Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] General Forums > OC3D Reviews & Videos
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 19-05-14, 05:16 PM
tinytomlogan's Avatar
tinytomlogan tinytomlogan is offline
The Guvnor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: TTL Towers
Posts: 20,819
Gigabyte Z97X G1 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review



Today we're reviewing the first of the Gigabyte Z97X motherboards, the Gaming 5. How does it stack up?


Continue Reading

__________________
If you recommend a product LINK THE REVIEW


Get along or run along. Your choice
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19-05-14, 06:11 PM
Jumper118 Jumper118 is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Leeds
Posts: 10
gigabyte need to bring back green boards
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19-05-14, 06:35 PM
notcool notcool is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 320
Definitely green ties in so well with the Nvidia stock cooler.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19-05-14, 07:10 PM
RizeAllard RizeAllard is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 290
You were right! We need those green and black stuff back...
I also like the blue and black ones too... Theres a lack of those boards to.
If i were in the place of Gigabyte i would push out a white and black stuff as well... I think it might be working...
__________________
Intel i7-5930K/\Gigabyte X99-UD7 WiFi/\Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4-2666MHz 16GB kit CL13/\2× Gigabyte R9-290X 4GB DDR5 + EKWB Full Cover + Blackplate/\Samsung SP961 m.2 1TB SSD/\WD Green 3TB/\3×WD 2TB Caviar Green/\2×Seagae Barracuda 1TB 7200.10/\Corsair AX1200i/\XSPC H2O 750 with Alpha Cool 240mm RAD + EK Waterblocks XT240 rad + EK Supreme HF + EKWB 290X FullCover block + Hardtubes.


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19-05-14, 07:17 PM
WYP's Avatar
WYP WYP is offline
News Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 14,282
I have to say, with the last two motherboards i purchased, I bought my motherboards based on their colour.

My Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 was all black, because i wanted all-black, and I recently purchased a Gigabyte Z87-G1 SNIPER because it was green.

I think Gigabyte will miss out on the many users that want green systems, then again red is much more mainstream and could attract more users to Sniper series boards.

Personally, I'll miss the green colouring. It was something that ONLY a gigabyte Sniper board can give you. RIP Sniper green, you will be missed.
__________________
One of these days I'll change my name to Mark Bench
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19-05-14, 07:25 PM
QuietOne's Avatar
QuietOne QuietOne is offline
always shouting
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: On your screen
Posts: 1,130
One good thing about that board is that it has a standard PCI slot. I thought they were obsolete now? If I had known then I wouldn't have thrown my X-Fi elite pro sound card away
__________________

Wonderful signature by Wraithguard!
Member #045 of the official OC3D OC Club.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19-05-14, 07:30 PM
RickPlaysWarr's Avatar
RickPlaysWarr RickPlaysWarr is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: El Cajon, CA -- USA
Posts: 508
Epic Conclusion Tom. A truly Dumbass move to put yourself into the crowd rather than standing out from the crowd. Could not agree more with what you said. Someone saw that ASUS and MSI had Red/Black "gaming" range and said "we want that money" Not gonna work peeps! Please 'O please bring back the green. Be proud, stand out, be yourself!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19-05-14, 07:44 PM
Chuckers's Avatar
Chuckers Chuckers is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 54
As I said in the other thread about this board, it's a shame that Gigabyte have seen the success of red and black boards with a gaming suffix (MSI and ROG) and decided to copy it. The green sniper boards were awesome and the way everything is becoming more similar is disappointing from a consumers point of view.

Hopefully its a really bad seller so Gigabyte get the message that different is good and go back to the green colour.
__________________
case:Zalman Z9 Plus cpu:Intel Core i5 2500k @4.5Ghz cpu cooler:Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO + Corsair SP120 push/pull motherboard:MSI Z77A-GD55 graphics card:VTX3D 7870 Tahiti LE ram:8GB Crucial Ballistix 1600Mhz primary drive:Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD storage:WD Caviar Blue 1TB x2 psu:Corsair GS700
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 19-05-14, 11:51 PM
Dark NighT's Avatar
Dark NighT Dark NighT is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,587
Why o why is this black/red?

Gigabyte please bring back the black/green motherboards.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 20-05-14, 12:13 AM
Wraith's Avatar
Wraith Wraith is offline
Bettyswollocks
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: On the Moon.
Posts: 7,494
Blue, Green, Black, Red, Yellow, Gold... It's just a colour, don't like it? Change it simples. Gigabyte ran with Green for a long while and everyone moaned they wanted Blue or Red, now everyone seems to want Green again, swings & roundabouts. Personally I'd like to see chromed heat sinks or gun metal grey.
__________________
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump










All times are GMT. The time now is 01:17 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.