Summary: Assembled easily wth my i7 INTEL processor. Instructions were easy to follow. This was my first computer built from scratch and the whole process took only a day. Ran PC Matic after finishing and it was in top 7% of systems tested.
Summary: I got the mobo after I returned the Asus Rampage Gene IV, it is easy to set up without the trouble of updating the bios, only problem is for the windows 7 , it cannot work directly with the new mobo, you need to enable the ms ahci, their tech support is 24/7 and helpful, also the layout of the mobo is good and the operating temperature is extremely low, in my experience, with Corsair H60 water cooler, my cpu temp is around 27 deg C.
Summary: Performs exactly as expected, I've yet to be disappointed by an EVGA product. It is also nice to see them finally offer a motherboard where the BIOS has mouse drivers and drop down menus. Word of caution for those using multiple graphics cards: there is a pci-e slot order, similar to the way RAM slots are ordered.
Summary: This motherboard blew my mind. It has it all and then some. GUI on the Bios, multi-SLI, the works. The only thing to watch for is the size. This motherboard it HUGE. So make sure to get the XL form factor. Which is my only complaint, there arnt that many cases in that form factor. I knew this and did a simple case mod to fit it in a normal full tower ATX extended. However a part from that, this is one of the best motherboards out there and for a nice price.
Newer Versions Work with Ivy Bridge-E Processors Right Out of the Box!!!
Wanda Woman, Amazon
31 December 2013
Summary: Greetings Everyone, I bought this motherboard to replace an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme I bought on Craigslist dirt cheap. Unfortunately that one would not accept a bios update without first installing an i7-3000 series LGA 2011 processor. I read in some forums that some would flash via USB and some would not regardless of what ASUS said. My EVGA X79 Classified did not post initially upon install.
Summary: The eVGA item I purchased was a refurb, but that was my call. This is a system upgrade from my old corei7 920 Gigabyte x58 Extreme DDR3 20gb 1600mhz to an corei7 3970x eVGA x79 Dark DDR3 16gb 2666mhz. The performance difference is very noticeable as evident in the windows 7 rating index going from a 7.5 to a 7.8 with no bios or system tweaks (I can easy max a 7.9, just haven't had the time to tweak).
Summary: The only issue I have with this MB is one of the memory slots are bad. I used 2 8GB for a total of 16GB and that is all I needed. A lot of work to remove a MB form a Full MB Water Block and CPU cooler Water Block as well.
Summary: Plenty of USB 2 and 3 ports to use. Came with a LGA 1366 back plate for my Heat Killer 3.0 waterblock. Two 8 pin power supply for extra power to the MB, makes overclocking very easy Toggle switch to disable pciex lanes when if they are not populated. Extra 6 pin power for power hungry pciex x 16 video cards. Bios is wonderfull and stable, and there is much more to this motherboard.