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MSI Big Bang - Xpower II Limited Edition LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Motherboard with AMD R7970 + Battlefield 3

  • Intel X79
  • Core i7 (LGA2011)
  • DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1800*/2133*/2400* OC)
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Big Bang - Xpower II Limited Edition

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 2011
CPU Type
Core i7 (LGA2011)


Intel X79


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1800*/2133*/2400* OC)
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Quad Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
4 PCI Express gen3 x16 slots
- PCI_E1 supports up to PCIE x16 speed
- PCI_E5 supports up to PCIE x16 speed when PCI_E3 is empty, or supports x8 speed when PCI_E3 is occupied
- PCI_E3 & PCI_E7 support up to PCIE x8 speed
PCI Express 2.0 x16
3 PCI Express gen2 x16 slots
- PCI_E2, PCU_E4 & PCI_E6 support up to PCIE x1 speed

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA1~6 ports support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI / RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel X79

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC898
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Intel 82579V
Second LAN Chipset
Intel 82574L
Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
USB 3.0
4 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394
1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394
Other Connectors
ATX 24-Pin power connector
2 x 8-pin Power connectors
CPU x 1 / System x 5 FAN connectors
Front panel audio connector
Front panel connector
1 x Chasis intrusion connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Power button
1 x Reset button
1 x OC Genie button
2 x Base clock buttons
1 x Multi BIOS button

Physical Spec

Form Factor
13.58" x 10.39"
Power Pin
24 Pin


BIG BANG-XPower II Limited Edition = Big Bang-XPower II + R7970-2PMD3GD5 + Battlefield 3

Military Class III: Top Quality & Stability

PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Mainboard Brand

Click BIOS II: World's 1st Unified UEFI & Software Graphical Interface

OC Genie II: Overclock in 1 Second

Supports USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s


Package Contents
Big Bang-XPower II
Battlefield 3

Quick Info


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

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  • Joshua A.
  • 10/10/2012 10:18:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: everything

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: looks tough and performs like a beast

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  • Ronald H.
  • 6/26/2012 3:47:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBB X II Followup

Pros: It really works! Still one of the sharpest looking mainboards on the market.

Cons: None, now that the problem was identified.

Other Thoughts: MSI Technical after the second mainboard failed to POST, requested I send in the mainboard along with the CPU for testing. Turns out the CPU was at fault. Intel replaced it, all is good!

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  • John H.
  • 5/25/2012 4:35:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsOverpriced Combo

Pros: Awesome motherboard and graphic card.(+3 stars)

Cons: Priced separately the graphic card costs 499USD and the motherboard 389.99USD which only totals out to 888.99! What is the point of this combo? They make it seem like battlefield 3 is a bonus when it isn't. They are charging for the game as well so even with the mail in rebate(if you don't want battlefield 3) this combo is 11USD more expensive than buying the two parts separately.(-2stars)

Other Thoughts: I do not own this combo or the parts(I will soon own the parts in my next build though) so please don't make a review bashing mine. I am only informing people of the price difference to help them make a better decision of their own free will. To put this review into one short sentence: This combo is basically only cheaper if you want to buy battlefield 3 and wait for the mail in rebate.

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  • Philip W.
  • 4/2/2012 2:32:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Like everything about it. I would recommend it .

Cons: Not really a con for the motherboard, but when I installed my memory it would not boot. kept giving me a debug code of 67(late cpu initialization). thought it was a problem with the motherboard. Since it wasn't booting up i tried putting in only the minimum things this included only 1 stick of memory. It booted right up. ended up trying all 4 stick only to find out i had 2 bad sticks. putting in all 4 sticks would cause debug code 67 to show up, but putting in only the 2 good sticks it would boot right up. currently RMAing the memory. Using memory from old build(still ddr3) and its working. Cant OC it yet but when i get replacment memory i will be.

Other Thoughts: if u get this motherboard and it wont boot check your memory. If you have any bad sticks it will not boot.

Current rig:

MSI Big Bang - Xpower II Limited Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
Cooler Master 1300w
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB-----RMAing (2 bad sticks)
MSI 7970
Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
120gb Mushkin ssd
500gb segate
500gb western digital
320 gb segate
Corsair h100
Asus DVD burner

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