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ASUS P9X79-E WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel X79
  • Core i7 (LGA2011),Xeon E5-1600 (LGA2011),Xeon E5-2600 (LGA2011)
  • DDR3 2400(OC)/2133(OC)

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P8Z77 WS Workstation Essentials for Your Business

The ASUS Workstation Series is the ideal foundation for a powerful PC. It delivers awesome power, dependable performance and unmatched multiple I/O scalability for the most demanding tasks and future upgrades. The ASUS Workstation Series intelligently reduces operating noise and dissipates heat through advanced and environmentally friendly methods to accommodate user needs. ASUS Workstation Series motherboards also bring you ultimate reliability and quality through our 24x24 initiative, which means 24-hour non-stop operation and a 24-month life cycle supply guarantee so you don't change computers so often.Instead, let the ASUS Workstation Series improve the quality of your work and life.

ASUS Workstation Exclusive Features

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Best Performance for Four-Way SLI™ and CrossFireX™

PCI-E Gen3 x16 Links Four-Way Graphics Power
Native PCI-Express 3.0 x16 links four-way GeForce® SLI™ and CrossFireX™ offer the fastest and most reliable graphics performance ever. It's ideal for professional use in mechanical, architectural, interior design, aeronautics, audio and video design applications. Additionally, this ample graphics power can easily run even the most demanding PC games in full detail for enhanced entertainment.

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ASUS Dr. Power

Detect, diagnose, and Monitor Power Supply Health
LED messages clearly indicate any relevant power issues in the event your system fails to boot. Additionally, power supply health auto-detection helps prevent sudden system shutdown and provides warnings should power delivery be insufficient.

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Built-in Dual Intel Server-Class Gigabit LAN

The latest Server Class Built-in Dual Intel® I210 Gigabit LAN
For more reliable networking, the P9X79-E WS features the latest server class built-in dual Intel® Gigabit LAN. This leads to lower CPU utilization and temperature, achieving outstanding performance as well as better support for diverse operating systems.

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Seven PCIe x16 Slots

Ultimate Expansion Capability with Seven PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots
ASUS P9X79-E WS is built in seven PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots to offer Ultimate expansion capability. Users can install up to four double deck cards or seven single cards to meet different needs.

P8Z77 WS Fanless Thermal Design

High Conductivity for Better Heat Removal Efficiency
Copper heatpipes effectively direct heat generated by CPUs and chipsets to heatsinks with improved thermal transfer. The fanless cooling design on the P9X79-E WS lasts longer, ensures 0dB quiet operation, and leads to enhanced reliability.


Diverse Memory Types
The P9X79-E WS supports robust server-grade DDR3 ECC unbuffered memory modules and more mainstream and readily available DDR3 non-ECC unbuffered memory. By supporting different memory types, the P9X79-E WS affords a wide range of workstation builds for every budget and need.

ASUS Exclusive Features

P8Z77 WS All-New Digital Power Control for Both CPU and DRAM

ASUS X79 motherboards include New DIGI+ Power Control with two digital voltage regulator modules (VRMs), including an all-new DRAM controller that allows ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to CPU voltage control. This evolution of innovative, industry-leading ASUS technology provides super-accurate voltages for better efficiency, stability and performance.

Best in Class Power Efficiency and Stability

Two critical components work perfectly together to match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and response to efficiently deliver the right level of power on demand. Accurate power reduces wasteful imprecision, and provides more stable CPU Vcore voltages.

P8Z77 WS Increased CPU and DRAM Overclocking Range

With programmable digital controllers onboard, users can adjust CPU and DRAM voltage and switching frequencies for various overclocking scenarios, including new VCCSA* Load Line Calibration for increased relative voltage range, controllable VCCSA* Current Capability, and accurate tuning input through UEFI BIOS. This proprietary design, with its precise yet flexible power adjustments, increases overclocking headroom to push performance to its full potential.

*VCCSA (system agent voltage) includes a DRAM controller. Now ASUS CPU power provides more options for VCCSA to facilitate extreme DRAM overclocking.

P8Z77 WS ASUS SSD Caching II

Multiple SSD Caching, Instant Upgraded Speed
SSD Caching II has been upgraded with a multiple caching function, adding four extra SATA 6Gbps onboard. This feature offers performance upgrades by using multiple installed SSDs with no capacity limitations as a cache for frequently accessed data. It also allows user to choose the combination that suits their needs. For example, you can choose three SSDs matched with one HDD or two SSDs with two HDDs. Harness a combination of SSD-like performance and response and hard drive capacity with a single click, without the need to reboot for instant activation and complete ease of use. As an added bonus, it can even prevent data loss with the included backup function, so you can rest easy knowing your data is secure.
P8Z77 WS USB BIOS Flashback

Easy, Worry-Free USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way to flash the BIOS ever! It allows overclockers to try new UEFI BIOS versions easily, without even entering their existing BIOS or operating system. It even works without key components such as the CPU and memory installed. Just plug in any USB storage and push the dedicated button for three seconds. The UEFI BIOS is automatically flashed using ATX standby power. Worry-free updating for the ultimate convenience!

P8Z77 WS USB 3.0 Boost

Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost, USB device transmission speed is significantly increased by up to 170%, adding to already impressively fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds. USB 3.0 Boost provides a user-friendly graphical interface, which instantly accelerates transfer speeds for USB 3.0 peripherals with exclusive ASUS device auto-detect settings.
P8Z77 WS Fan Xpert+

Customizable Speeds with Independent Fan Control
Hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert+ allows users to independently adjust both CPU and case fan speeds with multiple dedicated controllers based on different ambient temperatures, climate conditions and system loads. Built-in profiles offer flexible automatic and manual fan speed controls to achieve a quiet and cool computing environment.

Full-Scale Performance Tuning with Easy BIOS Interface
ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable modes, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit operating systems.
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EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.

New upgrade! Quick and easy info for enhanced system control.
  • F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI setup info and troubleshooting
  • New F3 Shortcut for most accessed info
  • ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations

P8Z77 WS AI Suite II

One-Stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package with an elegant design theme. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speeds, voltage, and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.

Latest Transfer Technology

P8Z77 WS PCIe 3.0 Ready

The latest PCI Express bus standard delivers improved encoding for twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32Gbps, double the 16Gbps of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. It's a must-have feature for PC users aiming to improve and optimize graphics performance, as well as have the latest, most future-proof technology.

*This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to for updated details.

ASUS Crystal Sound

P8Z77 WS DTS Connect

Expand Your PC Audio Experience
To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS Connect combines two enabling technologies. DTS Neo:PC™ upmixes stereo sources (CDs, MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound. Consumers can then connect their PC to a home theater system.DTS Interactive is capable of performing multi-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers, and sending encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI) designed to deliver audio to an external decoder.


DTS UltraPC II delivers exceptional 7.1 surround through the most popular PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, it upgrades original sound to new levels with Audio Restoration, recreating the dynamic range of audio files. Symmetry mode improves the balance of perceived loudness across different input sources and Enhance boosts audio quality through high and low frequency equalization. With these technologies, users experience better home theater audio with ease.

CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features

P8Z77 WS 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Family for the LGA 2011 Socket

This motherboard supports the latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to quad-channel (8 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.

P8Z77 WS Intel® X79 Express Chipset

The Intel® X79 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design that supports the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket. It improves performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing for increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the X79 comes with two SATA 6Gbps and four SATA 3Gbps ports for faster data retrieval, doubling the bandwidth of current bus systems.

P8Z77 WS Four-Way SLI™ and CrossFireX™ Support

Both SLI and CrossfireX architectures work flawlessly on new ASUS X79 boards, with PCI Express slots designed to accommodate the power of up to four current graphics cards. Whether for professional graphics work, heavy duty multimedia or dedicated gaming, more than ample graphics power can be applied whenever needed.

P8Z77 WS Diverse Coprocessors and GPU Accelerators Support

The P9X79-E WS supports up to seven PCI-E Gen 3 x16 slots for high expandability, compatible with versatile expansion cards, especially in supporting up-to-date Intel® Xeon Phi™ 3100 Coprocessor series (active fan SKU only) and NVIDIA Tesla K20C of GPU accelerators.

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  • 11/21/2015 1:28:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdated Review from 1 to 4 stars

Pros: This board arrived with a BIOS revision from February 2014. It's now late 2015. C'mon guys, ship boards with the most recent BIOS - PLEASE!

The old BIOS apparently has no support whatsoever for my GTX 960 (my guess is it simply doesn't recognize any PCIE 3.0 video card - but I'm sure about my 960). So after turning on the machine I had no video with which to install Windows or even edit the BIOS settings.

Replacing the video card with an old PCIE 2.0 version allowed Windows to be loaded, but with some problems. After flashing the BIOS I reinstalled windows using the GTX 960 without issues. All 64GB of RAM are recognized. The system seems stable. Flashing the BIOS was painless and easy once deciding which method to use.

I normally flash the BIOS first thing on a new board. Usually because it's a new design that was shipped before the BIOS was fully mature. However, I've never had a video card outright refuse to work at all because the BIOS was outdated. I guess I'd rather see Asus support and continue development of the board with new features than abandon it to an outdated BIOS. There are pros and cons either way.

Assuming the board remains stable, it looks well built and it's performing as advertised so I'm quite happy. BTW I use this for video editing with three GTX 960 cards all running at x16. It's a great platform if you need lots of full speed PCIE slots. It close to 5 stars but the headache with the video and 2 year old BIOS drop it to 4.

Cons: This board is packed with a lot of features, but unfortunately the documentation isn't too good. I also don't understand why a board that apparently is still in production ships with an almost 2 year old BOIS that won't recognize a PCIE 3.0 video card. My other concern is the MemOK! button that is questionable, however, the board is running despite the fact the switch feels like it's inoperable.

Other Thoughts: 64GB G Skill DDR 2133 1.6Volt memory installed and stable (yes mine works with 64 Gig for the person that says unstable at more than 48GB). I always try to use the highest voltage memory the CPU and MB can support but not necessarily the fastest. Three GTX960 video cards for the GPU processing power needed - SLI isn't supported by the software - I would install 4 cards but the last one won't fit in the case I'm using (my mistake). A Samsung EVO 800 500GB SSD and an optical BluRay burner complete the system (1300 watt EVGA PS).

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  • 11/20/2015 10:39:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWon't boot :(

Pros: None yet.

Cons: Won't boot. The "MemOK!" button does nothing. The button itself has no tactile feedback - it feels like it has "bottomed out" and could be defective. I've never pushed a button, even a tiny one, that didn't move at all. Even flat membrane switches move. See questions in Comments section.

Other Thoughts: I haven't yet RMAed this board yet since I'm not positive the MemOK! button is defective or that the board is defective. I'm giving it 1 star pending revision to a higher rating if I can get this resolved quickly with Newegg or if it turns out to be operator error. Currently there is a Xeon E5 series CPU installed, the fans all turn, but there is no output from the video card to the monitor. The memory malfunction LED is not lit (which is good), but still the MemOK! memory tuning button does nothing when pushed and feels broken to me. I'm using non-ECC DDR3 2133 by G Skill. All power connectors are in place. The BIOS has not been flashed. A GTX 960 is installed in the 1st pcie slot. A BluRay SATA drive is attached with a Windows disk. I was hoping that the latest BIOS rev would be factory loaded due to the age of the board design. Do I need to flash the BIOS? Should the MemOK! button do SOMETHING? Could I be using the wrong SATA ports - does the optical drive need to go on a 3 G/s port or will it work with a 6 G/s? I've read much of the user guide but no luck yet.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Here at ASUS we take all customer feedback into close consideration. Have you checked your cabling and reseating all your components? Can you check if your 24+8 pin power cords are installed firmly into place? I would recommend to update your BIOS to the newest revision to increase system compatibility. We appreciate your feedback and I will make sure to forward this feedback to the related department for future improvements. Feel free to e-mail me at if you have any technical questions or inquiries.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best Regards,
ASUS Customer Loyalty - US Support

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  • 11/5/2015 12:51:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsASUS Poor Customer Service

Pros: 4 way SLI at x16, supports Xeon and ECC.

Cons: Bought this board from Newegg 2 years ago. First board arrived DOA. Newegg replaced without question. Second board worked great for just over two years. One day I turn the machine on, hear a rapid fizz and then a flash of light and smoke from the case. Can see the burnt tracing at the edge of the heat sink on the bottom of the board, on the other side from the power caps. This machine has run a Xeon 2687W with QVL memory since new, never OC'd. RMA to ASUS. ASUS says user caused fault and they want 400 bucks to RMA a MB still under warranty. I have used ASUS boards exclusively since 1995. I will be finding a new supplier for my customers after today. ASUS customer service does not exist any longer. STAY AWAY from this brand.

Other Thoughts: ASUS used to be the go to product, partly because of their great support. With many different manufacturers in the market now making comparable products, it is not longer worth the premium to buy their products with the total lack of customer support after the fact.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I apologize for any inconvenience that this motherboard is causing you. We appreciate the feedback you have provided. Do you have a case number during your time with one of our agents? I will make sure to forward this feedback to the management team to avoid the same issues in the future. Which part of the hardware was the smoke coming from? Does your motherboard still operate correctly? Please contact me at if you need any technical assistance or have any general inquiries. You can use this number N151115936 as reference to this case

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best Regards,
ASUS Customer Loyalty – US Support

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  • 7/18/2015 5:00:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: 4.5 Toruble free years, with fantastic performance thus far, overclocked an i7-3930k to 5Ghz rock solid.

Cons: Some plastic parts not aging well. I am not rough with my hardware, but have found that the plastic is becoming brittle with age. Have broken two clips thus far, one on a RAM slot, and one on a PCIe slot.

Both still work though!, I am keeping a close eye on if components start popping out.

Other Thoughts: I know that traditionally long term reliability (4+ years) has not been a major concern with enthusiast components, as they get swapped out more often anyway, but with the low rate of performance increases in CPU's these days (I have a CPU launched in late 2011, and see no reason to upgrade yet) some things, like how plastic parts age may need to be taken into consideration.

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  • N/A
  • 1/8/2015 12:24:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsBaffled

Pros: Works very well with properly suited equipment for what I needed it to do which was render video, game, and surf the web.

Cons: A chip or capacitor next to the ram near dimm d1 lit on fire. Yes folks, it just blew up. I turned it on one day and smelled smoke. When investigating some more (thought it was the power supply) I turned back on my equipment a second time and saw the aforementioned component light on smoke and light on fire.

Other Thoughts: This isn't a complaint, just a warning that these things happen. I give it a four out of five because i own for of the same motherboards and only had this issue with the one after one year.

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  • N/A
  • 9/10/2014 3:26:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent open box deals

Pros: Dual server nics, 4-way Sli, Serial port!!

Easy setup for me thanks to other reviewers here. My only caveat is you should reset the bios before you attempt to flash. I have two of these boards and both had successful bios flash doing the reset first. Be sure to scroll down and read the other reviews about the bios file renaming, this is important.

Also, when adding ram I had to remove the OC completely. For some reason it would see the ram but not present it to the system until OC removed. After that OC'ing is fine and ram is good. I mixed in 4x8gb + 3x4gb to test the slots and all were recognized and worked.

Cons: Installing a 2 slot air cooled video card in the last sli slot makes some of your peripherals difficult to plug in. Just keep this in mind and plan accordingly.
The extra power connector for the pci express bus is in a funky location, make sure to plug it in before installing a card in the first slot.

Not all the accessories were included in my New Egg open box which wasn't a deal breaker for me. The sli bridges were all there as well as the rfi shield. I have tons of cables and other extras if I needed them. Just be aware if you get an open box, some of these items may not be there. Also the open box was a plain white box, whereas my other open box's were the original box.

Other Thoughts: I purchased an open box from 'A' that had a bent pin but the replacement was perfect with all accessories setup. In the meantime I ordered a 2nd replacement 'open box' from new egg to increase the chance of getting a good board and didn't open the box, while I setup the 'A' replacement board.

I was going to return the new egg open box until I saw the restock and shipping charge. Instead I opened the box and checked if the board would flash the new bios. When it did, I decided to keep it and ordered a quad core for it.

I pooled my 3 gtx 680 ftw in sli for a speedy single screen gaming machine that does double duty as my main media center recording machine (always on).

Very pleased with the first machine, a hex core 2 way sli setup for multi-boxing MMO's. Extremely pleased with the second machine for single screen gaming (borderlands, skyrim etc) and media center usage.

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  • Programming Kat
  • 8/12/2014 6:18:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhy negative reviews?

Pros: 1) Intuitive layout
2) Easy setup
3) Dual Intel I210 LAN ports--server grade make and model
4) 32-64 GB of RAM capable--using 32GB DDR3 1200-CL9
5) 7 Expansions/PCIe slots
6) Stable
7) Easy to overclock--even though it's a workstation board
8) Runs cool even when OC'ed

There's so much more, but the ability to Flash the BIOS externally was a life saver on the initial build.

Cons: 1) Marvell caching
2) Only 1 true USB 2.0 header

Other Thoughts: To ensure your PCIe slot is running at 3.0, simply go into the BIOS-->Advanced menu-->System Agent Configuration and select the slot(s) of your video card(s) and select "GEN3"...which is 3.0. Also, my 2nd Generation i7 [3930K] is cable of running PCIe 3.0. I have 2 x GTX680's w/ 4GB in SLI and have had no problems.

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  • glasseye
  • 5/28/2014 3:41:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSeriously?

Pros: Connectivity, Company name.

Cons: Had to flash bios twice but one ASUS tech was fantastic and patient on the phone. Still having problems, I later had to carry out two complete re-formats to solve program lock up issues where I finally got some good advice from a friend to check the bios date which defaulted several years in the past (60 hours wasted to install the over 50 programs - twice). False temperature readings? Motherboard goes from +33 C to minus 1 degree C, even once indicated +60!! I have liquid cooling and several Noctua and Corsair fans. Voltage red flags go from +5 to+12 and +12 to +30!! ASUS tech (after I finally reached them again) said it was my $350 Corsair 1200 Watt Power Supply which is not even running at 30 percent and for which its dedicated software and my computers hardware monitor (not the AI suite) says all is good. So... I got a $6,000 work station beast that crashed, freezes and programs lock up or fail to initialize and the supplied DVD manuals (out of date) are next to useless. In my opinion, there is insufficient explanation for what control settings (especially Ai Suite) should be made too. Telling a new car driver in a manual "that is a steering wheel" with gizmos attached is not the same thing as telling him how to turn the steering wheel under different speed and driving conditions. Upon un-boxing, I took lots of pictures and I had fears that this might be a used board from the slight marring on the PCH plate (south bridge).

Maybe I am expecting too much from a flag ship manufacturer? Maybe as a professional electronics technician, instructor and technical writer with 30+ years experience, my standard is too high? I have written many a concise manual in pdf format - one over 700 pages for an entire radar system - and I always provided a fully blown description of every facet for every condition and what to do for various technical circumstances Hmmmm $500 eh? The foundation of my work station and I cannot get authoritative and exact info I needed on it - even as requested with tech support. I wanted to speak with an engineer - I do that allot by the way and I understand they build things but alas cannot explain it often - so you can imagine my frustration when finally getting through the 4'th time and I am speaking with a polite gentlemen in the Philippines who said he would bump my service request up a notch to 2'nd level. Still have not heard or gotten an email regarding that specific issue. I did get a call back though regarding the MOBO registration screw up (my fault) wherein they indicated it really wasn't necessary to register the MOBO after I accidentally deleted the web data input and tried to re-register. ASUS has/had a great reputation for me. Hmmm Gigabyte is looking interesting.

Other Thoughts: Great delivery time - truly impressive New Egg!

Thanks new egg for offering extended replacement plans - think I will be using mine.

Manufacturer Response:


Have you been able to follow-up with the RMA? If not, I would recommend moving forward with the process, as what problems you are describing can be explained by a malfunctioning unit. Should you need any assistance in this matter, please do not hesitate to let me know through email. 3738429


ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Steph
  • 5/10/2014 9:15:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Easy setup and rich with features. If this thing doesn't have it you probably don't need it. The BIOS tools are great and easy to use. I really don't know why the bad reviews...especially for those who had difficulty updating the BIOS. All of the expansion ports, SATA and USB ports are great. Excellent product.

Cons: A little pricey but look at what you get.

Other Thoughts: There are a number of additional diagnostic tools available on the ASUS website. I just wish they had put them on the disc that came with the board.

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  • tps
  • 4/22/2014 2:03:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsUnexperienced users

Pros: I bought the Open box one that you couldn't get working! lol, although it is working perfect in my computer. So, how come you couldn't get it to work?

Guys, this is a really good board. Mine was opened! It runs like a champ. Trust me, this board came out right at a year ago. And it is a monster! They are shipping them with a updated bios, but you may get a older one! this board uses two PLX chips. It can push 64X PCI-E lanes. If you want a powerful system that can manage alot of hardware, and overclock great, then I recommend this board!

So many people claim they are super techs, and put these horrible reviews, and there is nothing even wrong with the board. This board is superior! And it is expensive because you can run quad X16! And it is a workstation board!

This board is not a ultra ZZZ 7500k big boy Smoke gamer edition! blah blah blah

It is a fully loaded Workstation board! And I have a i7 4820k running at 4.9ghz on it!

It will overclock for sure, the build quality is phenomenal! I see 3 out of 5 stars in the reviews on this board, WHY? What went wrong?. That does not phase me. I bought a open box one, updated my bios, assembled my system. And I have never had a problem. And I have been building systems for 12 years. And never had a single DOA part. Newegg is great! id say 93% of DOA is user error!

Cons: 1= Only 2x usb 3.0 on the back I/O.

2= And it receives bad reviews by inexperienced users.

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