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EVGA X58 SLI Micro LGA1366 Motherboard Review

by 3oh6     |     September 22, 2009

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EVGA X58 SLI Micro LGA1366 Motherboard Review




Price: $248+ CND Price Comparison
Manufacturer Product Page: EVGA Corporation
TechWIKI Info: EVGA X58 SLI Micro - TechWIKI
Manufacturer's Part Number: 121-BL-E756-TR
Warranty: 1 + 1 Year upon registration


You remember the little kid in your class? You know, the one that every year seemed to be just that much smaller than anyone else. The kid that everyone picked on when they needed to feel better about themselves. He just took it...gave up his lunch money, let the girls laugh at him, always sat on the sidelines while the rest of the class played. Well believe it or not, that kid went to university putting 60 pounds of lean muscle to his 140lb 5' 7" frame after high-school and became the starting running back winning a couple Vanier cups and dating the entire cheerleading squad...twice. The saying "good things come in small packages" is the point of this story and the point of this motherboard.

The mATX form factor has really made a name for itself over the last few years and that has carried forward to the X58 chipset with fully featured monster boards packed into a small mATX form factor. The EVGA X58 SLI Micro continues that tradition offering pretty much everything its full ATX X58 counterparts provide. The one big difference is the mATX form factor. Measuring in at 2.5 inches shorter than the standard ATX form factor, the mATX X58 SLI Micro offers a multitude of options for smaller cases and creative HTPC systems.

We have a lot to look at with this board including a plethora of hardware to test fit. This list includes multiple video cards as well as the usual Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme test fitting session. We have a few kits of memory to test for XMP profile compatibility and a handful of CPU's to test in order to maximize every aspect of this little power house in the overclocking arena. Our expectations of the X58 SLI Micro are quite high having used the rest of the EVGA X58 lineup with great success. We will definitely find out if good things can indeed come in small packages.

EVGA X58 SLI Micro
 
 
 

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