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Gigabyte G1.Sniper Review

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adam_bagpuss 6th April 2011, 09:16 Quote
FAIL gigabyte

-1 to common sense +1 to shareholders lol
Jipa 6th April 2011, 09:19 Quote
£360 board for what is already an obsolete socket.. Yeah that makes sense, so long as the board has some weapon-styled heatsinks!

Fail.
GregTheRotter 6th April 2011, 09:27 Quote
LOL @ the gun clip with fake bullet xD
bob_lewis 6th April 2011, 09:31 Quote
At least it is a preview that actually made it to review! Sorry BT, I had to. :)
r3loaded 6th April 2011, 09:41 Quote
Not so much a headshot as a teamkill...
mi1ez 6th April 2011, 09:50 Quote
I love the little message on the SB heatsink-
"Heat sink- Not a weapon. Cannot be assembled as a firearm."
kaiser 6th April 2011, 09:54 Quote
Haha r3loaded, thanks for my first laugh of the morning!

Seriously tho, I paid £150 for the very first RoG board (AM2 Crosshair) back in the day and at the time that price was considered excessive...

Also, there are lots of X58 boards for sub-£300 with quad pci-e slots, why does this one only have 3?
Ph4ZeD 6th April 2011, 10:08 Quote
Bit of a joke compared to the Sabertooth.
Jack_Pepsi 6th April 2011, 10:24 Quote
I'd actually be embarrassed to have that motherboard.
chris66 6th April 2011, 10:28 Quote
Is that 'aimed' at 16 year olds who can only dream of owning such a garish product?
veato 6th April 2011, 10:34 Quote
Stupidly expensive gaming motherboard is shite for gaming.

Brilliant!
Bad_cancer 6th April 2011, 10:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by mi1ez
I love the little message on the SB heatsink-
"Heat sink- Not a weapon. Cannot be assembled as a firearm."

Hah you beat me to it...
maximus09 6th April 2011, 10:43 Quote
definately a stripped down version would be interesting. Get rid of the bigfoot and the soundblaster chips, remove or simplify the heatsinks, and improve the sata controller and their on to a winner. Oh and half the price ;)
Ayrto 6th April 2011, 11:00 Quote
Gigabyte gear is always top- notch, but really, please stop the gimmicky, console kid pleasing bullet clip nonsense. PC fans want function not to be patronised. Makes you wonder how old Gigabyte think the average PC builder / gamer is? As others have commented for that kind of dosh you could get an EVGA Classified.
TWeaK 6th April 2011, 11:39 Quote
Tbh I don't even see much point in reviewing X58 anymore - the media benchmarks are barely worth a look in when all the boards perform almost identically. It's only when a board falls flat on its face that the results have any value to them.

As for the board itself, no surprises that its purely for show. I'd pitty anyone who bought this, though I can't believe many will. It's kind of a shame though, in a way, as I think having a decent on-board sound processor is a really good idea that should be used elsewhere. This feature should really have been tested further as well, imo.

Oh and guys, get rid of the Intellitxt adverts.
Xtrafresh 6th April 2011, 11:45 Quote
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In reality, though, most gamers we know simply want reliability and value; they’re more interested in the actual gaming than in buying lights, buttons and faff. As a result, we think the G1.Sniper misses the headshot for which it's aiming.
Haha, so you want to a normal motherboard with a gaming brand on it? The brand (just like ROG) is all about perceived value, exclusivity, halo products. Yes, the price puts it out of reach for most gamers, but that is exactly the point of this board.

Can you tell me, despite the price, do you still want the board? That's what it sets out to do, tickle those 'do want' mucles. Does it? :p

EDIT:
I dont get it. Why does everyone look at this board as if it's a Sabretooth-competitor? It's clearly not. The thing isn't for everyone, and i'm not defending it. I'm with the "no way i'd ever pay that for a motherboard" crowd. Howevver, for those that DO have that budget, would you want this over an RIIIE or an EVGA Classified? The way I read this is "don't buy that ferrari, it's better to save the cash and buy this mazda M5 instead". And then everybody slagging off Ferrari for the pricetag. Afterwards, i still don't know if it's any good among other supercars.
kerno 6th April 2011, 11:47 Quote
What are they doing? £360 are they mad I have just spent £150 on a Sabertooth that allows me faster game play in Crysis and probably many more games. The fancy network card, Why? You will never see the difference from a standard on board one. The sound chip is good but can not really justifiy the price.
In upgrading my board form a Gigabyte board which was very good but no Sata 6GB or USB 3 I think they have taken a definate turn for the worse, Gigabyte have always been to me as a company that supplies top quality products cheaper that Asus can. Total FAIL they need to get back to waht they do well good value quality equipment.
Rant over
chrismarkham1982 6th April 2011, 11:48 Quote
a nearly dead socket and their charging that much???? its just major overkill and even if i had an i7 and the cash to buy this board i think id still save the cash and put towards something else
chrismarkham1982 6th April 2011, 11:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xtrafresh
Haha, so you want to a normal motherboard with a gaming brand on it? The brand (just like ROG) is all about perceived value, exclusivity, halo products. Yes, the price puts it out of reach for most gamers, but that is exactly the point of this board.

Can you tell me, despite the price, do you still want the board? That's what it sets out to do, tickle those 'do want' mucles. Does it? :p

it tickles my 'do want' muscles but it still dosnt mean id buy it if i had the cash and id imagine many others are the same, i think that is what bit-tech are getting at
veato 6th April 2011, 12:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ayrto
Gigabyte gear is always top- notch, but really, please stop the gimmicky, console kid pleasing bullet clip nonsense. PC fans want function not to be patronised. Makes you wonder how old Gigabyte think the average PC builder / gamer is? As others have commented for that kind of dosh you could get an EVGA Classified.

I can't imagine how this board - given its price and spec - is designed to please the "console kids."

It is obviously aimed at PC builders.
Parge 6th April 2011, 12:10 Quote
Who in their right mind would spend £360 on an x58 board now?
Xtrafresh 6th April 2011, 12:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by chrismarkham1982
it tickles my 'do want' muscles but it still dosnt mean id buy it if i had the cash and id imagine many others are the same, i think that is what bit-tech are getting at
Well, frankly, they aren't sayinng it very clearly then

See above edit. They say they'd save the cash, but those people that would consider saving cash are just not target audience. The price automatically disqualifies the board as a sensible purchase, so what the review should be targeted at is if it's worth consideration over similarly overpriced offerings such as the Asus RIIIE and the EVGA Classified.
Cei 6th April 2011, 12:25 Quote
£360? I got my 2500K and P67A-UD4 for less than that!
Denis_iii 6th April 2011, 12:32 Quote
"the G1.Sniper misses the headshot"...? More like shot themselves in the foot.
Price is ludicrous, looks cheap and tacky.
Asus ROG all the way for me AT sub 200quid prices of course.
rollo 6th April 2011, 12:54 Quote
Its not a bad board the overclock
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