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NEW Motherboard from EVGA, probably Z87 Classified

 

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I was just looking at the Z77 and wondering if it was any good.
Any info on EVGA mobos?
 
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What to say, my system is stable, good for overclocking with little higher temps because IB.
People are not satisfied with Z77 BIOS and specific higher speed memory support, from hardware side board is fantastic, on closer look when you keep board in hand Z77 look expensive and fine, heavy, solid.
If you decide to change something in your build I strongly suggest wait Z87 Classified.
Board is new and even support of two CPU generation is certain. Haswell/Brodwell 1150.
If Intel decide that.
Again EVGA prepare and X79 Dark same fantastic peace of art for people who want Extreme platform, this time with no problems with PCIe 3.0.
More than 4cores, no internal graphic, good overclocking and not much expensive than top Haswell Build.

Now this Classified mobo deserve Cable Management award. :)
Everything is build to hide wires, mess and show hardware.
 
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I was just looking at the Z77 and wondering if it was any good.
Any info on EVGA mobos?
They are mostly solid, too bad they screwed up two consecutive generations with bad BIOSes.
 
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EVGA Z87 Classified

EVGA Z87 Motherboards – Exceed the Best

Welcome to a new class of high performance motherboards that boast 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor compatibility. These platforms offer a return to greatness with a completely redesigned GUI BIOS interface, reimagined power VRM that focuses on efficiency, and loaded with features like up to 4-Way SLI, Creative Sound Core3D quad-core audio processor, Intel Gigabit LAN, native SATA 6G/USB 3.0 and more.

Did we also mention that this motherboard is designed for the overclocker? Built from the ground up to give you all the essentials you need for overclocking, with a GUI BIOS that is focused on functionality, brand new software interface for overclocking in the O.S., ultra high quality components, and robust PCI-E 3.0 and memory trace layout.

With these features and more, it is clear that the EVGA Z87 motherboards are not engineered to just be the best, they are engineered to exceed the best.






 
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They are mostly solid, too bad they screwed up two consecutive generations with bad BIOSes.
Pretty much this. I believe they fired their motherboard BIOS team after the P55 boards came out and made the video card BIOS team start making the motherboard BIOSes too. After that their BIOSes went to complete shit, they even managed to break the P55 boards BIOSes, then just stopped supporting the P55 boards and wipe any mention of the problems from their forums.

Having spent a very large amount of money on their 2nd to top P55 board, I've been extremely disappointed with EVGA, and definitely wouldn't buy another EVGA motherboard, ever.
 
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EVGA Z87 CLASSIFIED E878

http://youtu.be/VpYFOJSRNAM


Chipset – Intel Z87
SLI – 4-Way
SATA – 8 SATA 6G
USB – 6 USB 3.0 / 6 USB 2.0
Memory Support – 4 DIMM Dual-Channel DDR3 2666MHz+ (up to 32GB)
Capacitors – POSCAP/Solid State
Form Factor – EATX
Ethernet – 2x Intel Gigabit NIC
Audio - Creative Sound Core3D Quad-Core Audio Processor
PCB - 8 Layers

FEATURES

8 Phase PWM
Onboard Power, Reset and Clear CMOS
PCI-E Disable Switches
E-LEET X Tuning Utility
Triple BIOS Support
Onboard CPU Temp Monitor
300% More Gold Content
POSCAP Capacitors
EZ Voltage Read Points
8+8 PIN CPU Power
PCI-E Disable Jumpers
Onboard Bluetooth
LucidLogix Virtu MVP 2.0 Support
mSATA/mPCI-e Slot

EXTERNAL I/O

4x Rear Panel USB 3.0 Ports
4x Rear Panel USB 2.0 Ports
Creative Sound Core3D Quad-Core Audio Processor
2x Mini-DisplayPort
2x Intel Gigabit Ethernet
1x Bluetooth 2.1

INTERNAL I/O

2x USB 3.0 Headers
2x USB 2.0 Headers
8x SATA 6G Ports
 
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I think that looks better than the MSI somethingGAMING board. Not a fan of the panel thing on the back IO though. I mean it's a good idea, but it looks out of place. The chipset heatsink is a killer though..
 
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Look like the nice boards, I just wont bring myself to buy an Evga board ever again though after the hell of an experience with the Evga Classified X58 board.
 
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They completely revamped the BIOS, so maybe they got it right this time, but I'm not going to even consider this board until some reviews are in and they're mostly positive. I like their video cards, but I've never seen any of their motherboards have any success, mostly because of BIOS problems, as noted above by radrok & newtekie1. The thing does look good, though...
 
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The Z77 FTW had some less than optimal performance thanks to its unusual PLX use.







 
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EVGA Z87 Classified have everything what need one Extreme Motherboard.
Very interesting and nice hardware like always from EVGA.
All three motherboards are nice.

I say that this series and whole presentation is better than with Z77.
Last year they show one buy one motherboard, with lot of problem.
I was experienced as they don't want to make Z77 series.
 
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if the z87 FTW nosedives in price like my z77 i will def pick up one @ $200 or under, just to see how well the GUI BIOS is compared to mine. i mean no UEFI on my z77 isnt really a bad thing; the board has tons of options regardless. Hell i may even try out a stinger for a Haswell HTPC box if im inclined to dump money into another PC...

Being that i've never used EVGA mobos before, i cant really be a debbie downer on things im not familiar with, which is why i dont have anything bad to say about the z77 ftw in particular (i cant even speak on BIOS issues as i bought my board in oct 2012 and fired it up for the first time in april 2013 and immediately updated to latest BIOS)
 

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Pretty much this. I believe they fired their motherboard BIOS team after the P55 boards came out and made the video card BIOS team start making the motherboard BIOSes too. After that their BIOSes went to complete shit, they even managed to break the P55 boards BIOSes, then just stopped supporting the P55 boards and wipe any mention of the problems from their forums.

Having spent a very large amount of money on their 2nd to top P55 board, I've been extremely disappointed with EVGA, and definitely wouldn't buy another EVGA motherboard, ever.
That explains the problems I was having when I was updating my old P55 SLI BIOS. Those revisions were comically problematic.
 
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I tell you If you find Classified like Z77 FTW immediately buy two I will send you cash money in Western Union, I will not buy other hardware.
But my eyes look in Haswell E, X99, SATA Express, DDR4.
This would be upgrade because EVGA.

But people don't be mad on our dear EVIL INTEL because performance, they are poor and must give less performance, they barely stay on leg we must help company to stay on market. :banghead: What they present to people, they are crazy. From one side cripple with PLX chip to allow PCIe 3.0 from other side 3 years on same place. And chipset go one buy one.
P67, P67 rev3, Z68, Z68 gen3, Z77, Z87.

MY EVGA MOTHERBOARD IS EVERYWHERE ON LAST PLACE.
THAT I TOLD, THEY LIKE DON'T CARE FOR THAT Z77 SERIES, PACKAGE OF BOARD IS COMIC.
CARDBOX IS MORE EXPENSIVE ON MARLBORO BOX. I'm gentle with hardware as lady but I torn box when I remove motherboard out.
And that was my first their hardware.

But that is not with X79 FTW and Z68 FTW, their package is excellent. Only Z77 series.
Literally as someone force them to make that series.
 
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I tell you If you find Classified like Z77 FTW immediately buy two I will send you cash money in Western Union, I will not buy other hardware.
But my eyes look in Haswell E, X99, SATA Express, DDR4.
This would be upgrade because EVGA.

But people don't be mad on our dear EVIL INTEL because performance, they are poor and must give less performance, they barely stay on leg we must help company to stay on market. :banghead: What they present to people, they are crazy. From one side cripple with PLX chip to allow PCIe 3.0 from other side 3 years on same place. And chipset go one buy one.
P67, P67 rev3, Z68, Z68 gen3, Z77, Z87.

MY EVGA MOTHERBOARD IS EVERYWHERE ON LAST PLACE.
THAT I TOLD, THEY LIKE DON'T CARE FOR THAT Z77 SERIES, PACKAGE OF BOARD IS COMIC.
CARDBOX IS MORE EXPENSIVE ON MARLBORO BOX. I'm gentle with hardware as lady but I torn box when I remove motherboard out.
And that was my first their hardware.

But that is not with X79 FTW and Z68 FTW, their package is excellent. Only Z77 series.
Literally as someone force them to make that series.
I didn't understand one thing you just said, other then maybe something about the box the board is packaged in, and I don't think many people care about that.

Problem with Evga boards is its not really the board quality and hardware they use, but the software.
 
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Design is really similar to the mysterious X79 Dark MoBo..... Kinda like it.
 
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I'd love for EVGA to fix their motherboards because their X79 Dark is on my watch list.

That I/O shield would look fantastic on my open air case :)
 
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EVGA Z87 Classified is for me nicer than EVGA X79 Dark.
Both are nice, but Z87 Classified is BRUTAL MOTHERBOARD.
I will not go on IB-E that's 100%. Haswell Extreme because maybe support for first DDR4 and I expect to Intel series 9 brake ice with Sata Express,
if Haswell E show up after that probably and him.


'Problem with Evga boards is its not really the board quality and hardware they use, but the software".


I hope software/BIOS was problem.
But I think they talk something about EVGA Z77 FTW and lack of fast communication with memory.
I' not sure what, they didn't explain exactly but I'm sure that was during build, people complain on Marvell SATA Controller, than If it's Intel board no reason for Marvel Yukon Ethernet instead of Intel like on other Z77 boards and now on Z87.
Mix of everything in 80% software BIOS but probably not last technology in that moment for Z77 on every place.
Build is fantastic, hold one EVGA in hand is much nicer experience than any ROG board and nobody can't tell me that nothing,
even texture of board, print, soldering, that is like dream, all people around me are on ROG but they are surprised with EVGA on close look and I don't like their.
I mean it's OK, better than ASRock, GIGABYTE, MSI, but I love EVGA that's my satisfaction.

Every other hardware no matter how expensive even boards of 450-500$ for me is as nothing, only to install close side panel and don't care on management,
coolers, light, look, nothing. I only EVGA hardware have enjoyment to look, window panel, every cable on own place...
With other that would be only PC to work no enjoyment.
 
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