Summary: not only is this thiing incredible, if you powersupply aint good enuff, you can run it with less and use less powerconnecetors and it having ps2 keybord support means i get to keep using my lovly clack clack keybord from the 90's . This motherborad with te cheepest hardwere set up is mind blowingly powerfull, i hope to some day max it out.
Summary: Where else can you run Xeons overclocked to the speeds of the newer Quad channel units at 1/2 the price? You can't. For video editing and special effects, these are the best. With the X5675's or X5690's you can build a system for 1/2 the cost of a newer type quad channel, and I can tell you as the owner of 2 DELL T7600 Dual Xeon systems, Mine is faster. My benchmarks are better, my render times are better, and my cost is better.
Summary: Quite an amazing, big BIG motherboard. Little disappointed that it has no USB 3.0 pins, but I fixed that with creative wiring and some rare adapters. My system: EVGA SR-2 Case: Cosmos II CPU: 2x Xeon E5620 GPU: Zotac GTX 670 4GB Beautiful flawless performance. Haven't really stress tested it yet but I am sure it can handle anything I throw at it. Not to mention being the only overclockable Dual CPU board (current) around...
the number of ports is not the number of *supported* ports
Steven R. Newcomb, Amazon
15 October 2010
Summary: This Intel 1366 motherboard has 10 SATA ports and 12 USB ports, and it comes with EVGA's really remarkably good-seeming, personalized technical support and warranty. I am sorry to report, however, that this doesn't mean that you are buying the right to actually *use* this board, or one like it, for the life of the warranty. I have 3 1366-based EVGA motherboards and all of them are still under warranty.
Summary: I bought the motherboard and I thought it did not work, so after a few checks I had the idea that eventhough I was using a 1,200 Watt power supply (in fact I tried 2 other ones from other brands) , it still looked like it needed more power so I went ahead and ordered the power supply they recommended and boom it worked perfectly, so I recommend that you buy this powersupply to not have any issues: EVGA Classified SR-2 1200 Watt Continuous Power ATX No Power Supply...