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Old 21-02-11, 10:03 AM
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It's been a while since we've seen a new X58 motherboard, and Gigabyte have just solved that with one of the highest spec models we've ever seen. The Assassin.

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Old 21-02-11, 10:36 AM
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Great review, nice to see x58 stuff. I'm sick to death of seeing sandy bridge reviews and all its problems. Not sure about the price though seen it on various sites for around £450. Looking forward to seeing reviews of the cheaper Sniper & Guerilla boards.

Love the Assassin build videos watched them all multiple times
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Old 21-02-11, 10:44 AM
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The board is immense so the price fits it quite right. I would have anything against if it would be cheaper so I could replace my ep43 ds3l with it
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Old 21-02-11, 12:08 PM
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i was looking forward to this review fella, and you didn't let us down - that board is a beast
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Old 21-02-11, 12:41 PM
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Looks fantastic.

As for P67, it's still a viable option for noobs, I hope. Especially if we don't use the S2 ports.
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Old 21-02-11, 12:44 PM
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Silly Magazine heatsink (IMHO) or not, this board is indeed a beast and well worth the money, if you can afford it

I missed out on X58 and went strait from 775 and P45 to P67 and 1155 but if I hadn't done that I probably would have gone for this board.
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Old 21-02-11, 01:01 PM
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That rig hits my sweet spot in so many ways. First its pretty, its mean, its lean, and its black with green. Put it on the runway. The benchmarks were what I was waiting to see and I was happily grinning to see 'em, very nice. I mean, being able to run any of my games at those settings, with those framerates... that's LAN intimidating, friend smashing, and giggling like a maniac fun. The onboard sound was the final kicker for me. That just saves you a couple hundred bucks to turn around for SSDs or the watercooling etc etc. About the only thing I'd do if I were lucky enuff to be able to afford such a monster would be the case. I'd be pondering, and have been pondering on what I'd do to make the case even more match what's inside. And then I realized... I'd distress the paintjob and make it look like its been thru "heck". I do like the case, and the color scheme all told is very nice... but a little bit of stressing done with some imagination would really bring out something .. "else"? hehe. just my humble opinion, its just the green is sooo bright. I would prefer it a tad muted. so.. picky picky. But, just dreaming anyway.
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Old 21-02-11, 01:50 PM
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Great review and indeed green team all the way. Although the case you used not mine style but that board looks friggin awesome.

Now I have a Q for ya TinyTom, what would you prefer, this gigabyte board or a EVGA classified board ?.

I`ll take your advise thoug a 970, a couple of dominators and some green stuff.
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Old 21-02-11, 01:53 PM
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If only i had the money. Can't wait to see ehat Gigabyte come up with the 1155!

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Old 21-02-11, 02:15 PM
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This is availabe for purchasing now?
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