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: This seriously isn't for the average joe that throws parts together and hope for the best. The board does have quirks, and there are a lot fo pitfalls about this board that will catch many off guard, including even the most basic requirement of Xeon processors, not i-series with LGA 2011 CPUs.
Pros: Before I start, it must be said that this board isn't for the average DIY'er who "claims" high tech knowledge when the best they can do is assemble a PC and fiddle with numbers. This is a server grade board. You can't use an i7 on this board. You can't really overclock here. A lot of flack this m...
Cons: The BIOS - though granular, AMI did a bad job with this BIOS; looks like something from 2001, really. It's functional, but come on, at least clean it up a bit. Also, the granularity is a double-edged sword - one wrong setting, and the system won't POST. This is where I believe got most people - a...
Summary: I was apprehensive about buying this board after all the terrible reviews posted here and compatibility issues with the GTX690, but I could not get over the specs and the vision of building my dream transcoding system. This board is a little picky about what you put in it.
Pros: Dual Xeon CPU, 4x 16xPCIe with one 8xPCIe, smaller than SR2 board, tons of peripherals, 4x USB3, 14 sata ports 6 of which are sata- and got the GTX690 to work (but requires flashing firmware on the GTX690)
Cons: long pre-boot time as bios loads all the components the LSI RAID drivers are tricky to install - you have to install the driver manually from device manager and point to the Win2K8 driver file on the ASUS installation CD. You can't access your LSI RAID otherwise. Also, the jumper switch that sele...
Summary: Make sure you check the compatible memory on both Asus's site and the memory manufacture's site.
Pros: Dual socket 2011, some over-clocking settings. Breeze to setup. Seven 16x PCIe 3.0, only four PCIe 3.0 -16x when all are populated.
Cons: Only 8 memory slots, annoying when wanting to expand your memory. Power connector locations are too close together. The ATX24 and the first of the EPS12V are so close that if the ATX24 has a sheath on it you will need to remove it to fit the EPS12V next to it.
Great board but was a learning curve to get everything to work.
NSCO S., Newegg
22 June 2012
Summary: A few things to note.... 1: You MUST have both motherboard power supplies plugged in to get the MB to boot. The user above who mentioned that it would only turn on for a 1/2 second or so..That is what happened to me at first. Plugged in the second 24V plug and it fired right up.
Pros: The motherboard is full of features, very stable and reliable. Boots fast and the on board raid is solid and ASUS Tech support is both local (They are in Indiana) and absolutely top notch!
Cons: There were a few. I received the board with a bad BIOS chip, after a day ASUS tech support shipped a new BIOS chip and since then the board has been working like a champ.
Summary: This is a build for a friend of mine and he picked out a single Xeon E5 2665 and 32GB of registered ECC DDR3-1600 to start with. You'll need a LARGE case that supports the SSI EEB form factor for this board. Lots of cooling helps, too.
Pros: Well laid out, almost like a server board. If it weren't for the RAM slots rotated the way they are, I wouldn't know it wasn't meant for a (relatively) quiet workstation rather than a high-flow server case. ASUS really likes to use the single-sided clips on their RAM connectors and does so with t...
Cons: Initially failed to boot with the 32GB (4x 8GB) registered ECC RAM kit but booted fine with a pair of 4GB unbuffered non-ECC sticks. Once the BIOS was updated to the latest version, it booted with the registered ECC RAM as expected. Check that supported vendor list for RAM on this board. I've bui...
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: The guy with the paper weight send me an email and I will buy your motherboard firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Summary: Principales ventajas: - Excelente garantía por parte de Asus (reposición de placa base nueva en 24 horas). - Doble socket 2011 (en mi caso hasta 16 nucleos) - 8 sockets de memoria - 7 Pci-e 3.0 (4 a x16) - 14 puertos Sata (no todos son Sata3) Desventajas: - Los anclajes del Socket para el disipador...