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I ordered an EVGA X79 Dark couple weeks ago but it died on me one week later. It's being RMA'd Newegg doesn't have any in stock so I'll probably be getting a refund. In which case I'm undecided on whether to get the Deluxe or another Dark? I'm already kind of familiar with the Dark's BIOS and tbh it was a nice board except for the fact that it just died on me. What to do?
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not an X79 owner but given the trouble evga has been having with their motherboards, I would gladly try out the asus deluxe.
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Asus Delux. I don't think EVGA has ever made a decent motherboard. Or you could wait for the Rampage Black Edition smile.gif
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Since I'm stuck using an Intel Core 2 Duo as opposed to the i7-4930k sitting on my desk there will be absolutely no waiting involved in this process xD
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Since I'm stuck using an Intel Core 2 Duo as opposed to the i7-4930k sitting on my desk there will be absolutely no waiting involved in this process xD
That's one hell of an upgrade.
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What about Rampage IV Formula? Only has 4xDIMM though.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131802

I can't stand the deluxe color scheme xD That board is only $29 more than the dark you had and its insane thumb.gif
    
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I would have suggested the regular RIVE but (and correct me if I'm wrong) It doesn't fully support the features of Ivy Bridge-E.
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tbh I prefer the color scheme of the Deluxe over the RIVE or the Dark
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Originally Posted by Pr0xy View Post

Asus Delux. I don't think EVGA has ever made a decent motherboard. Or you could wait for the Rampage Black Edition smile.gif

EVGA's X58 boards were very popular. It was the last generation Z77 and X79 boards that mostly earned EVGA a bad rep but the EVGA Dark is a completely redone X79 board with a new UEFI BIOS and looks to be a solid board with good OC potential once they iron out a couple more BIOS updates.

Buying an ASUS board doesn't mean you'll be able to avoid issues, just look at all the one star reviews for the most popular RIVE on Newegg and Amazon. And if your outside of the return window with the merchant getting the board replaced through ASUS can be just all out ignorant. EVGA on the other hand is regarded as having the best customer service and will at least do their best to help you get the issue resolved if possible.
Edited by burningrave101 - 9/27/13 at 2:27pm
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