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EVGA X79 Classified - LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Motherboard (151-SE-E779-K3)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Looks great and lots of options on the BIOS to overclock

Cons: I just received the RMA'd board ( I had to pay the shipping) and it has the same issue. This motherboard has serious memory issues. I noticed that their "approved" memory settings for 2400 is incorrect. The RAM needed to be 1.65v and the BIOS made it use 1.5v.

The other issue is that the system will not POST past 67 unless I clear CMOS and lower the RAM to PC1333 instead of PC2400. It will also will never allow me to use all 4 sticks of RAM. It will go to code 67 every time no matter the clock settings on the RAM.

I love the power supply and video card I got from EVGA but I am going to call them and see about getting my money back. I spent $150+ on good quality memory and supposed to be compatible.

Other Thoughts: I wish this motherboard would have worked. Not worth spending weeks troubleshooting and having to rebuild the system a few times

EVGA X79 Classified - LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Motherboard (151-SE-E779-K3)
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This motherboard is amazing! It has a killer BIOS, easy layouts, LED for troubleshooting, and excellent support.

Cons: No VIDEO when using DIMM2. Was only able to use DIMM1 to be able to post. When in BIOS I changed the memory settings and also flashed the BIOS. When I rebooted I saw it was running at PC2400. Powered it off and put in my 32 GBs of RAM and it would not post. I went back to DIMM1 only and swapped each separate stick of RAM. All sticks booted fine when single. After awhile I was finally able to boot up to 24GBs of RAM when using DIMM1,3, and 4. DIMM2 is bad.

Other Thoughts: This motherboard is a really nice board but I have now have concern that they did not test the memory slots on the QA testing.

LSI Internal SATA / SAS 9211-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0  RAID Controller Card, Single)--Avago Technologies
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Affordable for the technology. Ctrl+C works every time. Easy to configure and setup the raid

Cons: Drivers seem to not work for Windows 7 Pro setup. Tried using flash sticks, made CD with drivers and tried reading from original CD. During Windows 7 Pro setup, the driver will not work. The only driver that windows would see the LSISAS drive is Vista 64 but it would error out and will not let me continue. I pull the card out and used RAID 10 on my EVGA x79 Classified board and it installed fine. Not sure why these drivers will not stick

Other Thoughts: again this could be user error but it should not be this hard to setup a raid controller and letting windows see it


Kenneth C.'s Profile

Display Name: Kenneth C.

Date Joined: 05/04/07

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 12/18/13
  • Last Review: 01/30/14
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