MSI Big Bang-XPower II S2011 Intel X79 DDR3 XL-ATX

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The MSI Big Bang-XPower II is built to be the ace up your overclocking sleeve. The Big Bang-XPower II just breathes lethal performance. From the most powerful DrMOS II powered Hybrid Digital PWM to the enhanced PCI Express Gen3 4-way graphics ready setup, everything is set to give you the most features and flexibility.

Intel® X79 Chipset Based

  • Military Class III: Top Quality & Stability
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Mainboard Brand
  • Click BIOS II: World's 1st Unified UEFI & Software Graphical Interface
  • OC Genie II: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Supports USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s

Military Class III

MSI mainboards maintains the commitment to product stability and reliability by introducing Military Class III components! In addition to the use of Hi-c CAP, SFC, and Solid CAP, MSI now incorporates DrMOS II, the next-generation DrMOS that provides an integrated Double Thermal Protection to maximize the lifespan of components. All Military Class III components have passed MIL-STD-810G certification, making MSI's Military Class III components synonymous with premium quality and ultimate stability.

*World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 mainboard brand

With ultra-high 32GB/s transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides a 2X faster transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.


  • 2X bandwidth
  • Increased efficiency and compatibility
  • Extreme performance for current and next gen PCI Express cards

World's 1st UEFI and software graphical user interface

MSI ClickBIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings and supports touchscreen control.


  • Graphical User Interface, with touchscreen support
  • Simply click or touch and move to change settings
  • Full system control, including overclocking, security and information

OC Genie II

OC Genie II can achieve amazing performance increases in just one second! CPU and memory performance are optimized without compromising system stability, significantly saving the time required by overclockers for fine-tuning. Once the user enables OC Genie on MSI's X79 mainboards, the clock rate on a 2nd generation unlocked Intel Core i7 processors pumped from the default frequency to 4.0GHz. The highly increase enables users to enjoy the performance boost from overclocking with ease



Product Description
MSI Big Bang Xpower II - motherboard - XL-ATX - LGA2011 Socket - X79
Product Type
Motherboard - XL-ATX
Chipset Type
Intel X79 Express
Processor Socket
1 x LGA2011 Socket
Compatible Processors
Core i7
Max RAM Size
128 GB
RAM Supported
8 DIMM slots - DDR3 unbuffered
Storage Ports
4 x SATA-600, 2 x SATA-600 (RAID), 4 x SATA-300 (RAID)
USB / FireWire Ports
4 x USB 3.0 + 1 x FireWire + 6 x USB 2.0 + (2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x FireWire + 4 x USB 2.0 via headers)
HD Audio (8-channel)
2 x Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7



Product Type
Motherboard - XL-ATX
Chipset Type
Intel X79 Express
Processor Socket
LGA2011 Socket
Max Processors Qty
Compatible Processors
Core i7

Supported RAM

Max Size
128 GB
Bus Clock
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz
PC3-12800, PC3-10600, PC3-8500
Registered or Buffered
Quad channel memory architecture


HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC892
Compliant Standards
THX TruStudio Pro, EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0


Network Controller
Intel 82574L / Intel 82579V
Network Interfaces
2 x Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
1 x CPU , 8 x DIMM 240-pin (1.5 V) , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 , 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 , 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16
Storage Interfaces
SATA-300 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , ASMedia ASM1061: SATA-600 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 devices
RAID Features
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x SPDIF out , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x FireWire - 6 pin FireWire , 6 x USB 2.0 , 4 x USB 3.0 , 2 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
1 x audio , 4 x USB 2.0 , 2 x USB 3.0 , 1 x FireWire
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 2 x 8-pin ATX12V connectors


BIOS Features
Hardware Features
Chassis intrusion detection, NVIDIA SLI Technology Support, USB Safeguard, SuperPipe, MSI Direct OC, V-Check Points, NVIDIA 3-way SLI Technology Support, MSI Active Phase Switching (APS), OC Genie II, MSI Winki 3, Hi-c CAP, Instant OC, Super Charger, Super Ferrite Choke (SFC), MSI Military Class III, AMD CrossFireX technology support


Software Included
MSI Live Update 5, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, MIL-STD 810G
34.5 cm
26.4 cm
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