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Asus P9X79
7.0 out of 10

Asus P9X79

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Overall 2
2.0

ASUS P9X79-E WS LGA 2011 Intel X79

Dr_Ty R., Newegg
16 February 2016
  • Pros: This $500.00 ASUS P9X79-E WS LGA 2011 performed perfectly for approximately 2-1/2 years until the disc controller failed. Note: this motherboard has a 3 year warranty of which 6 months still remaining.
  • Cons: Problem: As with a motherboard that failed several years ago, Asus appears to refuse to honor the warranty. I had this motherboard ASUS P9X79-E WS LGA 2011 for a little over 2-1/2 years and it performed excellently before the disc controller failed. The ASUS P9X79-E WS LGA 2011 has a 3 year warra...
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Overall 10
10

2 Years -- No Issues, Great Board

Anonymous, Newegg
10 January 2016
  • Summary: I have had my board running around 10-20 hours every day for the last 2 years. Lets hope it lasts like my other asus boards that have been going strong for many years.
  • Pros: I'll just list the things that I have found useful over the years instead of all the boards features: Easy to access uefi bios: through asus software to reboot to bios, and keyboard always loads and works on boot screen. Easy to restore/flashback bios: usb port on the back saved my skin a few tim...
  • Cons: I have not had any issues nor do I have complaints.
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

sam, Amazon
24 November 2015
  • Summary: i had couple of issues with tit , one of the slots not working
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Overall 8
8.0

Updated Review from 1 to 4 stars

Stephen C., Newegg
21 November 2015
  • Summary: 64GB G Skill DDR 2133 1.6Volt memory installed and stable (yes mine works with 64 Gig for the person that says unstable at more than 48GB). I always try to use the highest voltage memory the CPU and MB can support but not necessarily the fastest.
  • Pros: This board arrived with a BIOS revision from February 2014. It's now late 2015. C'mon guys, ship boards with the most recent BIOS - PLEASE! The old BIOS apparently has no support whatsoever for my GTX 960 (my guess is it simply doesn't recognize any PCIE 3.0 video card - but I'm sure about my 960...
  • Cons: This board is packed with a lot of features, but unfortunately the documentation isn't too good. I also don't understand why a board that apparently is still in production ships with an almost 2 year old BOIS that won't recognize a PCIE 3.0 video card. My other concern is the MemOK! button that i...
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Overall 2
2.0

Won't boot :(

Stephen C., Newegg
20 November 2015
  • Summary: I haven't yet RMAed this board yet since I'm not positive the MemOK! button is defective or that the board is defective. I'm giving it 1 star pending revision to a higher rating if I can get this resolved quickly with Newegg or if it turns out to be operator error.
  • Pros: None yet.
  • Cons: Won't boot. The "MemOK!" button does nothing. The button itself has no tactile feedback - it feels like it has "bottomed out" and could be defective. I've never pushed a button, even a tiny one, that didn't move at all. Even flat membrane switches move. See questions in Comments section.
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Overall 4
4.0

ASUS Poor Customer Service

Michael T., Newegg
5 November 2015
  • Summary: ASUS used to be the go to product, partly because of their great support. With many different manufacturers in the market now making comparable products, it is not longer worth the premium to buy their products with the total lack of customer support after the fact.
  • Pros: 4 way SLI at x16, supports Xeon and ECC.
  • Cons: Bought this board from Newegg 2 years ago. First board arrived DOA. Newegg replaced without question. Second board worked great for just over two years. One day I turn the machine on, hear a rapid fizz and then a flash of light and smoke from the case. Can see the burnt tracing at the edge of the...
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Overall 10
10

This helped me to build my kick-butt computer. It ...

Jake, Amazon
24 September 2015
  • Summary: This helped me to build my kick-butt computer. It really does kick butt. The BIOS is very helpful, and the board has ample room for almost any component you could dream of. The only complaint I have is that it was very hard to install a second graphics card because a usb 3.0 plug was in the way.
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Overall 2
2.0

Ram problems

Ronald H., Newegg
4 September 2015
  • Pros: The board takes the LGA 2011 - which is rare.
  • Cons: This board has known ram issues and Asus should do a recall, but hasn't. This means when you go to upgrade Ram later, you will likely experience big problems.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Matthew K., Newegg
18 July 2015
  • Summary: I know that traditionally long term reliability (4+ years) has not been a major concern with enthusiast components, as they get swapped out more often anyway, but with the low rate of performance increases in CPU's these days (I have a CPU launched in late 2011, and see no reason to upgrade yet)...
  • Pros: 4.5 Toruble free years, with fantastic performance thus far, overclocked an i7-3930k to 5Ghz rock solid.
  • Cons: Some plastic parts not aging well. I am not rough with my hardware, but have found that the plastic is becoming brittle with age. Have broken two clips thus far, one on a RAM slot, and one on a PCIe slot. Both still work though!, I am keeping a close eye on if components start popping out.
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Overall 10
10

Worked right out of the box and all specs as ...

Franky_NYC, Amazon
16 July 2015
  • Summary: Worked right out of the box and all specs as stated, really what else can I say. If you read the specs then you know the board. Plus I had a few questions for ASUS and their support got back to all my emails within the day and also their live chat worked well.
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