Ultimate DIY Performance PC: EVGA & Intel Infused

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EVGA Classified SR-2 Motherboard (Cont.)

The EVGA Classified SR-2 also ships with a fully-loaded accessory bundle, which includes the company’s ECP V3 (EVGA Control Panel) module.


EVGA Classified SR-2 Accessory Bundle

The accessory bundle includes the obligatory driver CD, which also contains a copy of EVGA’s E-LEET system tweaking utility, a rear case I/O panel, two CPU backplates, six SATA data cables, 3 SATA power adapters, 2-way / 3-way / 4-way SLI bridge connectors, a four-port USB bracket, a case badge, a user’s manual and a quick visual installation guide.

EVGA ECP V3 (EVGA Control Panel) Module

It’s nice to see all these accessories included with the board considering its extreme nature, but the most interesting piece of kit has to be the ECP V3 module.  This little module connects to the board via a ribbon cable and array of wiring, and gives users “remote” access to power, reset, and clear CMOS switches, a POST code error reporter, three additional switches to bump up CPU voltages by .1v and maximize fan speeds, and jumpers for disability PCI Express lanes.

The ECP V3 module is squarely targeted at hardcore overclockers that desire precise control and easy access to simple voltage and fan speed toggles, error codes, and switches.

The I/O backplane on the EVGA Classified SR-2 sports a single PS/2 port, six USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a clear CMOS switch, 2 eSATA ports, dual gigabit Ethernet jacks, six various audio inputs / outputs, and a header for EVGA’s EVBOT remote overclocking accessory. We should point out that the LAN ports come by way of Marvell Yukon controllers and the audio by a Realtek 8-channel HD chip.

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