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I figured a lot of you want to see what the final, retail version of the X58A-OC board look like. Well today the fedex man from heaven dropped by while I was at work. I got a call my significant other, and she was saying i had a new package. I asked her to open the pamphlet and read the description, and out comes the words "X58A-OC" as if she just read a serial number. While I sat there at work, my heart dropped, and what I said next will stay between her and I. Needless to say I was debating really hard to try and leave work early, this board I had been waiting months for had just arrived unannounced. I was so excited, today has to be one of the most exciting days of built up anticipation finally expressed!!!!!!!!!!

This board, is a piece of art. From the man behind board, Hicookie, come a creation that makes every overclocker drool on their keyboards. Needless to say this board lives up to all the hype, it really is a board to get excited about. A board made just for one purpose, and one purpose only, OVERCLOCKING! honestly, they did a terrific job at GIGABYTE, and times like these makes me want to try and get a job at a company so smart!

For now I leave you guys with pics of the final box, its accessories (you get 7 (seven) voltage reading DMM attachments!!), and some close ups of the board, and WITHOUT a heatsink. Enjoy!




wait for it!!!!


Wait for it!!!



HERE WE GO!!!










WITHOUT Protection!



I cannot wait to analyze these!!!!!!



I love DIP switches that actually do something!!!! bring me more!!!







So tomorrow the 13th or Thursday the 14(most likely, because 13 is unlucky) you guys will have a full throughout review and analysis of the VRM, switching frequency, inductors, and how this 12 phase VRM keeps up with its 24 phase brother!!! Yes guys thats 9400uF of bulk output capacitance(100% tantalum POSCAPs on this board)!!!

So the performance review will be followed by Overclocking reports, the first will be Dry Ice this weekend and that will come with a performance review.

Then the next weekend I am going to go all out with LN2.

I am finally getting back in subzero cooling i once knew and loved, and this board is the reason why, and I have to thank GIGABYTE for this!

I am like a young kid on Christmas day!
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You moved it from the news section?
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Nice board!

However, people going with a color scheme might find it hard to match the orange colors of the board. IMO, Gigabyte would have been better off going with different colors.
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I need to start kissing more .... nvm.
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WOW! Look at all those R56!
     
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Originally Posted by PulkPull View Post
Nice board!

However, people going with a color scheme might find it hard to match the orange colors of the board. IMO, Gigabyte would have been better off going with different colors.
This. I mean...orange, really? They must be SF Giants fans or something.

Red, blue, black, hell even white. But orange?
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Nice board!

However, people going with a color scheme might find it hard to match the orange colors of the board. IMO, Gigabyte would have been better off going with different colors.
here is the deal, orange isn't too hard to match, they have orange sleeving, and orange fans, and LEDs.

BTW this board isn't made to sit in a case, its made to sit on an OC bench, of course it would look so sexy in a case too.
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WOW! Look at all those R56!
yea 50a ferrite chokes, one of the more expensive additions other than the POSCAPs, lol POSCAPing a hole board is though. Let alone tantalum caps, but one of the most expensive brands.
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post #8 of 26
I could care less how it looks (although it looks fantastic) how it performs is what I am looking forward to.
Expect to see a lot of records broke on this board.

Great unboxing SIN!

Neoprene should be there Thursday.
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Nice! Seems like these have been taking forever to get into the stores, can't be long now.
    
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so many peeps waiting on this board it's crazy.
that 990x ES you got Sin, torture that S.O.B.
    
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