News EVGA SR-3 Dark Goes Up For Pre-Order At $1,800

hotaru251

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EVGA's Dark series motherboards are some of the best looking imho...sadly with a price to match the beauty.

someday I also hope they will make an AMD dark series.
 

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"gold-plated edges " ... for that price I'd expect every bit of metal on it to be solid gold, even the screws!
 

COLGeek

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As much as I can appreciate "bleeding edge" tech. Wait 6 months after release and get it for a more reasonable price (or snatch a competitors offering once available). That price is ludicrous.
 
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lol $1999 for a motherboard ? for what exactly ? 2% more performance over others ? not justified at all.
You do realize this isn't for normal users that play games right? Big boards like these are perfect for servers and considering its for xeon you should probably know its a server board anyways.
 

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You do realize this isn't for normal users that play games right? Big boards like these are perfect for servers and considering its for xeon you should probably know its a server board anyways.
not just server board but for a $2000 server cpu as well with a 255w TDP!!! clearly not a "gamer" motherboard
 

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You do realize this isn't for normal users that play games right? Big boards like these are perfect for servers and considering its for xeon you should probably know its a server board anyways.
EVGA's marketing does seem to be aimed towards 'enthusiasts' though. The first thing listed on the product page for this board is that it's a 3DMark Time Spy record holder :rolleyes:


You can get LGA 3647 boards from supermicro (a proper server motherboard manufacturer) for less than half the price of this board. Although the W-3175X is technically part of Intel's workstation line rather than server line.
 
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You do realize this isn't for normal users that play games right? Big boards like these are perfect for servers and considering its for xeon you should probably know its a server board anyways.
srry this is not a server motherboard . you can see the water block on it !! and this Xeon is overclockable special one.

 
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When looking at Xeon-W boards this one is the closest to the MacPro's motherboard (in features) it is, however, missing some more PCIe slots and of course the full 12Dims (and 1.5TB max) for memory.
 

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You do realize this isn't for normal users that play games right? Big boards like these are perfect for servers and considering its for xeon you should probably know its a server board anyways.
Please; no one would use this gold-plated crotch-extender in a real server. This thing was created entirely for people with too much money and not of self-esteem to build a brag-box with.

Hence the LEDs, the giant waterblock, all those PCI-E x16 ports specifically spaced for SLIed GPUs. Take a look inside any single-CPU server case, and you might notice they aren't really built to house radiators. Even big 4U boxes don't have the ventilation design for it. As for internal LEDs, when you have walls of racks full of servers, tiny lights on the inside of each one work... poorly... for transmitting information.

There are far better server boards at far better prices, and besides, hobbyists aside, server boards aren't really bought as individual components; they are bought as part of a server, generally as part of a bulk purchase-order of many servers.

This is purely a toy.
 

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not just server board but for a $2000 server cpu as well with a 255w TDP!!! clearly not a "gamer" motherboard
This is very clearly not a server board. It is what, back in the day, you called an e-peen board. It was designed for one specific workstation processor, which was specifically chosen for its combination of high core-count and overclocking potential. It fills no roll in any machine built for any kind of productivity purpose that a board at half the price couldn't outperform it in. This is meant for use in brag-boxes, and that's it.

If this board ever ends up seeing (non-ironic) use in an enterprise environment, I'll eat my hat.

...and I don't even own a hat.
 

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