EVGA seems to have been bitten by the Intel bug lately, with no fewer than six different X58 motherboards on offering for the Core i7. The latest one is the EVGA X58 SLI Micro, a diminutive model with an X58 Express chipset, a Micro-ATX form factor, and a $199.99 suggested retail price.
Despite its small size, this board has space for six DDR3 memory slots, two PCI Express x16 slots, six 300MB/s Serial ATA ports, FireWire, some curved passive heatsinks that cover the chipset and power regulation circuitry, and even PS/2 and IDE ports for folks with older peripherals. EVGA also boasts about the board's solid-state capacitors, which should theoretically help increase longevity and stability.
What about the warranty? EVGA may be known for its lifetime warranty coverage in the graphics card world, but this board only has two years of coverage. You apparently have to register online to get the full two years, too, otherwise you're stuck with a one-year warranty.
NCIX already offers the X58 SLI Micro up in Canada for $249.99 CAD, but we didn't find U.S. e-tailers with it in stock just yet. (No, not even NCIXUS has it.) See the gallery below for images of the board.
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