Summary: EVGA may have great video cards but the motherboards are unsupported and poorly built, Would not recommend.
Pros: Lots of options not available in other motherboards.
Cons: Didn't even get the OS installed before the thing died mid-installation and would never power back on. Tried all other hardware in another machine, from the memory to the power supply to the cpu and all tested well.
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.
Summary: Update - Nov 2013 - system still works but need to baby it or the voltage regs overheat. As long as system is on and all my case fans are blowing cool air over the board I can keep the MB temps down to below 100 deg F.
Pros: See below
Cons: See below - Update - Nov 2013 - system still works but need to baby it or the voltage regs overheat. As long as system is on and all my case fans are blowing cool air over the board I can keep the MB temps down to below 100 deg F. However, after I shut down I have to turn off power supply to remo...
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 ( EATX vice ATX), PCIe SATA adapter ( LGA1155 vice LGA775), memory( DDR3 vice DDR2), DVD burner (No PATA only SATA, (total over...
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.
Summary: There's a reason you see them on sale so low - they're dumping these for $50 - end of life and bad board design - hot voltage regs - see other reviews with voltage reg issues here and other sites. I figured if I can get 2-3 years out of it for XP it was worth it.
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 sit...
Cons: As others have reported - Voltage regs and components around the power connector run VERY hot - so hot they burned my finger! 95 - 110 F component external measured! Poor design! I build on a test stand and test everything B4 putting in case to check for problems and hot spots so I know how to co...
Summary: Yes, this board only supports sandy bridge processors. The motherboard manufacturers will always post a cpu / ram compatibility list. One should always do their research and ensure the cpu/ram they are buying will work properly with their board.
Pros: I own two of these boards, I bought one over a year ago and have been using it 24/7 since without any problems. Recently bought another when it was on sale for another computer, no problems with that board either so far. The board has a good array of power user features for high end systems and e...
Cons: The two PCI-E slots for SLI are directly next to each other. This is fine if you have turbine based cards or water cooling. If you have lower model cards with large side mounted fans, the top cards fan would get little to no airflow due to being so close to the lower card. Not a huge issue for me...
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.
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.