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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

DrMOS FETs

 

Renesas 20655 PWM Controller

 

The mini-gun themed heatsink over the MOSFETs

 

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

 

Low Temperature Booting Jumper

 

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

uP1618, 6+2 Phase Buck Controller

 

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

 

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Stay tuned for our full review coming next month!

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