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[wccf] Gigabyte Z97 Motherboards Unveiled – GA-Z97X-G1 Gaming Wi-Fi Black Edition and GA-Z97X-SOC Force Pictured  

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Gigabyte has unveiled their upcoming Z97 motherboards which will include their top tier Gaming G1 and OC Force products aimed towards gamers and overclocking enthusiasts in the respective order.

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Is that a SATA Express port I see?

Edit: Read the source fully and saw the two images properly as well thumb.gif
Edited by geggeg - 4/22/14 at 7:12am
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Is water cooling even needed?
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Is water cooling even needed?

Most Dual Tower Air Cooler would block/get very close to the first PCIE 16X slot(since it is the first PCIE slot) that Water Cooling (Custom or AIO) would be preferable if you want to use that slot(and not risk shorting your GPU via a Fan clip).

Although Water cooling the VRM is completely unnecessary.
Edited by sherlock - 4/22/14 at 7:25am
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Ya I figure he may be asking about the copper block on the G1 board. Unless I am mistaken, it looks like pre-attached barbs again on there rolleyes.gif
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Most Dual Tower Air Cooler would block/get very close to the first PCIE 16X slot that Water Cooling (Custom or AIO) would be preferable if you want to use that slot(and not risk shorting your GPU via a Fan clip).

Although Water cooling the VRM is completely unnecessary.

A lot of dual towers don't have problems with this on regular atx boards

edit: I see, x16 is first slot.. That's weird. Yea, it's close. Very close.
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Boo top pci-e slot is x16 and not x1, oh dear, thats my True Spirit 140 not fitting on that board.
    
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Ya I figure he may be asking about the copper block on the G1 board. Unless I am mistaken, it looks like pre-attached barbs again on there rolleyes.gif

No barbs, another angle helps.



also looks like G1/4.
 
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Excellent, I am glad I was mistaken! I really want to get away from ASUS all-together for my enthusiast platform build coming up so I am optimistic about Gigabyte, MSI and EVGA for X99 as well now.
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Excellent, I am glad I was mistaken! I really want to get away from ASUS all-together for my enthusiast platform build coming up so I am optimistic about Gigabyte, MSI and EVGA for X99 as well now.

I'm cautiously optimistic about gigabyte and X99. If all goes well we might get a good OC board but on the other hand their track record with "OC" (UD7) on X79 is terrible.

Z77 onwards on the mainstream sockets has been great though. And my current OC board is also great.
 
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