After 3 years of using it I report it as disappointing product
Victor M. Mitri "Scorpion", Amazon
28 April 2012
Summary: Im not gonna talk about all the good things about this MB, I'm going to talk about the hidden details which disappoint the users: 1- booting: this mother board takes 40 sec till it loads the bios, most of the other systems boots with IOS at 60 seconds. Many disappointed users reported the the issue however Intel kept quiet about it and released another version to correct this issue.
Summary: Don't buy this MOBO, since the day I bought it, it gave me problems, the video dies and theres nothing u can do about it, aparently it comes with various problems this MOBO. SO if you are willing to take the risk to buy a bad version of this DX58SO go ahead and purchase it, but I wouldn't recommend it, it may fail, like it has happend ot many people already.
Summary: Honestly, when i bought this motherboard, i did it because it was Intel, and for me, the Intel name included quality. It seems i got wrong. The first motherboard (yes, first) i got worked fine for 1-2 minutes, then it stop working. After that, all has been a complete nightmare. The package where the motherboard came was really damaged, it almost seems as it was a re-re-returned item that someone needed to get rid off.
Summary: I purchased a DX58SO mother board from Amazon. The board was DOA. I made a mistake and did not return it to Amazon, but contacted Intel. After numerious phone calls and purchasing a different type of memory Intel told me to return the module to them. I have not received a replacement module and the only time I hear from them is when I contact them. The latest contact with them they told me that pins were bent on the board.
Summary: I'm usually a BIG fan on Intel products. I've built numerous PCs with them and had very little issues from the Intel side, until now. The tech support on this one was less than useless, being almost harmful. They're inconsistent from person to person and will flat out lie to get you off the phone when it gets close to 5pm. They couldn't decide on whether 1.6V memory would even work on the board giving very inconsistent feedback.
Bob From Springfield "Bob From Springfield", Amazon
8 June 2010
Summary: When I built my new Core I-7 computer I looked very closely at the components I'd use and after much debating I went with the DX58SO. I did so because they ditched the long obsolete serial ports and replaced them with MANY USB ports. Also, what better way to complement my new processor than to use it on a board built by the same company? I couldn't have been more wrong! The Three Stooges could've built a better motherboard using cardboard, shoestrings and magic markers.