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ASUS P9X79 LE LGA 2011 Intel X79 2 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS

  • Intel X79
  • Core i7 (LGA2011)
  • DDR3 2400(OC)/2133(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Thomas S.
  • 2/14/2015 5:05:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStable and solid i7 board

Pros: I have this exact board in the first pre-built gaming PC I ever bought (got a insane sale deal on a CyberPower PC 2 years ago - I couldn't pass up)...this board has been rock solid for me for 2 years now. Like others have said the features list on this thing for $200 is a very good value... 3 way SLI CHECK LGA2011/i7 support CHECK USB 3.0 CHECK Quad channel memory (up to 64 GB) support CHECK SATA 6gbs CHECK....and then you have the DIGI+ Remote GO! of course its the X79 chipset, etc.

I've had this thing for 2 years and I use my computer for at least 2 hours just about every night after work to get my gaming fix...the BIOS is really --- no I mean REALLY easy to navigate and update on this thing too.

I'm running a GTX 670, i7-3820 and 16 GB or RAM and this thing runs like a champ.....I just ordered a GTX 980 (from NewEgg) and probably in a couple months I will look for a better i7 to drop in this thing. I work IT for a living (19 years come this May in fact!) I am the lead tech at the place I work for I tinker with hardware issues every day for a paycheck....I am very pleased with this board.

Cons: None that I've discovered yet .......(in 2 years of pretty heavy use)

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  • Mark S.
  • 2/5/2015 2:42:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsIt's dead Jim

Pros: -Works fine for about a year in my case
-Performs as expected until it was fried

Cons: -Started having issues with my boot
-Sound was completely shot (had electric buzzing when plugged in)
-CPU fan error on start (I knew my fans were running fine)
-$200 price tag for a 1 year MOBO

Customer support was hell. I just wanted a refund so I called Asus. That was my first mistake. I called customer support and was told to call another number after waiting 20+ minutes. i then called that number AND IT WENT TO SOMEONE'S HOUSE PHONE. I called the same number again and waited 40+ minutes before the call dropped. This happened 3 times. I finally began talking to someone and they told me to call the same number I called in the first place. I did, waited another 30+ minutes and was told they couldn't help. Thanks Asus for $200 well spent!

Other Thoughts: High price. Unreliable. Customer support hell.

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  • David D.
  • 7/23/2014 10:27:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Quality

Pros: -Great layout (fan ports not all bunched together)
-Super user-friendly BIOS

Cons: -Be prepared to do a bunch of updates before you can really do much, but that's just part of the game.

Other Thoughts: The disc that comes with is incredibly useful. You'll get a bunch of driver updates and commonly used programs like WinZip, etc.
Do all your updates before you freak out over audio, USB, etc.

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  • Robert W.
  • 7/1/2014 11:20:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTough Booger to Config

Pros: It actually started working after the 5th BIOS flash via USB.

Cons: SERIOUS effort to even get this board to post with I7-3820 which is listed as being compatible upon the first released BIOS 0302... I guess my CPU falls under E series CPUs....which isn't compatible until the 4302 BIOS release.

Other Thoughts: For a $200+ board this thing should be preconfigured to run any current gen LGA 2011 CPU. I had to fight tooth and nail to even get this thing up and running. Every time the board would get to the BOOT Device LED and just sit... no post nothing. SO... what they don't tell you. You'll need to patch that BIOS one by one IN ORDER until you reach the 3XXX release of the BIOS. At that point you can upgrade to the newest release. It took me for ever to figure out that you need to patch the BIOS one by one in order of release. Upon the installation of 4302 the board finally posted. So be warned that you might be jumping through hoops to get this thing up and running with the limited documentation out there.

The sabertooh board I have is based on the same chip set and I never had to fight with it like I did with this board. I'm not going sit here and knock ASUS products because I do stand behind them and I've used them for years but this little guy actually put a wrench in it for once which I've never really had a problem with an ASUS board. None the less this board posted and is up and running using a i7-3820. Just expect a little work.

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  • Matt H.
  • 6/24/2014 6:22:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUSB 3.0 does not work on these

Pros: Upgrades to 64 GB of Ram (which is more than you'd really need, but still cool)

Cons: On boot up, it tells me my fan is not working, but I know for a fact it is, even when I nearly max out my 20gb of ram and rendering. For a while I was manually going into bios to get around this and then choosing which hard drive to boot from until I just turned off the notification.


USB 3.0 DOES NOT WORK! Apparently this is a common problem and no drivers to fix this. My last 3 motherboards were made by Asus and never had issues. I used to think Asus was reliable

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  • Joey A.
  • 6/24/2014 10:20:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDead audio at 6 months

Pros: Works good when it works

Cons: Audio died, seems to be a common issue

Other Thoughts: 6 months of 5 days weekly use, audio died, can't get any audio anywhere on the mobo opticals or the front panel anymore. Just happened out of nowhere, no warning, no nothing. USB bypass works (shure digital microphone with a headphone jack gives me a plug for audio, bypasses Realtek etc.).

I don't like having to pay extra (shipping costs) to ship a defective motherboard to ASUS. It's like an equipment failure tax. If it's defective, why do we as consumers have to pay more for the defective item? If companies had to pay all shipping costs for defective products, maybe that would be an incentive for them to design things better and with less chance of failure.

If I could find a different brand for LGA2011 motherboards with consistently good reviews, I would drop ASUS. This is my first board failure and my first ASUS board. Other boards I own are from gigabyte and MSI, both older (one is about 1.5 years old, other about 2.5 years old) and neither of them have failed. However, they're not LGA2011.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/19/2014 8:55:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCouldn't find a better LGA 2011 board for the money

Pros: Extremely simple to install and configure. ASUS really created a great value with this board. The BIOS is amazing and makes overclocks a breeze. Configuring the boot drive is as simple as clicking and dragging. On top of all that, this board feels incredibly solid, but still not too solid to where it feels like is would just crack under tension. Plenty of USB slots and great built in audio. Well done ASUS.

Cons: The only con is I had to upgrade the bios just to be able to use the new ivy bridge 2011 processors. But the bios flashback made it extremely easy. It wouldn't be fair to knock on ASUS for that anyway, it's to be expected.

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  • Christopher R.
  • 6/9/2014 5:33:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsJust.... no

Pros: Latest BIOS, easy to setup

Cons: First fail mb I've ever gotten. LAN port is bad (checked BIOS and it is enabled) and a PCI port is defunct. Was trying to 2-way SLI with a couple GTX 780s only to have Windows see only 1 of 2.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

I am sorry that the LAN card and PCIe slot of the motherboard are defective. If the motherboard is within the exchange period, I would recommend setting up an exchange. Should you need any assistance, please let me know through email. 3764085.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Mohamed A.
  • 6/1/2014 1:06:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Quality

Pros: Good price.

Cons: We received the Motherboard and the Ethernet port wasn't working. Called customer support they confirmed the problem and requested the return of the MB for replacement. I had to pay $17 for the shipping.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

Thank you for your review.

You mentioned that you had to pay for shipping; I presume you set up a RMA for the defective unit? If I am incorrect, and you still need an RMA and are outside of the exchange period, please contact me through email. Your motherboard should have a warranty on it. 3766035.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Mike C.
  • 5/17/2014 2:38:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlready wrote review.

Pros: Work after update the new BIOS for I7 4960X and everything went smooth.

Cons: not yet

Other Thoughts: Will check on Asus web site for any new bios upgrade if need in once month.

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