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Old June 14, 2011, 09:12 PM
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Based on the platform that just won't die, the GIGABYTE X58A-OC is arguably the first motherboard that has been designed from the ground up for the hardcore overclocking community. Featuring the very latest electrical components, some never-before-seen overclocking features, and a stripped out specifications list, can this model differentiate itself...

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Old June 14, 2011, 09:36 PM
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Now before anyone asks, the reason this motherboard received the 'Dam Innovative Award' is because:

1) It's the first X58 motherboard to use only low-profile tantalum capacitors that make insulating the motherboard a great deal easier and faster.

2) It has best and most capable implementation of real-time overclocking buttons, and the Gear button that allows users to change the BCLK increments is hugely beneficial.

3) This is not a gamer-oriented motherboard moonlighting as an overclocker-oriented motherboard. Also arguably a first.
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Old June 14, 2011, 09:54 PM
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Good review.

Not really sure I like the colour scheme, but since I am not a serious OC'er and never going to own this board that point is kind of moot.
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Great review man!

I'm glad you managed to get some LN2 benching done on this previously. Was looking forward to those results.
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I am not happy that this Mobo has the Bruins colours.
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Lol, it hurts enough that it is close enough! Nice board though!!
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LOL this is my mobo! Thank you for a great review.
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Interesting review, MAC. Thanks!

This is definitely not my kind of product (see my mere 200 MHz overclock on a 2500k as an example), but I have to say the IO shield looks terrible - that chevron pattern looks more like something to get fingers or something caught on than ventilation. I think a plain one would be better, since anyone using that motherboard on a test bench won't even take the shield out of the packaging...
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Good review, Nice board let me know when it comes up for sale. :)
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