Summary: I needed a super board to build a power station for Premiere Pro CS6 use. I opted for that board since it is one of the rare board that supported dual xeon while having the options I was looking for.
Summary: I love this board. It is my second purchase of this CPU board and I was not disappointed either time. I did have the occasion to talk to ASUS technical support to clarify a driver question and their support was wonderful.
Summary: I bought this MB for a workstation using 2 Xeon E5 2620 hex core cpus. It works flawlessly with a non standard GTX 560 ti and 8 gigs of ram. I use iray, a host of adobe rendering software, cad, and bunkspeed.
Summary: Don't bother looking for an SSI EEB chassis. Almost all are built for Intel boards where the system will spend its life basking in a dreary, poorly lit computer room while being pummeled by gale force winds from whiny rack style fans.
Summary: I had this board with e5-2620 for fixing my pictures and rendering. It took some time to get it going. I still have some starting issues, sometimes it does not start, it has to be turned OFF and then ON again and it takes long time to start.
Summary: Like Henry, I've been building high performance workstations built on this ASUS motherboard with E5-2603, 2620 and 2630 XEON's and the board also supports the newer E5 v2 CPU's which boast up to 12 core versions, and I have found it very good in all aspects and very reliable for my clients.
Summary: The guy with the paper weight send me an email and I will buy your motherboard email@example.com. Yes, there are problems with the very latest bios, but the bios is on a removable chip you can lever out with a small screw driver and you get bios chips on Ebay for about £10.