Summary: I buy this motherboard of the "stability" but now I regret. One of the dimms are defective (#3) and I can't use it tri channel or all the 24 gb. My problem are that I live Outside Usa and had to wait around 1 month to receive any kind of product and because the money and time I will have to usit in this condition. Don't buy intel, they are selling the brand, not real quality.
Summary: Arrived dead; would not post. Did some web searching and found other people as well who would only get a 0x00 post code and no actual boot. Removed everything to troubleshoot, except CPU, and still wouldn't proceed past the first post code. Had high hopes for this motherboard, as the instructions were very clear (compared to other vendors), but execution was lacking.
Summary: I've been building PC's for use in my business for many years. I've been using Intel motherboards for a long time and have been very happy with them until this one. I have 2 DX58SO2's and they are quirky. This latest one has a problem where the system hangs during (or before) BIOS boot and I have to push the reset button to get it booted.
Summary: I purchased x2 of these boards for customs PCs I built myself. Both PCs have 24GB Patriot memory (1600mhz), 1GB DDR3 MSI Video cards, x1 2TB Hard Drive (SATA2). The board comes with visual instructions to help connect with the case. I got x2 i7 960 CPUs. The CPU can only go on the MB one way and the config is automatic. Easy, Peasy, Lemon-Squeezy!. I got x2 Antec 4U+650 cases (very nice!) for the PCs.
Summary: I went with Asus first wouldn't install spent a couple of days trying. Asus support was no help really so return it. Came across Intel board not many reviews but decide to go for it glad i did. Installed easy didn't even need to call support. Everthing seems to be running smooth and working well.
and it does it just like every other Intel board I've ever owned
Steven C Hollenbeck, Amazon
17 April 2011
Summary: This board does everything that I needed (SATA 6 GB, USB 3...), and it does it just like every other Intel board I've ever owned... Intel has always made the highest quality boards on the planet, and I would never buy one of the chineese boards for my own use. When I put it together, and powered it up, it worked perfect from the first second. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8.1 on different partiions, and both OSs work flawlessly...
Summary: **** ENGLISH **** This board is awesome. I upgraded from DX58SO and the evolution to USB 3.0 and SATA III is worth it (specially if you have a SSD drive). The RAM is oriented diferently than the DX58SO, and is actually much more friendly with cases with PSU in the bottom. I got it around Frebruary 2011 and had some troubles with the Marvell SATA III drivers (blue screens of death!), but luckily this was fixed a couple weeks afterwards with a drivers update.