Originally Posted by YP5 Toronto
.....been tasked with building a DUAL CPU system. But everything I read up on various forums and on newegg point me to some crazy stories.
I have plenty of experience and work in the IT space.
Im looking at:
E5-2667 v2 x 2
GTX 780 x 3
plenty of ram
question is... is the bios and everything mature enough? Why am I seeing so many issues?
It's a quirky board... BUT, then again, so is every other motherboard made.
Oddly enough I have seen so many posts and messages from users of this board that make me ask myself "***? Why on Earth are they attempting such a complicated build with their complete lack of technical knowledge???"
Obviously, that's not the case for all of the issues... hell, I've seen some strange ticks using this motherboard that make it apparent there are hardware and or software (bios) issues left to resolve.
All I can do is speak from my experience, having built, owned and used several multi-cpu systems throughout my career... in that, this board is no different than the rest. AS LONG AS you have a solid understanding of the complexity regarding system building, AND do NOT cheap out on any components, you should be fine.
The one thing I've noticed throughout all my "internet research" with this motherboard is far too many builders load up on cheap cheap RAM. Meaning, they don't build with ECC RAM. I've noticed throughout that it seems those who use ECC, and ESPECIALLY ECC Buffered RAM do not seem to have the same struggles that many others have.
The other problem seems to come from ridiculous SLI gaming oriented video card configurations. This is not a good board for gaming, so, don't build one to game with.
Otherwise, go in careful, and use your intuition as a systems builder... you should be fine.
*knocks on wood*