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Old 12-30-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default Evga X79 SLI a worthy purchase?

Hello everyone,i will be ordering some stuff from newegg this evening and was wondering if anyone has any good insight to this particular motherboard?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188121

Been looking high and low for a board for $180 or less and this one is on clearance for $130 and it seems like a mixed review board and curious to see if its worth purchasing?

The board will be housing 8gb of g skill ripjaws 4x2gb ddr1600,a 3930k and it offers all i need,but it seems people pop these things,perhaps to high of a overclock?

Board offers usb ports,sli support and with this board i will be taking the 3930k as high as stock voltage allows,but is this board a worthy buy?
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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I personally would avoid EVGA mostly because they pretty much SUCK when it comes to future support. For example, their P67 and Z68 boards - they claimed the chipsets physically don't support Ivy Bridge and refused to release a bios update for them just so they could con people into buying Z77 boards instead.

That said, there's a reason this board is so cheap now. I doubt you'll get much overclocking ability out of it. Be weary if you ever plan on upgrading ti IVB-E in the future, as this board probably will never get a bios update to support it with the way EVGA operates.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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I also saw this board on a pre-Christmas day special and from just looking at the reviews along with the X79 chipset only supporting 2 x SATA III 6Gbps and non-native USB 3.0 I decided to take a pass.

There is a reason why is has been marked down so low for clearance.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:06 AM   #4
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Yeah,i did a little more reading on the board and honestly i would be nervous just trying it.

Found this combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...=Combo.1162236

That board offers what i need as well,2 sata 6 ports,plenty of usb 2.0 ports as i honestly don't have a single usb 3.0 thumb or device,supports sli down the road if i decide to do it while having the proper space i am looking for in case i add in a dedicated sound card as well and the big bonus being the intel nic and the only complaints are nick pickers it seems like.

Guess you get what you paid for,$130 for a cheap motherboard with nothing but quality control issues and you almost wonder how the hell it can even be sold.

Thanks guys for the help and advice.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:16 AM   #5
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Just found out the 3930k has a promo code dropping it from $570 to $499 lol,that opens up some choices.
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I also purchased this from new egg, $99 with mail in rebate. Cheap for the quad memory, and more pcie lanes that the x79 offers. Also 2011 socket has more room to grow then the 1155.


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Old 01-06-2013, 03:14 PM   #7
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I also purchased this from new egg, $99 with mail in rebate. Cheap for the quad memory, and more pcie lanes that the x79 offers. Also 2011 socket has more room to grow then the 1155.


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Never picked up the Evga x79 sli,ended up getting the Intel X79TO which i like so far.

Good luck with your board. If it works out well for you let us know and perhaps drop your specs into this thread?
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I also purchased this from new egg, $99 with mail in rebate. Cheap for the quad memory, and more pcie lanes that the x79 offers. Also 2011 socket has more room to grow then the 1155.


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Let us know how it works out.

I had an eVGA X79 FTW that wouldn't work with 3 GPU's installed, but worked fine with 2 GPU's
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Let us know how it works out.

I had an eVGA X79 FTW that wouldn't work with 3 GPU's installed, but worked fine with 2 GPU's
FTW my ass,$130 tops gets you a cheap by standards z77 asrock extreme 4 that can do sli the right way with proper spacing,and the craptastic x79 FTW can't do 3 way sli without complications?Holy hell huh?
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