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Bruce L.

Bruce L.

Joined on 08/24/03

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This board is without doubt in the kick*** league. It performs (*) as advertised and is priced right. I have been an electronics tech for 40 years and I know a quality board when I see it. This one sure qualifies. Well, maybe except for the unresolved problem with the Southbridge chip. Once that is resolved this board will get all the eggs I can post.

Cons: I have had raid 10 and raid 5 failures at a rate of 2 or 3 per week since Sept 2010. Now I see Intel is having trouble with the sata controller chip. Sounds just like the problem I have had. ASUS has so far been outstanding, having replaced my board, but it also suffers the exact symptoms. Second MB RMA today..wonder if #3 will be any different.

Overall Review: Have built MANY high end pc's over the years. Have used RAID 10 successfully with other ASUS boards. I intend to purchase ASUS boards in future as they have treated me right so far. Hope this INTEL chip prob gets resolved soon and we get replacement boards with the fixed ICH10R. TNX Newegg. Pleasure doin biz with you these many years.

Most Critical Review
Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: It seems to be working just fine.

Cons: I noticed, after I had it opened, that it is a "recertified" unit. Now I fear that I have just purchased someone else's intermittent problem. The frame had gouges on it near the screw mounting holes which indicated someone tried to get a screw to go into where there was no hole. I suspect Newegg has their behind covered on this as it was an OEM drive. I did not expect to get a used drive when I made this purchase. I will be much more careful in future. Newegg is not the only place to purchase from!