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EVGA X79 FTW And CORSAIR 500R

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October 21, 2012 2:38:22 AM

Hello,

I am trying to think out my new gaming build.

-EVGA X79 FTW
-i7 3820
-GTX 670 FTW+
-CORSAIR 500R

My Question: In the spec sheet at newegg, it lists the X79 FTW motherboard as Extended ATX at 12 inches x 10.6 inches. I love the look and functionality of the 500R case, but on newegg it says that it only supports ATX boards. The board I want is no longer than regular ATX, only half an inch wider. Does anybody know if the 500R can support boards like that? I am willing to do a slight bit of modding if necessary.

Thanks in return

P.S. This question is not inthe right category as there is no EVGA section for motherboards.
October 21, 2012 3:08:21 AM

Uhhh. evga graphics are really good but their motherboard line is in trouble... Most reviews and comments as well tell crappy bios and poor hardware support from the boards. True to both Z77 and X79.

Just check the comments for evga Z77 FTW.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
*check the comments from buyers, still about bios*


For evga's LGA 2011 bios
http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/zardon/asus-z9-pe...

Lemme quote:
"Initially we wanted to use the EVGA Classified SR-X motherboard, but I experienced quite a few issues and decided to bin the review, while I still had some hair left. We really don’t recommend anyone purchase this motherboard as the bios seems totally unfinished and unstable."

So just assume that motherboard will have the same issues as well...

You'd be better off with an Asus X79 or an Asrock X79 Extreme 7...
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October 23, 2012 5:10:57 AM

najirion said:
Uhhh. evga graphics are really good but their motherboard line is in trouble... Most reviews and comments as well tell crappy bios and poor hardware support from the boards. True to both Z77 and X79.

Just check the comments for evga Z77 FTW.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
*check the comments from buyers, still about bios*


For evga's LGA 2011 bios
http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/zardon/asus-z9-pe...

Lemme quote:
"Initially we wanted to use the EVGA Classified SR-X motherboard, but I experienced quite a few issues and decided to bin the review, while I still had some hair left. We really don’t recommend anyone purchase this motherboard as the bios seems totally unfinished and unstable."

So just assume that motherboard will have the same issues as well...

You'd be better off with an Asus X79 or an Asrock X79 Extreme 7...


Well... now I'm depressed. It is such a good value on newegg. Is there any better quality comparable board in your opinion? I am looking at the AsRock extreme9 and the Champion. I also am starting to consider the z77 line. The gigabyte sniper board is appealing because of it's price and 4 pcie 3.0. Would that board fit in the 500r?
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October 23, 2012 6:49:21 AM

EATX boards are the same as ATX boards except they are just wider. The mounting holes are still exactly the same as regular ATX.

In fact you can fit the X79 FTW in a CM 690 II Advanced which is a much smaller case than the 500R.
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October 23, 2012 6:15:22 PM

amuffin said:
EATX boards are the same as ATX boards except they are just wider. The mounting holes are still exactly the same as regular ATX.

In fact you can fit the X79 FTW in a CM 690 II Advanced which is a much smaller case than the 500R.


What would you recommend for gaming, z77 i5 3570k, i7 3820, or wait for haswell? I want the most powerful, and the most likely to be upgradable.
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