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G1 Sniper2 question

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September 12, 2011 10:58:42 PM

i want to know something about Gigabyte G1 Sniper 2 mobo... is the i7 2600k cpu fit with this mobo?

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September 12, 2011 11:32:30 PM

is it an 1155 chipset MB?
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a b V Motherboard
September 13, 2011 4:10:08 AM

DoomsWord89 said:
This is the board you are looking for if you enjoy the "gun" theme of the G1 boards and want to run a 2600K.

If you really want to pay extra for the "gun" theme then this is indeed your choice. However that mobo is overpriced and under-featured compared with other Z68 mobos.
September 13, 2011 11:19:32 AM

yea i can see its overpriced but i think for this mobo u pay this 2 things Switchable Graphics with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization and Onboard Bigfoot Networks Killerâ„¢ E2100 Game Networking Platform..
a b V Motherboard
September 13, 2011 5:36:12 PM

Here's a $140 mobo with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization
It's pretty common with Z68 boards.

There are very few situations where the E2100 will make any difference. Your connection and isp are far more limiting than the ethernet controller. If you really need the E2100 buy a $200 mobo and the E2100 network card for $75.

The G1.Sniper is a $350+ mobo that only has two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots and only supports x8/x8 mode and it's only got two USB 3.0 ports in the cluster. For that price you should expect four PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (at least) in x16/x16 or x8/x8/x8/x8 mode and at least four USB 3.0 in the cluster. A more reasonable board from gigabyte for $10 less than the sniper is the GA-Z68X-UD7-B3:

In terms of $200 boards with similar features, try this ASRock for $190
If you don't need a usb 3.0 header on the board or an impressive port cluster you can even go with this ASRock for $125

The LAN chip on the Extreme4 is very good, but if you needed the Bigfoot you could add this:

It's your money - you can spend it on what you want. But don't buy the Sniper because you think it's the only way you can get those features.
a b V Motherboard
September 13, 2011 6:23:12 PM

Indeed, I personally would not recommend the Sniper2 or any of the G1 boards for that matter. I was simply similar confirming that the motherboard supports 1155. There are more than a few motherboards that have similar features for a more reasonable price.