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What are the differences between a Z77/x and my Z68?
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mATX getting the short end of the stick again... frown.gif

Probably no mITX either from GB.
     
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Yeah, the boards look very dull and the heatsinks look boring and not to mention you could cut yourself with those fins on the heatsink if your not careful. At least Gigabyte ditched the gun/ammo heatsink for the G1 sniper board.
    
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

Are you suggesting that because the 3770K has a 77W TDP, an 8-pin CPU power connector is not needed? If so, why do all of the full ATX Z77 boards so far have an 8-pin EPS connector?
Seems to me like Gigabyte is just trying to cut corners again, just like they did on their P67/Z68 boards. Not to mention the G1. Sniper M3 doesn't even have a full 6 internal SATA headers, as is supported by the Z77 chipset.
And this being Gigabyte, they'll probably charge the same price as the Asus Z77 GENE board just for the "G1.Sniper" branding.

The G1. Sniper M3 looks like a board from 5 years ago in comparison...
Why would they do that? the point of the M3 is mATX board with extra gaming features minus the OC features gamers wont use. I don't think the 4-pin will limit any water/air OCing. We will wait and see final ivy OCing results on air/water, and then we will know if 4-pin is enough.
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I have a Asus Xonar ST and I refuse to drop it for a USB dac.
As for the relevance of PCI they obviously saw it relevant enough to include at least one PCI slot, why did they have to put it right beside the PCI-e 16 slot where it would be unusable for anyone with a crossfire/sli setup? They have three PCI-e 1x slots, simple logic would tell you to put the PCI slot on the other side of the PCI-e 16 slot and put the PCI-e 1x slot on the other side.
What general consumer has a need for 3 PCI-e 1x slots? At least with the PCI slot on the other side you would always have access to either PCI or PCI-e 1x even with a Crossfire setup. Their PCI placement begs the question be asked why even put it there in the first place?


 

Why not simply get a PCI-e sound card and stop complaining...?

 

 

Secondly, explain whats the point of even having a PCI slot, it's 2012...

 

 

 

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a lot of people use PCI for sound card they paid a lot of money for. IDK what else you would use one for other than benching maybe some iRAM device or something similar.
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post #47 of 90
Come on Gigabyte.....I know your designers can do a better job than this. These boards look nowhere near as awesome as the Z68 boards. Those heatsinks look terrible... frown.gif
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This is why I said early, these boards look naked. It is missing a lot of parts to me. (still engineering sample boards?)

 
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Looks like final ones to me, they all say Rev. 1.0, and normally the engineer or early beta samples all have a 0.x number instead of 1.0

I guess they could still change the heatsinks before they hits the shelves, but it looks finalized to me, especially since the heatsinks are already branded GIGABYTE.
    
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Dont get me wrong the Z68/P67 Gigabyte mobos looked perfect without a doubt the best from all brands regarding LGA 1155...but this is disgusting frown.gif
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