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It appears that both GIGABYTE and us at VR-Zone.com share the same thought: the Intel X58 Express platform is far from dead. During a period where Intel's new 'Sandy Bridge' seemingly rules the roost, the motherboard maker is about to officially introduce its GA-X58A-OC motherboard, based on the Intel X58 Express chipset and supporting Intel Socket LGA 1366 processors. A decent Gulftown will have a Core i7-2600K for breakfast, lunch and dinner under the same extreme overclocking conditions, which is why the 'ageing' platform is still the fastest... at least till the end of this year.

GIGABYTE has released some photos of the new board and we shall take a quick look at its five main overclocking features:

OC-VRM,
OC-Touch,
OC-PEG,
OC-Cool, and
OC-Dual BIOS

OMG! Could you picture this thing some orange xigmatek case fans?

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reminds me of old lanparty boards
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Pure sex board but the amount of I/O ports puzzles me.



^^That's it!

Though I could care less about audio as I use my own sound card. Wish they would have implemented a PS/2 keyboard/mouse port instead and added a couple more USB 2.0 ports.
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^^^I agree with SimpleTech on this. How could a high-end board feature so little ports like this?

I mean, take a look at ASUS and other brands putting more than that.
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very nice. sf giants theme.
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Pure sex board but the amount of I/O ports puzzles me.



^^That's it!

Though I could care less about audio as I use my own sound card. Wish they would have implemented a PS/2 keyboard/mouse port instead and added a couple more USB 2.0 ports.
You mean wish they wouldn't have right? But good question though
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You mean wish they wouldn't have right? But good question though
I meant combo port.

Like this:

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Pure sex board but the amount of I/O ports puzzles me.



^^That's it!

Though I could care less about audio as I use my own sound card. Wish they would have implemented a PS/2 keyboard/mouse port instead and added a couple more USB 2.0 ports.
It's odd. And the article treats it as though THAT is standard fare. Very interesting.
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Source does not work. I've yet to view any VR-ZONE page. Are they blocking some countries or what?
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Personally, I am glad they have the individual PS/2 connectors, although I agree that more I/O would be nice. Heck, my EP45-UD3P has dual Gigabit Ethernet connections, for crying out loud.

On another note, the built in LEDs and the new Cap tech is pretty cool.
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