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Pros: This is a very feature rich board. Allows for up to 256GB of ram, plenty of SATA ports for storage, lots of USB ports. Allows for 4 way SLI or Crossfire. Has the capability to overclock, also allows for memory timing adjustments. Supports the latest 10 and 12 core xeons!
Cons: In order to access battery, the first graphics card has to be removed. Access to CMOS reset jumper somewhat difficult, once again, removal of card in slot is necessary to access. More than 8 ram slots would be nice.
Other Thoughts: Based on all the reviews I've read here, I think many are deceiving themselves into thinking this is just an ordinary motherboard to install. It isn't. This is a full blown dual processor workstation server board. These boards need and use a lot of power and a big power supply is necessary. I've been building single and dual processor systems for many years now, and the dual processor ones require extra care. It is very important that you check compatibility with everything that you install. While this board does support regular DDR3, I found the best compatibility is to use ECC registered server memory. I use 128GB in here myself using 8 16GB Samsung DDR3 1600 ECC Reg. I use 3 GTX 780 ti's in SLI, and an Areca raid card in the last and bottom slot.
This board is not for a novice. For those of you who claim to be experts, I seriously question that in some cases. Be sure you read the manual as well as other online documentation and reviews before getting a board of this caliber.
Pros: Great processor. Overclocks to 4.8 very easily.
Other Thoughts: For those of you who don't bother to do your research, (ahem Richard), The processor throttles back to 1.2 in order to save power and run cooler. When the power is needed again, it goes back to full speed. People need to do their research before posting negative reviews. It's obvious that some judge before bothering to read about what they purchase. Is it really that hard to research before you buy? For those that don't, it's pure laziness. Processors downclock for a reason and before you post idiotic drivel, do your research and find out why.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I am using this ram in an Asus Z9PE-D8 WS board. What I like is how flexible the timings are. I took them from the stock of 11-11-11-29 down to 9-9-9-24 without having to add any voltage. I also did a very mild overclock on them as well taking the bclk from 100 to 103 (too bad Intel made overclocking their Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge Xeons impossible). This ram also runs very cool as well with no heat issues. They don't include heat sinks or fans but they don't really need them. I bought 8 of these sticks but got them off of a certain online auction site, but they are the same model as the ram here.
Cons: I'm sure if Intel allowed their xeons to be more overclock-friendly, this ram would be capable of doing it. The cons would be 1.) cost and 2.) compatibility. What I mean by compatibility is this: This ram will only work in boards that use processors that support ECC registered memory. These will not work in regular desktop boards. But those who buy these sticks already know this.
Other Thoughts: Ram like this belongs mainly in a niche market. Most ordinary average consumers are not going to get this kind of ram unless they specifically use a board that requires or can use it. I realize this, but am only stating the obvious.READ FULL REVIEW