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2019/01/08 19:14:30 (permalink)
Looks like a great board. Don't get me wrong. But it's a great board at $350 maybe $400. I don't think it warrants a $500 price tag in any way. Pretty disappointed with this as this is the board I've been waiting for. 
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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/08 20:08:16 (permalink)
    hmm.  good question.   I supposed once I have one in hand, I'll make a determination.  When it makes the 9900K sing,  I'll let you know. 
     
    but having said that, this board is an overclocking board.  meant to push the extremes.   you aren't going to find a producing board at 350 dollars that will match this board.  It's built like a tank. 

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/08 20:24:55 (permalink)
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    hmm.  good question.   I supposed once I have one in hand, I'll make a determination.  When it makes the 9900K sing,  I'll let you know. 
     
    but having said that, this board is an overclocking board.  meant to push the extremes.   you aren't going to find a producing board at 350 dollars that will match this board.  It's built like a tank. 


    I agree, you can't find anything around 350 that can compete with this. But in terms of features I don't think this competes with the boards that are in the 500+ range. It's lacking everything that isn't directly related to overclocking. Which is fine, I just don't know if it's fine for this price.
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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/08 20:25:54 (permalink)
     
    The initial price is usually this way. It will come down for those who want to wait, and don't have to have it right now. For those who can afford it will get it now.

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 06:21:58 (permalink)
    I would have to agree, $500 is to steep even being an overclocking board. Should have launched at no more than $400 for what is on the board, etc..
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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 06:46:20 (permalink)
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    The initial price is usually this way. It will come down for those who want to wait, and don't have to have it right now. For those who can afford it will get it now.



     
    This ^^^
     
    The X299 dark is a $500 board that I recently picked up for $198.




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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 07:00:52 (permalink)
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    hmm.  good question.   I supposed once I have one in hand, I'll make a determination.  When it makes the 9900K sing,  I'll let you know. 
     
    but having said that, this board is an overclocking board.  meant to push the extremes.   you aren't going to find a producing board at 350 dollars that will match this board.  It's built like a tank. 


    I agree, you can't find anything around 350 that can compete with this. But in terms of features I don't think this competes with the boards that are in the 500+ range. It's lacking everything that isn't directly related to overclocking. Which is fine, I just don't know if it's fine for this price.



    Out of curiosity, aside from RGB headers... what else does it not have? In reality it seems that the features it DOES have are built to achieve a higher level of performance and stability than anything else out there. I'd rather pay more to have those sort of features than less for something with a whole bunch of bells and whistles.
     
    You can kind of compare it to how a lot of car manufacturers load up their models with TONS of extra interactive features like all the bluetooth and entertainment options. Compare cars like that to the typical higher performance cars. I'd take the higher performing car over one just loaded to the brim with extras any day of the week.

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 07:22:18 (permalink)
    agree mattman

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 07:33:31 (permalink)
    This isn’t a board aimed at Daily use, so it doesn’t have the daily fluff, or the daily price tag. It is intended for extreme overclockers, and it also features a layout that isn’t standard so the cost is going to be higher.

    They removed the daily stuff because it is aimed at records rather than light shows.

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 07:36:45 (permalink)
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    This isn’t a board aimed at Daily use, so it doesn’t have the daily fluff, or the daily price tag. It is intended for extreme overclockers, and it also features a layout that isn’t standard so the cost is going to be higher.

    They removed the daily stuff because it is aimed at records rather than light shows.



     
    This..

    That being said....I think I'll wait for the cost to come down a bit ;)
     

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 07:49:44 (permalink)
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    This isn’t a board aimed at Daily use, so it doesn’t have the daily fluff, or the daily price tag. It is intended for extreme overclockers, and it also features a layout that isn’t standard so the cost is going to be higher.

    They removed the daily stuff because it is aimed at records rather than light shows.



     
    It has wireless and a whole bunch of daily fluff so im not sure what you are talking about. This board can do both roles easily. 
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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 08:05:32 (permalink)
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    This isn’t a board aimed at Daily use, so it doesn’t have the daily fluff, or the daily price tag. It is intended for extreme overclockers, and it also features a layout that isn’t standard so the cost is going to be higher.

    They removed the daily stuff because it is aimed at records rather than light shows.



     
    It has wireless and a whole bunch of daily fluff so im not sure what you are talking about. This board can do both roles easily. 




    It's really about your primary use case. There's no question that the board was designed for maximum performance for overclocking, and the primary use case for the majority of consumers is not maximum overclocking. There's NOTHING that says that this can't be used by a typical consumer, but said consumer probably won't be pushing a CPU hard enough, or commonly performing the activities, that this board is meant to handle.
     
    On the other hand, I'm in the camp that if you're EVER going to spend more cash on a computer component, it's the mobo. Being the backbone of a build, I'll go for the strongest backbone all day every day.

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 08:53:56 (permalink)
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    This isn’t a board aimed at Daily use, so it doesn’t have the daily fluff, or the daily price tag. It is intended for extreme overclockers, and it also features a layout that isn’t standard so the cost is going to be higher.

    They removed the daily stuff because it is aimed at records rather than light shows.



     
    It has wireless and a whole bunch of daily fluff so im not sure what you are talking about. This board can do both roles easily. 




    It's really about your primary use case. There's no question that the board was designed for maximum performance for overclocking, and the primary use case for the majority of consumers is not maximum overclocking. There's NOTHING that says that this can't be used by a typical consumer, but said consumer probably won't be pushing a CPU hard enough, or commonly performing the activities, that this board is meant to handle.
     
    On the other hand, I'm in the camp that if you're EVER going to spend more cash on a computer component, it's the mobo. Being the backbone of a build, I'll go for the strongest backbone all day every day.


    Yep same here, my use is primarily gaming and daily use but I wanted this board for those same reasons.
    The X79 Dark I have been running the past 5+ years has been the best MB by far that I have owned and I am talking a lot of years of doing this.

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 09:05:28 (permalink)
    I dunno, have you tried OCing a 350-450$ board? Pretty much garbage. Id trade some ram stability for all the crap RGBs and daily feature i had on the formula or the code.. this things only competition is the maximus xi gene which isnt available in the US.


    Fact is this whole generation of mobos is overpriced. In a would of overpriced mobos... you get a 550-600$ for 500... oh well... if u are complaining about this boards lack of rgb and 4dimm get a different board. Literally no one cares. Theres plenty of boards with rgb, normal layout, and 4dimms you can get. Evga dark boards have always been Extreme OC oriented. Where asus has gone to make flashy pieces that pander to gamers, evga has stayed true to the intent of boards of this range and given us true OC hardware, which I personally applaud them for.

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 10:33:19 (permalink)
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    The initial price is usually this way. It will come down for those who want to wait, and don't have to have it right now. For those who can afford it will get it now.



     
    This ^^^
     
    The X299 dark is a $500 board that I recently picked up for $198.


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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 11:17:56 (permalink)
    The price will come down and sales will happen, as usual for all electronics.

    EVGA isn’t going to advertise anything that would take sales from them. That doesn’t change what the board is built for either. Justify your purchases however you need as it is your money. Just like the motorcycle I bought does the speed limit just the same as much smaller motorcycles, I still bought the more expensive one for daily use.

    The engineers that the board still intended it for extreme overclocking, just like the K|ngp|n GPU. EVGA isnt into losing money, so why would they tell people that they shouldn’t use it for a daily driver?

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 11:41:16 (permalink)
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    The msi godlike ruined motherboards i swear

    Any item calling itself Godlike IMO is from Hell anyway
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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 11:57:16 (permalink)
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    The msi godlike ruined motherboards i swear

    Any item calling itself Godlike IMO is from Hell anyway


    real talk that name was as pretentious then as it is now

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 11:57:27 (permalink)
    This motherboard is for users who love to overclock...a LOT. So sometimes you have to pay extra to get the best of the best.

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 11:59:46 (permalink)
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    Looks like a great board. Don't get me wrong. But it's a great board at $350 maybe $400. I don't think it warrants a $500 price tag in any way. Pretty disappointed with this as this is the board I've been waiting for. 

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     Time to update that GTX 680 Hydro Copper Graphics Card as your X99 is still a great Motherboard.
    Refresh it with a New CPU and Graphics Card like the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA HYDRO COPPER GAMING, 11G-P4-2489-KR, 11GB GDDR6, RGB LED & iCX2 Technology - 9 Thermal Sensors or EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING, 11G-P4-2487-KR, 11GB GDDR6, iCX2 & RGB LED and you will be good go for a few more years.
     
    Before the Board came out it was guessed at being around the same price as the X299 Dark at the time.
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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 12:28:10 (permalink)
    I mean crap I am using this board as a daily driver  too.. but that wont stop me from swapping the ram sticks out 1000 times and buying trays of ram and binning for 4200 c12-11-11 or whatever
     
    Id buy an asrock if there was an OC formula. damn things have always been cheap as dirt and bulletproof overclockers. and the mem OCing is just the flipping best. they boot and train waaaaay easier than any other brand..
     
    i was watching the buildzoid t-topology video on youtube and he discusses all the different things companies have done as far as going to removing heatsink mount holes for the gigabyte SOC ln2, all that was fine and dandy but BIOS was terrrible!!!! had an SOC champ   same deal... asrock drops the x99m killer        EASY SAILING
     
     
    Honestly I am hyped but I havent had an evga board, bioses are all different. and last I heard (years ago when p67 evga board was the pinnacle of EVGA oc boards) they couldnt but a reliable bios together. if giga cant then I am not hopeful...
     
    asus sucks too compared to asrock, it will fail to train on something the asrock would instantly train and pass 32m
     
     
    lol sorry rant over just all these complaints are just full of hot air... unless you OC you will never tell the difference between most of these boards.just buy whatever stupid RGB gaming software bloated crapped up MOBO you want
     
    I mean unless you are trying to buy XMP 5000 ddr4 no daily user will be able to tell the performance difference
    post edited by tatm mrk. RIVE - 2019/01/09 12:32:56

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 13:30:05 (permalink)
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    hmm.  good question.   I supposed once I have one in hand, I'll make a determination.  When it makes the 9900K sing,  I'll let you know. 
     
    but having said that, this board is an overclocking board.  meant to push the extremes.   you aren't going to find a producing board at 350 dollars that will match this board.  It's built like a tank. 


    I agree, you can't find anything around 350 that can compete with this. But in terms of features I don't think this competes with the boards that are in the 500+ range. It's lacking everything that isn't directly related to overclocking. Which is fine, I just don't know if it's fine for this price.



    Honestly, there are plenty of boards that will do what this board can do for 24/7 and high end watercooling without any issues for $250-$350, with the same or more features from Gigabyte, ASrock, and ASUS.
     
    One can surely make the argument that nothing will match it on DICE or LN2, but how many people will do so for records on the mainstream platform when x299 exists? 50 people? Doesn't seem like a smart move to launch a very targeted board at all if that's the case.
     
    This board is too expensive, as with most "Top-End" boards released for z390 this year. It's been a year or so since I purchased an ASrock x299 OC Formula for $419 day one, brand new, I have a really hard time understanding how this board could possibly be more expensive; smaller socket, less circuitry, half the dimms, less pcie lanes, and so on...
     
    I'd love to hear Buildzoids take on the board at some point, might be able to make some justifications, but man every day I care less and less about being a serious pc enthusiast. I swap systems and parts 3-4 times a year to just oc, but the prices in the past year are making this hobby unsustainable.
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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 13:41:04 (permalink)
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    This motherboard is for users who love to overclock...a LOT. So sometimes you have to pay extra to get the best of the best.


    I have no problem with that!
    Glad I held out for it.

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 13:41:55 (permalink)
    Correct me if I am wrong but didn't the X299 Dark launch at $500?
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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 13:43:03 (permalink)
    I wish the best for all of you that run the board, too much $$$$ though. Kind of like these new $1500 GPU's lol
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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 14:02:18 (permalink)
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    I'd love to hear Buildzoids take on the board at some point, might be able to make some justifications, but man every day I care less and less about being a serious pc enthusiast. I swap systems and parts 3-4 times a year to just oc, but the prices in the past year are making this hobby unsustainable.


    I honestly can't argue with this. Prices are only getting higher and it was already expensive enough when rampage boards were 500 and maximus were 350 and then asrock for 200.   processors for 350.....   ram you could bin for 25-30$ a stick
     
    consumer processors topped out at 1000
     
    but I think those times are long gone and this is just the world we live in now. TBH I dont see hanging around for long either at this rate  already having to  give up on binning a CPU, cant buy a binned one at these prices anymore.  hoping I can atleast play with some ram again.

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 14:15:45 (permalink)
    maybe I was wrong about the price point- who knows.  Expensive yes, but it's always been that way for the parts I choose, Its just I always try get future proof stuff, that's why I don't upgrade to often and it lasts.   Where I think the board shines is the VRM and ability to deliver in that area.  

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 15:23:43 (permalink)
    Yeah with the increased pricing of the 20x series of cards, I will likely hold on to my 2080 Ti FTW3 for longer than I have with previous cards. Won't be as quick to upgrade it. And if I can get 5+ years out of the Z390 Dark like I did out of this X-79 Dark I will be quite happy.
     

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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 16:10:29 (permalink)
    d.burnette
    Yeah with the increased pricing of the 20x series of cards, I will likely hold on to my 2080 Ti FTW3 for longer than I have with previous cards. Won't be as quick to upgrade it. And if I can get 5+ years out of the Z390 Dark like I did out of this X-79 Dark I will be quite happy.
     


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    Re: z390 Dark overpriced? 2019/01/09 16:50:08 (permalink)
    Alex00322
    Looks like a great board. Don't get me wrong. But it's a great board at $350 maybe $400. I don't think it warrants a $500 price tag in any way. Pretty disappointed with this as this is the board I've been waiting for. 


    Agreed. The new Nu Audio sound card should be included then it will be worth buying at $500 

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