Pros: Lots of PCI-E connectivity; I'm running with 4184s and 4 GPUs right now - 2 GTX 660s and 2 GTX 460s to play lots of fullscreen EveO clients. Need some more Kepler!
Cons: RAM is too close to CPU2 with Hyper 212+ Evos (need to make custom clampdown bracket to fit C32 mounting - a small piece of angle aluminum works well with some long #6-32 screws), so you can only install 2 sticks. Regular RAM without coolers will clear CPU1 in the closest slot.
Other Thoughts: Shipped with BIOS 1.03, needs an update to run 4300 series Opterons but will run 4200 out of the box.
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Good server board
Pros: High manufacture quality. Solid reliability for servers that *must* run 24/7/365.
Cons: Pricey! ....Recently purchased boards may ship with very old BIOS which won't POST using 42xx series CPU's.
Other Thoughts: I've got three of these boards in servers. They work properly "out of the box" with 4184 CPU's. However, they won't POST with 42xx CPU's without flash upgrading to the latest BIOS (3.02 as of this review). The most substantial system I've got with this board so far is: 2 x 4238 CPU's, 64GB ECCRAM with multiple PCI-E HD/RAID controllers (running Debian Linux). Performance is thoroughly impressive.
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