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are you guys excited about the Gigabyte X58A-OC board? black PCB orange slots, features for OCers, such as no extras, very nice VRM, the best, extre PCI-E power from none other than SATA power connectors to make it easy, so many more features~! They even tested white PCB, and found that the black was better for OCing b/c it doesn't stain and you can see water and ice more easily.
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Until you mentioned it, no, but heres some info to whet the imagination...





Legit Reviews - First Pictures of the Gigabyte X58A-OC Motherboard



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One quick glimpse and it was gone. At the CES 2011 GIGABYTE Press Event, the company quite litterally flashed the audience with a sneak peak of a possible new itteration of its recent black PCB color change. Described as OC Orange for its vibrant orange expansion slot colour scheme, the board was developed in close partnership with OC Guru "hicookie", and is geared for the pure overclocker.

Expect this to be void of all distractions such as the upgraded audio and network cards seen on the G1-Killer series. It also gets rid of all but one PCI card, swapping them instead for four PCIe x16 slots.

The area around the CPU socket as all been completely cleared of any protusions, making it perfect for users with Dry Ice or LN2 Pots.

Expect to hear more about the nicknamed “OC Orange†board come Computex 2011 this spring.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/event...rd-sneak-peak/
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post #2133 of 3829
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yea but the official name will be X58A-OC like dino said, yea that is what i was talking about, looks very nice.

This is where you should get your info, as that is almost like dino's personal blog hahaha http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/20...se-is-new.html
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Well this is very important and a huge step for overclockers. Just to have a board that has the layout for putting pots on it is a exceptional leap in the right direction.

I like the colors too but function is my first priority. One thing that is still a bit frustrating to a lot of clockers is the boards do not recover very well from a failed OC. They will if the change in settings is minor so at least you get an idea of where your at, but when freezing a chip we take large jumps in settings and having to kill the power just sucks.

I think I will wait to see how it performs. Sandy is not the greatest for freezing but she is tearing the benchmarks up, and Ivy is set to be released in Q3 of 2011.
That's a long time in hardware life but waiting for it will seem like forever.
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Hmmm any words about when is this mobo supposed to be available?
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Not long to go now until GIGABYTE P67 February competition starts on HWBOT.ORG with one lucky overclocker taking home the new X58A-OC board. You have to win the competition to win this crazy board. I have a feeling this will get crazy hehehehe but play nice boys!
http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/20...shing-amd.html

HWBot GIGABYTE Initial K Contest!
http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_initial_k
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Oba Oba... so i guess the February month will be awesome! ehehehe

Let's see ... this could be a nice refresher... but... will the board be ok for someone not using LN2 ... or will it be more oriented to LN2 and Dryice OC?

My guess is that, although not cheap, it's not going to be as expensive as UD7's and UD8's due to the less "bling bling" features that don't really matter to OC and draw more power
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Oba Oba... so i guess the February month will be awesome! ehehehe

Let's see ... this could be a nice refresher... but... will the board be ok for someone not using LN2 ... or will it be more oriented to LN2 and Dryice OC?

My guess is that, although not cheap, it's not going to be as expensive as UD7's and UD8's due to the less "bling bling" features that don't really matter to OC and draw more power
It will be good for just benchmarking in general, but for everyday use not so good as it will be missing a lot of stuff like Audio and other features that benchers don't use.
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Yeah... but i guess for someone trying the max 24/7 will be more stable than the the others no?

Just guessing... since it has less "gizmos" to power ... i guess the power delivery will be much more efficient ...
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Yeah... but i guess for someone trying the max 24/7 will be more stable than the the others no?

Just guessing... since it has less "gizmos" to power ... i guess the power delivery will be much more efficient ...
No, I don't think this board will be any more efficient then say the UD5 or UD7 but the layout and functions will be different.

I can't see anyone using it for an everyday board.
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