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Asus P9X79
7.1 out of 10

Asus P9X79

Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Asus P9X79

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Overall 6
6.0

Board works great otherwise. Upgraded to a NIC card and moved ...

Mel, Amazon
24 March 2015
  • Summary: Two dimms and the ethernet port were broken. Board works great otherwise. Upgraded to a NIC card and moved the dimms around and its fine. Otherwise most impressive. The CPU heatsink was a cinch compared to most boards, very customizable and able to overclock.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tough Booger to Config

Robert W., Newegg
1 July 2014
  • Summary: For a $200+ board this thing should be preconfigured to run any current gen LGA 2011 CPU. I had to fight tooth and nail to even get this thing up and running. Every time the board would get to the BOOT Device LED and just sit... no post nothing. SO... what they don't tell you.
  • Pros: It actually started working after the 5th BIOS flash via USB.
  • Cons: SERIOUS effort to even get this board to post with I7-3820 which is listed as being compatible upon the first released BIOS 0302... I guess my CPU falls under E series CPUs....which isn't compatible until the 4302 BIOS release.
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Overall 6
6.0

RMA??

Brett H., Newegg
3 April 2014
  • Pros: The board was very easy to install and worked well right off the bat.
  • Cons: Then I noticed that I had no Audio at all, tried everything I could think of but it's still not working. May have to RMA this one....sad too was very excited about this.
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Overall 6
6.0

DOA but replaced

Joel G., Newegg
11 February 2014
  • Pros: the replacement board is working great!
  • Cons: arrived DAO, Newegg replace it right away good customer service on this one, had another Asus board 30days ago also arrived DAO and now NEWEGG is blaming me and I'm not getting it replace I have to contact Asus
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Overall 6
6.0

Was able to fix it

deusex, Amazon
20 January 2014
  • Summary: Asus products are going crappier and crappier every time I buy them. Yet another problematic product. This is last time I buy anything with Asus written on it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor Bios support

Daniel S., Newegg
22 November 2013
  • Summary: Update website to actually give accurate information of consumer available downloads and instructions
  • Pros: Do not know yet, finally got it past 00 code..
  • Cons: ASUS customer support has failed..
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Overall 6
6.0

Good board for price

Phil M., Newegg
28 October 2013
  • Summary: ASUS tech support was quite good for both my issues. Flashing the bios with thumb drive and CPU off is a bit tricky (must use specific usb port and must rename the downloaded file correctly). My bad for not catching this issue on my own.
  • Pros: Good price, nice features. No issue using GSKILL F3-12800CL7Q-16GBZM. Had to manually set XMP option in BIOS (which is trivial). Had to get tech help to flash BIOS to support i7-4820k CPU. Fact that you can flash BIOS without CPU running is worth 3 eggs alone. Running 2x EVGA GTX760 4GB boards fl...
  • Cons: Audio stopped working after about 10 days. Board was making strange sounds leading up to failure (like caps ringing, but very distinct pitch changes). Strange noises stopped when audio stop (no MB speaker so that was not the source of the sound). Will update this when RMA is complete.
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Overall 6
6.0

A bit peeved about this one

Ricky T., Newegg
23 October 2013
  • Summary: Overall, a very nice board with a few limitations. Took me about 2 hours to get past the hurdles of upgrading the firmware to support the i7-4390k processor. The manual wasn't clear about the CPU LED that is on the board. It just says that if the CPU LED is lit, something is wrong with the CPU.
  • Pros: High quality board that has what I need, for a great price
  • Cons: -No on-board speaker -Too few SATA ports -No 1394 (not that big of a deal) -Contradictory documentation. The manual says one thing, and the quick start guide says another with the wrong pictures of the board. -Quick start guide just said to place bios file on a USB stick, but that didn't work. Re...
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Overall 6
6.0

Dead Board

George P., Newegg
17 October 2013
  • Summary: Board was DOA. Sent back for RMA which was denied. Newegg claimed CPU socket was damaged. Put 2011 CPU in another board and system ran OK. Contrary to what Captain Fan Boy says, if installing a CPU causes damage then there is something wrong with the design of the board.
  • Pros: Can't Tell
  • Cons: Never had a chance to find out
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Board

Johnny J., Newegg
24 January 2013
  • Summary: I really do like this board, but that small issue with the CPU gauge really seems to ruin it for me. If I reboot the computer while the gauge is reading 108c, it will prevent me from booting during post. If it really was that hot, it should auto shut down at 100.
  • Pros: -UEFI Is nice. -Board is well laid out. -Easy to install.
  • Cons: When I first got it, and set everything up, I made the mistake in plugging the fan into an unlabeled 3 pin prong, which was RIGHT next to the actual fan port. After I booted it up, the DRAM light stayed lit, I tried everything to get working, but realized that the mistake I made. I think they nee...
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