Summary: first board junk, 2nd board worked but ram on right side of board didn't work, 3rd board works like a charm. tech support on trouble shooting and finally getting me up and running , excellent!!
Summary: Great Mother Board. I originally had an Asus x79, ( the cheapest model ) This was a mistake. It would occasionally decide not to boot for hours or days. This new EVGA Board Not only out performs in day to day obligations but , I'm convinced that CPU and RAM performance is up also.
Summary: I got this to replace my old Asus X79 Sabortooth. This was a great replacement with even better RMA service. Worked fine out of the box. I didn't need to reinstall. It was able to load up and install the new drivers just fine.
Summary: This was a board to replace a EVGA X79 Dark that was destroyed by a leaking AIO CPU Liquid cooler. The board works as good as the original except I did not look at the description closely as my original had built in Blue Tooth, this one did not.
Summary: Great Motherboard, I have been using Asus motherboards for the passed 4 years, Got sick and tried of there customer service and there poor made motherboard, like the x79 WS and the x79 Sabertooth I RMA both boards 3 times each.
Summary: Amazing motherboard, easily the best motherboard I have ever owned. a couple things were a bit finicky at first since I was used to AMD motherboards without a GUI BIOS, but now that I'm used to it its amazing.
Summary: This thing has ALMOST everything you need from a motherboard. I am Evga fan-boy all the way The last motherboard I purchased from them lasted 9 years and still was on par with rigs of today. If you spend a bit more on the mobo you get longer longevity out of it.
Pros: -Posted first try -Upgrade potential -Fantastic bios -Great bang for buck -Lots of usb ports -Stays cool on north/south bridge
Cons: -Large -Don't buy a small case give this baby breathing room -Drivers outdated (to be expected) -No wifi on-board -Spendy socket type (ie processor) -Not for noobs (sorry this isn't a my first build mobo)
Summary: A few months after having this MOBO, the USB connections are starting to fail. Sometimes when certain USB ports are occupied, others decide not to work. It's very strange and becoming quite the nuisance.