I bought something really nice today. […]
I bought something really nice today.
Im not sure I ever will use this motherboard for a build, perhaps sometime in the very distant future. For me this is more of a collectors item.
Complete boxed EVGA X58 Classified 3X SLI with most accessories unused. The price was ~90 euro with shipping.
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There were only 2000 motherboards of this model made, most of them used for extreme overclocking and such, this one wasn't.
I own one of those (I'm typing on it right now) and indeed they are special. I forget the name of the guy that worked at EVGA and produced these boards but they are like "Golden" motherboards. I have tried 6 or 8 different processors in it now, from normal desktop chips to multiple (single-socket) 1366 xeons. And every single processor I put in mine, no matter what make or model it is, all of them go to 4 Ghz and past it easily.
I've had a I7-940 in it when I got mine used, ran at 4.2 ghz on air. I had a I7-965 for a while, it did 4.6 ghz in this board. I had a i7-980x, did 4.8 ghz in this board, and now I'm down to a normal i7-920 equivalent version in xeon and it's been rock solid stable at 4.4 ghz for the past 2 and a half years, still typing on it right now. And they take heat.. Oh yes they run hot but they're special in that they're designed to endure it and will take it. VRM's ran around 90c - 95c with my 980x in here.. Board doesn't care, it just did it for 14 months daily and doesn't care and still works. With a big overclock and two big video cards in it though It will run rather warm, northbridge and southbridge around 70c when gaming is normal for these boards.
Also the guy that worked on these motherboards.. he left EVGA (I don't know why) after these were discontinued, and every "classified" motherboard made that came after this one, has been a complete flop. Unstable as heck, don't overclock well, bios is a mess, etc. So these were the last great EVGA Classified boards. He worked on the EVGA Nvidia 790i classified ultra and FTW SLI boards before this for 775 also which were also "golden overclocker" motherboards and rare and expensive.
I think these classified x58 boards were near $600 new originally.
The reason you don't see these for sale very often is usually anyone that gets one in working condition and knows what it can do, doesn't let go of it. I know I'm never ever ever selling mine.