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EVGA 132-YW-E178-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI FTW ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • LGA 775
  • NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI
  • 4×240pin DDR2 1066
  • Up to 1200MHz SLI-Ready Memory with EPP

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From one of the premiere nVIDIA card manufacturers comes a motherboard based on nVIDIA technology. The board is based on the nForce 780i SLI MCP and supports Intel processors up to the Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme at FSB speeds up to 1333MHz. You can install up to 8GB of DDR2 1066 memory.

There are 3 PCIe x16 slots supporting 3-way SLI video. There is no downgrade of slot speed with this board, the 780i supports full x16 bandwidth across all three slots to take full advantage of your video cards.

Included in the 780i MCP is native support for Gigabit Ethernet and RAID. Having these technologies native increases throughput by eliminating any bottlenecks on the motherboard. The Dual Gigabit ports support DualNet technology for a fast 2GB network connection. RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, and 5 are supported and can be changed on the fly with MediaShield.

  • newegg NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI MCP for Intel Processors Based on the NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI chipset, the EVGA 132-YW-E178-A1 supports Intel LGA 775 (Socket T) processors including the Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo and Pentium D series as well as the next generation Intel 45nm processors.
  • newegg NVIDIA 3-way SLI Technology NVIDIA 3-way SLI (Scalable Link Interface) Technology allows up to three graphics cards to run in parallel for as much as 2.8X the performance of a single card configuration, taking your gaming experience to the next level with mind-blowing frame rates and resolutions.
  • newegg NVIDIA MediaShield Technology The MediaShield Storage supports both SATA and RAID. The revolutionary Serial ATA interface provides scalable performance for storage devices. SATA technology enables easy-to-install, high-performance and low-power hard drives. Six 3Gb/s SATA ports support RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD for better performance and data security.
  • newegg Dual Gigabit LAN The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. Dual Gigabit LAN means rapid data transfers from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency.
  • newegg IEEE 1394a Support IEEE 1394 is a widely used standard of interface between personal computers and digital AV equipment. With IEEE 1394a you can easily connect digital devices such as a digital camcorder to the IEEE 1394a port provided on this motherboard for up to 400Mbps data transfer speeds.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • George H.
  • 7/9/2011 7:06:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo

Pros: I have owned this motherboard since Sept. 2008. This board has never let me down. The pros are numerous. 3-way sli, numerous usb ports, color scheme, debug led's, very fast. I put this baby through alot, through a number of moves and such, but, this baby keeps on ticking.

Cons: doesn't make me a ham and cheese samich, (LOL)

Other Thoughts: EVGA 780i ForTheWin motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme 3.0GHZ-clocked to 4.1Ghz
4Gb OCZ Flex 1150 ddr2-clocked to 1280
Corsair H80 cpu cooler
HAF-X case
5 WD hard drives
1 LG optical drive
1 Lamptron rheobus
1Creative Titanium Championship edition sound card.
1 BFG 1200W psu
2 MSI GTX 580 Lightning graphics cards
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

I believe that this machine can rock for another couple of years. It might not be the fastest but it can still hang with the big dawgs.

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  • James H.
  • 1/18/2011 6:37:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board, stellar brand

Pros: Great, incredibly solid board. Had absolutely no major problems with it, and I've had this board for going on 3 years. Built strong, everything is neatly labeled, and it had no issues with any of my hardware.

Cons: I do wish it had DDR3 support (or that the 790i SLI wasn't so freaking expensive when I bought this), but that's about it.

Other Thoughts: Again, DDR3 is far more essential now than I thought it was when I bought this board. Too late now, not a chance I'm taking out my massive Zalmann heatsink/fan for a new board just to upgrade my RAM.

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  • glenn c.
  • 7/2/2009 1:21:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsre-post/update

Pros: board works great. I've had it for six months and no issues to date. good temperatures all around. inside of my case is around 40C. under load the inside is around 55C. nothing watercooled just a couple fans

Cons: although the board allows for a good build now that i want to upgrade i really cant

Other Thoughts: if you're looking to buy this board i would suggest the 790i. same socket, larger fsb for OCing cpu, and DDR3 2000 ram.

quad core 2.4ghz @ 3.0ghz
ocz platinum DDR2 1066 4 x 2gigs
evga 260gtx 1792

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  • David G.
  • 6/30/2009 6:39:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works well, everything pretty easy to get at.

Cons: PS-2 ports don't work, but it has enough USB ports to get lost where you plugged things in at

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/14/2009 1:24:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGonzo Motherboard

Pros: For a socket 775 build, that still uses DDR2 Ram, this is THE board to get. Nothing runs faster or cleaner or easier to Over Clock.

Evga went beyond nVidia specs to make this board, and the quality of what they did shows. This one outruns a 790 a friend of mine has, and he has DDR3 Ram in it. (only real difference). It appears that the DDR3 at the same speed as the DDR2, actually runs a tad slower. DDR3 memory tends to have higher latency.

Quite frankly, with the same video cards as in the newest top-of-the-line motherboards, I cant tell much difference playing the games, or doing most graphics operations. At less than half the price of the newest top-of-the-line boards, it leaves a few extra bucks for better graphics cards. (I would rather have this with 3 - 260's, than a newer board with 3 - 250's.)

Cons: I know these are getting to be a little long in tooth and are becomming the legacy boards of the high end market, but they do still perform as well as they did, on day one of their introduction.

Other Thoughts: They may be becomming legacy boards but they do still cut quite an impressive operational spec. These will run Tri and quad-SLI with the most modern of graphics cards, and hold any game to max settings. With decent RAM I get max ratings on all parameters on vista x64. I also average 80FPS on fallout 3 and max settings. I'm still pleased with this board. Dress this board right and there isn't any game you can't rip through. The added advantage is mature drivers. All the early adopter bugs are worked out.

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  • Chris S.
  • 5/28/2009 9:14:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor The Win indeed

Pros: Lots of expansion capabilities, 8 phase power regulation, Overclocks like a charm.

Cons: Wasn't free...

Other Thoughts: This board booted on the first try and had been running great since I got it. I am running a q6600 G0 at 3.4 Ghz and the board doesn't blink. Kudos EVGA!!

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  • Scott M.
  • 5/19/2009 10:21:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery pleased

Pros: Very easy to assemble and well labeled. No problems with shorts or the bad boot codes.

Cons: Very minor: the HD LED seems to be mislabled. I just turned it around (using HAF coolermaster case) and all is well. Many complaints about the stock fan on the northbridge. I didn't find it to be overly loud although I did replace it anyway to reduce what noise there was and to increase airflow and since I already bought the 60mm fan.

Other Thoughts: I didn't overlock much. I have the Q9650 and am very pleased with the final product.

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  • Tyler G.
  • 5/19/2009 6:49:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty sweet

Pros: 3 Sli, though I'll prolly never need that much (money refuses to play a role in my life), Bios is pretty well set up, layout of the board is quality. Setup was very easy, everything was truly plug and play, After doing a cpu, ram, and motherboard swap I expected to have to reinstall the os, however the computer booted straight up, sweet. Very nice motherboard, comes with a bunch of nice goodies too.

Cons: Cooling=blow.
As you've heard, the chipset fan blows directly onto the graphics card, right now I'm sitting at a nice 56C idle on a standard clocked 8800GTS, this will be fixed VERY soon with a nice reversed 60mm fan, and me being a genious to move the card down a slot since there is 3. I was really debating on whether or not to knock an egg off b/c of the terrible cooling and ridiculously hot chipset, however the setup was so great.
200 Bucks...

Other Thoughts: EVGA 780i ForTheWin mobo, E8500 Core 2 Duo, 2 gigs OCZ Sli ram, 250/320 gig seagates. Nothing too special but pretty slammin' for a 17 y.o. Will post again in about 6 months or so.

Other thoughts, I'm sick of waiting for infiniti to deliver my front bumper...

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  • Patrick B.
  • 5/17/2009 9:54:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscoming back to evga

Pros: looks nice, awesome OC utilities no down sides so far.

Cons: leaves little room for anything else IF you go triple SLI.

Other Thoughts: INSTALL THE SOUTHBRIDGE FAN! i didnt even realize what it was until after building it and it took forever to get the stupid plug onto the mobo pins because it was all together.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/8/2009 2:30:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEhh-

Pros: Worked perfectly out of the box, plenty of cables included, led indicator lights look good but are also functional...

Cons: Ok so there is one con, unfortunately it is a con that would change my mind in a heartbeat, who designed the North Bridge cooler really. It blows heat directly onto your graphics card, and its not just warm air its freaking burning hot air, i saw my temperatures on a 9800gtx skyrocket from my old pc of 50c to about 85c +, this is unacceptable, and i blame it for my graphics card failure after playing BF2 and well losing all video, and smelling burned electronics, i got so sick of this issue i decided to customize it, i now have turned around another fan that fits in the same area so it blow air up instead of down. If they would of done this from the factory i would not be so upset, i now have a 260gtx on the board, and since turning the fan see nice idling temps of about 40 and less. So yea the board cost 200 but so did the 9800gtx when i purchased it...

Other Thoughts: Eggs where taken away because of the crapppy design and little thought that was taken into production of this board... All it would really take is for the board to be designed with the north bridge fan to be placed in reverse and i would of given it 5 star's. But since that's a modification that i did, and since i lost a 200$ graphics card i am quite frankly unhappy...

Bios does work like a charm,

EVGA you have the potential for an amazing motherboard, but really need to do user testing prior to releasing, what about my 9800gtx

I am using a cooler master case with 4 huge fans along with a thermal take spin q fan

Manufacturer Response:


We have done a lot of testing on this and found that the heat from the NB only affects the GPU temp by about 1-3c.

If you are seeing a drastic increase in temps I suspect something else is occurring, can you contact us directly at 888-880-3842


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