expected. Full manual, driver discs, sata cables, IO shield and even a case badge are included. I paired this board with an E5 2603, 16Gb of Wintec Registered ECC ram and a seasonic platinum power supply. It runs ESXi 5.5 from flash with an ssd cache drive and 1 Tb local data store.
Excerpt: Более года используется как персональный сервер разработки и тестовую среду. Работает круглосуточно. Харды поставил гриновые. Поднял толпу виртуалок и все равно сижу вытянув ноги как в самолете в бизнес-классе.
Pros: Влезает в любой корпус. Колоссальный возможный объем памяти. Поддержка ксеонов Е5
Cons: Довольно сложно найти тихий кулер под этот сокет.