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EVGA X79 Classified 151-SE-E779-KR LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard

  • LGA 2011
  • Intel X79
  • 4×240pin DDR3 2133 / 1866 / 1800 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066
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The next generation of Classified motherboards have arrived. The EVGA X79 Classified is engineered for those who demand more than just the best. This motherboard packs in the latest technologies to give you an uncompromised experience. The EVGA X79 Classified is the ultimate motherboard with a 12+2 Phase PWM Power Design, 100% POSCAP Capacitors, a 300% Increase in CPU Socket Gold Content, Dual 8pin CPU Power Connectors and more. If you are looking for the ultimate overclocking machine this is the motherboard for you. Additionally, support for next generation features like USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s and onboard Bluetooth give you the storage and connectivity support you desire. Oh, and did we mention this board has the capability to support NVIDIA 4-way SLI for the ultimate in extreme graphics performance?

  • newegg Uncompromising performance Unparalleled memory bandwidth with true quad channel DDR3 memory support, and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 gives you intelligent computing by optimizing performance on the fly! Up to 4-way SLI gives you the expansion you need to maximize your graphics performance.
  • newegg Uncompromising power High performance 12 phase PWM, 100% POSCAP Capacitors and ESR/ESL Film capacitors deliver clean, optimal power to your system for maximum overclocking. Dual 8pin CPU connectors can provide up to 600w of steady power to the CPU through a high quality CPU socket with three times the normal amount of gold content for the lowest impedance, and highest current transfer. Also, with built in EVGA EVBot support, you can overclock on the fly form the palm of your hand.
  • newegg Uncompromising features This board is loaded with Triple BIOS support, 10 USB 3.0 ports, SATA 6Gb/s support, 5 PCI-E 3.0 ports, integrated Bluetooth, PCI-E/DIMM disable jumpers, and a Right Angled 24 pin power connector to assist with cable management.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • juan G.
  • 10/11/2012 8:52:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSTILL SUCKING AND ITS THE 4TH

Pros: THEbuild quality is great, the solid capacitors, the socket and technology it can handle, thge looks, it is a solid build

Cons: this board was replaced 4 times and i just got tired of dealing with shipping, and i had to keep it because i wasn't able to return the processor.
the issue number one is the USB3.0 they stop working any time they feel like, after the computer ghoes to sleep or even during use, my usb keyboard and mice just wont respond, i have installed and erase and installed again the drivers, bios updates and its the same c r a p, i had to downgrade to PCI express usb 2.0 so i can use my USB 3.0 external hard drives keyboard and mice.
issue #2 the placing of the ram slots sucks, i do not want to use water cooling, and it was a pain in the but to install a heatsink.
the price is way high for the amount of issues you get, and at this time i can almost picture an e-mail from evga support asking me to send it to get a new one, but what about my software, my time, i needed a mother board to make a pc so i can use it not to have the mother board back and forward. this is what happend when they release a piece of c r a p to the market before fully test it.
if only they offered to partially refund or fully refund my money i will be shipping it tomorrow.

Other Thoughts: i used to be a zombi of evga but lately they are sloping in the products

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Can you please send me a list of your system specs and the troubleshooting you have done thus far so I can look into this for you.

Regards,
Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager
Matth@evga.com

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  • Bruce J.
  • 5/24/2012 3:24:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsI Laugh

Pros: I laugh at all you people with your Reviews ... All of your tech knowledge is high ... So you must be a Super HAxxor ....
98% Prob dont know jack about comps except what you saw from the movie Hackers....
To the guy above bashing Evga... You read the specs before buying the board... Now your going to sit here and say you hate it? Why did you buy it then?
If bios was the prob, Redo the Bios then you Super Leet Computer Nerds....

Or do you not know how to ?

Cons: I own this board, had the same bios issue ...
If you actually have a 5 egg tech knowledge you will know how to fix it .. All these people complaining here have absolutely 0 knowledge about comps... They come here read reviews and think they are computer gawds... They are the FAIL.....

Other Thoughts: There is alot of issues with this board... BUt once you get past the bios problem... It actually performs very very well... Unfortunately EvGA should have not sent this board out to be sold... the issues were very very noobish ... and i cannot fathom why they would continue to sell it... EvGA you messed up... If i were you refund money, give credit to future products pull this board off the market, suck up the loss and try to regain your following, You make awesome products but this one was absolute FAIL

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I do apologize if you had BIOS issues. If you are having any issues after the BIOS update please let me know, Matth@evga.com

Regards,
Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager

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  • Alexander F.
  • 4/17/2012 4:24:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsbad bios is a big problem

Pros: It's got plenty of features and lots of space

Cons: It doesn't boot from any devices, be it CD, USB, or HDD. This is a problem with these boards ordered from NewEgg because they're loaded with bad bios.

I got in contact with EVGA and since this is a known issue they said they were sending a new BIOS chip. Unfortunately, they said it is going to take 1-3 business days to process it and another 6-8 business days to arrive.

That's a good week and a half I'm going to be out this PC. I don't think 6-8 day shipping is how you make it right with your customer.

This isn't the first EVGA product I received that was bad. Back in 2008 I got an 8800GT from them and it had bad VRAM. EVGA is known for their support, but if you think about that you'll realize it's not a good thing.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I do apologize if you cannot boot off anything or flash the board. Please contact me directly, Matth@evga.com, so I can confirm your BIOS chip is enroute.

Regards,
Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager

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  • John S.
  • 2/27/2012 10:11:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsBig letdown for long time EVGA fan

Pros: EVGA Name, LGA2011 socket, X79 chipset, and decent overclocking/overvolting potential. That's really about it. But you can get all of that in competitors' boards.

Cons: Oh where to begin? This board has so many lacking features and flaws when compared to models from other manufacturers.

1.) BIOS issues as everyone else mentioned.
2.) There's only four memory slots. One bank, that's it.
3.) Worse, 32GB limit. Even some boards with eight slots can do 128GB max. A 64GB max is the least desired.
4.) Memory slots right up against CPU socket.
5.) No active cooling or for northbridge. I see no heatpipes either.
6.) Only two 6Gb/s SATA 3 slots. Others have four or more.
7.) PCI Express x1 slot is right next to primary x16 video card slot, meaning you can't install anything there any ways.
8.) Cruddy Realtek built-in audio. Others have Creative Labs or Asus chips.
9.) XL-ATX board but only six PCI Express slots? Others have done six with E-ATX. There's no need for XL-ATX unless you want to put more spacing/slots on the board. And another XL-ATX board has 7 slots for easier card spacing.
10.) Two 8-pin power connectors, meaning adapters ne

Other Thoughts: EVGA, why have you let down your loyal EVGA fans with your X79 offerings? You used to have awesome boards back in the 680i, 780i, and X58 days. Now we see far less impressive, buggy EVGA boards in our current X79 times. You're driving away your long-time customers with your current design decisions. And this is a "Classified" board? The "Classified" name was supposed to be reserved for models that had over-the-top features and overclocking. But now the "Classified" name has been soiled by this board. I still love your video cards, but I don't think I'll ever buy an EVGA motherboard after this mess this model leaves behind.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I do apologize if you were unaware of the layout and features of the board. The board is designed with overclocking and gaming in mind. In these scenarios more than 32GB of ram is rarely necessary. We also found running over 32GB can put a larger strain on the memory controller on the CPU, and thus limit overclocking. We therefore focused on a more robust PWM, 100% POSCAP Capacitors, etc. The board does have (2) 8 pin power connectors for extreme overclocking (LN2/Dice), however only 1 is needed.

Regards,
Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager
Matth@evga.com

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  • Mitchell G.
  • 2/18/2012 11:08:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY EVGA PRODUCTS

Pros: None ! You will regret buying EVGA products
Particularly this product. They are selling these boards knowing they are serious BIOS software issues and thats half the package, do you eat a half baked cake ? or live in a half built house ? I have invested hours in thier tech support trying to get thier junk to work even just updating the BIOS was no small task and still im not done almost every week they have another bios update which proves my piont. They are pushing the product out the door half done !

Cons: EVGA expects you to invest hours going into days constantly trouble shooting thier product to get it to work right and thats just wrong. MISTAKES HAPPEN ITS JUST A PART OF LIFE, WHAT WE DO AS A PERSON OR A CORPORATION TO CORRECT THOSE MISTAKE DEFINE US AS A WHOLE. For EVGA to force a customer who is totally dissatisfied with this sad joke of a board to be thier constant ongoing onsight tech is just wrong. Thier TECH SUPPORT may be open many hours of the day the thier technicians havent a clue of what to do except blow you off or RMA the board, only senior tech can help you and even than thier practice is the same, The amout of time you have to invest in this board and on the phone with them is your problem you bought it and now you are stuck with it.

Other Thoughts: It should be noted that i bought this board directly from EVGA not NEW EGG, NEW EGG has always backed the products that i have purchased from them, Too date they have stepped up to the plate and gave the support one would expect from from a corporation that values its customer i have several builds done and 90% of the components i purchased were from New Egg and when you get stuck with junk they do everything in thier power to correct that problem even if it means changing the supplier. My hats off to you New Egg from that support. and SHAME ON EVGA for selling merchandise that is not even finished and even worse not owning up to that fact and taking thier junk back. Never again EVGA.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I am sorry to hear you are having trouble getting the board working properly. Please contact me directly so I can work with you on this, Matth@evga.com

Regards,
Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager

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  • John C.
  • 2/2/2012 1:17:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsEVGA Will Back Their Products

Pros: Probably the best customer service in the industry. They do care about their customers and will make things right if the board goes wrong. Should be a top notch overclocking board once the BIOS is matured.

Cons: BIOS issues. But they are not alone in this. Witness the Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7, which, thankfully, has now been discontinued.

If you can wait for EVGA to get the BIOS working correctly, this has all the earmarks of being a world class performer.

Other Thoughts: I was very harsh in my earlier review after being frustrated dealing with this motherboard over a 6 week period, and in the name of fairness wanted to give a followup.

After my personal experience with 3 of these motherboards and reviewing comments in the EVGA and other forums, it is my opinion that the problems with this motherboard are all BIOS related.

The good news is EVGA has always been diligent with dealing with their product problems and issuing BIOS updates or recalls to make their customer base happy. I do not believe this board suffers design flaws or problems with component quality, and that EVGA will soon come up with a BIOS that resolves the problems people are currently experiencing. I would tell anyone considering purchasing this motherboard that their investment will be protected and if they do experience problems, EVGA will either fix them or refund you your money

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I do apologize if you are unahppy with the BIOS. If you have not already done so please update to the latest BIOS version 32 found here: http://www.evga.com/support/download/ If you continue to have issues please detail them in an email to me directly, Matth@evga.com, so I can assist you further.

Regards,
Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager

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  • Jason S.
  • 1/30/2012 9:14:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsF.O.A. - Fail on Arrival

Pros: I'm giving it 2 eggs instead of just 1 because I don't actually own it. However, I would be an owner if the board didn't look like such a miserable failure from a company I expected better from. Gonna go with Asus this round.

I apologize in advance to EVGA, who I'm usually a loyal customer to, for the scathing review but they need to be held accountable for a flawed, lackluster implementation of the X79e chipset. This doesn't even begin to compare to the older X58 Classified in terms of relative features or specs. It would be like making the X58 Classified with only 3 DIMM's and the bare minimum of X58 capabilities. There isn't even a special X79e ECP like with X58 and P67 EVGA boards. So disappointing it's painful...

Cons: Where to start? The biggest fail is the XL-ATX form-factor. No other X79e board takes up this much space and requires a special chassis. What benefit is gained from the extra space? Nothing apparently; all other 4-way SLI compatible boards use E-ATX, much more compatible with the majority of enthusiast cases, and come jam-packed with useful features and extras that are lacking here. I expect 8 DIMM's with my X79e, especially if I become limited in my case selection.

Only 6 SATA ports (bare minimum) really hurts too. Marvell LAN is a nutkicker when Asus is moving to HQ Intel ethernet controllers.

Realtek audio is a standard subpar onboard solution among most boards BUT here you must pick between adding a REAL soundcard or using multiple GPU's due to x8/x8/x8 PCIe lane bandwidth limitations. And who the heck buys a board this expensive [overpriced] to just run a single video card? The Asus RIVE allows me to add an audio card AND run 2-way SLI with full x16/x8/x16 bandwidth.

Other Thoughts: I've read other reviews here on Newegg and elsewhere on the 'Net and there seems to be a consensus that the EVGA "UEFI" BIOS is immature and clumsy. I'm not sure about its overclockability; based on price point you'd expect it to be one of the best OC'ers available but based on how many corners were cut with its feature set and it's questionable design choices, I wouldn't get my hopes up. Besides, a mere 12-phase PWM doesn't sound like extreme-overclocking potential.

Another despicable aspect is that not only is there no 3rd party SATA chipset for extra internal ports, but the chipset used for eSATA is none other than the infamous Marvell SATA-6 chipset.

I'm not sure if EVGA could have scewged this up any worse. Only $10 more and you can get the premium Asus Rampage IV Extreme instead of this strippo beta product. Hopefully EVGA gets their shi-, er, stuff together for their next gen of X79e boards. Hope the SR-3 isn't gonna be this lame...

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I am sorry to hear you were not pleased with our motherboard design. We designed the board with overclocking in mind and thus focused on high quality components such as 100% POSCAP capacitors, 300% increased gold content, 12 phase PWM, among others. If you do decide to purchase one of our boards and need support for it please contact our 24/7 technical support (888)-881-3842

Regards,
Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager
Matth@evga.com

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  • Randy L.
  • 1/26/2012 9:55:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot yet ready for prime time

Pros: Nice looking board with plenty of room for peripherals.

Cons: This is my second board and unfortunately it is going to be my second RMA. The first board I sent back for stability issues (continued shutdowns, PCBD) and a couple of the USB ports did not work, even on stock settings. On the second board I recieved ALL of the USB 3.0 ports on the back of the board are dead. Reinstalled the drivers, which Windows did and stated the device was ready but nothing would get recognized when plugging the devices in. I tried external hard drives, digital camera and a flash drive....nothing. Tried updating the BIOS, confirmed the USB 3.0 controller was enabled in the BIOS but nothing.

Other Thoughts: I've been an EVGA fanboy since 2006 so when this new board came out I was very excited; however, I let that influence my better judgement and I ignored all the bad experiences from others posted in their forum.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I am sorry to hear that you are having issues with the USB 3.0. If you let windows install a generic driver it could account for the ports not being recognized as our boards use a 3rd party USB 3.0 controller. Can you please download the latest USB 3.0 drivers from our website and test once again: http://www.evga.com/support/download/

If you yield the same results could you please email me your serial number as I would like to work with you personally on this, Matth@evga.com

Regards,
Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager

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  • John C.
  • 1/25/2012 12:25:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDo not waste your money

Pros: Supports 4-Way SLI. Backup BIOS. On-Off switches for the PCIE slots.

Cons: I went through three motherboards from EVGA in a 6 week odyssey before I gave up and got an ASUS Rampage. Bios is very quirky and limited. Memory support is only to DDR3-2133. I could not get any memory to run over 1600. The XMP profiles for the memory, if selected, will cause the system to freeze and you need to clear CMOS. EVGA Tech Support told me not to use the XMP profiles but to set the memory speed and voltages manually, which did not work either. They only have 6 Sata ports, 2 of which are 6 GB; the other 4 are 3 GB. I als could not run any benchmarks even at stock CPU speeds due to system instability which I think is caused by their BIOS. This is worse than any budget board I have ever had, and for a "flagship" motherboard, is unexcusable. EVGA has not released any of these to the review community which is why product reviews for this board are non-existent at this time.

Other Thoughts: I finally got an RMA for a refund after the 3rd dead or dying board, but EVGA seems to have an attitude that it must be user error and cannot be their board as they make you jump through a lot of hoops testing to verify it is a motherboard problem. For a motherboard in this price class which is supposed to be their "flagship" product, this is a very poor and slovenly effort. In contrast, the ASUS Rampage X79 immediately ran DDR3-2400 memory via the XMP profile, and I had it to 5GHz with a half hour. Stable as hell. You could not pay me to use this EVGA Albatross.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I am sorry to hear you had issues with overclocking the system. We do ask that you attempt any troubleshooting options you have available to ensure we are covering all our bases and replace the correct component to avoid unnecessary downtime. If you ever feel you are not getting the support you need please feel free to contact me directly, Matth@evga.com, and I would be happy to personally assist you.

Regards,
Matthew Hurwitz
Assistant Product Manager

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  • Robert F.
  • 1/24/2012 8:13:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood board - if you need it...

Pros: My usual EVGA experience - plug it in and it goes. Minimal configuration changes necessary. EVGA just released BIOS 32 that enables PCIe 3.0 support and it is very stable.

I have a lot of detailed discussion below, but a lot of it is a knock on the current implementation of X79, and nothing to do with EVGA per se.

Cons: Uses an XL-ATX form factor which significantly limits the cases you can put this MB in. I chose a CoolerMaster HAF X and am not disappointed.

The LGA 2011 processor setup is wonderful and tricky at the same time. No more fishing brackets through the motherboard for the CPU cooler. However, the 4 RAM slots surround the CPU so you have to buy a cooler that will fit in there without hitting the RAM. I used a Corsair H100 water cooler and it works perfectly.

Other Thoughts: You really need to compare the X79 Classified and X79FTW models and choose the one that best fits your needs. The Classified adds (over the X79FTW) 4-way SLI and 2 x 6G e-Sata ports. X79FTW only does 3-way SLI and has 3G eSata ports.
That't it!!!! And the X79FTW will fit in an EATX case, which you might already own. You will have to buy a new case for the Classified.
Bottom line: Unless you are doing 4-way SLI and/or really need 2 6G e-Sata ports then buy the X79FTW and save yourself a lot of added expense.
I blindly bought the classified version, but should have got the X79FTW in retrospect if I had taken the time to study the specs closer.

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