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#1
Posted 11/07/2011 08:07 PM   
That is a sexy piece of hardware. I'm beginning to have difficulty decinding on my 2011 MOBO...

I'll still wait until reviews come out and I see a few first hand to choose.
That is a sexy piece of hardware. I'm beginning to have difficulty decinding on my 2011 MOBO...



I'll still wait until reviews come out and I see a few first hand to choose.

Done.

#2
Posted 11/07/2011 08:19 PM   
[quote name='Xavier Zepherios' date='07 November 2011 - 08:07 PM' timestamp='1320696451' post='1321876']
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rofl... kinda classy.. but which mobo is going to allow to turn any one of the pci slots off and on?
[quote name='Xavier Zepherios' date='07 November 2011 - 08:07 PM' timestamp='1320696451' post='1321876']

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rofl... kinda classy.. but which mobo is going to allow to turn any one of the pci slots off and on?

#3
Posted 11/07/2011 08:21 PM   
Nice looking mobo
Nice looking mobo

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#4
Posted 11/07/2011 08:42 PM   
As I just said on Trubs... 2 PCIe x16 and 5 PCIe x8 :( close, but no cigar
As I just said on Trubs... 2 PCIe x16 and 5 PCIe x8 :( close, but no cigar

I knew I hadn't imagined it... now it's deleted = people will never know what I hadn't imagined...

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#5
Posted 11/07/2011 08:54 PM   
The MSI X79MA-GD45 (MS-7738 V1.1), this board offers all the connectivity possible on a board with such a tight footprint. The LGA2011 socket is powered by a 9-phase VRM. It is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, two on either sides of the socket, powered by 2-phase VRM. Expansion slots include two each of PCI-Express 3.0 x16 and PCI-Express 2.0 x1. 2-way SLI and CrossFire are supported. SATA connectivity includes two SATA 6 Gb/s (white), four SATA 3 Gb/s (black). There are no eSATA ports, but four USB 3.0, two on the rear panel, two by internal header, driven by Renesas-made controllers. The rest of the connectivity is fairly standard: 8+2 channel HD audio driven by Realtek ALC892 CODEC with optical and coaxial SPDIF outputs, single gigabit Ethernet driven by Realtek 8111E, and a number of USB 2.0 ports. One of the front-panel USB 2.0 headers is designed for charging portable devices even with the system shut down (yet plugged in). The board will be driven by UEFI firmware, we're getting to see some nifty features for overclockers such as voltage measurement points across a wide range of voltage domains.

[url="http://www.legitreviews.com/news/11808/"]http://www.legitrevi...com/news/11808/[/url]

[url="http://www.techpowerup.com/154769/MSI-Big-Bang-XPower-II-X79-Monstrosity-Smiles-For-The-Camera.html"]http://www.techpowerup.com/154769/MSI-Big-Bang-XPower-II-X79-Monstrosity-Smiles-For-The-Camera.html[/url]
The MSI X79MA-GD45 (MS-7738 V1.1), this board offers all the connectivity possible on a board with such a tight footprint. The LGA2011 socket is powered by a 9-phase VRM. It is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, two on either sides of the socket, powered by 2-phase VRM. Expansion slots include two each of PCI-Express 3.0 x16 and PCI-Express 2.0 x1. 2-way SLI and CrossFire are supported. SATA connectivity includes two SATA 6 Gb/s (white), four SATA 3 Gb/s (black). There are no eSATA ports, but four USB 3.0, two on the rear panel, two by internal header, driven by Renesas-made controllers. The rest of the connectivity is fairly standard: 8+2 channel HD audio driven by Realtek ALC892 CODEC with optical and coaxial SPDIF outputs, single gigabit Ethernet driven by Realtek 8111E, and a number of USB 2.0 ports. One of the front-panel USB 2.0 headers is designed for charging portable devices even with the system shut down (yet plugged in). The board will be driven by UEFI firmware, we're getting to see some nifty features for overclockers such as voltage measurement points across a wide range of voltage domains.



http://www.legitrevi...com/news/11808/



http://www.techpowerup.com/154769/MSI-Big-Bang-XPower-II-X79-Monstrosity-Smiles-For-The-Camera.html



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#6
Posted 11/07/2011 09:11 PM   
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='07 November 2011 - 02:54 PM' timestamp='1320699267' post='1321906']
As I just said on Trubs... 2 PCIe x16 and 5 PCIe x8 :( close, but no cigar
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That's GREAT lane distrobution! It would be better if you could disable a couple of the x8 lanes to increase a few more into x16 lanes, but this is still great!

Im seriously thinking of picking up this board. I'd be able to fit it in my current case with all my existing hardware, and I'd still have adequate room for a single slot PhysX card.
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='07 November 2011 - 02:54 PM' timestamp='1320699267' post='1321906']

As I just said on Trubs... 2 PCIe x16 and 5 PCIe x8 :( close, but no cigar







That's GREAT lane distrobution! It would be better if you could disable a couple of the x8 lanes to increase a few more into x16 lanes, but this is still great!



Im seriously thinking of picking up this board. I'd be able to fit it in my current case with all my existing hardware, and I'd still have adequate room for a single slot PhysX card.

Done.

#7
Posted 11/07/2011 10:45 PM   
That is one very, very, nice looking board.
That is one very, very, nice looking board.

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#8
Posted 11/07/2011 11:32 PM   
cool that minigun is aimed at the ps2 port. So whoever doesn't like ps2 ports can blast it off /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />
btw it is a nice looking board.
cool that minigun is aimed at the ps2 port. So whoever doesn't like ps2 ports can blast it off /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />

btw it is a nice looking board.

#9
Posted 11/08/2011 09:07 AM   
I like that BigBang, it is th ene I ordered. If you are looking for a mobo that you can turn the PCIe slots off the only one I know of is the EVGA Classified but it is $50 more at $450. I would have gone with the EVGA but they have been screwing me around about issuing a RMA for GTX 570 Clissifed after I installed their fan lock fix it wouldnt even run default clock speeds and bumbed the voltage to 1.088 volts form .0975 volts. My other 570 jumped to 1.033 volts but it still overclocks to 993 core and maxes the temps out at 55C with fan at 100%. Im not sure if this BigBang comes with the lucid chip but it would be nice to see how GTX 570 SLI would work with 5850 crossfire. I also may wait until March when Intel is supposed to unlock the other two core that are already in the new 2011 chips now. I am a ski instructor and the season end around middle of march and doent have the time or energy to do anythig but check my Emails while I am skiing 10 hrs day Monday through Friday and I am going for my level four this winter so that will give me $1000 week to ski i cannot wait for the snow. I wonder how much the PCIe 3.0 is going to make since most cards cannot even use 8X 2.0 but is should make my Revodrive faster I hope. That MSI board also comes with 6 sata 3 connections so I can see some really fast RAID 0 set ups 6 Corsair 120GT's since I already have four and a RevoDrive3X2. I hope they start thinking of making the optical drives faster because that is the bottle neck now
I like that BigBang, it is th ene I ordered. If you are looking for a mobo that you can turn the PCIe slots off the only one I know of is the EVGA Classified but it is $50 more at $450. I would have gone with the EVGA but they have been screwing me around about issuing a RMA for GTX 570 Clissifed after I installed their fan lock fix it wouldnt even run default clock speeds and bumbed the voltage to 1.088 volts form .0975 volts. My other 570 jumped to 1.033 volts but it still overclocks to 993 core and maxes the temps out at 55C with fan at 100%. Im not sure if this BigBang comes with the lucid chip but it would be nice to see how GTX 570 SLI would work with 5850 crossfire. I also may wait until March when Intel is supposed to unlock the other two core that are already in the new 2011 chips now. I am a ski instructor and the season end around middle of march and doent have the time or energy to do anythig but check my Emails while I am skiing 10 hrs day Monday through Friday and I am going for my level four this winter so that will give me $1000 week to ski i cannot wait for the snow. I wonder how much the PCIe 3.0 is going to make since most cards cannot even use 8X 2.0 but is should make my Revodrive faster I hope. That MSI board also comes with 6 sata 3 connections so I can see some really fast RAID 0 set ups 6 Corsair 120GT's since I already have four and a RevoDrive3X2. I hope they start thinking of making the optical drives faster because that is the bottle neck now

#10
Posted 11/21/2011 07:56 AM   
[url="http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1368/pg9/msi-big-bang-xpower-2-x79-motherboard-review-overclocking.html"]http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1368/pg9/msi-big-bang-xpower-2-x79-motherboard-review-overclocking.html[/url]

This thing is really cranking Sandy E.

Between the incredible slot layout and 5GHz on a standard loop --I may be upgrading to x79 in the near future.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1368/pg9/msi-big-bang-xpower-2-x79-motherboard-review-overclocking.html



This thing is really cranking Sandy E.



Between the incredible slot layout and 5GHz on a standard loop --I may be upgrading to x79 in the near future.

Done.

#11
Posted 01/23/2012 05:45 AM   
That's just ridiculous. 2 8-pin PSU plugs plus an additional SIX PIN for PCI-E power?!? Where does it end? No thanks.
That's just ridiculous. 2 8-pin PSU plugs plus an additional SIX PIN for PCI-E power?!? Where does it end? No thanks.



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#12
Posted 01/23/2012 08:11 AM   
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='23 January 2012 - 08:11 AM' timestamp='1327306318' post='1359386']
That's just ridiculous. 2 8-pin PSU plugs plus an additional SIX PIN for PCI-E power?!? Where does it end? No thanks.
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I disagree. This is another BA X79 MOBO. All the best PSU's have enough connectors to go around (and then some)...

I guess everyone's finally starting to get excited about X79. There are some other good boards available (as I pointed out in my "shootout" thread). I'm very tempted to build a SB-E system at this point, but I just haven't been able to bring myself to pull the trigger yet. Part of me wants to wait it out for Ivy and the new LGA 1155 boards, while the other part of me doesn't really care. You know how that goes... If you're always waiting for that next wave of hardware to launch, you'll never actually upgrade.
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='23 January 2012 - 08:11 AM' timestamp='1327306318' post='1359386']

That's just ridiculous. 2 8-pin PSU plugs plus an additional SIX PIN for PCI-E power?!? Where does it end? No thanks.





I disagree. This is another BA X79 MOBO. All the best PSU's have enough connectors to go around (and then some)...



I guess everyone's finally starting to get excited about X79. There are some other good boards available (as I pointed out in my "shootout" thread). I'm very tempted to build a SB-E system at this point, but I just haven't been able to bring myself to pull the trigger yet. Part of me wants to wait it out for Ivy and the new LGA 1155 boards, while the other part of me doesn't really care. You know how that goes... If you're always waiting for that next wave of hardware to launch, you'll never actually upgrade.

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#13
Posted 01/23/2012 09:01 AM   
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='23 January 2012 - 01:41 PM' timestamp='1327306318' post='1359386']
That's just ridiculous. 2 8-pin PSU plugs plus an additional SIX PIN for PCI-E power?!? Where does it end? No thanks.
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Its just in place of molex for the PCIE slots lol.
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='23 January 2012 - 01:41 PM' timestamp='1327306318' post='1359386']

That's just ridiculous. 2 8-pin PSU plugs plus an additional SIX PIN for PCI-E power?!? Where does it end? No thanks.





Its just in place of molex for the PCIE slots lol.

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Posted 01/23/2012 09:13 AM   
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#15
Posted 01/23/2012 12:47 PM   
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