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Ya, Kingpins RMA process is: Hey! Throw me another box of GPU's, these ones don't work anymore...

But, EVGA does seem to have good RMA smile.gif
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They sent me a Dark in a box wrapped up in MSI tape LOL (OK, msi is a shipping company here, but the irony was great!)
The new one came with much nicer EVGA tape in their nice font. So far, I have found little to complain about. And that is not good for a reviewer! We need something to grumble about or the review sounds like an advertisement. So far, the board handles everything I throw at it: only 1 power attached to the mobo (none of the 2 other "optional" ones) and it still overclocked well. only 3 sticks of ram = no problem, running it full speed in tri-channel mode. Over volt, under volt, run in hot humid Taiwan air. All good so far.

Are there any specific tests you want to see? Or pages of bios you want on video?
I have a new CPU coming soon! So I will be able to do better overclocking tests then. But it pushes the 3820 as far as it will go on great Noctua air cooling or AIO water with 6000RPM fans.

Thx for this!
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First review is up at Ninjalane, more on the way. http://www.ninjalane.com/reviews/motherboards/evga_x79-dark
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First review is up at Ninjalane, more on the way. http://www.ninjalane.com/reviews/motherboards/evga_x79-dark

Where's the comparison of the X79 Classified to the Dark?
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First review is up at Ninjalane, more on the way. http://www.ninjalane.com/reviews/motherboards/evga_x79-dark

Well... I'm sold... Basically buying it to avoid a bios update on another board... I'm sure it will do exactly what I need it to as a tri-sli water cooled daily driver.

I don't really like that style of pcie lock, but meh.

Hope I'm not eating my words in 3-4 weeks.

Jacob.... Tell EVGA to bring some more bridges to america, iv'e been on auto-notify for weeks.
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Bridges should be in by next week.
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Bridges should be in by next week.

Jacob, would any of the bridges be compatible for 2-way SLI on this board? I believe the spacing for this board leaves one slot in between 2 cards running at x16/x16 for PCI-E slots 1 and 3, right?
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Do reviewers keep the boards?
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For the most part, no. They have to return or pass the given sample to the make or next reviewer. Heck, not-so-well-known reviewers don't even get one, they buy with their own money to prove themselves.
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Well... I'm sold... Basically buying it to avoid a bios update on another board... I'm sure it will do exactly what I need it to as a tri-sli water cooled daily driver.

I don't really like that style of pcie lock, but meh.

Hope I'm not eating my words in 3-4 weeks.

Jacob.... Tell EVGA to bring some more bridges to america, iv'e been on auto-notify for weeks.

So you're going to buy a board because you don't want to spend 30 seconds to do a bios update? Explain that one to me please
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