random_matt...the EU store does not exist anymore.
Nealx01 i do feel bad for the EU folks. id be super bummed if i couldnt get what i wanted
SimonOceanrandom_matt...the EU store does not exist anymore. Yeah. I've not been on here for a while... what happened. Has the EU sales team closed down? Or is it just that everything is out of stock as we await a product cycle refresh? I wanted to buy some bits and bobs, but I really don't want to go through the hassle of getting stuff from the US and having customs hassles.
SimonOceanWell... the only think that I really need / want is black braided cables for my 1200 P2. Scan no longer sell EVGA braided cables. The EU store has them listed for only about €50 which is a good price, but no availability (nor for most other things either). EVGA EU did - at least in the past - have some good deals. For example I got my X299 Dark half price... so epic board for the price of a mid range board. No idea what it has been like recently as I've not been keeping an eye on things. As to your recommendation, I very much like EVGA products and their customer service. But I agree... looking at the Z490 boards for example the Gigabyte mid and high end boards look good. Also MSI have some nice mid and high end boards. The MSI X490I Unify stands out... 8 phase, 10 layer PCB, TB3, mITX... looks like a little powerhouse. Besides that the Dark looks great (16 phase and 10 layer PCB), but as usual with the Dark the "feature set" is unspectacular besides doing all the electron things exceptionally well. So no 10GbE, no TB3, no iGPU passthrough. Given that the attractiveness of the Dark compared to the Godlike or Xtreme depends on price with the others at $750-800. I would like TB3, personally, but it is not a deal breaker. But I don't really need a Z490 system. It is the PSU cable upgrade that I really want.
random_matt Could try cablemods eu.
kelkel1I saw $926 as an estimated price for the Z490 Dark. https://www.anandtech.com/show/15723/the-intel-z490-motherboard-overview Seriously?
Nealx01the US store is out of a ton of product also. i have a feeling that nvidia was gonna announce ampere or whatever in march and inventory was being dwindled ahead of it, with things delayed another couple months the inventory situation is especially bad. idk. there was a videocardz rumor about financial trouble and layoff last fall also. havent ever heard more about it. say what you want about rumors, but videocardz has a really good track record for accuracy. i do feel bad for the EU folks. id be super bummed if i couldnt get what i wanted
random_mattkelkel1I saw $926 as an estimated price for the Z490 Dark. https://www.anandtech.com/show/15723/the-intel-z490-motherboard-overview Seriously?It's DOA then
kelkel1random_mattkelkel1I saw $926 as an estimated price for the Z490 Dark. https://www.anandtech.com/show/15723/the-intel-z490-motherboard-overview Seriously?It's DOA thenMy Z390 Dark was $499. Is the Z490 Dark going to offer double the performance? If not, how can they justify double (or nearly so) the price? I am serious, I really would like to know.
kelkel1I saw $926 as an estimated price for the Z490 Dark. Seriously?
KylearanPretty sure the Dark will be priced within $100 dollars range of the Aorus Xtreme (not waterforce), Maximus 12 Apex, and MSI Godlike, because those are its direct competitors.Pricing it more than $100 below that range would be eVGA undercutting themselves for a board that is VERY EXPENSIVE to produce, and more than $100 above that means no one would buy it, unless it offered something substantial that no one else offered and marketed as such.
GrobiKenobiIt is a little weird EVGA are the only ones making us play the waiting game lol... Most boards are already ready for pre-order and have their own support pages with memory support shown. There really is no point in waiting this long.. You're losing out in sales by other companies while you tell us to "Wait and see", but what do I know lol.
Nealx01 the apex is 399. i already ordered one from newegg. 423$ after tax. the maximus extreme would be the flagship competitor. thats a 750$ board. the dark will be competing most with the apex. it needs to be damn near that 399 or 499 price at worst. 925$ is an insta flop, and im gonna buy it also, but not for 900$