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4 out of 5 eggs Great Intel board... Just not perfect... 02/10/2013

This review is from: ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS

Pros:

Feature rich, options galore...

Cons:

Unstable Marvell chipset...

Other Thoughts:

As wonderful a build I put together for a client, the RAID-1 created on the Marvell chipset kept failing randomly. And what added a sour taste to my mouth, when I tried to switch the RAID-1 from the Marvell chipset to the Intel chipset, the OS stopped booting properly. After reformatting all the drive using the Intel chipset, rebuilding the RAID-1, reinstalling the OS and drivers, the system is finally stable. For myself, I would consider buying this motherboard again. However, I won't even consider the Marvell chipset. Which in my professional experience, I never really had issues with Marvell. A shame though that this one chipset holds the board short of being the finest Intel motherboards I have ever worked with...

One other note, maxxing out the RAM underclocks memory speed. Purchased Corsair 1600 DDR3 only runs @ 1066...

-System Build-
Intel Xeon E5 2620 @ 2.0 / 2.5 GHz
64GB Corsair 1.6GHz (8x8GB automatically forces 1066MHz)
250GB WD Raptor SATA (OS)
128GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD (pagefile)
2x 1TB Toshiba HDD (RAID-1)
4GB nVidia Quadro K5000
LG DVD Recorder
MS Windows 7 Pro x64

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