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Much simpler system. I never had an issue either with my 470 and 2x ES CPUs but with my 780Ti things changed. I only have display via 1 DVI port. I've heard it may be due to having B0 Sandy chips so I'm going to try Ivy chips when I have the money.

I also got my board from eBay. Getting it out of the store (retail) might be risky.
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....I believe if they still had the SR-X in production, I would go that route.

I have always been an ASUS guy. 24+ odd machines for myself, friends and family...never a single problem.

But this board seems like its the black sheep of the family.... it doesn't invoke the same level of confidence that I am use to.

I will likely put this on hold. I may source something from the company I work for (Lenovo) and provide my buddy with something more focused on WORK. (his aspiration was a high end work station that he could game hard with).
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Originally Posted by DualFiz View Post

The post above is how I become confused... I own this board, I bought this board off eBay, I put two ES chips in it, 32gb of ECC/Reg ram, a Quardo K5000, some SSD's, HD's, two Dynatron R17s and a 860 watt Corsair PSU.

Turned it on, first time out of the gate, it booted, I installed windows, no problems, no complaints, no arguments.

When I look at my beautiful wife I realize I am most certainly a lucky man... but no way am I so lucky as to avoid the thousands of issues demonstrated in this thread by so many others.

So what's the difference here? Why do some have to go through a half dozen motherboards, and some of us boot first time, no problems? I just can't blame ASUS alone here, there have to be other factors at play.

PS: Shane Daly, I've got my fingers crossed the next board works for you, so many problems is undoubtedly frustrating. Have you considered a Supermicro or Tyan board? ...btw, I LOVE Tyan mobos. Would have bought one for this build, but got too good a deal to pass up on the Asus.


Thanks DualFiz, this has become a nightmare start to my year - I'm 2 weeks behind my build schedule now and approaching deadlines.. I hear you that these are complex systems and we are expecting much, but we are also paying for equipment that is sold as capable.

I wish I had bought your board!! wink.gif

I bought every single component with extreme care, every one is the flagship model for that part and matches the ASUS QVL.

The variable here is ASUS' QC - I do not believe that they send out good boards which have been checked, just the next sock avail whatever state it is in.

I have opened a fierce complaint and am demanding a guarantee that the 4th board has been bench tested in all aspects as 100% before they send it.

The definition of madness is repeating the same action but expecting a different outcome..... #furious
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I'm not sure SR-X is a lot better tbh.
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Much simpler system. I never had an issue either with my 470 and 2x ES CPUs but with my 780Ti things changed. I only have display via 1 DVI port. I've heard it may be due to having B0 Sandy chips so I'm going to try Ivy chips when I have the money.

I also got my board from eBay. Getting it out of the store (retail) might be risky.

Hmm... that is one thing that also seems to come up a lot, video card compatibility. I had hoped the newer revisions of BIOS would resolve that?

Another thing we often overlook is how many of us are using ES CPU's, it'd be interesting to tally up those with ES, and those with production, and see if we can determine which configurations lead to greater instability.
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Originally Posted by YP5 Toronto View Post

....I believe if they still had the SR-X in production, I would go that route.

I have always been an ASUS guy. 24+ odd machines for myself, friends and family...never a single problem.

But this board seems like its the black sheep of the family.... it doesn't invoke the same level of confidence that I am use to.

I will likely put this on hold. I may source something from the company I work for (Lenovo) and provide my buddy with something more focused on WORK. (his aspiration was a high end work station that he could game hard with).

I would most definitely not go SR-X... from everything I've read, that board is even "Worse" than the Asus board. So much so, it's next to impossible to even find for sale.

I'd still not give up on the Asus board, I ALMOST turned my back on it after reading this thread... but, I didn't, because I trusted Asus and I trusted my intuition. So, I bought it, and as I've said before, it worked perfectly for me right out of the box.

I'd rather suggest your buddy lay out the funds for two complete system builds... this build, for his workstation, and a second build, with a single 2011 CPU, to paired with a SLI 780ti or Titan for gaming. That way he's not trying to use either machine for something other than intended.

Worst case, build with this board, if it doesn't work, return it and exchange it for something else. Don't give up so quickly. wink.gif
post #1147 of 2450
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Originally Posted by Shane Daly View Post

Thanks DualFiz, this has become a nightmare start to my year - I'm 2 weeks behind my build schedule now and approaching deadlines.. I hear you that these are complex systems and we are expecting much, but we are also paying for equipment that is sold as capable.

I wish I had bought your board!! wink.gif

I bought every single component with extreme care, every one is the flagship model for that part and matches the ASUS QVL.

The variable here is ASUS' QC - I do not believe that they send out good boards which have been checked, just the next sock avail whatever state it is in.

I have opened a fierce complaint and am demanding a guarantee that the 4th board has been bench tested in all aspects as 100% before they send it.

The definition of madness is repeating the same action but expecting a different outcome..... #furious

No doubt, lost time is lost money... so I hope the next board resolves all of your issues!
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The thing that bothers me about this motherboard is it's $500+. You'd expect if you're paying over $500 for a motherboard that it would have better QA. Every single Supermicro board I've ever owned or worked with has worked out of the box. The Z9, not so much.
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Originally Posted by ZDngrfld View Post

The thing that bothers me about this motherboard is it's $500+. You'd expect if you're paying over $500 for a motherboard that it would have better QA. Every single Supermicro board I've ever owned or worked with has worked out of the box. The Z9, not so much.

This is true... on the conversation of price, few motherboards are worthy of a $550 price tag. Regardless to quality.
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Now I am a little calmer it occurs to me that RMAing this 3rd board may be unnecessary, or at least a little premature - BOTH CPU have ALWAYS been present in the BIOS, live temp readings etc plus ALL RAM showing 100% good also.

As I have switched the Xeons it's clear both are sound, so the problem now is why does BIOS see both CPU and all hardware 100% but W8 will not? I am currently loading W7 on an identical SSD to isolate OS error.

Any wise heads, jump in here any time. If there's ever a Cinematography or film industry question, I'll owe you a deep and complete answer.. wink.gif


Thanks all

Shane
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