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GIGABYTE Z170-SOC Force Motherboard Pictured

Jun 11, 2013
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System Name Neverending Story
Processor 9900K / 4790K / 3770K / 8750 / 5800K / 3870K / QX6700 / 6500K / 5750M
Motherboard Gene / Z97X-SOCF / Z77X-UP5 / Z77CROWN-U1D / F2A88X-UP4 / A75-UD4H / IX48-GT3 / BlackOps / FS1r2A75
Cooling HR-22 / Archon SB-E / Mega Shadow / Frio / TRUE-Black
Memory Corsair Dominator GT / GTX / Platinum, G.SKILL Flare / Perfect Storm / Pi / Trident (X/Z)
Case Lancool / Silverstone / Thermaltake / Cubitek
Audio Device(s) -
Power Supply 80plus Platinum
Software -
Benchmark Scores -


Thermaltake fanboy
Nov 7, 2014
6,703 (3.78/day)
San Jose, Costa Rica
System Name Athenna
Processor intel i7 3770 *Dellided*
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Rev. 1.1
Cooling Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro + Tt Riing12 x2 / Tt ThunderBlade / Gelid Slim 120UV fans
Memory 16GB DRR3 Kingoston with Custom Tt spreaders + HyperX Fan
Video Card(s) GeForce GTX 980 4GB Nvidia Sample
Storage Crucial M4 SSD 64GB's / Seagate Barracuda 2TB / Seagate Barracuda 320GB's
Display(s) 22" LG FLATRON 1920 x 1280p
Case Thermaltake Commander G42 Window
Audio Device(s) On-board Dolby 5.1+ Kingston HyperX Cloud 1
Power Supply Themaltake TR2 700W 80plus bronce & APC Pro backup 1000Va
Mouse Tt eSports Level 10M Rev 1.0 Diamond Black & Tt Conkor "L" mouse pad
Keyboard Tt eSports KNUCKER
Software windows 10x64Pro
Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
Anyone getting the SOC FORCE and not taking it subambient are simply buying a Ferrari but limiting it to driving in a school zone. Save your money boys until you are ready to benchmark with the big boys is my advice. :)
the board really attracts me… but that’s it … I rather to keep my system and add just a unlucked i7 for future proof a little more my rig,

if I were about to build a new system I will wait to Cannonlake, for making the right decision and knowing a little more about the new processor and how it will perform based on older results from skylake for that time,

I'm still pretty happy with the current setup,

Jul 7, 2014
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Columbia, SC
Processor Intel 2500k OCed at 4.6ghz
Motherboard Intel Z77
Cooling Thermalright Macho Rev.A
Memory 8GB G.Skill 2133
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce 3X OCed at 1050mhz base and 1600mhz vram
Storage Mushkin Enhance 256gb SSD, Western Digital 750gb and 3TB HHDs
Display(s) Asus 24" 1080p
Case Lian-Li Mid Tower
Audio Device(s) Mobo sound
Power Supply SeaSonic 560 watt gold
Mouse Logitec 3 button laser mouse
Keyboard Das Keyboard Model S (the blank key model)
Software Windows 8.1 64 bit


My name is Dave
Apr 10, 2006
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Anyone getting the SOC FORCE and not taking it subambient are simply buying a Ferrari but limiting it to driving in a school zone. Save your money boys until you are ready to benchmark with the big boys is my advice. :)
IF you have to save money to OC at that level, you're doing it wrong. :p

But I dunno, since they had LN2 X99 board, maybe they will eb obvious, and this might be a great board to OC memory @ ambient.
Aug 27, 2013
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System Name Redemption(Fractal DD XL R2 mod)
Processor Intel Core i7 4770K
Motherboard Gigabyte Z97X-G1 Gaming BLK WIFI
Cooling Water Cooled
Memory G. Skill Ripjaws Z 16 GB 1866 MHz
Video Card(s) 2 x Gigabyte R9 290X with EK blocks
Storage 256 GB Samsung 830 SSD
Display(s) Dell U2713HM
Case Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Modified)
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z
Power Supply Silverstone Stider Evolution 1000 Watt Gold with individual MDPC sleeves
Software Windows 7 Ultimate
I still think it's kinda meh :p, then again not liked many at all for looks even more so this one. Although this one replacing the red with black would be much better. i would be taking as much of that plastic crap off as possible still lol.


Then again i would still pick what ever one had best options \ price for me how ever it looked.

I like the ASRock boards more once again looks wise although i wish they would do more gold\black micro boards
I can't wait for this board. I will be stepping up from my current G1 WIFI Black.