First Looks: MSI Big Bang-XPower II (X79) Motherboard

CPU Socket Area – Buyers of this board will (rightfully) get the full 8-DIMMs that the Quad Channel Sandy Bridge-E IMC supports

P1020899 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

DrMOS FETs

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Renesas 20655 PWM Controller

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The mini-gun themed heatsink over the MOSFETs

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P1020974 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

 

No sign of any possible accidental electrical shorts here, which we have seen fry CPUs in other boards

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Low Temperature Booting Jumper

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The 2 EPS 12v connectors give a hint of the board's overclocking pedigree

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uP1618, 6+2 Phase Buck Controller

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Voltage measuring points for the common things overclocker's care about

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CPU Socket Area – Buyers of this board will (rightfully) get the full 8-DIMMs that the Quad Channel Sandy Bridge-E IMC supports

P1020899 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

DrMOS FETs

P1020966 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

 

Renesas 20655 PWM Controller

P1020919 2 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

 

The mini-gun themed heatsink over the MOSFETs

P1020972 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

P1020974 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

 

No sign of any possible accidental electrical shorts here, which we have seen fry CPUs in other boards

P1020977 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

 

Low Temperature Booting Jumper

P1020949 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

 

The 2 EPS 12v connectors give a hint of the board's overclocking pedigree

P1020917 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

uP1618, 6+2 Phase Buck Controller

P1020921 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

 

Voltage measuring points for the common things overclocker's care about

P1020923 First Looks: MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard

 

 We would like to take this opportunity to appeal to those who use our content/pictures to link back to this article.

Stay tuned for our full review coming next month!

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