Originally Posted by Mygaffer;11910389
Why oh why do these companies insist on the lamest crap like a gun clip heatsink?
I would NEVER buy a motherboard with such a cheesy design. Do they think they are gaining market share with those kinds of designs?
If you were to read the attached Bit-Tech article, the motherboard is aimed at gamers who don't want to overclock. Kind of like ASUS' ROG, but with less overclocking. Gigabyte is trying to a target a specific segment of the market -e.g. gamers who want a 1366 board but don't care for overclocking yet want all the speed as possible; so really just lazy douchebags who wear fitted "hatz" and can boast that they've "built" a "computer." But the main concern here isn't the styling, but why a 1366 board aimed at players when SB just came out and smokes any 1366 cpu at gaming?