- Intel X79
- Core i7 (LGA2011)
- DDR3 2133(OC)/1866
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Quite pleased 02/12/2014
Highly configurable, stable, visually appealing BIOS. Shipped with 2.04, easy upgrade (inside of OS even) to current version 2.06. Configured in two minutes or less with no prior experience with the BIOS. Two eight-segment LEDs that display POST step in hex, then switch to CPU temperature after POST. On board BIOS reset button (vice removing jumper) and also one at I/O shield. On board power and reset switches that are LED lit. One of them also blinks with HDD activity. Additional board mounted LED lights look great though the window in my Corsair 750D case. Quad channel memory support.
There is a 4-pin molex connector mounted pointing downward on the bottom left of the motherboard. In the Corsair 750D case it is completely inaccessible; however, I'm not sure of its function because it is not listed in the manual and leaving it disconnected has had no noticeable impact on its operation.
A second 8-pin ATX12V connector is present and labeled as "optional". The manual states that it improves overclocking. I still need to explore how to get power to that if I need to in the future; now it's disconnected.
This is my second EVGA board, the first being an LGA1366 model. I'm more pleased than I thought I'd be with this purchase and I recommend it.
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