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The Formula also adds wireless ac but I hear what you're saying. I too wish they would have left the aluminum water block off the board. It seems the armor (plastic cover) is a love it or hate it for people. I think it''s pretty nifty myself. I will absolutely admit however that the Z87 Classified wins in the looks department. Honestly, it's on of the best-looking boards I've seen in a while.

I am interested in seeing how it does once it gets into the hands of a few people around here. If I can buy an EVGA today without having some of the same experiences and general feelings of unrefinement I had with the X58 Classified back then, maybe something like this is in my future.

I considered X79 for my current system but there really weren't any decent boards at Micro Center so that was the day I bought my 4770K and Formula. A few days later I found a review of the Black Edition you have. I actually considered for a while returning the Haswell/Formula to go with the BE because I was just blown away by what I saw in the reviews. Nice board for sure thumb.gif


I had the z87 classified for a brief time, it worked flawlessly with no l problems. Recommended 100%


I was gonna go for the evga x79 dark but I missed out on the rampage 3 black and definitely didn't want to miss out again. I don't think I'll ever get rid of this board. Even when x79 is dead and gone and just a distant memory, I'll have this thing mounted on the wall or something lol.
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I had the z87 classified for a brief time, it worked flawlessly with no l problems. Recommended 100%


I was gonna go for the evga x79 dark but I missed out on the rampage 3 black and definitely didn't want to miss out again. I don't think I'll ever get rid of this board. Even when x79 is dead and gone and just a distant memory, I'll have this thing mounted on the wall or something lol.

On the Z87, were there any issues with some of the more minor things? For example, on my X58 it would double boot every single time (power->POST.....Power->POST->boot). They rolled out a BIOS that fixed this but it killed virtualization. Basically, nothing that would be a deal-breaker but an annoyance nonetheless if the PC was being used as a daily driver.
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Nope not a single problem. Flawless performance. Evga really knocked this one out of the park this time. If I ever get another haswell system before haswell-e then it'll definitely be on a z87 classified again.
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What of the 5th slot? what if someone does 4 way sli at 8x a piece and you plug a sound card or a raid controller in ? What then happens to the bandwidth shared ? Surely it would be impossible now to be all 8x a piece!
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You have x1 slots to use for sound cards or controllers.
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I pulled the trigger on the Classy thumb.gif

with the 90 degrees connectors it will be a perfect match for an horizontal layout setup. biggrin.gif
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Very nice you won't be disappointed
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I thought the bandwidth is shared no matter what slot is used ?
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Are these Classys sold globally or just NA ?
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Are these Classys sold globally or just NA ?

In Europe they are available.
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