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Old 09-12-13, 10:31 AM
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Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Review



The latest in the growing range of G1.Sniper motherboards is on the Z87 chipset, and much cheaper than you could possibly imagine.

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Old 09-12-13, 11:26 AM
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This is a hell of a review for a hell of a board. Thanks guys, I'm getting one.
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Old 09-12-13, 12:45 PM
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Just goes to show you don't need a highend motherboard these days, at least not for 1150/55. So many motherboards these day at this price point or slightly higher that are more than capable. All it comes down to now is if you actually need those extra features of the more expensive motherboards or not.

I love the design on the Gigabyte's G1 Sniper boards though, dat green and black goodness
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A nice review for my lunch break .

the need for an expensive board seems to keep on diminishing, this is very good for the more budget minded of us.
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Nice i may grab one of these after christmas for my next build...may even go for a 'hulk' green theme
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Some Additional Comments from an Owner

Thanks Tom for the great review. The first look had me and I bought it for the new rig.

Some pointers however to take into account:

If you are running windows 8/8.1 - The Soundblaster Recon 3Di has some 'issues' which you can live with, however, frankly, they annoyed me enough to buy an internal card.

Essentially it is a known issue that probably around 60% of the time you switch your rig on, the soundblaster will not be detected in Windows and you will require to shut down, power off completely and restart (which fixed it every time) however, it's just not good enough from Creative's standpoint and we all know that a set of drivers is still 2-3 months away.

The only other bad point to make is the Orange LED down near the legacy PCI ports is unfortunately the brightest light in the case. My case which will have some pictures up soon on the forums is covered in some matching green LED's and I feel this LED is a horribly bright addition that does kind of tarnish everything else about this board which frankly is excellent both visually and from an overclocking perspective.
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