Summary: Pros: Needed to replace my dying Win XP rig for some legacy apps - found this on sale for $100 w/rebate of $50 - for that price I went for it - great deal for a board that 1 year ago was leading edge. Initial setup was with $50 Sandy Bridge Celeron and 4 GB mem. Using Corsair XMS3 as listed on EVGA site - ran OK with Celeron as just a XP rig to keep some legacy apps and games going. But I got a great deal on an EVGA GTX550Ti video board for $60.
Summary: Received this board from EVGA in an RMA on a failed EVGA 780i SLI FTW. Was not a replacement per se (as stated in Warranty) but was another motherboard. Required new case ( Fractal Design Define XL R2 Full Tower Case FDCADEFXLR2BL - Black Pearl EATX vice ATX), PCIe SATA adapter ([[ASIN:B005B0A6ZS IO Crest 2 Port SATA III PCI-Express x1 Card (SY-PEX40039)] No PCI slots), CPU&cooler([[ASIN:B004FA8NOQ Intel Core i7-2600K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 Ghz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 -...
Summary: I just bought this board and it comes with a selection of accoutrements such as molex to sata adapter a sli bridge and a usb add on card for the back of the computer. I upgraded to a core i5 ivy bridge and after reading the evga forum discovered there is a bios update to support the 22nm cpu's also.
Check your vccore if your overclocking on Auto voltage.
cashkennedy "cashk2000", Amazon
15 December 2012
Summary: I purchased this board around a year ago, because it had the headers i wanted such as firewire, 4 pin (pwm controlled) fans and an 8 pin power connector for the cpu. Other then the vastly more exspensive top of the line asus micro atx board this was the only option. So far the board has worked well / and i was to busy to really max out my overclock, so i didnt noticed that the 4ghz overclock i had chosen on the first day had caused the auto voltage to raise my cpu's...
Summary: The fold out installation guide made the set up very easy. Plenty of room on the board for my CPU cooler. Be aware that the start up CPU temperature reading after the computer has been asleep reads high. You will need to update the BIOS to resolve. Otherwise no worries with this board.
Great board, just make sure you install the latest drivers!
Prjct "Arch", Amazon
18 October 2012
Summary: Ive had the board for 3 months now. The Board is a solid board with quality parts. I use it with an NZXT vulcan Micro atx case can and I can sli two gtx 560s with no problems. I had a little trouble with the board freezing at first with an i5 2500k but after installing the latest drivers the freezing never came back. Easily overclocks., quality parts.
Summary: After connecting up everything get error 58. I'll see what support I get from EVGA. As far as I can tell, there is no troubleshooting written up. The document in the MB box is very skimpy - there is no explanation other than a phrase for error codes. 58 is "CPU self test failed or possible CPU cache error". The cpu is a brand new i5-2500K. Normally MB manufacturers list what specific CPUs are supported but EVGA doesn't.
Summary: This motherboard i think is the best, because it has a lot of function to make you PC function much better, you can overclock the processor, you can also manage one by one the CPU's cores if you want to, and many other functions, I recommend it.
Says it supports i5, but does not support Ivy Bridge
William Wade, Amazon
3 July 2012
Summary: Motherboard requires a BIOS update to support Ivy Bridge CPUs, but EVGA cannot give a date on the BIOS update's availability. EVGA's site, unlike most, does not appear to have a "supported CPUs" page at all, so you'll need to contact them to see if your specific chip will work. If you're using a newer i3/i5/i7, the motherboard will power up to a "55" error which according to the manual means "no memory installed", even if memory is present; I can only assume this is due...