Joined on 02/08/02
Best board for the money by far!
Pros: Not a micro, stays cool and is extremely fast and well laid out! Although if you have a very long video card it will block and cover up two of the SATA III ports on the board, but there are 6 of them.
Overall Review: The next board that came close that had any improvements over this board was between $100 to $200 more depending on how far up you wanted to go!
EVGA 740 GT SC
Pros: This card runs all games on high with about 50 fps average. It will run on ultra, but the frames are about 30 and I like to keep it around 50 if possible for quicker responses and clearer lag free images during intense action.
Cons: This card didn't come with the specific card drivers like a new one does.
Overall Review: I replaced my old EVGA 560 GTX with this one. According to my microsoft performance test on windows 7 64-bit the old 560 GTX scored 7.6 and this new EVGA 740 GT SC scored a 7.3. That being said the 560 on medium to high settings ran all games with about 55 fps, while the 740 runs about 50 on high to ultra.