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ASUS P8B-X LGA 1155 Intel C202 ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server Motherboard

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  • LGA 1155
  • Intel C202
  • 4 x 240pin

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ASUS P8B-X LGA 1155 Intel C202 ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server Motherboard
Bromolow Combat Model with Dual Intel® Server LAN

P8B-X is the latest ASUS UP serverboard designed as Bromolow platform entry model, featuring an Intel® C202 PCH chipset, with support of leading-edge architecture, high expandability, dual Intel server class GbE and cost-effective solutions, the P8B-X is ideal for SMB, web, print/file and other entry-level applications.

Up-to-Date LGA1155 Socket Platform for Outstanding Performance

P8B-X supports wide-range CPUs to cover different levels of market segment including Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 processor family, Intel® CoreTM i3-2100 Processor Family, and Intel® CoreTM G8x0/G6x0 Processor Family. The new platform architecture uses an LGA1155 package with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support dual-channel DDR3 ECC memory and 20 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. The support of ECC (Error Correcting Code) memory improves data integrity to offer higher reliability. Provision of more PCI Express 2.0 lanes benefits various server applications. Most important, the motherboard provides significant performance improvement around 25% over previous generations.

Dual Intel Server Class GbE, IPv6 Support Ready

With the fast explode of internet traffic, the P8B-X equipped Intel® GbE LAN controllers with IPv6 support and backward compatible with IPv4 protocol. With IPv6 ready support, customer can deploy new systems seamlessly work with existing Ethernet environment. With teaming function which supports Fault Tolerance technology. Also, the Load Balance handles network traffics delicately which is good at enhancing network functionality.

Most Cost-Saving Solutions for Customers

The P8B-X focus on easy-available chassis, standard ATX form factor, power supply, and UDIMM memory with desktop MB, so that customers can upgrade to the new generation platform only with a new serverboard and protect their existing investment. Meanwhile, the product is power saving with low power-consuming Intel Xeon processor, and therefore requires lower thermal solution cost.

Wide Range OS Support

The P8B-X supports wide-range mainstream server and client OS, including Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Cent OS, redhat, SuSE Linux and so on to meet the demand of different customers.


To meet the trend of large capacity hard disk drives, P8B-X equips UEFI BIOS. The UEFI BIOS supports the latest GPT (GUID Partition Table) partition format and backward compatible with legacy MBR (Master Boot Record) partition format, users can easily and flexibly manage a very large capacity hard disk drive or partition, like, for example, a single hard disk or single partition larger than 2.2TB.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • jeff k.
  • 10/25/2013 5:32:59 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent/solid

Pros: Includes server03 drivers. Have 3 of these with an intel BX80623E31240 (e3-1240) cpu.

Cons: not free

Other Thoughts: Am running ecc ram, but board does not appear to care.

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4 out of 5 eggsMaybe It's Just Me

Pros: Nice layout. Plenty of memory expansion. Fast delivery by Newegg, as usual.

Cons: Won't post.
Installed Intel E3_1230 v2 LGA 1155 CPU and 4 GB stick of Crucial CT51272BA1067 RAM. I'm getting 4 short beeps and wonder if the memory is the issue (even though Crucial says it should be compatible). Emailed support and awaiting a response.

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  • John B.
  • 9/6/2013 5:49:55 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBought new board. Got an open box item

Pros: Was delivered on the day promised. It ends there.

Cons: When the box arrived, I examined it very carefully. Box was in good shape. As I opened the box, the packing material inside the box was standard motherboard foam cushioning. I pulled out three (3) drive cables, a book, the driver/utility CDs and then looked at the motherboard sitting in its anti-static bag. Hand-written across the front of the bag in large block letters was the word BAD. It gets worse. The seal was broken on the bag. I pulled the Motherboard out of the bag and the serial number does not match the box label. I am not liking this. On top of that, there was no protective cover on the CPU block. There is no Rear I/O Panel Shield and no alternative CPU fan bracket. I cannot put this motherboard into use without the rear i/o panel shield. How am I supposed to put this server into production to support my customers when it arrived like this?

Other Thoughts: This is the second time something like this has happened using your online purchasing service. I purposely DO NOT purchase open box items because I do not want this to happen. There is nothing on the product page mentioning refurbished or open box.

Way to go Newegg.

That's two strikes. I recommend you ship me a "verified" brand new motherboard overnight and I'll ship this one back a prepaid (by Newegg) shipping label when I receive the new one.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Tech Support Guru,

I am very sorry the motherboard was not brand new when it arrived. I am glad, however, this problem will be resolved shortly. Should you need further assistance, please let us know, and we will be happy to help. Reference number: 3014028

For support information, please visit For service, visit For motherboard warranty, visit!Motherboard%20Warranty/c1c20; Refurbished products/accessories:!refurbished-warranty/c16us. For RMA status, visit:

Kindest Regards,

Asus Customer Loyalty

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  • Tony W.
  • 3/19/2013 7:55:18 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Motherboard

Pros: Works exactly as advertised. Has integrated video. Fit my processor with heat sink without issue. worked with my Linux Centos 6.X install just fine.

Cons: bios is organized in a very unintuitive way. It was difficult finding several settings.

Other Thoughts: I would buy this mother board again.

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  • Leading E.
  • 11/24/2012 8:03:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsjust needs to work and it does - P8B

Pros: easy setup for SRVR 2008, no boot floppy required for on-board raid. Adequate to use as a web server with a sql express database backbone serving 10-30 users. Follow the manufacturer approved list and go! ASUS reliability.

Cons: I installed 6 of these at a local bank and branch offices. I emailed tech support once and got a response that only pointed me in the right direction. Some Maroon in another post noted that it didn't fit his 16-pin case.

Other Thoughts: using with Kingston KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G ram and E3-1220-V2 Xeon processor, 2-WD 1Tb RE4 drives(raid) and 1- Hitatchi 2Tb drive(backup), Startech Pro 530w power supplies, Antec 300 case. I replaced 512mb-80Gb boxes that I had installed in 2004/5/6. I hope these last as long.

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  • Eric B.
  • 3/23/2012 6:39:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood mobo, but way too touchy regarding 8GB RAM!!!

Pros: Technically 32GB RAM Capable board with good processor options.

Replaced older AMD Mobo running Windows Server 2008 R2, which the P8B-X runs fine.

Cons: Doesn't accept most 8GB RAM DIMMs, for some reason only tested with a very limited set and doesn't offer a lot of options for current inexpensive memory, even Kingston. Takes a 2x 4GB kit of the series but croaks when provided 2x 8GB (individual) from most similar types. I've tried three (3) different 8GB DIMMs so far, no dice.

BIOS Updates are easy, but don't solve the RAM issues with 8GB DIMMs.

Other Thoughts: ASUS needs to provide a greater range of tested 8GB DIMMS, at more reasonable costs. The days where we are willing to shell out $200 for 8GB DIMM are over.

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  • Biran P.
  • 3/6/2012 8:14:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Product

Pros: Solid motherboard with everything needed to get the job done.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I'm using this motherboard as a home server. I'm running a private cloud that allows me to host a few internal servers. This is an upgrade from a Core i3 540. Night and day difference. I did my research and the Xeon E3-1270 plus this motherboard is the biggest bang for the buck.

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  • 1/24/2012 2:31:09 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHighpoint RAID Controllers

Pros: Highpoint Raid contoller & this MB
You have to Disable Int13 using the RAID Contollers software.its enabled by default. This will allow the MB Bios to control the Boot selection.

Cons: Watch out for Freeze ups & check your cpu fan

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  • 1/24/2012 2:20:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUpdate # 3

Pros: They have updated the V2.0 Board with New Video, Hopefull corrected more Bios Defects.

Cons: Board has worked for last 6 Months , had Hard Drive corruption once. then lately started freezing up last couple days.
Found that the controller chip for the CPU fan Burnt out & CPU fan Quit causing over heat & Shut down problem
Trying to get RMA Overnight to Satisfy My customer

Other Thoughts: Intel will send you a replacement for dealers overnight FedX
ASUS makes you wait a day for a RMA form in your Email, then you have to fax it in & wait another day to get Replacement shipped Overnight FedX 2-3 Days on a Mission Critical Server- Never Again
Had to Buy a RAID Controller to Get the board to work with RAID 5 & SBS 2011

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues you had with the motherboard.

The hard drive corruption may be due to the actual hard drive errors and not necessarily caused by problems with the motherboard. Please try changing CPU FAN1 Speed in BIOS to Full Speed Mode or High Density Mode to aleviate heating issues.

In addition, make sure that the CPU or chasis fan control are corrrected jumped. When using a 4-pin fan for either CPU or chasis fan, set jumper to positions 1 and 2. When using 4-pin fan, set jumper to positions 2 and 3.

If you continue to experience problems, please contact 1-812-282-2787. Please be ready to provide system parts and specs for faster troubleshooting.

Asus Customer Loyalty

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  • Dennis H.
  • 12/23/2011 1:39:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggssystem works flawlessly

Pros: Just built a new server with a P8B-X mother board running Windows Home Server 2011. The installation was a breeze. Installed a Xeon E3-122 3.10GHz 8mb processor with 8mb of Kinston PC3-10600 CL8 ECC memory. I configured the primary boot device with the aboard Intel Rapid Raid Controller and setting the array as level 1, with (2) 250gb seagate Baracuda SATA drives. The system in this configuration is working flawlessly.

Cons: However, there looks to be a BIOS problem when a 2nd Raid controller installed. I’m using a High Point 2640-x1 RAID controller. The HP Array is setup as level 5, wth (4) Seagage Baracuda 1 tb SATA drives. When the HP Raid controller is installed the system attempts to boot from that array even though the BIOS is configure to only boot from the Intel Raid array first, and the CD/DVD Rom second. If I remove the HP raid controller and reboot the system, it boots correctly. Currently working with ASUS to get the BIOS problem resolved.

Other Thoughts: The system is quick, stable and has been running over a week with out any issues. WHS 2011 is very nice, I love the remote access ability..... It was easy to install and setup.

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