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EVGA Z77 Stinger Mini-ITX Motherboard Goes on Sale

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    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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  2. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Looks like a nice board hopefully the BIOS isn't terrible...like some.
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    the price is... :eek:
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    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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    $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.
  6. AndreiD

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    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.
  7. XL-R8R

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    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.
  8. Live OR Die

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    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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    Why are all ITX boards so expensive :cry:

    Is this a technology design thing or just demand?
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  10. Ikaruga

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    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.
  11. Live OR Die

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    Smaller parts cost more just like any technology.
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    but the evga is very plain for the price
  13. Ikaruga

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    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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    +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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    adulaamin, t77snapshot and stinger608 say thanks.
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    i tried that asrock^^^^^

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

    perhaps the non-solid chokes???
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    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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    DAVE! you need to get this board and review it for us! :respect:
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    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...

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    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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    Frick says thanks.
  20. nickbaldwin86

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    little late to the game isn't it? and overpriced...
  21. Th3pwn3r

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    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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    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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    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
  24. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    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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    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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