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The dragon is actually classily done, imo, for a dragon. The chipset heatsink fan is a little disappointing though (if the photo is accurate), as I've never found them to contribute much more than noise. Really all I need in a mobo is a stable extra few hundred mhz and four pwm fan headers (and Im even starting to care less about that).
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MSI can rival Asus (mobos) only in dreams.
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essentially, the original idea of the gold connectors was not better conductivity but better connection. since gold is softer than copper, it guarantees a better connection than copper, especially over time. (even in this usage it's quite unneeded)

This.
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I think after hearing this Gigabyte need to up their game (no pun intended) and make some better G1 boards, i want to see a new gaming board from them that had the same impact as the original G1 Assassin did.
Unfortunately the Assassin 2 and Sniper 3 did nothing for me, and I don't think they are very popular.
Hoping Ivy Bridge-E will change this and i will have a worthwhile upgrade from the G1 Assassin.

The latest G1's are excellent, I don't see what's your complaint with them.
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Currently using a Gigabyte board, (G1 Sniper 3) anyway, Having been burnt by MSI boards repeatedly the only thing they can do right is referance gpu's but...

It'll be interesting to see how this pans out, Personally My dream board would have..

4 FULL sized PCIE 3.0 X16 slots electrically and mechanically with a spare slot in between so it'd be 8 slots total used with 4 7970s spanked next to eachother (like my current)
No onboard audio, No onboard video 8 Dimm slots (It'd have to be X79 or x99)
Dual intel Nics, NOTHING LESS then dual intel nics
No chipset based sata controllers, Slap an LSI one on there
A half dozen usb 3.0 ports, And a half dozen usb 2.0 ports

Orange/red and black theme.

16 phases for cpu 4-6 for Ram.


Imo that'd be a perfect board.
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Gold is used for corrosion resistance, and is 4x worse a conductor than silver or copper, and as it is a precious element it makes people feel they are buying something of higher quality.

However, silver-plated or even pure silver wiring/connectors don't actually need corrosion resistance, as when silver oxidizes it may become ugly but it is just as conductive as it is when it's shiny.

And when it oxidizes it shortens any exposed circuitry. So you decide. A still "solid" connection that won't cause a treat to your components, or a more conductive connection? Gold plating is still good at maintaining enough conductivity and less resistance to maintain a solid pooling rate.
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That's interesting to know.
Well, the dragon sounds awful. I don't mind the G1 Sniper 3 because its logo is pretty minimal and covered up if you use enough graphics cards... that I am yet to buy... maybe if I find some cheap 480s. tongue.gif

It probably will still have no offset voltage, so I'd rather take a Gigabyte or Asus board over it.

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This.
The latest G1's are excellent, I don't see what's your complaint with them.

Gigabyte got there game with the G1 sniper 3 board. classy black and green theme and great features for the price (like the PLX chip, dual NIC, LOTS of storage and a bit cheaper than the ASUS counterpart)
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Currently using a Gigabyte board, (G1 Sniper 3) anyway, Having been burnt by MSI boards repeatedly the only thing they can do right is referance gpu's but...

It'll be interesting to see how this pans out, Personally My dream board would have..

4 FULL sized PCIE 3.0 X16 slots electrically and mechanically with a spare slot in between so it'd be 8 slots total used with 4 7970s spanked next to eachother (like my current)
No onboard audio, No onboard video 8 Dimm slots (It'd have to be X79 or x99)
Dual intel Nics, NOTHING LESS then dual intel nics
No chipset based sata controllers, Slap an LSI one on there
A half dozen usb 3.0 ports, And a half dozen usb 2.0 ports

Orange/red and black theme.

16 phases for cpu 4-6 for Ram.


Imo that'd be a perfect board.

i'd add to that changeable color theme (which i guess would be done with changeable colored metal plates and/or RGB LED) OR White PCB board (and black accents)
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Ugh, matte black and yellow should have been the color scheme for MSI's gaming market. They better make a Mpower for socket 1150.
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My ideal board would be a Rampage V Gene with 8 DIMM slots, M-PCIE combo unit (like on MVG/F boards), on a white PCB with black/gray accents thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Rayleyne View Post

Currently using a Gigabyte board, (G1 Sniper 3) anyway, Having been burnt by MSI boards repeatedly the only thing they can do right is referance gpu's but...

It'll be interesting to see how this pans out, Personally My dream board would have..

4 FULL sized PCIE 3.0 X16 slots electrically and mechanically with a spare slot in between so it'd be 8 slots total used with 4 7970s spanked next to eachother (like my current)
No onboard audio, No onboard video 8 Dimm slots (It'd have to be X79 or x99)
Dual intel Nics, NOTHING LESS then dual intel nics
No chipset based sata controllers, Slap an LSI one on there
A half dozen usb 3.0 ports, And a half dozen usb 2.0 ports
Orange/red and black theme.
16 phases for cpu 4-6 for Ram.
Imo that'd be a perfect board.

I don't know if you would accept splitting the PCIe slots to 8x for quadfire (or quadSLI dem Titans), but what you're asking is a minimum of over 64 lanes from the CPU not counting that LSI controller you want. Current X79 boards have something similar to what you want slot wise, but PLX multipliers are a cheat IMO: you can't get more bandwidth by slapping a chip between the CPU and peripheral cards. The only benefit I see for PCIe multipliers is the ability to reroute existing bandwidth and divide it between multiple devices in flexible configurations, it's a nice addition to blru hardware limitations but a 100% load is entirely dependant upon what the CPU has.
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I don't know if you would accept splitting the PCIe slots to 8x for quadfire (or quadSLI dem Titans), but what you're asking is a minimum of over 64 lanes from the CPU not counting that LSI controller you want. Current X79 boards have something similar to what you want slot wise, but PLX multipliers are a cheat IMO: you can't get more bandwidth by slapping a chip between the CPU and peripheral cards. The only benefit I see for PCIe multipliers is the ability to reroute existing bandwidth and divide it between multiple devices in flexible configurations, it's a nice addition to blru hardware limitations but a 100% load is entirely dependant upon what the CPU has.

I don't mind it being 8X to each slot when all are populated, But for configuration purposes if i plug a single card into any slot, I want it to be X16
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