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Originally Posted by thestache View Post

Pre Ivy-e X79 refresh release, same form factor as ASUS RIVE, similar feature set. Good thinking EVGA and looks like it could be a nice board as long as the BIOS is solid. Could be the first viable option instead of the ASUS RIVE. Hopefully the reviews are better than their original X79 boards.

EVGA you have my attention with this, looks potentially great and love the attention to detail in the BIOS.

Could care less about the reviews since this board will get a passing grade, its the long reliability reviews that we need.
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still not a pure black motherboard mad.gif


This. Is it impossible to escape the Black/Red theme??? Besides the Big Bang II of course.

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They do: http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=2&psn=000102&lid=1

They might not just market them to the US.

I just went to the linked site, they also hilariously have an X79 board called "X79 Pure Black" and it's got blue all over it! ???????????
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I will never understand how you can buy a mobo just because it looks good and not be so concerned about how the thing actually runs. rolleyes.gif

It depends on what you define as a concerning issue. A motherboard that runs slightly hotter is not something that I would be concerned about with proper cooling.

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Ask those who pour thousands on their carpet queens wink.gif Its about looks for some thumb.gif

Who says you can't have both? All of the ROG boards I've owned have been solid and looked great.
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It depends on what you define as a concerning issue. A motherboard that runs slightly hotter is not something that I would be concerned about with proper cooling.
Who says you can't have both? All of the ROG boards I've owned have been solid and looked great.

Re-read my post. See the word "Some" and not the word "all"???rolleyes.gif


I'm more function over form, hence why I have no trouble cutting up my brand new case wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Rei86 View Post

Could care less about the reviews since this board will get a passing grade, its the long reliability reviews that we need.

Lol. Well reviews is a loose term but yes I meant real users real world reviews. Shame we can't reply on websites to give real reviews but oh well. Website reviews made my Gigabyte UD7 out to be an amazing board when in reality it was a big orange piece of junk that you can't even adjust the fan speeds on.

What's EVGA fan adjustment and profiles been like in the past? Never owned an EVGA board.
    
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Erm I'm not sure if it's just my board, but only the CPU fan header allows for a very basic fan curve. The other fan headers don't even give you any options for controlling PWM fans.

Pretty sad really.
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Erm I'm not sure if it's just my board, but only the CPU fan header allows for a very basic fan curve. The other fan headers don't even give you any options for controlling PWM fans.

Pretty sad really.

Thanks for the info.

Shame, I can't stand that on motherboards. If that's the case with this board then I'll pass. Don't understand why it's so hard to give the user the same the type of adjustments ASUS has had for years.
    
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I personaly have a X79 Classified and it was far from stable,imo EVGA got all the bugs out off it(Dark) and i get a replacement for my Classified which will be the X79 Dark....wich brand does this,build a whole new board,get rid off all the probs. and give the people a brand new upgraded and modified board....its a realy great accomplishment how they reacted on the issue's there where with former X79 board....Thanks a lot EVGA,the conversations i had with EVGA and their efford to build it from scratch up this should bring everybody the things you would buy it for....EVGA worthy and competitive,my confidence in this one is massive,however if i get the same frustrating probs i WILL trow it out of the window....wink.gif....but i believe it will bring EVGA back in charge again.....Thanks EVGA...!!!
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still not a pure black motherboard mad.gif

QFT

We have been begging for all black and all white motherboards for so long, I thought the last all black mobo sold like crazy? How much could it cost to NOT add red to already black components? So sick of black+red, it's so cliche by now... I want to do an all matte black stealth build (NOT with carbon fiber) but there are just no top of the line motherboards with all-black components. I could paint the heat sink but I can't spray paint the Sata ports. They sure don't make it easy on us. The motherboard should just be a neutral color so we can add color through other, more easily painted, components.
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never been a huge fan of evga motherboards and this one doesnt tickle my fancy either. still like the gig ud7 the best for x79.

my question is why release this now? are we not getting a new chipset for ivy-e?
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