Must use 3rd party Main Board, no Intel board available
J P., Amazon
26 September 2014
Summary: Intel does not make a motherboard for this CPU! Under the mainboard Intel DX79TO, what others purchased includes this CPU but this CPU is not compatible with any Intel main board, confirmed by Intel. (No video out even with latest BIOS update) I have been building PC's for 30+ years and studied Computer Engineering at Clemson. I have spent my time with bad main boards from other companies and only use Intel. Only Intel has 100% QC testing.
so very berry beautiful. I am impressed and now I can express ...
4 September 2014
Summary: So fast, so powerful, so very berry beautiful. I am impressed and now I can express it even faster than before. I put this bad boy in an EVGA X79 Classified that I got on sale for $100 U.S. and it is amazing in how many PCI express slots and SATA slots are on this mobo.