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I am thinking of buying this motherboard for a new build. Its currently on newegg for a steal 179.99 after rebate. I will be using a i7-3820 chip and GTX 680 card. Is this motherboard a good choice? or is the price drop represent quality.

Those with this EVGA x79 FTW board I could use some input/reviews.

Thanks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188122&Tpk=x79%20ftw%20evga

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the motherboard is the most critical piece of any build so it should be the last thing you try to cut the price of. i would not recommend that one since its build quality and components are not great. i would instead suggest getting this board. it is great for overclocking, runs really cool, and can support up to 64gb of ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128562
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it is also extended ATX so make sure your case supports it

I would have to agree with above, I think there are better choices
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for graphics cards, i have not had any of their mobo's so i cant say weither their good or not but i can tell you that if you have a problem, they will probably have the best customer support
sorry if your a gigabyte fan, i havnt used any of the boards either, i stick with asus for my boards
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the motherboard is the most critical piece of any build so it should be the last thing you try to cut the price of. i would not recommend that one since its build quality and components are not great. i would instead suggest getting this board. it is great for overclocking, runs really cool, and can support up to 64gb of ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128562

I concur the EVGA is not a great buy but if one is willing to gamble its a cheap board.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1319033/newegg-evga-x79-ftw-169-99-after-mir/0_40

I would not get a Giga board though, they always have issues. You would have thought their revamp on x79 would have fixed the problems they couldn't fix on the previous gen, but no...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1311260/review-of-gigabytes-2nd-gen-x79-workstation-mb-x79s-up5/0_40
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I concur the EVGA is not a great buy but if one is willing to gamble its a cheap board.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1319033/newegg-evga-x79-ftw-169-99-after-mir/0_40
I would not get a Giga board though, they always have issues. You would have thought their revamp on x79 would have fixed the problems they couldn't fix on the previous gen, but no...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1311260/review-of-gigabytes-2nd-gen-x79-workstation-mb-x79s-up5/0_40

LOL that is the biggest sweeping generalization. gigabyte boards are for the most part really reliable but as with any company, some have flaws. the thing with asus is although they do make quality mobos, their customer service is torturous to deal with. asrock, asus, and gigabyte are the three reliable, good quality motherboard manufacturers that you should buy from. dont get evga
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Gigabyte X79 boards have problems though. I wouldn't recommend them. Their Z77 lineup is very good though. The statement that their boards always have issues is a total lie. As much of a lie as to say that Asus boards never have issues.
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I concur the EVGA is not a great buy but if one is willing to gamble its a cheap board.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1319033/newegg-evga-x79-ftw-169-99-after-mir/0_40
I would not get a Giga board though, they always have issues. You would have thought their revamp on x79 would have fixed the problems they couldn't fix on the previous gen, but no...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1311260/review-of-gigabytes-2nd-gen-x79-workstation-mb-x79s-up5/0_40

LOL that is the biggest sweeping generalization. gigabyte boards are for the most part really reliable but as with any company, some have flaws. the thing with asus is although they do make quality mobos, their customer service is torturous to deal with. asrock, asus, and gigabyte are the three reliable, good quality motherboard manufacturers that you should buy from. dont get evga

X79 UD3 on fire board? Z77 vtt bugs? Same infamous UD3 with vtt bug as well. Revamped x79 aka UP still with bugs? Right, sweeping generalization lmao.
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X79 UD3 on fire board? Z77 vtt bugs? Same infamous UD3 with vtt bug as well. Revamped x79 aka UP still with bugs? Right, sweeping generalization lmao.

every gigabyte board has these issues? please...

all companies face some sort of problem with everything they produce, it's just how well they work to fix the issue and help the customer. gigabyte has excellent customer service unlike asus. you named three mobo models out of 44 they sell which is just over 6%. if you know those certain models have problems, and you dont want to take the risk, dont buy them. problem solved
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X79 UD3 on fire board? Z77 vtt bugs? Same infamous UD3 with vtt bug as well. Revamped x79 aka UP still with bugs? Right, sweeping generalization lmao.

every gigabyte board has these issues? please...

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It's ironic you are going on about excellent support yet you fail to read the link. Fyi, it's pages and pages of Giga fail.
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