X79 is a major disappointment
Just helped my dad build an X79 rig with the Extreme processor.
32 GBs of RAM did not work with the board, so it only sees 24. Corsair's Vengeance isn't supported for 8 DIMMs yet so we'll have to wait for a BIOS update. Probably should have gone with the G-SKILL as the ASUS board seems to support it for all 8 DIMMs.
USB 3.0 support and SATA 6 Gbit/s support doesn't cut it for this day and age. It should have all been USB 3.0 and all SATA 6 Gbit/s.
This must be the half-assed attempt to making something better.
So the real question is...will there be an X89 soon with Ivy Bridge?