Date Joined: 07/25/04
Pros: Worked great in Intel onboard RAID 1, never dropped out until failure.
WD RMA process is pretty easy.
Cons: After a year, I have had one of 2 of these drives, as well as 1 of 2 WD1002FAEX fail on me. That's a 50% failure rate for me.
Overall Review: I have always used Western Digital drives in computers I build and these 2 similar models are the first time I've had trouble in the first couple of years.
I bought all 4 drives in May 2011 and drives were manufactured in Feb 2011. Bad batch?
Pros: Update to review on 5/5. After I got it stable, really like this board.
Cons: After getting Windows installed and started working with it, started experiencing the system freezing up with no BSOD or errors logged. If I let it sit for several hours, it might come back. Found several suggestions in a thread titled P8P67 Deluxe freezes at hardforum.com.
Overall Review: What worked for me was changing the value of Ai Overclock Tuner from Auto to X.M.P. This increased voltage on RAM from 1.50v to 1.60v. After that, it's been completely stable so far. I'm using 2x Corsair XMS3 2x4 GB CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 kits.
Hope this can help someone.
Pros: With 2 of these in SLI, 85-150 fps in Starcraft 2 at 1280x1024 with ultra settings when paired with a Core i7 2600. Good enough for me.
Cons: Can't run a 3rd monitor in SLI, but I knew that going in. ASUS says my motherboard won't support a PCI video card to run that 3rd monitor, so it looks like I'm going to have to disable SLI.
Pros: Looks nice, great step up from my build 4 years ago when I used a $20 Radimax case.
Cons: For P8P67 Deluxe, the opening to attach CPU cooler isn't quite big enough on one side to use included tool with Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus to tighten bolts. Case also blocks Marvell SATA ports.
I'm using all 5 hard drive slots and have the power and SATA cables to go with it and it was a little difficult to get that side's panel on. Could have used a little bit more room.
Overall Review: Power and HDD LEDs are really bright.