Summary: This motherboard was not packed very well at all. One of the capacitors was bent over and dented next to the PCI-e slots. The board was also shipped without the plastic shield provided by the manufacturer which resulted in bent pins on the CPU socket.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Bought it. Got it out of the box and installed it. NEVER WORKED. I work at an IT department and even my boss was involved in the installing. They never got it to even load. Brought it to the top shop with Intel motherboards and they went at it for a week. It was D.O.A.
After 3 years of using it I report it as disappointing product
Victor M. Mitri, Amazon
11 July 2009
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.