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: 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Cons: -Large -Don't buy a small case give this baby breathing room -Drivers outdated (to be expected) -No wifi on-board -Spendy socket type (ie processor) -Not for noobs (sorry this isn't a my first build mobo)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: I fricken love this board!! On day 1 I was able to get my Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2ghz 6 core OC'd to 4.8ghz stable,, also I was able to create a RAID 0 array on the first try,, even with the usless manual it seemed like this board was reading my mind and knew exactly what I wanted to do!
Best X79 platform design and EVGA best company reps !!!
Bobby Santi, Amazon
9 November 2014
Summary: I recently purchased a new EVGA X79 DARK online from an individual who had recieved the board as a "one time replacement, not to be resold" This individual instead broke his agreement and resold the new EVGA X79 Motherboard online to me.
Pros: I'd have to say I love how this board looks. Aside from that, it works exceedingly well too. The layout is a huge plus, very we'll oriented and designed The BIOS is highly configurable, albeit not very intuitive. It hits you up front with several pages of options and options hidden in options, bu...
Cons: Wish it had more USB wiring connections than it does. As it sits now, one set of USB ports on the front of my case isn't connected. For some reason they elected to leave several LEDs on the board uncovered with the result being some unpleasantly bright LEDs of varying colors. Not a big deal, but ...