Date Joined: 12/14/01
Pros: Great performance for the green you put out. I have this running stable at 5.0Ghz with an Asus Crosshair V Formula and 16GB of 1866 Mushkin Memory and an Antec Kuhler 920, an Antec 900 Gaming case. 4 WD 500GB Velociraptors in a striped Raid Array, and 2 Black Edition XFX 7900 Ghz Edition 3 GB Crossfire Cards. Runs Like a Dream. The Proc is worth the coin and more!
Cons: Heat in warm season, need A/C in house, though have never overheated during gaming, only came close in Prime 95. Not all of these will clock as high, have another, which tops out at 4.7Ghz, not too shabby, but you do feel the difference in that 300 Mhz under stress in games
Pros: NOT A RIPPLE, VERY STEADY POWERFUL SINGLE RAIL. DOES THE JOB WITH 2 7970'S PLUS A CROSSHAIR V MOBO AND FX -8350 OC'ED TO 4.8 SOLID
Cons: THE MODULAR CABLES ARE A PAIN TO GET IN ESP AFTER INSTALLATION OF PS IN CASE. AM NOT CRAZY ABOUT THE WHITE COLOR, BUT I HAVE GOTTEN USED TO IT. THE THING IS VERY, VERY QUIET.
Pros: excellent performance, 2 of these run very cool in an Antec 1200 case in SLI, eVGA has the best 24/7 Tech support, I have called at 2 in the AM and got help with my 790i Digital MB setup
Cons: Big A@# Cards, need a large case w good airflow
Pros: Super steady single 100 Amp Rail, no fluctuation in power delivery, even under triple SLI load with Quad Core CPU and 4 GB of 2000 mhz Patriot memory. Unfortunately, I cannot get rid of Direct X error and display driver stopped working error, during 3 way SLI gaming, I have no trouble in single 8800GTX or SLI, until I goto TRI-SLI. I tried updating bios, windows Vista, Nvidia and Direct X drivers all with no solution, put it back down to 2 XFX 8800 GTX's superclocked at 630/1000 and can game all day no errors, anybody have a solution? Eventually I will forget TRI SLI, as I don't think I can ever be stable, might try wiping drive and doing a clean re-install of OS--this will be last resort before going to 295GTX SLI
Cons: Unit is BIG,Heavy, MANY,MANY CABLES, Unit is very pricey, but I also own 2 750 quad silencers and a 500 Watt unit all PC Power & Cooling, all perform impeccably well, so if you really need this type of POWER, buy with confidence.
Overall Review: Antec 1200 case
EVGA 790i Digital
4 GB Patriot Memory @ 2000Mhz 9-9-9-24
Intel Yorkfield 9550 Quad Core w Eo stepping
Coolit systems Freezezone Elite and Dual Gpu cooler, MTEC control module
1 TB Barracuda SATA Drive, Sony DVD/RW optical Drive
PC Pwr Cooling ESA 1200 Watt PSU
Pros: The board has it all, with a good quad-core cpu and other class components, will keep you in the game for a long time comimg. No need right now for any OC ing at all. Will leave that for future kicks, when I begin to tire of the performance I currently enjoy.
Cons: In answer to Flugg, posted on 01/12/09, I currently have this mobo runnin 3 8800GTX's XXX versions, with 1 Creative Fatality PCI-E card in the top slot. I did have to remove the soundcard from its metal cover/casing to get it to fit however, no biggie.
Overall Review: I do experience occasional BSOD's at times, and do not know if the board is the issue or if it is Vista being flaky. I did have some heat problems with the video cards until I set the fan speed on all cards to 100% in Nvidia control panel. My current specs are as follows: Intel Yorkie quad core 2.83, Two 2GB sticks of Patriot DDR3 PC16000 2000mhz memory at 9-9-9-24, 3 XFX 8800 GTX's XXX versions, Creative Fatality soundcard PCI-E, Zalman 9700 CPU cooler, BFG 1000 watt PS(use a 1200 watt PC Power & Cool PSU if you can swing it, no problems so far with this, I had it in the stable already, but PC Power & Cool is truly the best, I have two of their Quad silencer 750's no wavering at all in voltages), all siiting pretty in an Antec 1200 case. This is my first stray in a log time from ASUS, hope my issues are due to Vista and not EVGA MB. EVGA support is excellent they are there 24/7. Hope this was helpful, if anyone has any ideas on my occasional issue, let me know