I take it that this, Newegg.com - MSI X79A-GD45 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS isn't quite the same motherboard?
Unfortunately, I bought an i7-3930K the day it became available and have yet to find a motherboard worth trying it in.
Any idea what a good one may be? I generally rely on owner reviews 1st and site reviews 2nd, since real owners get the boards off the shelf and not hand picked and fully tested by the manufacturer, specifically for review sites.
I've wasted far too much money on glowing reviews on the review sites, only to find the products to actually be severely lacking in both reported performance and quality.