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MSI Big Bang-XPower II LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • Intel X79
  • Core i7 (LGA2011)
  • DDR3 2400(OC)/2133(OC)
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The Big Bang-XPower II is a flagship mainboard based on the Intel X79 Express chipset! Featuring the latest PCI Express Gen 3 standard and 4-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFire technology with 8 slots of Quad-Channel memory to achieve extreme performance, the Big Bang-XPower II mainboard also adapts a 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power, and incorporates dual 8-pin CPU and single 6-pin VGA power connectors to reach Xtreme Power Design. With the introduction of MIL-STD-810G certified Military Class III components, the Big Bang-XPower II comes equipped with extreme materials such as the Hi-c CAPs for CPU power supply. In terms of extreme overclocking, the Big Bang-XPower II provides PCI-E CeaseFire for easily turning on/off graphics card slots and maximizing overclocking performance. Several convenient technologies are also provided including V-Check Points, Direct OC and Easy Button 3. With extreme performances in 4 Xtremes, the Big Bang-XPower II is the optimal weapon for enthusiastic overclockers to break world records!

  • newegg Xtreme Standard: 4-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFire with PCI Express Gen 3, 8 DIMMs of Quad-Channel me The MSI Big Bang-XPower II supports the latest PCI Express Gen 3 standard, delivering a staggering 32GB/s of maximum bandwidth, doubling that of the previous generation. Extremely powerful 3D performance can be achieved via 4-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFire multi-GPU processing technology. Furthermore, the Big Bang-XPower II supports up to 8 DDR3 memory modules to reach a staggering capacity of 128GB! The MSI Big Bang-XPower II adapts the latest and most comprehensive specification for computer players to break overclocking world records.
  • newegg Xtreme Power Design: 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power; dual 8-pin CPU and single 6-pin The MSI Big Bang-XPower II is the first in the industry to use a 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power to deliver up to 770W output, 2.4 times the reference 9-phase design! With dual 8-pin CPU power connectors, an additional 300W power is provided for intensive CPU processing. Additionally, an extra 150W of power is provided via the single 6-pin VGA power connector, boosting the performance of the 4-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFire multi-GPU processing technology.
  • newegg Xtreme Components: Latest Military Class III components with All Hi-c CAPs for CPU The MSI Big Bang-XPower II introduces the latest Military Class III components that include Hi-c CAP, SFC, Solid CAP and the world's leading next generation DrMOS - DrMOS II! The innovative double thermal protection introduced in DrMOS II is integrated to ensure the longest life of components. In order to provide the most reliable experience, all Military Class III components have passed MIL-STD-810G certification. Moreover, the All Hi-c CAPs for CPU achieve optimal electrical performance and helps withstand the installation of a powerful heat sink for extreme overclocking. It is a design that emphasizes both high performance and stability.
  • newegg Xtreme Overclocking: PCI-E CeaseFire, Direct OC, V-Check Points and Esay Button 3 The MSI Big Bang-XPower II adapts many extreme overclocking features. The PCI-E CeaseFire can turn on or off graphics cards through an easy switch without physically removing the cards, providing great convenience especially during multi-GPUs platform tests. The Direct OC button can fine-tune the CPU BCLK frequency down to an interval of 0.1MHz, which is key to breaking overclocking world records. The convenient V-Check Points allow users to read voltage values directly from CPU/memory/chipset with the use of a multi-meter. The onboard Easy Button 3 can easily turn off power and reset the computer without the need to externally connect any auxiliary devices.
  • newegg OC Genie II OC Genie II can achieve amazing performance increases in just one second! CPU and memory performance are optimized without compromising system stability, significantly saving the time required by overclockers for fine-tuning. Once the user enables OC Genie on MSI's X79 mainboards, the clock rate on a 2nd generation unlocked Intel Core i7 processors pumped from the default frequency to 4.0GHz. The highly increase enables users to enjoy the performance boost from overclocking with ease.
  • newegg Lossless 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio Onboard PC audio gets better! MSI is the first to implement the most high-end HD Audio codecs available. Don’t be fooled by other inferior audio solutions onboard (sometimes you can’t even find the driver!) Only MSI offers the Loss-less 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio function with an incredible 109 SNR dB value to provide the most clear & vivid HD audio quality and support 7.1 channels surround sound playback with a 2-channel independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel 3.5 inch phone jack.

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


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  • Lee C.
  • 3/11/2014 9:30:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Runs an I7 and has plenty of room for memory

Cons: 1: - first board died in 3 weeks
2: second board's Ethernet adapter died after 3 months and MSI would not replace the board without a serial # which I can't find anywhere on the PCB
3: The BIOS flash is rocket science
4: MSI support is just half there

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Kalyn-Wright D.
  • 3/11/2014 12:42:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible

Pros: Plenty of USB, SATA, PCIE

Cons: Sparked, USBs quit working, VERY UNSTABLE

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

Required Information:
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address (No PO box)
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or underneath the motherboard, eg 601-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Please write clear details about symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section.

Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time)
Tech Support Email: usreview@msi.com

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Kalyn D.
  • 3/11/2014 12:19:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPromising board? Not much of a promise.

Pros: Plenty of slots for USB, Sata3 and 6, pci slots

Cons: Well, the built in software to run all of the parts of this board is a complete disaster, USBs have issue of actually working when only a M/K are plugged in, sparks at time near the minigun cooler

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

Required Information:
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address (No PO box)
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or underneath the motherboard, eg 601-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Please write clear details about symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section.

Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time)
Tech Support Email: usreview@msi.com

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • John L.
  • 1/21/2014 1:50:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMSI failed me this time

Pros: Looks good, and many slots of rams and GPU

Cons: It will forced to shut down if I quad, or dual channel the ram.. and whenever I overclocked the ram to its capability then it will shutdown the computer as well...
very unstable... do not buy...

Other Thoughts: I shouldve get the Asus sabertooth instead.... Will not ever get MSI board again...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Gunter J.
  • 11/17/2013 1:32:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDefective MOSFETS

Pros: The board has a bunch of features. Looks nice and worked well while it lasted.
I really wanted to give this board 4 eggs.

Cons: The MOSFETS!!! There is something wrong with the MOSFETS and or Gatlin Gun cooler.

Other Thoughts: I have had my board for over a year, but have only used it for about 6 months. Was in the process of moving to another country and had the computer in storage. Anyway, the board worked well and I really haven't had any problems until I left my PC on over night, and when I went in to the computer room in the morning, the PC was off. I tried to turn it on, but it would immediately shut down. I've seen this happen before with a shorted/grounded board so I took the case off and had a look around. I noted that awful burnt electronic smell, and knew I was it was finished. A quick sniff around the board and I found the culprit, one of the MOSFETS beneath the Gatlin Gun heat sink. I started google and searched for problems with this board and found that a bunch of people have had a similar failure. I contacted MSI via email and requested an RMA which was given the next day. I shipped the board off and expect they will replace it with another one. So far it's been a pleasant RMA experience. No phone call or online chat wasting time, just a quick email explaining the issue and that was that.

I've been on the MSI user forum and seems like most of the comments regarding this type of failure from "knowledgeable experts" is that the board must have been OC'd. Well, I've run my board on default settings since I installed it, no over-clocking, ever.
I bought this board which included an MSI HD7970 video card plus a digital download of BF3, the entire cost was $999.00.
The video card has been terrific!!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

Required Information:
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address (No PO box)
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or underneath the motherboard, eg 601-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Please write clear details about symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section.

Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time)
Tech Support Email: usreview@msi.com

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Jason M.
  • 10/26/2013 2:24:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MB

Pros: Lots of SATA ports
Debug tools
Multi bios
Bios UI
Reliable

Cons: None at this point.

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  • Anthony C.
  • 10/26/2013 11:18:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat board

Pros: I've had this board for quite some time now, I haven't experience any if the issues that others have experienced, which is unfortunate, cause this board is awesome. I've overclocked my 3930k up to 4.1ghz on air and will be watercooling it soon.

Cons: Now performance wise I have no issues, only aesthetically obviously you don't need a heat sinks shaped like weapons but it does it's job in keeping things cooled. Now I will be switching these with bitspower Waterblocks so it'll look more awesome than before

Other Thoughts: Keep a look out for "Black Mamba" on OCN.com I will showcase this board really soon

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  • James D.
  • 9/30/2013 12:11:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice

Pros: 128GB DDR3
Lots of PCI-E/PCI Slots
LGA2011
HUGE!!!!!
2 LAN ports 10/100/1000 AWESOME!!!!
Gaming rig!!

Cons: Must have a case that can fit XLT motherboards
Expensive to fill 128GB Ram

Other Thoughts: I love this motherboard got it for the reason of doing vast Virtual Machines. No Issues with lag, loading, I have 2 2TB Hard drives, 3 1TB hard drives 1 500gb hard drive 1 256gb SSD drive and this thing runs beast mode.

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  • Robert P.
  • 9/29/2013 4:06:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsLooks cool...but had nothing but problems

Pros: Looks cool, nice features. Was top of the line flagship.

Cons: 1st board lasted 10 months and then had MOSFET overheat and sparked out. RMAed.
2nd board lasted 4 months and then went into a continuos reboot. RMAed.
3rd board just never booted. I am tired of getting refurbished boards from RMA, not worth my time take apart, put back together and pay for shipping.

Other Thoughts: I am tired of being sick of tired. Since all the other x79 boards are so expensive, I went towards a new haswell build.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
Please contact us with your previous RMA# and we will try to make an exception for you.

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Hao G.
  • 9/11/2013 12:28:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbad quality

Pros: price

Cons: 2 of 3 I got stopped working after 10 months.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

Can you send us the serial numbers for both of the failed units to usreview@msi.com?

Thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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