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EVGA 132-YW-E179-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • DDR3 2000

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • James W.
  • 7/23/2009 10:19:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEggcellent Board

Pros: Probably too soon to call it, but the install went perfectly. Completely new build and this board hasn't given me an issue yet, booted first try.

Cons: non yet

Other Thoughts: I'll update at 1 month

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  • Steve M.
  • 7/20/2009 10:48:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsTotally Ninja Motherboard

Pros: Ultra fast bus speeds, DDR3 ram, the layout works fine for me. I studied the board hard before I got it to make sure it would work for my application, as an amatuer gamer. I think this board is pretty much maxed out for the Intel Core 2 platform. I'm running an E8400 with 4gb of OCZ Reaper 1800mhz DDR3 and an XFX 9800 GT for video, and in GTA 4 I benchmarked 38 fps, 10 higher than with my last mobo with an E7200, the same graphics and 4gb ddr2 800mhz ram.

I hope to get another gfx card to try out the SLI someday...

Oh, yeah, so I read the instruction manual, did what they said, took my time plugging everything in, routing the wires and zip-tying everything, got a bad*ss Arctic Cool CPU fan, and posted fine, loaded Vista Ultimate with no problem... figured out the RAM timing and now it's all good. I've been running it everyday for two weeks, no issues.

Cons: People always complain about the right angled SATA plugs. They were kind of an issue in my Ultra X-Blaster case, right up next to the sideways mounted hard drive cage. I PROBABLY could just go buy right angled SATA cables, but I just used the other 4 SATA plugs on the board for my dual DVD burners and 2 Hitachi 500 gb hard drives. I don't blame EVGA though, I'm the one who picked the Ultra case. It's got the clear side panel so I can watch my CPU fan spin. It makes my computer look kind of like an aquarium.

Other Thoughts: With this board and my setup, Doom 2 looks UNBELIEVEABLE.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/20/2009 7:22:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOuch! It Fried!

Pros: I have used EVGA Motherboards for several years. I have never had troubles. Newegg is the best. I guess it was my turn to have a problem.

Cons: The board worked well for 20 minutes. Smoke, sparks, and a small fire. After removal, I found a small burnt spot on the back of the board behind the CPU voltage regulator section. It appears one of the internal traces shorted. This is the second time I have had a problem with an EVGA board (the last two I bought). I contacted their customer service. Natuarally, he tried to blame me. I have an RMA in. We will see if they stand behind their product.

Other Thoughts: I am still a fan of EVGA. This problem does not reflect on Newegg. They are still the best. I ordered it on Sunday and had it on Wednesday. Thanks Newegg.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: All you need to do is get familiar with the Bios and over clocking is comes easy on this mb. Over clocked qx9650 to 4.66 on the first voltage and multiplier change and it took right off. Yes it is liquid cooled. Running 4g (2x2) G. Skill PC3-1600 DDR3-2000 at 2000mhz. This took some tweeking, struggled to get above 1800mhz and stable with the suggested timings of manufacturer. The bios suggested timings were almost dead on nice job EVGA. Plenty of Sata connections and three 9800gtx+ cards in SLI fit well. So far this board has been flawless even boots up with in a minute with 12 external hard drives connected to it. Well worth the money if you are looking to buy hign end components for it.

Cons: North bridge runs hotter than I would like to see 60C with CPU over clocked to 4.66ghz and stable.

Other Thoughts: Placed mother board in Thermaltake Mozart TX case with a 1200 watt cool master power supply. Liquid cooled by thermaltake Big water dual radiator quad fan system. Three 9800GTX+ video cards in SLi. G. Skill PC3-1600 DDR3-2000 at 2000mhz RAM. Two 300G WD VelociRaptor hard drives in raid.
This machine turned out really sweet.

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  • Daniel H.
  • 7/9/2009 8:35:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSpeedy

Pros: everything. 3-way sli, ddr3, 9 sata ports, very easy setup. I have been looking at the 790i boards since they came out. I finally broke down and got this one. I am very pleased with my decision. I took my time 2.5 hours Installing into my antec 1200, routing all the sata and power cables. booted up the first time, set memory times with one 2 gb of g-skill trident ram. and i was up and running in no time at all.

Cons: On initial installation of vista 32 bit and driver CD the ethernet ports would not work. Read evga forum and found that clearing the cmos would solve this issue. and it did have not had any other issues with this board. its perfect.

Other Thoughts: Q6600 @ 3.11 stable on air runs 38c idle 52c full all day
G-skill trident 2x2gb @ 1610 stable 8-8-8-21-t2 1.65v
2x evga 9800 gtx original @ 740core/1175ram 40c-75c
2x dvd burner
1 320gb, 2 400gb in raid 1, 1 750gb
antec 1200
Enermax revolution85+ 1050w

vista does not like more than 2 gb of ram on install so the ram would only run @ 1333 until the second stick was installed later, now it has 4 gb @ 1610 very stable and can go higher but no need to at this point. Board runs about 35c with all the over clocks, I was expecting a little higher temps. this suckers runs like an icebox for me. its my graphics cards the heat up my apartment. lol

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  • Danny C.
  • 7/9/2009 5:14:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust Junk

Pros: When it worked it worked good! Oh ya, the box it came in looked good too...:)

Cons: This is the 1st EVGA motherboard I ever tried (and the last), and of many, many builds, the 1st I have ever given up on; it really is a piece of junk. Two of the fans headers do not show in CMOS, and after talking with three different folks at EVGA, and having them give me the runaround and never telling me why those fans are not showing, I now know those fans are never going to show up in CMOS. James M, one of EVGA technicians told me, “The for-the-win line is not fully compatible with the nvidia system monitor”, even though this mobo is an nForce nVidia board. The SPP & MCP is a joke, and after weeks of lock-ups as many other folks have had with this mobo, now the MCP has despaired on the mobo altogether. And yes I have tried all the fixes and tweaks in the BIOS as well as all the new parts, I’m going to throw at this piece-of-junk. (I do not do over-clocking) I have ordered over-night from Newegg the ASUS P5Q3 (No More SLI) and should have never taken the time I did with this mobo.

Other Thoughts: Go on the web, and read, read, read reviews on this mobo and if like me you think your better then all those folks with lock-ups and unstable set-ups on this mobo; trust me your not. Its not what you know, its this mobo. Go with ASUS.

After tonight and my re-build thanks to Newegg and ASUS, I only hope this EVGA 790i Sli makes a good target...:)

My Set-up:

EVGA nForce 790i SLI
Q9650 3.0 Mhz
Two - XFX GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition - in SLI mode
8 GB G.Skill F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK at 8-8-8-21-2T
Creative SB X-Fi Fatality XtremeGamer Sound Card
900 watt PSU

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Great board no problems installing.
Fits my GTX 285 very nicely.
NO overheating problems (Although im not overclocking)
Raid setup was SIMPLE
TONS of SATA ports

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: i would like to see this type of board with 6 DIMMS and triple channel support
Win 7 had ALL of the drivers. INCLUDING the raid array AND my GTX 285 drivers
I am amazed at this board
Plays everything i throw at it
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 Ghz
Kingston 2gb DDR3 x4

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  • James S.
  • 7/1/2009 3:57:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat BIOS -- Great Overclocker -- Very Stable

Pros: Currently watercooling this board with a Fuzion V2, a dual-fan radiator, and a corsair water pump.

Overclocked my e8400 to 4.0GHz on stock voltage... Overclocked my OCZ Reapers to 1600MHz on stock voltages..
Nice Layout
Extremely Stable -- When you make a poor overclock attempt, this board makes it easy to reverse your mistake.
AWESOME WARRANTY -- EVGA sent me a new one, no questions asked... and the original problem was my fault. (I leaked water coolant on the board and fried it).
3-Way SLI if you're into that kind of thing...

Cons: I don't very much like the placement of the Southbridge because I cannot use an aftermarket water cooler on it. E.G -- I bought an EK NB/SB 6 heatsink and my GTX280 gets in the way of the tubes.

You can buy one of those low-profile dual-cooling NB/SB heatsinks but they're expensive and hard to find.

Other Thoughts: Don't really need to cool the northbridge or southbridge at all because the stock heatsinks do it just fine anyway.

This board pushes my PC hardware as far as it can go... thanks to watercooling, I won't be needing a new computer until the next i7 refresh. As of right now, this board is capable of playing any game for the next year, maybe two (depending on what kind of VGA card/SLI solution you use!).

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1 out of 5 eggsNot worth the money

Pros: None at all

Cons: VERY picky board. Friend of mine and myself bought this and took a couple WEEKS of tweeking the BIOS to get it remotly stable at all. It's very pick on the DDR3 you use and locks up constantly. Updated the BIOS with a number of revisions still locks up. I've build 100's of PC's and never had a board that was this bad. If you are want a comptuer that is rock solid, flys and works great then DO NOT buy this board. If you want to constantly have to reboot and have your computer lock up all the time... this is the board for you!

Other Thoughts: Do not waste your money on EVGA.. Buy a Gigabyte board instead and sleep happy knowing your PC will be ready for you when you wake up and not be locked up, awaiting a reboot.

Manufacturer Response:


Can you please contact us directly at 888-880-3842 so we can walk you through some troubleshooting.


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  • David M.
  • 6/9/2009 8:24:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: nvidia chipset
better north bridge cooling than 780i
awesome overclocking capabilities. i got my q9550 2.83 quad core to 4.0 ghz, 1850 fsb i believe that is.

Cons: horrible southbridge heatsink. overheating with evga 285 completely covering the heatsink from airflow. cant put video card in any other pcie slots except the one that covers the chipset heatsink. locks up every 30 mins playing games. this is the third motherboard ive bought and i still havent found one that works.

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