Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

MSI Launches the Big Bang-XPower II X79 Motherboard

After a few months of teasing, MSI's newest Big Bang series motherboard, the XPower II, has now been officially introduced, and is marketed as the perfect solution for 'xtreme' overclockers and gamers. Powered by Intel's X79 chipset, the XPower II supports Sandy Bridge E processors and features a 22-phase PWM design with Hybrid Digital Power for an output of up to 770 W, Military Class III components (Hi-c CAP, SFC, Solid CAP, DrMOS II), dual 8-pin CPU power connectors, plus seven PCI-Express x16 (four are PCIe 3.0, the rest are 2.x) slots enabling 4-way SLI or Quad CrossFireX GPU setups.


MSI's flagship X79 board also has a SuperPipe-enhanced passive cooling system, eight DDR3-2400 memory slots supporting up to 128 GB of RAM, PCIe 'CeaseFire' switches, V-check points, a Direct OC button, six SATA 6.0 Gbps and four SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet, Realtek ALC892 7.1-channel audio (backed by Creative's Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 solution), six USB 3.0 ports (four on the back panel, two via a header next to a PCIe power connector), a debug LED, Click BIOS II (UEFI), Multi-BIOS, one FireWire connector, and the Winki 3 instant-on OS.

MSI didn't say how much the Big Bang-XPower II costs but we found it on pre-order priced at 431.35 Euro.
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39 Comments on MSI Launches the Big Bang-XPower II X79 Motherboard

#1
Lionheart
Reminds me of a PS2 game I played a while back called BLACK ^_^
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#3
Vincy Boy
Just my opinion but those heat-sinks are fugly. Otherwise, looking good.
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#4
tigger
I'm the only one
Shame about the childish looking bullets, more fappage for 12yr olds, why msi why.

Apart from that its very good, nice and dark.
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#5
Drone
6 usb ports, really cool :cool:

but those things look like dildos :rolleyes:
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#6
OOZMAN
Very cool, wish I had the money for a LGA2011 build, guy at work just did one. Me very jealous.
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#7
Kantastic
Great looking board as long as it isn't brown like all of MSI's other black PCB boards.
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#8
specks
That heatsink really ruins the rather sexy black looks.
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#9
tigger
I'm the only one
by: specks
That heatsink really ruins the rather sexy black looks.
I agree
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#10
moonlord
I believe that guy who designed those bullets hates MSI.
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#11
tigger
I'm the only one
Not to mention the fecking stupid gun at the top of the board, oh for fecks sake, what is it putting guns and shit on motherboards, do they think enthusiasts that buy these are rich 12yr olds or something.:banghead:
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#12
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
I like the layout of the board and the color; but the heatsinks got to go...
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#13
specks
The guns are to make your computer go faster :/
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#14
Live OR Die
Nice board i wonder if it has 4 native sata III ports or there just a external chip like all other x79 boards.
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#15
Widjaja
Looks like they took notes from Gigibyte's G-1 Sniper and with the release of BF3 and MW3 they came up with a brilliant idea to add a bullet and mini gun heatsink.

I agree with the users who say it spoils what could have been a very sleek looking board.
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#16
bear jesus
Why is everyone talking about bullets? i only see a 6 pack of a nasty colored lipstick or possibly crayons. :p

Apart from that it seams like a pretty good board.
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#17
THE_EGG
All we need now is a white motherboard with Hello Kitty all over it. :shadedshu
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#19
Zubasa
More exploding cartridges? :laugh::shadedshu
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#20
random
Cool, it comes with golden crayons! Looks like they were going for a Deus Ex theme based on the box design... otherwise, that heatsink really ruins the whole look of this sexy board.
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#21
H82LUZ73
WTF I don`t mean to sound like racist big git, But are they trying to get Gang bangers to buy these parts?All I see in my head is some black guy going to his gang banger buddy 'my pc is the shizt with ma big gatlen gun heatshinks...." and acting like he is waving a 9mm gun at him Beeotch!!!
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#22
Steven B
hybrid digital? only thing digital about that PWM is that it support SVID lol. Looks decent tho, customs will have a field day shipping these boards.
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#23
johnnyfiive
Why are these companies putting bullets and guns all over motherboards.. which has absolutely nothing to do with the technology features or computers at all. Stupid.
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#24
ensabrenoir
Really.......dont know if its all these war games or what but please no more bullets. Could be worst though.... Could ve been a w o w theme with little plastic trolls its like msi and giga is competing for the most dangetous board ever....giga is winning
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#25
Animalpak
Impressive design !

Hey man you got some bullets in your case FTW
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