Summary: I decided to go with the dual cpu system but only buy one of the chips, which would allow me to spend the money in a much faster chip with the ability to add on additional one later. Instead of two $880 CPUs, I spent $1600 on one faster chip with a much better benchmark.
Summary: I haven't had the board very long, so I can't speak to its stability, longevity, etc. But thus far, I'm pleased with it, overall.
Pros: The board has a rich feature set and supports a wide array of components. It seems to be very well built, as well. I found the BIOS quite simple to work with, so I'm not sure what difficulties the one previous reviewer was referring to regarding that. I had absolutely no problems whatsoever setti...
Cons: I'm going to list several "cons" here, but I'm being pretty picky on some of them. First, as others have said, this is NOT a standard eATX board. I put this in a Corsair Obsidian 750D case, which is eATX compatible. However, of the 10 holes in the board, only FIVE of them lined up correctly with ...
Summary: This motherboard is working perfectly for me. PROS: -The motherboard has plenty of useful features. -Great capacity for RAM. -A great size considering the amount of RAM that is capable of using and the double socket. CONS: -BIOS could be better. -Really bad Fan control, at least without PWM fans.
Pros: Bought them in bulk, all working smoothly. one ram slot is not working in one board I received, but changing my ram to another slot makes it work. This board has everything I need for a server machine.
Cons: single DOA ram slot is my only disappointment. But i am satisfied with this low failure rate.
Summary: Good: Outstanding features, PCIe 3.0, a good number of slots, Very stable if you don't mess with BIOS to try and get Windows 8/Server 2012 running. Facts: EATX form factor = large size, while I have dealt with large size before, this just seems bulky, and the need to shoe-horn the MB into a case.
Summary: For those who are interested, in an attempt to see if, perhaps, some of the components were faulty, I placed the GPU (an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680) in an ATX-based system and found that it worked perfectly.
Pros: I'm sure there would have been plenty if the board would have worked.
Cons: Motherboard was basically faulty and when testing the setup on my workbench, with the power-button cable from the case properly connected, I found that the motherboard would turn on automatically once: (i) the 20+4 pin and two 4+4 pin 12V connectors were attached to the motherboard, (ii) the PSU ...