Tuesday, November 20th 2012

EVGA Z77 Stinger Mini-ITX Motherboard Goes on Sale

Announced back in September, EVGA's Z77 Stinger motherboard has now (finally) become available, in the US (Europe will get it very soon). This mini-ITX offers support for Intel LGA1155 processors and features a 7+1 power design, two DDR3-2133 memory slots, two SATA 6.0 Gbps and two SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, one PCIex 16 and one Mini PCIe slot, Gigabit Ethernet, 7.1-channel audio, four USB 3.0 ports, two eSATA connectors, and both HDMI and mini DisplayPort outputs.

The Z77 Stinger costs $199.99 and can be found here.
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39 Comments on EVGA Z77 Stinger Mini-ITX Motherboard Goes on Sale

#1
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Looks like a nice board hopefully the BIOS isn't terrible...like some.
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#2
stupido
the price is... :eek:
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#3
DaJMasta
by: stupido
the price is... :eek:
Yeah... not sure why it's so expensive. Features look pretty Z77 standard and there isn't any wifi (I guess the Mini PCIe is nice though).
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#4
HumanSmoke
$200 is a tough ask when the P8Z77-I Deluxe/WiDi is the same price, and that's assuming you need such a feature laden mITX board in the first place.
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#5
AndreiD
Dang, it is expensive, for 15$ cheaper you can get the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe, which I have and seems to be better equipped than this EVGA mobo.
The layout on the EVGA resembles the ASUS one, so that's good, you can probably install a full sized cooler on there.
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#6
XL-R8R
EVGA always did feel like it could charge whatever it wanted for something and people will pay it.... they're almost like the Apple of PC hardware.

Waited a while to see this board come out and it ends up being very expensive and the quality doesn't look all that good either.

Let down.
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#7
Live OR Die
by: AndreiD
Dang, it is expensive, for 15$ cheaper you can get the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe, which I have and seems to be better equipped than this EVGA mobo.
The layout on the EVGA resembles the ASUS one, so that's good, you can probably install a full sized cooler on there.
I have the P8Z77-I Deluxe + a I7 3770K and its a great ITX board with a load of features :toast:.
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#8
t77snapshot
Why are all ITX boards so expensive :cry:

Is this a technology design thing or just demand?
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#9
Ikaruga
by: t77snapshot
Why are all ITX boards so expensive :cry:

Is this a technology design thing or just demand?
The technology cost is not that different anymore, it's more like that the target audience of mini-itx products are still enthusiast mostly, people who are willing to play a little bit more to get what they want.
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#10
Live OR Die
by: t77snapshot
Why are all ITX boards so expensive :cry:

Is this a technology design thing or just demand?
Smaller parts cost more just like any technology.
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#11
DOM
by: Live OR Die
Smaller parts cost more just like any technology.
but the evga is very plain for the price
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#12
Ikaruga
by: Live OR Die
Smaller parts cost more just like any technology.
Could you elaborate please (honest question)?

Every mini-itx board I held in my hands lately had the same amount of layers and the very same parts like the bigger motherboards (as far as I could tell from by looking), so I'm curious what you meant.
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#13
stupido
by: Ikaruga
Could you elaborate please (honest question)?

Every mini-itx board I held in my hands lately had the same amount of layers and the very same parts like the bigger motherboards (as far as I could tell from by looking), so I'm curious what you meant.
+1 for the same question...
I don't see why miniITX would cost more than the rest... actually it should a bit cheaper (less PCB real estate & less connectors and components...
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#15
badtaylorx
i tried that asrock^^^^^

it was the only mobo ive ever returned over coil-whine....

perhaps the non-solid chokes???
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#16
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: badtaylorx
i tried that asrock^^^^^

it was the only mobo ive ever returned over coil-whine....

perhaps the non-solid chokes???
Thats odd cause it come HIGHLY recommended by many tech forums and has a better phase design than most mATX boards
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#17
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
DAVE! you need to get this board and review it for us! :respect:
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#18
Vlada011
Best looking little motherboard on market. This is not only ordinary motherboard for HTPC.
I can beg you can push 3700k far on that little devil same like on E-ATX boards. Look design on motherboard, not only look, she is capable for LN2 I can beg. Little overkiller...
Yes it little and it's cost like good motherboard but she's task to became part of something like this...





Perfect fot that.

That's now IN...little powerfull rig, I mean HTPC capable for 5.0GHz and 10.000 3D Mark 11.
You can bring with yourself over summer or winter where you want better than gaimng laptop.

And more amd more good cases show up for little boards like this Lian-Li, Silverstone, Cubitek,...
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#19
nickbaldwin86
little late to the game isn't it? and overpriced...
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#20
Th3pwn3r
I've paid $400 for a motherboard so I don't see $200 for this EVGA one being a big deal. However, most of my EVGA products have failed me so for that reason I'd go with something else.
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#21
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: DaJMasta
.. there isn't any wifi (I guess the Mini PCIe is nice though).
Some manufacturers skip the wifi, as most often these (onboard wifi adapters) are the ones to die out first.. leading to boatloads of rma. I think that is what they were aiming for.. then again, that price tag shouldve covered rma expenses in the first place.
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#22
MightyMission
I've got the Z77e-itx and it's not bad at all,i can only assume you had a moody mobo BadTaylor,both mine have been reliable and good OCcers too..

The only fault I can find is that the msata slot underneath the mobo is only SATA II (I use that for system drive)...

I'm interested to see what more EVGA can bring to the table as the existing z77 boards are of a good standard already
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#23
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Vlada011
Best looking little motherboard on market. This is not only ordinary motherboard for HTPC.
I can beg you can push 3700k far on that little devil same like on E-ATX boards. Look design on motherboard, not only look, she is capable for LN2 I can beg. Little overkiller...
Yes it little and it's cost like good motherboard but she's task to became part of something like this...

http://imageshack.us/a/img715/1800/evgarig01.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img195/6182/evgarig02.jpg

Perfect fot that.

That's now IN...little powerfull rig, I mean HTPC capable for 5.0GHz and 10.000 3D Mark 11.
You can bring with yourself over summer or winter where you want better than gaimng laptop.

And more amd more good cases show up for little boards like this Lian-Li, Silverstone, Cubitek,...
I'm just gonna go offtopic and say that looks pretty good but why oh why have that PSU in that build?
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#24
stinger608
Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder
Yep, seems highly over priced.

And they should probably just send me one since naming the board after me. :p:roll:
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#25
wrathchild_67
by: badtaylorx
i tried that asrock^^^^^

it was the only mobo ive ever returned over coil-whine....

perhaps the non-solid chokes???
You were just unlucky. I can run my 2500K at 5GHz on the Asrock Z77 mini-ITX and notice no coil whine.
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