Pros: Excellent motherboard, easy to setup and use, lots of options, I am already running different 6 VM's to play on. if you want power and expandability this has it. This is the ultimate desktop board.
Summary: Use this Memory for this board: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL I see people complaining and writing bad reviews, this will save you the trouble they had
Pros: Was the smoothest computer building experience I ever had! Absolutely no problems. I just stuck all the parts together, turned it on and now I am in business. Loaded it with: 2 Xeon e5-2680 v2 (10 core @ 2.80ghz) 32 GB of g.skill (See other thoughts below) Samsung 250 GB SSD 1 EVGA GTX 780 Ti Cor...
Cons: Not even one. No BSODs, or Issues whatsoever. Everything worked and quite frankly It was the smoothest computer building experience anyone could ever hope for.
Summary: This is now my 4th build using this board. I have not had any problems with any of the boards I own. The latest configuration has 256GB of DDR3 1600 Samsung memory, dual 2697 v2's, 1 Quaddro card, and 3 Tesla cards.
Pros: This is a great board for both desktop, workstation, and server users. It allows up to 256GB of memory, way more than what most people could ever use. 4 way SLI / crossfire support, dual xeons.
Cons: Expensive, could use more ram slots (other companies with dual cpu boards often have 16 slots). Needs a lot of power.
Summary: Very pleased with this board and the configuration I purchased for it. Here are the specs: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-1200M 2x Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 Ivy Bridge 2x Kingston 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 ECC KVR16R11D4K4/32I SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 512GB 4x (Raid-10) WD BLACK SERIES...
Pros: Every option you could want on an expensive motherboard. Board came with latest bios (5304) already installed. Zero problems with install
Cons: I was scared from the negative reviews here that I was wasting a lot of money, but it worked out well.
Summary: Based on all the reviews I've read here, I think many are deceiving themselves into thinking this is just an ordinary motherboard to install. It isn't. This is a full blown dual processor workstation server board. These boards need and use a lot of power and a big power supply is necessary.
Pros: This is a very feature rich board. Allows for up to 256GB of ram, plenty of SATA ports for storage, lots of USB ports. Allows for 4 way SLI or Crossfire. Has the capability to overclock, also allows for memory timing adjustments. Supports the latest 10 and 12 core xeons!
Cons: In order to access battery, the first graphics card has to be removed. Access to CMOS reset jumper somewhat difficult, once again, removal of card in slot is necessary to access. More than 8 ram slots would be nice.
Summary: Would not post with both CPUs installed without ECC Ram. Hung on Q-Code BC. Shipped with BIOS 5103. Had to update with an old Xeon chip as that would have also prevent it from booting on newer E5 chips.
Pros: This board will power a machine exactly as powerful as you'd expect from the components that can be combined on it. After having the board properly configured, it has run flawlessly.
Cons: Very narrow range of acceptable components to build a functioning unit. Requires a very generous amount of power to function properly. Mounting holes do not all align to stock E-ATX holes in a Corsair 750D. Required several small bits of tape to ensure no contact between motherboard tray and the ...
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.