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Z68 FTW S1155
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- Product Type/`Desktop Motherboard`
- Maximum Memory/`16 GB`
- Form Factor/`Extended ATX`
- Processor Supported/`Core i5,Core i7`
- Total Processor Supported/`1`
The EVGA Z68 motherboards have arrived! These motherboards based on the latest Inel Express Chipsets offer incredible performance and overclocking with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, and with the new Intel Smart Response Technology, users can combine a Solid State Drive with a traditional mechanical drive and receive both high storage capacity! Intel Smart Response Technology implements a storage I/O caching system to provide users with faster response times for frequently used applications.
The entire EVGA Z68 lineup has full support for SATA III/6G and USB 3.0 giving you the latest standards in high performance storage, and a forward thinking true next generation motherboard layout allow you to take control!.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
This board only has some differences to the board itself, as apposed to the P67 model.
The Z68 chip is considered better, but only slightly. It has SSD caching (if you want to use an SSD storage device) and a slight increase in the PWM performance (pulse width modulation).
You get all the great features of the p67 plus some added bonuses mentioned above. You also get the EVGuage V4 and the ECP voltage tweak panel for your frontal drive bay to overclock with the touch of a button.
EVGA's products are top notch and you also get free, 24/7 live technical support with any purchase. What more could you ask for.
I read every review on this EVGA motherboard at various seller websites. I also carefully checked out the EVGA forums. And that is when my knees began to shake and tremble. Those were the absolute worst horror stories I have ever read about a motherboard and I read a lot of reviews, sometimes daily.
I did not want to even open the package after reading about all the terrible problems people were having with this specific motherboard.
After waiting nearly 4 months, I decided to open the package and try it anyway [all the bells and whistles on this motherboard kept calling my name every time I looked at it]!
Desperately hoping I would be one of the fortunate and lucky ones, I opened the package and began my adventure...
I installed an Intel i5-2500k, a ZALMAN LQ-315 Water Cooler, 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM, a SeaSonic X Series X-850, crossed my fingers, hoped for the best, and hit the power button...all with my knees still shaking and my teeth chattering...
Result: Everything booted up and worked perfect!
Next step, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, permitted Windows to do all the critical updates, and again, everything has worked perfect.
So far, I am very, very happy with this motherboard.
I have left the BIOS at the same exact level it was when I purchased this motherboard: BIOS Version 689 1.05 x64
I have heard that BIOS version A05 does quite good too, but I still cannot find the courage to try it.
I have heard many horror stories on the BIOS Version R16 as I read at EVGA Forums. Supposedly a BIOS version R19 is in the making...but I tremble when thinking about trying any BIOS versions other than the original.
So, for now, my system is working A+++ and I am very happy with it. I will update later if I discover anything exciting or improved.
A $300+ motherboard for only $60 with more bells and whistles than I have ever seen in my entire life?
Personally, I think it's a miracle!
Cons: Only cons I can think of at the moment are all the negative reviews that strike terror in the hearts of system builders and enthusiasts alike!
Hey, I am NOT saying all the negative posts are inaccurate...what I am saying is all the negative posts scared the heck out of me and most certainly many other people, but for some reason, my EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-KR motherboard is working perfect!
Oh, one more negative...now I wish I had purchased a lot more....as in several dozen of em'...
Other Thoughts: Is it possible, many more people had positive results on this EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-KR and haven't posted their results?
Please, if you are a person who purchased a EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-KR and had some good results, could you please even the score?
It is me,
Always looking for higher ground....
I bought a case that fits this oversize MB and it made assembly much easier, however the hole in the IO plate for the bios reset had to be enlarged to uncover the end of the tiny button. (case or MB???).
Once it is fully together and everything loaded on 256GB SSD for OS and 2 RAID 0 1TB drives for all else; it will be left alone at 4.1GHz on a 2700K CPU, (it'll do more), with OCed 465GTX/470 MSI Video card. This all keeps up with Crysis at 1920X1080 with good frame rates.
These MBs are selling way below the original 3 bills they started at and are a good bargain for those willing to research the right parts and the patience to work through the irritants. Watch out for bent CPU pins and those that were pushed past 5.? GHz. Also think using the I5 K model is the best bang for the $$.
Good Luck! Amazon the place to buy.
I understand that here and there you might have some problems and defected items.
I bought this MOBO from Amazon. 10/10 to Amazon as always.
You need to go on EVGA website and Reg. this product for their awesome support.
I cant find any cons on this product. I'm proud owner of EVGA products,
as I owned many.
I OC all the time.
Currently 2500k oc (4.0 stock cooler) Will go Water Cooling.
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