EVGA How To Install a CPU


The EVGAGaming team would like to introduce a brand new series of technical videos that we will be creating for everyone from the first time builder to the high end enthusiast builder.  We will be covering many different topics from all levels. Your host in this journey will be our very own Technical Support team member, Matthew Decker, who has been building systems for some time now and has a vast array of knowledge to share with all of you.  

In this week's "How To" video, Decker will be taking you through the steps on installing your Intel CPU into your motherboard.   Featured in the video is the EVGA Z170 Classified motherboard.  The EVGA Z170 line are completely re-imagined boards. They feature a new color layout with the latest EVGA GUI BIOS that focuses on functionality that make the EVGA Z170 lineup a top choice for gamers, performance users and hardware enthusiasts alike.


So be on the look out for our upcoming videos in which we will be covering the knowledge you will need to know for building a computer, ranging from basic computer skills all the way through to the more advanced skills and features.  As Technical Support team members and computer enthusiast ourselves, we believe that having a good foundation of knowledge and skills is essential.  Make sure to leave your comments here, with your thoughts and possible suggestions on videos you would like to see us create in the future!

EVGA Hybrid FACEOFF Program!


The EVGA Hybrid Face Off program is here! Now for a limited time ALL EVGA customers who own any EVGA Hybrid product qualifies for a free* new shroud! This shroud gives the card an updated look, complete with an LED!

If you are an owner of one of the below Hybrid products, you qualify! Just fill out the form, and we will contact you on further steps.

For more details and to sign up click here:  http://www.evga.com/articles/00962/EVGA-HYBRID-Face-Off-Program/


* Shipping and handling not included.
Offer available while supplies last. Valid only on products purchased from an EVGA authorized reseller. The product must be registered at EVGA.com and an invoice is required for verification. Request must be initiated through the form above while supplies last.




EVGA's 16th Anniversary now Live!


Greetings Ladies, Gentlemen, Gamers, and Fans!

To the battlegrounds! Our 16th Anniversary is here and we want to reward our faithful troops! You say you don't want to do battle outside? ...Very well. Since you, the EVGA Community, have been exceptional to us, you can stay home and participate in our events instead!


Make sure to participate and enter to win all the awesome prizes which total a massive $65,000!!  We would like to thank the EVGA Community for these past 16th years and the many more years to come!


EVGA 16th Anniversary - Countdown!


We all love a good  countdown now and then down we? With something awesome and spectacular happening when any specific count down hits the all zeros's mark.  Take for instance the Star Wars Episode 7 count down to December 18th, 2015! and a favorite around the EVGA customer support office, the Xmas count down clock, telling you how many day's till Christmas!

Well EVGA always has their Anniversary about this time of year, click >>HERE<< to follow the EVGA 16th Anniversary count down and surprises are in store for the celebration this year!!  Stay Tuned!  You do not want to miss it!!!


E3 2015 Day 1


A few of us here at EVGA were lucky enough to head to Los Angles on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 for E3!  We headed out early that day around 8:30 AM from Orange County since we were expecting to get that famous LA traffic, which we did.  Stopped for breakfast at Philippe’s The Original which has been around since 1908!  Great spot if you are ever in LA to check out and get a quick bite to eat.  



Around 11:30 AM we headed over to the Los Angeles Convention Center.  The view form street passing by toward the parking structure welcomed us to the gaming event of the year!  After parking, we headed over to get our name badges and check out the entrance to the South Hall of the convention center.



Walking right into the South Hall we were greeted with a full scale replica of a post apocalyptic car from the Mad Max video game.


Going up the escalator to the second floor, we were able to get a birds eye view of all the people waiting to get into the main hall.


Once the doors where open and we were able to get into the main hall, you get bombarded with lights, sounds, and big very big displays from the big major companies.  We checked out some of the Ubisoft offerings.



The Destiny area had a closed off section with a very long wait to check out the new content coming out soon.  


With all the buzz around the new Fallout 4 game, the Bethesda booth was taking full advantage of the popularity of the game.  Unfortunately, there was not actual demo that we could play.


The new DOOM trailer was on display along with a life sized hell demon which was available for photos, and yes that is a fake chainsaw in the corner which you could hold for the picture.


One game that really surprised us was BattleCry.  An arena 3rd person game, similar to Team Fortress 2, which has a twist on the characters, character abilities and game style, was a lot of fun.  Warrior class, which I played, has a few AOE effects swinging a two handed hammer around like a crazy person.  Trying to take over key points in the demo map, and defending them was fun and exciting.  I would definitely suggest checking the game out, which was said to be a free to play game when released.   


Over to the 2K Games booth, which had XCOM 2 and Sid Mier's Beyond Earth's next expansion pack called Rising Tide, to be released Fall 2015.    




From 2K Games is another action arena type game called Battleborn pictured below.


Clearly the star of the day was the chance to be able to play the Star Wars Battlefront demo!  We headed to the EA booth and followed the very very long line around the booth towards the very end of it..


Once at the very end, we realized that it may take upwards of 2-3 hours in wait time in order to get in and play the demo.  Luckily one of the members of EA/Bioware was walking around passing out "Disneyland type" fast passes?!? Which had a specific time to come back and be able to get in front of the line, bypassing the people waiting in line for hours.  So, we took our Fast Passes and headed off to check out the rest of the hall.  


Back at around one we got into the Fast Pass line, they took the fast pass and led us into a corridor styled after the Rebel base on Hoth!  We did run into a few familiar faces, the first of which was a Rebel Pilot in full gear, greeting us and available for photos.. 


Around the corner we found another favorite, R2D2 who was guarded by staff member who prevent us from touching R2D2, and thus we moved on further into the corridor.  


In what seemed to look like a holding room or more so a War Room, where we found another familiar face, C3PO.  Without any guards, we were able to check out the display and take some awesome pictures.  



After a short introduction from briefing from the one and only Admiral Ackbar and the "It's a Trap" comments, we were let out to our battle stations!


We were able to play the Hoth demo, of which there are trailers/videos on our Star Wars: Battlefront article.  I can 100% say that the game quality that you see in the trailers is the same amazing quality that we experienced in the demo.  It was truly the best part of E3 and an amazing experience!


Exciting the battle stations after the demo, there was a very awesome display of a downed T-47 airspeeder and an Imperial Snow Speeder, which you could get on for a photo!


Thus concludes the Recap of E3 Day 1.  An awesome experience each year and every time we  attend it just keeps getting bigger and better with more awesome games to see and experience!

EVGA X99 Summer Checkpoint giveaway


We are half way through 2015 and we want to make sure you have the opportunity to win some top of the line gear. Not only are we giving away our full line of X99 motherboards, every entry has a chance to win a EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+. All you need is a couple of social media accounts and a few clicks to enter! Check out the full prize list down below:

Here's what you can win!

• 1x EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ - $680

• 1x EVGA X99 Classified Bundle - $650

o 1x EVGA X99 Classfied Motherboard - $400

o 1x Intel® SSD 730 Series 240GB SSD - $250

• 1x EVGA X99 FTW Bundle - $550

o 1x EVGA X99 FTW Motherboard - $300

o 1x Intel® SSD 730 Series 240GB SSD - $250

• 1x EVGA X99 Micro Bundle - $480

o 1x EVGA X99 Micro - $230

o 1x Intel® SSD 730 Series 240GB SSD - $250

• 1x EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1 Power Supply - $180

• 1x EVGA TORQ X10 - $70

• 1x EVGA TORQ X3 - $40


For a full details and prize listing by visit: http://www.evga.com/articles/00942/2015-EVGA-X99-Summer-Checkpoint/

Good luck to all that enter!!!

EVGA MODS RIGS


     EVGA MODS RIGS:  Did you know that EVGA has its own computer hardware social network?  EVGA MODS RIGS is just that, for some time now members of the EVGA community and PC builder enthusiasts alike have been sharing their builds and posting images for everyone to see.  As an added bonus, there is a  chance to win a $1000 EVGA sponsorship to upgrade your rig with more awesome EVGA hardware!

To qualify for the 1,000 EVGA Bucks1 sponsorship:
  • Have an EVGA Member Account
  • Have a completed Mods Rigs system marked for public display
  • Have a valid system image uploaded
  • Have a valid 3DMark 11 OR 3DMark Fire Strike score with link for verification
1,000 EVGA Bucks Sponsorship Terms and Conditions
Post your system on EVGA's Mods Rigs web program and win a chance for EVGA to sponsor your system with 1,000 EVGA Bucks in product. For every 200 systems that meet the criteria below, EVGA will sponsor another user with 1,000 EVGA Bucks in product. If your system is included in a random drawing and you do not win, your system will roll into the next drawing. The odds of winning for all users decrease with each drawing. Members are allowed to post as many systems as they want.

Mods Rigs - EVGA's computer hardware social network! What can I do here you ask?
  • Build your rig - upload pictures and benchmarks, write up a build log to show off!
  • Check out the Public Showroom to see all public rigs - there are thousands!.
  • Win sponsorship's and amazing prizes just for posting up a rig.
  • Search for others with your hardware to see how they did it.
Sound interesting? Then head on over to the EVGA MODS RiGS page, sign up/ sign in, and start building your own profile and share your RIG with the world!!