Dasharo FidelisGuard Z690 – Qubes OS Certified

942,00 1112,00  (ex. VAT)


Bringing Dasharo open-source firmware distribution to the MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 motherboard with Qubes OS pre-installed.

This product is an official Qubes OS certified hardware.

This platform is DDR4 version only, without WiFi.

The Full configuration includes carefully selected components:

Part Model Name
CPU Intel Core i5-12600K, 3.7GHz
Cooling Noctua CPU NH-U12S Redux
RAM Kingston Fury Beast, DDR4, 4x8GB (32 GB Total), 3600 MHz, CL17
currently we are working at 2400 MHz, achieving higher CPU frequency requires implementation of XMP
Power Supply Seasonic Focus PX 750W 80 Plus Platinum
Storage SSD Intel 670p 512 GB M.2 2280 PCI-E x4 Gen3 NVMe
Case SilentiumPC Armis AR1

If you prefer other configuration please refer to the table in the Description below. Simply choose your setup and ask us for pricing. You can click the ‘Enquiry for this product’ button below or contact us at shopping@3mdeb.com. Please note that the alternative configurations are also Qubes-certified.


You support open-source firmware and Dasharo distribution by buying the hardware and subscription.

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Tamper-proof sealing option:
To avoid any intentional interference during the transit, we have included the choice of securing the packaging with seals. We’ll provide you with pictures of the seals via email so that you can examine them for any signs of damage or alteration once you receive the package. Furthermore, we will secure your BIOS with a password for added security. You will receive the password directly to your email address.

The firmware recovery kit can be ordered separately here: CH341A Programmer Kit with WSON8 probe

By purchasing this product, you agree to have read and accepted Dasharo Terms of Service.

The Dasharo Fidelis Guard is out of stock as the MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 motherboard is no longer in production by the manufacturer.

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Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Order Processing Time

The preparation of your order will take up to 8 working days after the payment has been processed.


Dasharo Entry Subscription

By buying the product you will also receive Dasharo Entry Subscription, which includes:

  • Accesses to the latest binary releases of Dasharo open-source firmware distribution for supported Desktop platforms.
  • Exclusive newsletter.
  • Special updates, including early access to updates enhancing privacy, security, performance, and compatibility.
  • Early access to new binary releases for Dasharo open-source firmware distribution for newly supported Desktop platforms. Please check our
    Dasharo Desktop Roadmap.

  • Access to the Dasharo Premier Support invite-only live chat channel in Matrix network, facilitating direct engagement with the Dasharo Team and fellow subscribers with personalized and priority assistance.
  • Insider’s view and influence on Dasharo features roadmap – you can have a real impact on Dasharo development.
  • Keys for the
    Dasharo Tools Suite Entry Subscription.
  • Community Newsletter

    To receive news and updates on the development of this project Subscribe to our Newsletter.

    Please note that this is the community newsletter, distinct from the DES exclusive one. In essence, the exclusive newsletter is designed for current customers who have made a purchase, providing them with exclusive content and benefits, while the community newsletter targets a broader audience to build awareness, engagement, and interest around the product. To learn more about the community releases, please visit Dasharo Universe.

    Certified Configurations

    Please note that the prices provided are merely estimates. As market prices are subject to change, we recommend reaching out to us for accurate calculations tailored to your specific needs.

    Part Model Name
  • Intel Core i5-12500, 3 GHz (+ 13,46 €)
  • Intel Core i7-12700, 2.1 GHz (+ 81,94 €)
  • Intel Core i7-12700K, 3.6 GHz (+ 94,22 €)
  • Intel Core i9-12900, 2.4 GHz (+ 245,80 €)
  • Intel Core i9-12900K, 3.2 GHz (+ 197,54 €)
  • RAM
  • Kingston Fury Beast, 3200 MHz, CL16, 4x8 GB (- 8,24 €)
  • Kingston Fury Beast, 3200 MHz, CL16, 1x32 GB (- 29,72 €)
  • Kingston Fury Beast, 3200 MHz, CL16, 4x16 GB (+ 55,42 €)
  • Kingston Fury Beast, 3200 MHz, CL16, 2x16 GB (- 27,79 €)
  • Kingston Fury Beast, 3200 MHz, CL16, 4x32 GB (+ 162,49 €)
  • Storage
  • SSD Intel 670p 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-E x4 Gen3 NVMe (+ 9,56 €)
  • SSD Intel 670p 2TB M.2 2280 PCI-E x4 Gen3 NVMe (+ 46,69 €)
  • Specifications

    Model Name PRO Z690-A DDR4
    CPU Support Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors,
    Pentium®>Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
    CPU Socket LGA 1700
    Graphics Interface 1x PCIe 5.0 x16 slot
    1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
    Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
    Display Interface Support 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1,
    DisplayPort 1.4 – Requires Processor Graphics
    Memory Support 4 DIMMs, Dual Channel DDR4-5200+MHz(OC)
    Expansion Slots 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
    1x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
    Storage 3x M.2 Gen4 x4 64Gbps slots
    1x M.2 Gen3 x4 32Gbps slot
    6x SATA 6Gbps ports
    Ports & Connectors 1x DisplayPort 1.4
    1x HDMI
    1x BIOS FlashBack Button
    1x PS/2 mouse/keyboard combo port
    1x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps (1 Type-C)
    2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C)
    6x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps (6 Type-A)
    8x USB 2.0
    6x Audio Jacks
    LAN Intel® I225-V 2.5G LAN
    Audio 8-Channel (7.1) HD Audio with Audio Boost

    Why Choose Qubes OS?

    Qubes OS is designed to provide better security and privacy for users by implementing a security-focused architecture that leverages virtualization technologies. Here are some reasons for choosing Qubes OS:

    1. Security by compartmentalization: Qubes OS implements a compartmentalized architecture that isolates different applications and their associated data into separate "qubes." This isolation helps prevent malware and other malicious activities from compromising the entire system.
    2. Easy to use: Despite its security-focused architecture, Qubes OS is designed to be easy to use. Users can create and manage their qubes easily through a graphical interface.
    3. Privacy protection: Qubes OS is designed to protect user privacy by limiting the amount of data that is shared between different applications and qubes. This helps prevent applications from sharing data without the user's knowledge or consent.
    4. Open-source: Qubes OS is an open-source project, which means that the source code is available for anyone to review and modify. This allows users to verify the security and privacy of the operating system.
    5. Flexibility: Qubes OS is a versatile operating system that can run on a wide range of hardware and supports a variety of applications. Users can customize their qubes to suit their needs, and developers can create new qube templates to support new applications.


    Due to necessary changes to the board, MSI’s standard warranty does not apply to this product.
    3mdeb guarantees the proper operation of the platform for two years under the following conditions:

    1. Hardware used only the Certified Dasharo firmware version. If other firmware is or was installed, the warranty is void.
    2. No signs of customer interference with the platform or firmware.
    3. A customer delivers a 3mdeb platform at their own expense for analysis and possible repair, together with a detailed description of a problem.

    When all the above conditions are met, 3mdeb will try to restore the original configuration and re-flash Dasharo.
    3mdeb will send the platform back to the client at 3mdeb's expense, provided that the client has not breached the provisions of conditions 1 and 2.
    In the event of failure to meet the above conditions or culpable action of the customer, the warranty repair is not entitled, and the warranty for a given item is canceled.