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This review is from: ASUS P9D-E/4L ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 DDR3 1600/1333
Pros: Has good ancestors
Cons: The first one I got had defective socket, leading to bended pins. In this case the repairs are for you (140+tax without warranty), And nobody will even have a look at it because bended pin are out of warranty.
Apart that perfs are average and price is high.
Other Thoughts: I quite appeciated asus mb by the past, that's my second bad experience in 1 year with them, looks that I have change my mindREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Easy to install, I just let the defaults and apparently everything went fine. Good windows mark (7.5 7.3)
Cons: A couple of crash under windows 7, and finally dead after 2 months.
Contacted asus support, was told to do a RMA through their site, which I did. After one month no answer, had to escalate. Received a standard answer looks like my email was'nt read... Maybe next year I'll get this working...
Other Thoughts: Asus service is inefficient at least in this case, never experienced problems before with this brand, but Iooks for me that they don’t want recognize their prolems...
I'm not sure this board can really handle 16GB.
Config (all board defaults settings kept):
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Bought a Gygabyte GA-970A-UD3 works flawlessly same win marks, zero hitch. Had to buy a card video, which lead to a bit higher invoice , but it works.