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EVGA releases X299 Micro ATX 2 motherboard

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    EVGA has released a new micro-atx motherboard based on the Intel X299 chipset. The compact board was fitted with improved power delivery, but does have active cooling....

    EVGA releases X299 Micro ATX 2 motherboard
     
  2. tunejunky

    tunejunky Master Guru

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    so sexeh!
     
  3. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    Pretty cool, but I think they could've squeezed in another M.2 slot, and the PCIe slot at the bottom could've been expanded to x16 if they rearranged some things.
     
  4. RavenMaster

    RavenMaster Master Guru

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    Hope they do a X299 Classified for the upcoming intel refresh CPUs
     

  5. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Its been while since I last seen Motherboard with active cooling on it
     
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  6. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    This is actually a pretty cool looking board. I currently have my old 4790K in a HTPC case running Win Server - I kind of want to put this 7820x in it when I upgrade for Zen 2. I might buy this and hold on to it until then.. it took me months to find a decent m-atx board for the 4790K when I did that because it was so old
     
  7. BangTail

    BangTail Ancient Guru

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    I believe the X299 Dark is supposed to replace the Classified for this go round, great motherboard btw, highly recommend it.

    EVGA may well release other boards for the refresh but JFYI.
     
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    Great looking board and impressive for a micro ATX. Really wish we could get a similar board for X399 - currently ASRock has one mATX available (Taichi X399M), but the VRM setup does not look very beefy...
     
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    RavenMaster Master Guru

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    I ignored the X299 Dark for two reasons: 1) only 4 RAM sockets 2) onboard tiny squealing fan. No thanks. The X299 FTW-K seems a better option.
     
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    BangTail Ancient Guru

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    I have that one as well, great board :)

    Just as an aside, never had problem with the fan and with 16GB sticks out there, 4 slots is not an issue.

    My towers are under a heavy desk and quite far back so I don't hear anything from them.

    If your case is on your desk, you may find it annoying, ymmv.
     
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  11. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    I really wish EVGA would make AMD motherboards -___-
     
  12. tunejunky

    tunejunky Master Guru

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    totally agree. if there is ever a monoblock for the M-ATX x399 Taichi, then i'll grab it. i love the form factor and SLI is pretty much gone forever (as far as actual need, not desire)

    but if i could bring myself to trust Intel again (L1 cache vulnerabilities OH NO!!!!) that EVGA board could replace my old x99 rig which was replaced by threadripper gen 1.
     

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