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Welcome to the G1.Sniper 5-M5-B5 Motherboard Owners Club!!!
Okay so the new Sniper 5s have a lot of differences form the older ones and the rest of the boards and I think are good with their own thread. First off right now there are two models on sale and one very much lower end model will come out soon called the B5.
Get BETA BIOSes here.


First off the difference between the boards in terms of SATA and USB and stuff like eSATA is not going to be compared, just unique features between the 3 boards.

G1.Sniper 5:
  1. Core3D Audio Package w/OP-AMP/illumination
  2. Water cooling and fan for the VRM heatsink
  3. OC Features(Power, Clear CMOS, reset buttons, Port80H code display, SingleBIOS mode, BIOS selector)
  4. PEX8747 for 16x/16x SLI/CF or 3-way or 4-way SLI/CF Capability. Great for Multi GPU.
  5. 9(NINE) fan headers(not including header for VRM heatsink fan) with total control over 7 of them(6 individual controls)
  6. Dual NIC, first is BigFoot e2200 and second is Intel NIC
  7. Gold Plated Audio and Digital Video Outputs

G1.Sniper M5
  1. Core3D Audio Package w/OP-AMP/illumination
  2. OC Features(Power, Clear CMOS, reset buttons, Port80H code display, SingleBIOS mode, BIOS selector)
  3. mATX Form Factor
  4. Bigfoot Killer E2200 NIC
  5. Gold Plated Audio and Digital Video outputs
  6. 2-way SLI/CF Support, first and last 16x slots are for GPUs.

G1.Sniper B5
  1. B85 chipset =no OC and some less connectivity
  2. Non black PCB(dark brown)
  3. Realtek Audio Codec with Nichicon audio capacitors, PCB isolation and illumination
  4. 4-phase analog VRM(ISL6377)
  5. Intel NIC
  6. Single PCi-E 3.0 16x slot and one PCi-E 2.0 4x lot. No multi-GPU support officially supported.

Basic FAQ:
  1. To change skin color of easytune in windows you need to hit preferences/settings button under the app center popup.
  2. Audio volume and output on the amplifier jack is MUCH louder than on the non amplifier jack so watch out for that
  3. I would disable a lot of the software features like crystalvoice from the Core3Di.
  4. YOU CAN DISABLE the audio path lighting through the UEFI, under peripheral menu and called Audio LED.
  5. If you use the Killer E2200 NIC then please disable application support(or set priority 2 for games) for FIOS internet service or you might have issues with steam games.
  6. You can actually get the different audio outputs(no amp, front panel amp, and OP-AMP) through the backpanel and compare them if you want.
  7. You can remove the fan and even the watercooling apparatus without any harm done to the VRM. The VRM on the Sniper 5 is extremely powerful and doesn't need ANY cooling let alone a heatsink, let alone a fan and watercooler.

BTW want to see a picture of the watercooling taken apart?


Anyways please post!! I don't do lists but if someone wants to make a signature I will put it here and give them credit.
Edited by Sin0822 - 6/6/13 at 6:32pm
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My G1.S5 has been BSOD'ing like mad. Is it actually hardware related or just immature drivers? I have all the necessary drivers installed, haven't updated the BIOS yet (well the board is 4 days old in the market and all). Most of the BSOD's happen and the kernel level and seem to be caused by drivers rather than hardware, guess I'll let the rig run for another week to see if things stabilize, otherwise return it is.

My rig is down at my sign. The 4 RAM modules worked fine on my old AMD rig, and I actually haven't got the 770 yet, just running the i7's HD 4600 for now. Quite a surprise that I get constant 100+ fps in SC2 at lowest settings.
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what is your BDOS? it isn't like code 101 or 124 or 9c? its more like a driver crash then? It could be the iGPU's drivers aren't mature. I was running my sniper 5 on pretty early BIOSes without any BDOS unless OCing, its in my main rig now for the last month, very odd. I would also check your power supply, just make sure it is okay, i know it is a good brand but still random BSODs are usually PSU, constantly the same BSOD would be hardware or software.

If it still persists id also try to reinstall the OS, i hope you did a fresh install when you bought the board, right?

Also USB3 ports, the two under the NIC closest to the audio outputs on the backapnel are from Intel, the others are Intel as well but through hubs. I read your posts on the other thread, Intel doesn't like to be backwards compatible, but there are two USb 2 ports above the PS/2.
Edited by Sin0822 - 6/6/13 at 6:48pm
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post #4 of 9
I've actually had a lot of BSODs too, maybe I should do a complete OS reinstall. I was thinking it was a bad overclock. hmmmm....
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Most common ones are 0x1E and 0xC1. Most of the time the debugger can't pinpoint which driver caused it, but the most recent one showed the WiFi driver to be the culprit. If that's that then I guess I'll have to live with it for now since I don't currently have cable.

I'm already on a second fresh install, first time it also BSOD'd but due to a different problem, something went wrong during the installation. Second time I no longer get that particular issue but other ones. This is all with a stock i7. I can play games and run stress tests for a couple hours without a hitch, then just casually browsing the web and bam, sad face. The power supply seems fine, like it's not even trying. I put it in hybrid mode and haven't seen the fan rotate even once. Maybe I'll try putting it back to normal mode to see if the fan is still working biggrin.gif

Just two days and this rig BSOD's more than my three year old AMD rig in a month.
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Same thing here, funny thing is I can game for hours and while I leave the PC downloading some *cough* torrentz *cough* it BSODs. Or I'm not doing anything and it BSODs for no reason. I gotta get to the bottom of this cause I've successfully booted to 4.8ghz no problem, hmm...
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My G1S5 is going back. Not now though, amazon's stock is dry so they probably won't be able to send me a replacement. I'm planning to give this board a second chance. If the replacement acts like this as well then I might just go with the Intel board or the UD5H variant. I've had some enjoyable times with Gigabyte stuff in the past so hopefully I was just unlucky this time.

Maybe I'll let the SSD go back first since it's easier to deal with and I don't really lose anything since it's just a boot drive. Or I might just let all the new parts go back one by one until things work out.
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Well, I don't know if it's afraid of Sin or what, but I just achieved a 4.6ghz stable overclock at 1.30v. Max temps is 78c. Let's hope no BSOD *crosses fingers*
2 Hour Prime95 and 2 solid hours of Black Ops 2.




here's a shot of my completed system.

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Locked we do not need 2 threads for the same thing.
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