Summary: Wow...this motherboard will take your breath away. No problem and its been working ever since I got it back 3 years ago... I bought another XFX motherboard for my son and he also loved it. Its the best if you plan to build a super fast gaming computer and so on...
Summary: My Asus striker extreme motherboard was in for repair and I didnt want to wait for it be be reurned so what does a hardcore computer user do? Simple.... buy another sli motherboard for the meantime. I looked at the egva verson of this motherboard back when it was new (and $300 retail) and it was very tempting.... now a few years later I find this great deal on a referb one.
Summary: not happy mine arrived on time but was doa hooked it up to power supply and installed new cpu before i put it in case it shut down after 30 seconds after cpu hot led came on tried to contact xfx support after 3 days no response to my tickets on thier website gave up bought another mb from asus sent this one back....
Summary: I built a system with this motherboard, an Intel Q9450 CPU, and 4MB of OCZ memory. Booted up fine, Windows Vista installed with no additional drivers as long as you don't use RAID (though I did put the latest chipset drivers on when Windows finished installing.) Now that it's up and running with Windows updates applied & software loaded, it's as stable as any system I've ever used.
Buy the EVGA Version of this Board NOT the XFXForce Version
clicker "clicker", Amazon
3 July 2008
Summary: The XFXForce products and their support policies STINK! We had flashed the board with a new BIOS only to find out that the this company posted incorrect files to their web site. I shipped the board back to them via overnight express, I told Dan, and countless others that this is a production system that have this board, and that I have now been without a working board for 8 days.