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Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Z77 Motherboard Pictured

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How time flies. It's been just a little over an year since Gigabyte unveiled its G1.Killer series of gamer-overclocker oriented motherboards, including the G1.Sniper, and now it's already at G1.Sniper 3. While the original G1.Sniper was based on the X58 chipset supporting LGA1366 processors, the the Sniper 2 based on Z68 chipset, supporting LGA1155 processors, the Sniper 3 stays put on the LGA1155 platform, but makes use of the brand-new Z77 chipset. The motherboard is designed to drive up to four graphics cards in 4-way CrossFire/SLI configurations. It takes advantage of a PLX PEX8747 bridge chip, which takes in one PCI-Express 3.0 x16 link, giving out two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 links, it even has a native multiplex that splits its second downstream x16 link to two x8 links. This way, the G1.Sniper 3 is ready for 4-way action with the latest PCIe Gen. 3.0 graphics cards.

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well I guess they got sick of heatsinks that looked like ammo clips and scopes.
 
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good.. they looked stupid
 

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Thats a double bagger for sure :wtf:
 
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I am pretty sure they got sick of people complaining about it... lol

Nice looking board
 
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Much better than I thought it would like, shame the video outputs waste so much space.
 
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I don't like the colour scheme :eek:
 
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I want a heatsink that looks like a grenade...
 

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#9
I am pretty sure they got sick of people complaining about it... lol

Nice looking board
not only that.... I think one of the heatsinks (that looked like a scope) obstructed a PCI-E X1 port.
 
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Gigabyte are very good with their line up, Creates price competition
I need my normal Asus motherboards cheap. 10x :)
 
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Two things. For one gigabyte probably isn't even aware of the complaints. They have pretty much zero "western" forum presence. Secondly we've been down this road before. Remember this? That's not what we ended up with.

 
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THANK GOD those stupid gun themed heatsinks are gone....not R.I.P....R.I.H (rot in hell)
 
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Two things. For one gigabyte probably isn't even aware of the complaints. They have pretty much zero "western" forum presence.
Oh, they're very much aware of it and that's why they changed it, trust me on this. The heatsinks are the final deal, so no need to worry. ;)
 
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Oh, they're very much aware of it and that's why they changed it, trust me on this. The heatsinks are the final deal, so no need to worry. ;)
what proof do you have to back this up? He makes a very good claim/point
 
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THANK GOD those stupid gun themed heatsinks are gone....not R.I.P....R.I.H (rot in hell)
Don't let the fireworks out yet, there's still MSI...
 
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Oh, they're very much aware of it and that's why they changed it, trust me on this. The heatsinks are the final deal, so no need to worry. ;)
+1. I can also assure you that Giga is aware of the reception those heatsink had.. I can also tell you MSI is aware of the rather chilly reception the BBXPII heatsinks had as well.
 
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Why are they suddenly so receptive? Didn't do anything every previous occasion.
 
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D-Sub and DVI connectors? Really? On a 2012 high-end enthusiast motherboard?

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D-Sub and DVI connectors? Really? On a 2012 high-end enthusiast motherboard?

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Right... not as if this board will be going into a HTPC ... i mean it could but you would have to have a lot of extra $$ to waste. and if you did you would just throw a card in and not use the on board video.
 
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Doesnt it have Quicksync/Lucid abilities?
 
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Right... not as if this board will be going into a HTPC ... i mean it could but you would have to have a lot of extra $$ to waste. and if you did you would just throw a card in and not use the on board video.
It still has HDMI and Display Port connectors (and there's plenty of cheap HDMI/DP to DVI/D-Sub adapters). Hence my comment.
 
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It still has HDMI and Display Port connectors (and there's plenty of cheap HDMI/DP to DVI/D-Sub adapters). Hence my comment.
ya but if you spend $300+ on a motherboard for gaming then I hope you spend $600+ on a video card/s to go with it.

I mean really you aren't a smart consumer if you buy this and put 1 low end card in it even... because there are boards that are half the price that will do that job without a issue.

I guess I just thing to logically and I am smart with my money.
 
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nvm wrong thread
looks okay though
 
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