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EVGA 132-YW-E179-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • LGA 775
  • NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI
  • 4×240pin DDR3 2000

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From one of the premiere nVIDIA card manufacturers comes a motherboard based on nVIDIA technology. The board is based on the nForce 790i SLI MCP and supports Intel processors up to the Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme at FSB speeds up to 1600MHz. You can install up to 8GB of DDR3 2000 memory.

There are 3 PCIe x16 slots supporting 3-way SLI video. There is no downgrade of slot speed with this board, the 790i supports full x16 bandwidth across all three slots to take full advantage of your video cards. The board also supports Quad-SLI using 2 dual-GPU graphics cards.

Included in the 790i MCP is native support for Gigabit Ethernet and RAID. Having these technologies native increases throughput by eliminating any bottlenecks on the motherboard. The Dual Gigabit ports support DualNet technology for a fast 2GB network connection. RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, and 5 are supported and can be changed on the fly with MediaShield.

  • newegg NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI MCP for Intel Processors Based on the NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI chipset, the EVGA 132-YW-E179-A1 supports Intel LGA 775 (Socket T) processors including the Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo and Pentium D series as well as the next generation Intel 45nm processors.
  • newegg NVIDIA 3-way SLI Technology NVIDIA 3-way SLI (Scalable Link Interface) Technology allows up to three graphics cards to run in parallel for as much as 2.8X the performance of a single card configuration, taking your gaming experience to the next level with mind-blowing frame rates and resolutions.
  • newegg DDR3 Memory Support The EVGA 132-YW-E179-A1 features four DDR3 DIMM slots to support up to 8GB of DDR3 2000MHz memory for extreme overclocking performance.
  • newegg NVIDIA MediaShield Technology The MediaShield Storage supports both SATA and RAID. The revolutionary Serial ATA interface provides scalable performance for storage devices. SATA technology enables easy-to-install, high-performance and low-power hard drives. Nine 3Gb/s SATA ports support RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD for better performance and data security.
  • newegg Dual Gigabit LAN The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. Dual Gigabit LAN means rapid data transfers from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency.
  • newegg IEEE 1394a Support IEEE 1394 is a widely used standard of interface between personal computers and digital AV equipment. With IEEE 1394a you can easily connect digital devices such as a digital camcorder to the IEEE 1394a port provided on this motherboard for up to 400Mbps data transfer speeds.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
good board 6/21/2013 2:24:53 PM

Pros: this board is long lasting, i've had it since '08.

Cons: none as yet

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
okay...REALLY?! 6/1/2009 10:22:08 PM

Pros: to this moment best board I've ever owned.

incredible OC possibilities on this board and chipset

Cons: NewEgg gets them back in stock the day after I sell mine.

Overall Review: I can show an interested buyer any web site's asking price on this mobo... But it's never going to settle into their heads its' worth until they see the best of the best (cough..NEWEGG) selling it.

I'm sad. I'm going to miss my 132-YW-E179-A1

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
I like it 2/17/2009 8:25:38 AM

Pros: This has been the easiest board to work with. The bios is very easy to use and the support is fantastic. Over clocking has never been easy. Very solid.

Cons: Not for beginners. Know how overclocking works before you buy this board. If you do not plan to overclock then this may not be the board for you.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Investment 2/13/2009 6:12:18 PM

Pros: Got it set up and fired up with no problem, expected to have some trouble due to this being my first build but I was happily surprised. I had a little trouble getting the CPU to seat properly but I dont know if that's an issue with the CPU mounting or the board.

Cons: I had to manually set the RAM timings and voltage.
Isnt available for step it up program despite what the box says.

Overall Review: Antec Twelve Hundred Full Tower
EVGA nForce 790i
Corsair 1000HX PSU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz
Corsair XMS3 DHX DDR3 2x2GB RAM
Vista Home Basic 64-bit
Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB Hard Drive

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
This mobo F T W 1/29/2009 10:55:28 PM

Pros: I am still excited to have finally bought a motherboard that I can continue to upgrade into the future. I put a Quad core Q6600 Quad on this, OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333, Zotac 9800GT 1Gb on this mobo and have no regrets. Plenty of cooling on this board and it looks great too! Lots of Sata connections and USB's. I should probably "upgrade" to Vista but I really see no need to yet, except for maybe the DX10. I have done zero overclocking on this board and see no need to. This will be my first mobo that recognizes what I've connected without a hitch :) If you're on the fence on whether or not to spend the money, just do it you won't regret it.

Cons: There is a ridiculously bright blue LED that stays on at night unless you turn off the power supply or have a solid sided case. UGH I hate this LED with a passion...how the heck does an LED the size of a pin prick blind me so??? Why does it have to be at the very top of the board so I can't hide it down below...

Overall Review: I'm used to pins on the CPU and not the board...man I must be outdated.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Rock solid! 1/27/2009 5:40:41 PM

Pros: I chose this EVGA board because of the great things I heard about them while researching components for my newcomputer build. I've always used Asus but they don't seem to be too popular in the community right now for high end builds. Now that I think of it, my last Asus was never really super stable anyway. I put a core 2 duo CPU on it with raid 0 storage, GSkill ram and 2 EVGA GTX 260 Video cards. Everything went together easily and it's running stable and solid as a rock from the first boot. The only trouble I had was not realizing that Win XP doesn't have the necessary raid drivers to install the OS. After searching the EVGA website I found the drivers, downloaded them to a floppy and used F6 during the XP install to load the raid controller drivers.

Cons: They coulda threw in a floppy in the box with the RAID drivers. If you don't have another computer to download and make one from their website you're gonna have trouble using RAID or SATA.

Overall Review: Exactly what I was looking for. Solid running, no quirks.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Incredible 1/17/2009 12:49:33 PM

Pros: I have been building computers from a long time and i have never seen anything run quite like this. Easy installation and powerful BIOS tools to help over clock and control Voltages. There isn't much that this Motherboard can't do.

Cons: None so far, i wish the price would be a little lower, and it requires other costly parts in order to run

Overall Review: -ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ900 900W
-Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5GHz LGA 775
-EVGA 132-YW-E179-A1 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Patriot Viper 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000
-2 LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA
-EVGA 01G-P3-N880-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
5 eggs all the way 1/12/2009 7:01:02 PM

Pros: - Great overclocking ability
- Ultra stable with correct components
- Great construction
- 10 times better than the nVidia reference board

Cons: A bit pricey

Overall Review: Q6600, this mobo, and OCZ NVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 1800....wooot wooot! Finally a system that works after 6 months of messing with the 790i chipset. Oh and I'm getting 3.6GHZ on my rig with no sweat and low heat.

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