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Originally Posted by longroadtrip View Post

Justify your H61..I can't see a reason for anybody to do that either (get my point?)
Reasons I purchased the Stinger (none of which had anything to do with EVGA as this was my first board from them):
1. Power efficiency...it's 7+1 which will yield excellent overclocks and reviews are beginning to support this now.
2. It has all the features I was looking for in a high end mITX board
3. Double-sided PCB is a better and more efficient design
4. Board layout fits what I am trying to do
5. Overall feature set of the board (SATA, etc)
Finally...for me and my personal taste, it just looks better than anything else out there, especially that god-awful Asus blue

what about the MSI or Asrock board? they all have those same things and they ARENT 200 bux thumb.gif

EDIT: just like the rest of the EVGA boards. nothing different.....



Pros: Intel LAN
many OC options
Nice hardware

Cons: BIOS needs some fixing.

Other Thoughts: BIOS settings do not save half of the time. I have to go back into BIOS and resave the settings for them to take effect.
Setting Vcore did not change the voltage at all.
setting DIMM voltage did not change the dimm voltage.
XMP profile in my ram did not show up in BIOS.
setting my ram speed did not reult in any change, and all this after "save and exit bios"
loading my bios saved presets did not change anything.
either I got a bad board or EVGA needs to spend more time developing the BIOS.
$200.00 is a lot to pay for all these problems.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Can you send me a mail at jacobf@evga.com with more details, the results are are seeing are not expected.

Thanks,
Jacob

source: Newegg.com

Edited by the petes - 12/11/12 at 6:28pm
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Haven't had any of those issues with mine. For the record, I have an ASRock Z77E along with an Asus P8Z77-I board too..Personally, I've had horrible experiences with MSI (quit using them a couple years ago) and now Asus (3 boards in 2 years) so I am happy that there are other boards out there.

Why the hostility towards having another board available? Just because it's not what you would want to buy doesn't mean other people are wrong for doing so (it is my money to spend after all, I don't complain about your choice of car, phone, music, monitor, or clothing, etc because we all have different reasons to purchase what we do) I'm actually shocked to see such hostility towards a person because you don't like the motherboard choice they made.
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Jeez guys, we almost all knew the Asus Pz77-I Deluxe wasn't a better overclocker, cost $200, and we weren't attacking anyone for getting it. Let's take it down a notch, that's a good looking board.
   
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i went with the H61 because it was 50 bucks.
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Sniper...I am very happy it works for you! thumb.gif

WALSRU is right, let's not nitpick each others' systems because it serves no purpose...especially when we have them housed in beautiful Prodigy cases! cheers.gif
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Sniper...I am very happy it works for you! thumb.gif
WALSRU is right, let's not nitpick each others' systems because it serves no purpose...especially when we have them housed in beautiful Prodigy cases! cheers.gif

How are you finding the BIOS in the EVGA board? I was concerned by the newegg comment and $200 price tag, but I'm willing to shell out for it if it performs as expected. My Gigabyte Z77N most definitely did not. As soon as I get back from vacation next week I'm going to return it to Amazon. I also don't want the ASRock because I've had both the H77 ITX and Z77 ITX boards of theirs die on me within one day of use. I really want an all black PCB though, so EVGA is my last bastion of not-sky-blue goodness.
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Sniper...I am very happy it works for you! thumb.gif
WALSRU is right, let's not nitpick each others' systems because it serves no purpose...especially when we have them housed in beautiful Prodigy cases! cheers.gif

I actually wasn't trying to nitpick, I was after legitimate reasons, as I'm looking for a new one XD.

(Ive noticed if you tell someone that you're looking for an upgrade they will state that their hardware is without fault.) I just wanted to know what reasons you had for the extra cost.

Personally my biggest piss offf about it is the BP audio. Why are there 5 analog plugs and a digital? Why not complete the standard 6? =.=" OCD.
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How are you finding the BIOS in the EVGA board? I was concerned by the newegg comment and $200 price tag, but I'm willing to shell out for it if it performs as expected. My Gigabyte Z77N most definitely did not. As soon as I get back from vacation next week I'm going to return it to Amazon. I also don't want the ASRock because I've had both the H77 ITX and Z77 ITX boards of theirs die on me within one day of use. I really want an all black PCB though, so EVGA is my last bastion of not-sky-blue goodness.

To be honest, I really like the ASRock UEFI better. I wouldn't necessarily call the EVGA BIOS a UEFI as it has no mouse support, but it is very easy to navigate and find the settings you are looking for. I read that review on Newegg too, but haven't had any of those issues. Only took a couple minutes to set it up the way I wanted..and was up and running.

@Sniper...I'm not sure why they did that either. I run out to a DAC/Amp so it wasn't an issue for me. Personally, the best value for the dollar with excellent performance is still the ASRock. I still really like that board.
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To be honest, I really like the ASRock UEFI better. I wouldn't necessarily call the EVGA BIOS a UEFI as it has no mouse support, but it is very easy to navigate and find the settings you are looking for. I read that review on Newegg too, but haven't had any of those issues. Only took a couple minutes to set it up the way I wanted..and was up and running.

What is the blue permanent attached USB like thing on the back?
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