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Looks like a z97 Classified: http://instagram.com/p/mOJ8ueOIYT/

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I'm hoping that silver trim stays, it looks a lot better than the common black and red theme. If I can't resist the urge to get new parts, this might be my new motherboard.
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Hope it's an x99 board, I'm not going under 8 cores any time soon now that it's confirmed.
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Hope it's an x99 board, I'm not going under 8 cores any time soon now that it's confirmed.

It's clearly an 1150 socket
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how can you tell? i cant see it up close atm.
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how can you tell? i cant see it up close atm.

I think the socket is too small for a 2011-3 pin layout. Hence why it must be 1150.
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how can you tell? i cant see it up close atm.

EVGA photo


Socket 1150 photo


Socket 2011 photo


It's identical to 1150 and nothing like 2011.
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I know I'm resurrecting a zombie here, but I just have to ask since I just found EVGA Z87 Classifieds are being sold for ~ $100 in my country. It seems as everyone is getting rid of old stocks right now. I see this particular board didn't have the greatest welcome when it came out, but still... For that money? Are the birth problems (bad BIOS etc.) gone or should this board be forgotten forever?
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I know I'm resurrecting a zombie here, but I just have to ask since I just found EVGA Z87 Classifieds are being sold for ~ $100 in my country. It seems as everyone is getting rid of old stocks right now. I see this particular board didn't have the greatest welcome when it came out, but still... For that money? Are the birth problems (bad BIOS etc.) gone or should this board be forgotten forever?

I picked one up because it was on sale. There is a BIOS update on the EVGA forums that is easy to do. I absolutely hate the overclock performance on my board though. With my ASUS Maximus Hero Z87 board, my 4770K required 1.35v to be stable at 4.6GHz. Once I switched to this board, stability was much harder to come by and now takes over 1.42v to be stable. Really disappointing mad.gif. I will say though, the ability to support 3 and 4 way SLi and Crossfire with this board is nice without having to move to an E series CPU.
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I'm not really counting on some hardcore OC with that board. I was just looking for some low to mid tier motherboards that could be used to low cost upgrade of my ancient PC and this was in the same price range as ASRock Z97 Anniversary, MSI Z97 MATE or Gigabyte Z97P-D3, which all look like really poor cousins of that EVGA. But that's just the looks and specs on paper.

Or I might as well scratch this idea completely, save some more cash and upgrade to socket 1151 or 2011(-3) straight away.
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