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EVGA Z97 FTW (142-HR-E977-KR) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 2666+/2400
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Jesse B.
  • 1/10/2015 9:03:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOk But could be better.

Pros: Overall this is a good board compared to competitors. Got is this on a deal and saved %80 plus $40 worth of rebates with purchase of gtx 970 FTW

Cons: has an 6pin power for additional energy needs on the corner of the board. the problem is it faces outward and not upward like the other other power connectors. I can't really use as have a split bottom compartment on my case. This is not a huge con as i don't need the aux pci power even with SLI 970's

Other Thoughts: A few things to mention thought the m.2 slot is and e key so if you plan on putting a m.2 SSD (ie the future of SSD's) forget it. more for a wi fi adapter (which can be nice if you don run wired). Fortunately, UEFI native booting is present so booting from an m.2 from the PCI x4 slot with adapter seems possible (win 8.1+). A lot of great quality parts on the board (ie SS Caps). Also the IO shield cover is a little close to the back of the discrete GPU card (be aware of this when you are installing as a short may happen if the card in leaning too much). Also EVGA stands by the products. This is my 24th buy and first EVGA mobo.

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  • Chris S.
  • 1/9/2015 7:09:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MOBO so far

Pros: I researched and researched boards for about 2 weeks. I was stuck between this and the maximus vii. Both had the color scheme i was going for but more importantly the specs i was looking for.
This board was cake to build on and has many extra options that i didn't even get to but makes it expandable.
Pros: Easy to build on
very attractive in my opinion
The deal to get this board and graphics card i wanted for 40 off was too good plus a mail in rebate. rice definitely beat out the maximus.
I have not tried overclocking yet, but will get there soon.

Cons: couldnt tell if it was the board or cpu or just win 8, but the first day or 2 i had it, ii would do a some thing random and the comp would freeze hard. for multiple minutes. I usually had to hard reset the computer. I read a couple forums that this happens to win 8 before all the updates happen so i am thinking this is the case. Will update later if necessary.

Other Thoughts: I wish i had a desk to type on so this review would be a little more in depth.
Based on my experience of a week,this mobo is rock solid.

I will share my rig with you.
Cpu: i-5 4690K
CPU Cooler: hyper 212 EVO
Mobo: EVGA Z97 FTW
GPU: EVGA 970 FTW
Case: Thor V2-W
SSD: Samsung pro 850 256gb
PSU: EVGA Gold 750

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  • Tom J.
  • 1/4/2015 7:40:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA dependable no-nonsense motherboard

Pros: The first time in a long while I decided to go with a board that was not made by Asus. It installed like a charm and I had my new build up and running in under an hour.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Don B.
  • 12/12/2014 5:22:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard

Pros: The board looks great and is fast. The BIOS is easy to navigate and O/Cing is a breeze.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: I didn't read all the specs of this board when I bought it so I don't blame EVGA but to use SLI it is PCI-E slot 1 and 2. Even though slots 3 and 4 can support a full size card they are only x4 and SLI only reconizes x8 or x16. Putting two 780 6gb cards in SLI will result in the top card reaching up to 83c in less than 10 min on BF4. I ended up putting one 780 6gb in slot 1 then a 750ti 2gb in slot 3 for dedicated PhysX (I had the card laying around from a different build).

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  • Joey C.
  • 12/8/2014 7:41:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: Great motherboard. Has error codes directly on the board so you can trouble shoot when hardware goes on. I am a big EVGA fan, and EVGA has not disappointed!

Cons: 10 screws to secure instead of the normal 9

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  • Emily S.
  • 9/25/2014 2:32:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Mobo

Pros: I really like the way the board looks. It is a quality board and you can't go wrong with this one.

Cons: I did have to RMA my first one because the heatsink by the CPU come to me broken off. Newegg shipped me a new right quick though.

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  • Kyle M.
  • 9/23/2014 11:19:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Platform

Pros: Good base platform for an entry level user or someone that does not have cash for a big build. Supports Intel video with outputs. While this is not a recommend for gaming it allows for someone to have a platform to build on later. Memory, board, CPU, HDD,DVD, PSU, and case. SATA setup is nice. Easy to read board. Dual BIOS and GUI BIOS. Clean look.

Cons: Minor -M2 is supported but documentation does not provide information. M2's found did not match the screw mount pattern so I went with SSD instead. Cool but if I knew if it was OK not to screw the M2 down or not would have been better.

Other Thoughts: Put this into a build that required high reliability/stability.

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  • Jeff G.
  • 9/14/2014 1:34:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: easy to install work as intended
the sata port are place in a convenient way

overall it's look like it's a good card, except few thing that are not well place. those few thing aside, the card perform as intended. and I'm happy with it

Cons: wrong advertising on the official website,
only have 1 usb3 header and 1 usb2 header
pci express switch might be blocked by the graphic card.
you need to remove botom card (if you use sli) if you want to remove the graphioc card in the first slot because pci express release plastic tab is unreachable.
power cable on the card is like the sata, going at 90 degre, if you have a psu that is on the botom of your case, you will have to bend the cable to be able to plug it.

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  • Dale N.
  • 9/12/2014 8:50:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeast on a Budget

Pros: This is a Great Board I wanted a 1150 socket quality board with not so many bells and whistles my theory is the more options the board has the more chance there is for incompatibility or failure .My Build was a complete fresh build and it was smooth took about 4 hours from start to finish no hiccups . EVGA quality really shines with this 1150 Z97 Board.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My Beast on a Budget

Intel Core i5-4690K Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150
EVGA Z97 FTW LGA 1150 Intel Z97
G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
EVGA Super NOVA 1300 G2 80 PLUS GOLD
SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB SSD
EVGA Super Clocked w/ ACX GeForce GTX 770 2GB
LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM
Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version
Fractal Design ARC XL

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/3/2014 7:34:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuality Company, Quality Products

Pros: Solid feature set for a board in the GOOD motherboard price range.
Well built: power availability, board layout, cooling, etc.

I have always had good support with EVGA on their products.

Cons: The one real con with this item and the reason I am giving it 4 stars is the m.2 slot for on motherboard SSD drives. For some reason EVGA decided to use the E KEY, this is not in any way a standard. I've looked and if you search around on forums many others have looked as well and there are no (??) manufactures making an E KEY m.2 slot drive.

Other Thoughts: This is a great product for the price and EVGA does stand behind their products. For most people this will be a great motherboard, just be aware of the caveat if you are looking to run the OS on motherboard.

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