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Intel BOXDX79SR LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel X79
  • Core i7 (LGA2011)
  • DDR3 2400/2133/1866/1600/1333
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The DX79SR board offers customization features every power user needs. The Overclocking Assistant provides single-step overclocking to boost performance to quickly maximize your gaming advantage. The massive data throughput and support for Intel Core i7 processor allows more application to run simultaneously, with less wait time.

  • newegg Power Supervisor Active monitoring ensures system protection from power supply failure, current surge, and over-current condition. In the event of power spikes or power droops, the Power Supervisor will shut power off.
  • newegg Fast Boot Technology Speed through system boot times and eliminate unnecessary delays. From power off to desktop in seconds.
  • newegg Intelligent Phase Shedding Technology Intel's Turbo mode features (power-when-you-need-it), Intel motherboards provide a unique feature where CPU regulation dynamically turns power phase in CPU VR on and off depending on the power required by the CPU, keeping the energy consumption to a minimum.
  • newegg BIOS Vault Technology Virtually incorruptible BIOS provides fault-tolerant and secure firmware operating and upgrade environments.
  • newegg BT/Wi-Fi Module This universal USB 2.0 compliant module features a Bluetooth receiver and Wi-Fi (b/g/n) adapter with integrated antennas for all your wireless activities.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Don J.
  • 1/11/2014 11:27:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

Pros: LGA 2011.... That's about it.

Cons: In less than a year I've gone through 3 boards. RAID controllers burn out like crazy rendering the entire thing USELESS. No boot to BIOS just some annoying beeps and a red diag light.

Oh and the easy overclock feature doesn't work. NOTHING will boot with the default timings.

Research for timing your RAM will be required or be prepared for A LOT of experimentation.

Other Thoughts: Biggest piece of manure I've bought from Newegg.

If your seriously only going to plug in ONE as in a single (1) drive this should work for you. But the second you decide to expand your storage or pop in a DVD drive this sucker is going to go up in smoke within 6 months....

Or if you don't mind sending dead boards back to intel at 3-6 month intervals this is right up your alley!

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  • Lloyd R.
  • 1/6/2014 9:05:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Pretty easy overclock abilities, even for someone somewhat new to overclocking. Overclocked an i7-3820 to 4.3 GHz without bringing up temps above 55C under load.
Corsair Vengeance 1600 RAM overclocked to 2133 effortlessly.
This was my first SSD build, and the build process/recognition was a piece of cake. Even without knowing what I was doing when I bought the computer parts.

Cons: The Heatsink at the top of the board it a little tall. I installed this board in a Corsair 600T case, with a Corsair H100i liquid cooler. The fans on the cooler wouldn't fit between the radiator and heatsink. Not really the fault of intel, more of a Corsair engineering issue, so no eggs deducted.
The Realtek drivers for the sound card do not provide 5.1 surround sound out of the SPDIF/optical port. This is more of a Realtek issue, since they do not support surround sound through SPDIF.

Other Thoughts: This board has lots of bells a whistles. If you're looking for overclocking, This board has a lot to offer. I'm sure there are other boards out there that offer more, but the price tag will go along with it. For my gaming needs, this mobo was exactly what I was looking for.
Build:
This board
Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 1600 oc'd to 2133 (7.9 WEI)
Intel i7 3820 oc'd 4.3 GHz (7.9 WEI)
OCZ Vertex 4 - 256 GB (7.9 WEI)
GTX 470 (bottleneck, 7.6 WEI) - recycled from previous comp, will upgrade when I don't have too much month at the end of the money.

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  • Rene L.
  • 12/19/2013 4:27:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLast of a dying breed

Pros: This is an Intel designed and manufactured motherboard using Intel expertise. The bios is encrypted meaning there is less of a chance of infecting the bios and compromising the system. It's a very good looking board with a great looking color scheme. Blue and black are always appreciated. There are eight SATA ports and it also comes with front and rear panel USB 3 ports. The PCB is server grade which means it can go the distance if need be. The POST process is much more robust than with other 3rd party manufacturers meaning if you do have a running system it probably will be more stable than others. It has an additional two 6GB SATA ports bringing the total up to four. The two native 6GB ports can be RAIDed and uses the Intel RST-e driver variant which is more robust than the garden variety issue. As it is Intel manufactured it comes with Intel software (drivers, bios, utilities, overclocking utilities etc.) which are generally of a higher quality than others. Also, Intel constantly updates and qualifies the software over time. The board has 40 PCI-e lanes and is certified to run PCI-e 3.0. That means it does not require a PLEX switching chip for lane control giving you plenty of bandwidth. The board is also qualified to run Xeons allowing it to double as a workstation and run 8 cores and 8 HT cores for a total of 16. The board also can handle up to 64GB of RAM. The board has bios recovery features and easy resets in case of a substantial overclock failure. The board has plenty of diagnostic and operational LEDs allowing you to follow the boot process in detail as well as the current status of the board. Intel, unlike other manufacturers, provides you with detailed technical specifications and white papers giving you an unprecedented amount of information on this board. This includes not just all the diagnostic codes, but the
design parameters as well. The board supports either Tri-SLi or Tri-Crossfire. The bios has a special back to bios feature allows you to go into the bios without clearing the bios cache, but have a stable default bios environment to work in.

Cons: The number of SATA 6GB ports is limited to 4 and the 3rd party SATA port is an older Marvell 9128 which is not quite
as fast as the current chips. There are only four rear USB 3 ports and it's not native to the chipset. The board,
although capable of, cannot accept IVB-e as Intel has not updated the microcode to support that series and will not.
As this is an Intel motherboard designed to accept Xeons, the boot check process is more rigorous than usual. If
certain installed products are not to spec, the motherboard will not boot resulting in frustration. Unlike the
pedestrian chipsets, this one is based on the enterprise spec. You need to download the enterprise drivers for this
board as the generic desktop ones will not work. As enterprise drivers require more qualification therefore roll outs
are slower.

Other Thoughts: This is Intel's last flagship motherboard product. It's a shame because it is a great board. The DZ87KLT-75 is not a flagship board as the 4770K is not Intel's top-of-the-line CPU; the 4960X is. In other words, socket 2011 still is. Regardless, when configured properly, the board is incredibly stable and smooth runnign. The power and ease of function is frankly, obscene. This thing doesn't even break a sweat when running a 3970X with 4 VMs and 64GB of RAM. 64 bit Photoshop is hilariously easy with this config. To those people having problems, I can sympathize. Intel motherboardsare NOT like regular motherboards. They are incredibly finicky and unfortunately, you can't put just anything on the board. Having built many Intel only systems, I've come to realize this quite early. The symptoms of not booting can make it appear like the board is dead and needs an RMA, when it actually either needs to be configured a certain way or certain components need to be swapped out. To those suggesting it won't run modern hardware - that is not true. This configuration has three Titans that are running at full tilt without a sweat. My recommendation when building an Intel set up is this. Start with a good base such as with a high-end power supply that meets the latest ATX 2.3x specifications. Insert only 1 stick, yes ONE stick of ram, and your video card and nothing else. Boot to the bios and set everything to default settings. If the system does not enter the bios - you need to check or change those components so you can get into the bios. Using the onboard diagnostics as a tool can be incredibly helpful to see where the system is hanging. Once you can POST, power down and install your HD or SSD to the Intel port and install your OS. Add your other components ONE at a TIME later. This way you can monitor the progress. Update your bios as soon as possible and only use the latest drivers. Anyway, this is a terrific board and end of the Intel motherboard era. Last of a dying breed.

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  • Jorge T.
  • 8/13/2013 5:19:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHard drive troubles

Pros: Superb specs, WIFI, Bluetooth, 64 GB RAM, firewire, INTEL, enough for everything I needed and then a little more.

Cons: HDD port problems, USB 3 internal header placement was odd for a front panel connection.

Other Thoughts: This board is amazing, when it works... But it began after the first weeks to randomly disconnect the hard drives for a second or so. (Have 4 drives, 2 SSD 250 GB, and 1 HDD 2 TB and 1 HDD 500 GB). 2 on 6gb ports and 2 on 3 gb ports. But for no reason they began getting disconnected randomly (I installed the intel hard drive manager to better see what was happening). When some photos and video got corrupted, I new it was the end of this. I had to change it for an ASUS P9X79_PRO. First time I don't use an intel motherboard in the last 10 years. Very surprised for what happened and whats worst I can't RMA because this began happening after 2 months of purchase.

Very disappointed.

Besides the money for the new MB what hurts most is that some of the photos I lost are literally irreplaceable.

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  • Joseph B.
  • 7/9/2013 12:31:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnothing but issues with compatibility with graphics cards

Pros: bought this mobo back in February, haven't had too many issues with it as I was building my first nice gaming rig,

Cons: did not upgrade graphics card till last week, bought an asus gtx 770 from newegg with a new asus monitor with 144 hz refresh. New graphics card in this series will not work with this mobo.
assembled the new parts to the system per the manuals and fired the thing up and... 0_1 is all that showed up on screen. and the mobo was stuck loading bios. no matter what we did that's all we got. called asus and got nothing from them, called intel and after flashing different bios versions from them while on the phone for 3 hours my mobo turned into a brick, had to rma it back, they did get me a new mobo at the door the next day (july 2nd) again very excited to get my system flying, that mobo was stuck in (b2b mode or back to bios) just went to bios and said press the back to bios button it, it was in, we tried it several ways. we also discovered while on the phone with intel that none of the usb ports in the back worked. double fail. so now I have 329 dollars tied up with the first mobo I sent in to get the new one back to me quickly and I get my money back when the first one gets there. and I did not have the money to do a quick rma on the second mobo so it is still sitting here waiting on the plastic cap that goes over the processor hole so I don't get rejected for my third motherboard. but whats even better im seeing threads everywhere saying 700 series cards will not work with this motherboard, so now im not sure what to do if I finally get a good motherboard from intel.

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  • Derek B.
  • 6/13/2013 1:19:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMy best build yet.

Pros: lots of IO, stable platform, good SSD support.

Cons: I have none yet.

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  • John P.
  • 6/7/2013 3:13:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Intel came out with a patch for the 3.0 drivers that works and now all 3.0 ports are working.

Cons: after installing patch for 3.0 Bluetooth/ wifi Dongola interfered with Microsoft explorers web pages, has caused them to run extremely slow and or not at all. haven't try reinstalling drivers and dongola yet to see if that would work. I got in a hurry and try my belkin witch works fine without any problems.

Other Thoughts: seems like my system could be more efficient at booting but at least its all working.
3820, dx79sr, evga 680 (2686 kr), soundblaster recon, 8 gig gskill 1600, Plextor 256 g ssd 5 pro, haf xm case CM,

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  • Isaak M.
  • 5/2/2013 11:30:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGot one used and am loving it.

Pros: 64GB RAM, USB3, SATA3, SLI, Back to BIOS, load/save BIOS profiles... This things got it all and, *despite several reviewers' feedback, has proven very stable and been a pleasure to work with.

*Preemptively download the newest BIOS from Intel (saving it to an SD USB thumb drive (MBR/FAT32), momentarily remove the BIOS config jumper, then the BIOS will auto-update and several show stopping issues will have been resolved (not booting with an i7-3820, for instance) .

Cons: SLI: The two 16x slots are right next to each other. (16x, 16x, 8x) rather than (16x, 8x, 16x).

XMP: Tried two different 2400MHz kits (Kingston HyperX 10'th anniversary 4x4GB/G.Skill TridentX 4x8GB) and neither will boot with their 2400MHz profiles under any circumstances I could readily provide. I'm currently using the G.Skill Kit @ 2281MHz (CL9) which is fast enough. Not sure if it's the MoBo or i7-3820 not working with said 2400MHz kits...?

USB3/Boot without boot optimizations: Unless USB boot is disabled, booting will halt/hang indefinitely in the event a USB3 external drive is plugged in. While turning off USB boot resolves this, it also disables other USB (see bluetooth) and there's no PS/2 or anything to get to BIOS normally. Of course, there is the back to BIOS button and the ability to hold the power button for three seconds, forcing a boot to BIOS which will also hang if the USB3 device is still plugged in. I'm hoping a BIOS update will fix this, though it's a nuance on can work around.

Bluetooth: Other USB bluetooth dongles will work with my bluetooth mouse and keyboard pre-OS while the included WiFi/Bluetooth device will not, even if USB is optimization disabled.

Other Thoughts: Future BIOS updates may very well account for the missing egg which, to give the board the benefit of the doubt, excludes the XMP knit-pick as that might be the CPU/RAM rather than the board. I'd be really curious to know if any have gotten their RAM to run at 2400MHz with this board or one of its siblings and, if so, which CPU they were using/etc.

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  • Brian S.
  • 4/24/2013 7:43:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRUN AWAY FAST!

Pros: NONE!

Cons: Two boards DOA with a chipset error, likely an entire BATCH of boards that are bad, so RMAing it for a replacement will do you no good! Stay away, far, far away!

Other Thoughts: Absolute junk. Garbage! Just say "no!" to Intel-brand MOBOs.

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  • Abdullah K.
  • 3/30/2013 9:47:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHad this board for over 5 months

Pros: Supports 64GB
Relatively easy to set up
I have it working with the GTX 690 so not having the video card issues that many on this board are having.

Cons: Nothing but blue screens every 24 hours using the on-board Intel RAID with the RSTe drivers on SSD.
Used the server version of the RAID driver and it works better, but get the occasional blue screen still. Loose TRIM support on those.
Windows 8 drivers where spotty well into the MS release of Win 8. You would think Intel would have seen that OS coming.
No eSATA port
Nothing but issues with the on board SATA ports when using SSD's.

Other Thoughts: All said, I would have taken my chances with another board knowing what I know now about this board.

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