Originally Posted by 31337
I've been planning on getting an EVGA 780i for my new rig for a little while now, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to run into a bunch of problems when I did get it. So I did a little checking around and found 2 of the more prevalent problems that would effect me:
Video Corruption: From what I've seen there is currently no fix for this, and no word from nVidia on it (I could be wrong). And over at the EVGA forums it looks like a lot of people are having this issue, but I realize that it may be kind of skewed to just look at their forum because people will only go there if they're having a problem. So I'm just wondering, how likely is it that if I get one I'll have this problem on my board?
Optical SATA Drives: I've seen mixed reports on this all over the place, but I need my DVD burner (at full its capacity). Is this a common problem with this board? Or if I do end up with this problem couldn't I just circumvent it by using a SATA controller card?
I just want to make sure that getting this board isn't a huge mistake, so any info other than 'tons of people are having this problem' (video corruption) would be helpful. I don't just want to know how many people have this problem, I would like to know how many don't.
Unfortunately, I am one of those unlucky ones to be experiencing the video corruption problem. This was right after the optical SATA drive issue that I experienced.
Doesn't leave me with the best user experience by far. My opinion is, unless if you plan to SLI, I would stay away. And even if you decide to SLI, I would think real hard before going with a NVIDIA 700 series motherboard.
The video corruption issue has been experienced on the whole 700 series and not just the 780i.
BTW, I'm on my 3rd 780i board and I experienced the video corruption on all 3 boards. The problem, however, manifested in different ways. Most likely due to the BIOS version I was using.
Microcenter will let me return my board for the same board within 30 days, but wouldn't give me a refund.