Cons: Despite representations to the contrary, newegg is shipping versions of this board with a bios that does not support e5-2600v2 processors. Of course, unless you have a v1 processor lying around, you can't update the bios yourself, so you have to send it in for an update. Since it took me more than 30 days for the rebuild and diagnoses, newegg won't exchange it despite the misrepresentation, which in my estimation is unethical if not illegal, so I'm stuck paying the fr...
Summary: Did not post. No video whatsoever. No diagnostics other than a few insipid beeps, no LED or numerical status code, nothing. Technical support at SuerMicro was no help. Thank you Amazon for refunding this mistake.
Summary: (1) Of the 8 mounting holes, 3 are located where you (including Antec, Corsair, and Cooler Master) don't expect them. To mount this in typical enthusiast ATX cases, you'll have to use nylon stand-off's which gives the middle of the board more ability to flex than I'd like.
Pros: Lots of good specs on paper; price is right. Getting a dual LGA-2011 board onto an ATX form factor is the main reason I bought this board.
Cons: There are two reasons I gave it 3-eggs instead of 5.
Summary: WARNING, installing windows server 2008 R2 utilizes UEFI, will automagically add windows boot manager as the first startup device in bios. when I flashed from bios ver 1.1 to 1.2, the new bios lost the Windows Boot Manager option. I called support and they suggested repairing the OS installation which didn't work. I had to reload windows from scratch!
Pros: dual lga 2011
Cons: prior to flashing bios and loading drivers, system would blue screen on me and act very quirky - erratic keyboard and mouse response
Pros: My board shipped with the current 1.0 BIOS so I had none of the headaches of the previous reviewer. I was able to mount an ISO of Win2k8 R2 remotely and install off of that in record time and minimal effort using the built in IPMI. iKVM works great, though still nowhere near as fast as RDP for working in Windows itself. The built in Matrox Graphics are pretty snappy if you like to be at the machine. It runs with 8x 4GB UDIMMs without a problem.