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MSI Big Bang Xpower X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 6PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

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Part #: Big Bang XPOWER

SKU: 54095
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs

Customer Reviews of MSI Big Bang XPOWER

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Philippe_D
02/16/12
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

- Options
- Price (on sale for $130)
- Quality
Cons
- 'Dead' socket :'(
Summary
I can't say enough good things about this board. Granted, if you're going to build a new computer, you probably wouldn't touch it but I had a spare 920 lying around so when I saw the $130 sale price, I couldn't resist.

It's updated with 'future proofing' technology, something the first 1366 mobo's didn't have (sata3, usb3) plus came with a bunch of additional goodies. I'm not going to list them all, you can research that for yourself but for the price, the quality, the accessories... it was an awesome buy if you have an old i7 lying around.

Gary_U
02/14/12
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

very user friendly
Cons
none
Summary
has handled a new build admirably ,well built and well designed MSI quality . i7 960 socket and the msi gtx 560 ti448 twin frozr III work well with this motherboard

mp3boy
01/14/12
Experience: 2 Days

Pros

it was half price.
It performs really well
Cons
it's ooold tech now (with lga 2011 and sandybridge so dominant in the market)
Summary
It's a great motherboard for the price. If only it wasn't old tech for a dead end socket I would have given it five stars. Replaced a faulty p6x58d e with this in lieu of replacing my 4.2ghz i7 w/ a 2011 socket...which would probably have costed a lot more.

Adrian_H
04/27/11
Experience: 4 Weeks

Pros

Performance, tweeking, ease of use, hi-quality construction.
Cons
none
Summary
For my recent Pro-video editing System build, i got this mobo knowing full well of its reputation, which it didn't disappoint. This thing just uzzes quality, oC genie is an added bonus, got a mild OC or 3760 out of the 950 on first try, and left it there for 24hr operation and stability.
I'm rarely impressed by hardware, but this thing is impressive, highly recommend it to serious gamers or oc enthusiasts.

Gamer Guy
01/05/11
Experience: 2 Weeks

Pros

Nice OCing mobo.
OC Genie for those who prefer the quick method of OCing. (Not me.)
Plenty of 16x slots. (Which I can use for 1x and 4x cards.)
SATA 6Gs/s and USB 3.0
Cons
From a light-medium enthusiast, I see none so far.
Summary
I've been slowly getting more into OCing and this is the best board for that I have ever owned. I normally spend $130-$160ish on mobos.

The BB Xpower definitely has more than enough features for me to play with in the BIOS. I've managed up to 4255MHz (H50 for cooling.)with my I7 950 but am currently running at 4025MHz due to a failed OC that corrupted Windows and just got messy. That is plenty for me seeing I saw a nice boost in some games.

I'm very pleased with my purchase.

Calvin_S
12/27/10
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

-Overclockability
-MANY features
-OC Dashboard
-(Beta) Bios updates Regularly
Cons
-vQPI droops a LOT even with "Low VDroop" setting in bios
-Bios Not relaly up to par yet
-No support from 3rd party watercool manufacture(for North Bridge and MOSFET blocks)
Summary
This is a great board. If you're looking for a good enthusiast mobo that rivals the Asus ROG, this will do it. It overclocks very well. My i7 950 is running 4.6ghz 24/7 with this board. There's a ton of features from this board, SATAIII, USB 3.0, voltage test-points, OC dashboard, 16 phase!!!, great software support. I know the price-tag might be alarming, but it's totally worth it, especially if you're an enthusiast.

There are several quarks though. The voltage regulation is generally good except for the vQPI. It will droop about 0.1v at load (might sound little, but you'll know what I mean if you're an overclocker). This is the reason why my rig won't touch 5.0ghz. I can get it to 4.9, but the QPI voltage droops too much to get it any higher. Another thing is the Northbridge. I have not actually taken off the heatsink yet, but by all accounts, the thermal paste used is close to worthless. Changing it will decrease the temperature from an alarming 80-90c to 40c...This is still a relatively new board. It has had 3 revision (i believe), but there are still kinks MSI still need to work out from its bios. Hibernate is bugged...if you overclock it takes 5 min or more to boot into windows. Recent beta bios will not even sleep the computer. The bios interface has keyboard issues. Minor stuff, but it gets annoying after a while. Finally...since this is not the most popular board in the community, 3rd party watercooling manufactures have not, and probably will not, make custom waterblocks for this board. So if you want to watercool your northbridge and mosfets with a custom block specifically for this board, you're probably out of luck and will have to stick with the generic ones.

All in all, there are problems, but they are all minor which I can live with. This is a great board, great support, great software and great performance. Highly recommended.

Ryan_B
11/10/10
Experience: 2 Weeks

Pros

Awesome overclocker
voltage read points
SIX PCIE x16 slots! (not all able to run at 16x at same time)
Cons
On-board sound is sub-par, even by "on-board standards"
You probably won't use OC genie if buying this board
Summary
I really love this board so far. My i7 950 is currently overclocked to 4.4Ghz on air. The only reason I gave it a 4 star instead of a 5 is because of the sub-par on-board sound + sound card included. Sounds like I'm playing my video games inside a "tin can". I was able to customize an equalizer profile so it was more bearable. Perhaps its just me getting used to "new sounds" as I moved over from a 750i FTW LGA 755 mobo. Either way I will probably be buying a 3rd party sound card.
I can safely say the mobo is not holding back any of my overclocking....My mobo is not my bottleneck for once!

This review was modfied by poster @ 01-13-11 07:07 AM

Lambo265
11/08/10
Experience: 10 Days

Pros

Well Designed
Good Manufacturer
CrossFire
LGA-1366
Cons
non
Summary
Absolutely an well designed product from msi also this has 4 way Crossfire support love this product

David_C
10/17/10
Experience: 2 Days

Pros

Amazing board, debug lights are helpful, OC Dashboard is pretty cool if you want to keep an eye on temps during CPU intensive tasks. Quality
Cons
None so far.
Summary
As it stands right now, I have only had this for 2 days now however I have had 0 problems, POSTed on first boot up.

Picked up all of this with the board in one go:

MSI Big Bang XPower
XFX Radeon HD 5850
6GB G.Skill DDR3 Kit
Lanboy Air case
Intel X25 40GB SSD
WD Green 1TB
Corsair 1000W PSU
Corsair H50

Everything works well and the CPU sits b 30C when not really doing much at all.

Product Videos [ Edit ]


Features [ Edit | History ]

Features:

The XPower Series mainboards are based on Intel X58 & ICH10R chipsets for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced Intel Bloomfield LGA1366 processor, the XPower Series deliver a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.

Quick Specs:
Maximum Memory 24 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Core i7
RAID Levels 1+0 5 1 0
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Serial ATA/600
Processor Socket Socket B LGA-1366
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Width 9.6"
Depth 12"
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Number of Memory Slots 6
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces 10
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 1
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Number of PCI Express x4 Slots 2
Number of PCI Express x8 Slots 2
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 2
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 7
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 2
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 7
Memory Speed Supported 1.07 GHz 1.33 GHz (O.C.) 1.60 GHz (O.C.) 1.80 GHz (O.C.) 2 GHz (O.C.)
ProductId1017015723

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Audio  
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC889
Controls/Indicators  
     Buttons & Keys: CMOS Clear
Reset
Power
Auto Overclock
General Information  
     Brand Name: MSI
     Manufacturer: MSI
     Manufacturer Part Number: BIG BANG XPOWER
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.msi.com
     Product Line: Big Bang
     Product Model: XPower
     Product Name: Big Bang XPower Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Serial ATA/600
     RAID Levels: 0
1
5
1+0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x4 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x8 Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 7
Interfaces/Ports  
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     eSATA: Yes
     eSATA/USB Combo: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 1
     Number of PS/2 Ports: 2
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 5
     Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2
     PS/2 Port: Yes
     Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 7
Memory  
     Maximum Memory: 24 GB
     Memory Speed Supported: 2 GHz (O.C.)
1.80 GHz (O.C.)
1.60 GHz (O.C.)
1.33 GHz (O.C.)
1.07 GHz
     Memory Standard: DDR3-2000/PC3-16000 (O.C.)
DDR3-1800/PC3-14400 (O.C.)
DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 (O.C.)
DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 (O.C.)
DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 6
Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 10
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 2
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 12"
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 9.6"
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Processor Socket: Socket B LGA-1366
     Processor Supported: Core i7
     Processor Technology: Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
     QuickPath Interconnect: 6.40 GT/s
     Total Processor Supported: 1
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

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Should I get this? (currently on a p6x58d e) (mp3boy- Feb 19, 12, 11 Replies)
THIS THING DOESN'T OC (mp3boy- Jan 19, 12, 14 Replies)
what ramm to use? (wrecker- Dec 29, 11, 21 Replies)
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URL: http://www.ocia.net/reviews/x58xpower/page1.shtml
Comment: This isn't some warmed over X58, a two year old board with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s added, this is a new X58 built from the ground up.
Posted by: BernardP @01/17/11
URL: http://www.techwarelabs.com/msi-big-bang-xpower-motherboard/
Comment: This is one of those motherboards that will help you get the most out of the rest of your machine,and is worth every penny.
Posted by: BernardP @01/17/11
URL: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=956
Comment: A motherboard that offers a great combination of overclocking features, high quality components, added extras and graphics expandability.
Posted by: BernardP @12/06/10
URL: http://www.pureoverclock.com/article1023.html
Comment: MSI has really nailed down a winner here, in terms of quality, features, performance, and price.
Posted by: BernardP @11/26/10
URL: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/msi_bigbbang_xpower/
Comment: The Xpower has performance that doesn't cost an arm and leg. MSI has delivered a stout piece of hardware that is worthy of addition to anyone's wish list.
Posted by: BernardP @11/23/10
URL: http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/zardon/msi-big-bang-xpow
Comment: One of the most impressive motherboards on today’s market. There is no compromise in this product designed to cater to the most demanding of enthusiast user.
Posted by: BernardP @11/22/10
URL: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/MSI-Big-Bang-XPower-Motherboard
Comment: If you are looking for the most complete socket 1366 motherboard for your Core i7 processor MSI Big Bang XPower is definitely your pick.
Posted by: BernardP @09/30/10
URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1327/1/
Comment:
Posted by: Calvin_S @07/04/10
URL: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3323/msi_big_bang_xpower_x58_express_
Comment: This motherboard hit overclocking speed other motherboards can't...yes even the Asus Rampage III and the Gigabyte UD7
Posted by: Calvin_S @07/04/10
URL: http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-big-bang-x58-xpower-review/
Comment: Grand performance on everything, plenty of bandwidth for the USB 3.0 and SATA3 6G controller ... yeah we are very much impressed as the feature set is just astonishing.
Posted by: KenCl @07/01/10
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