Guru3D: "One last thing you'll have to take into consideration is the price. The X58 based Intel Extreme DX58SO will be launched at a 250+ USD/EUR sales price. And that's a lot of money. In all honesty we have to say, our feelings towards the Intel DX58SO are a bit of mixed bag, even if it is a reference mainboard, we'll even advise you to at the very least carefully look at other X58 board partners. The DX58SO is feature rich yet lacks some pretty noteworthy features, that and the aforementioned location of some of the connectors/headers bring a brilliantly fast and speedy motherboard down a little. But yeah, it offers dazzling processor performance, fantastic triple DDR3 memory bandwidth and surely performance wise. This is just a really fast system, and for only that reason alone you'll adore it the minute you've purchased it."