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"There is no doubt that Gigabyte have played the Military theme to the maximum. The southbridge heat-sink is particularly impressive being a perfect replica of a 7.62 magazine. The power phase cooling is staring down the barrel of a gun. So good is this that the warning that the heatsink cannot be assembled into a gun must be useful for any customs checks."
"Based on this, GIGABYTE decided to start a new line-up of gaming motherboards running the X58 chipset: the G1.Killer series motherboards. In this review, we will be taking a look at the G1.Assassin, GIGABYTE's flagship gaming motherboard, which comes with 4 PCI-Express slots to enable users to take advantage of 4-way CrossFireX or 3-way SLI support."
"Well, GIGABYTE has an answer and one that we have been waiting on since CES 2011. We recently showed this off to you in a very brief preview. Well, now we have the performance to go along with these images. This board is the G1.Assassin; part of the G1 Killer line-up. When you pick this board up you get an X58 chipset, a Creative labs X-Fi audio card and a Killer NIC built onto the board. You all get this for $529.99 on NewEgg.com which comes in a little less than buying the parts separately (as we will show you a little later)."
"This year at CES, one of the biggest announcements was Gigabyte unveiling their G1-Killer Series motherboards. This new series of motherboards has gamers in mind with a Killer E2100 Dedicated network processing unit and Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Digital Audio Processor (20K2) on the motherboard itself! No need to go out and buy a Killer NIC or a dedicated sound card. These are the two features that stand out on the motherboard the most, but there are a quite a few others."
"Gigabyte will not be the first to move away from the X58. Their latest G1 Killer series of X58 motherboards are specially designed for gamers that accept no compromises. There are three products in this particular line up: the G1 Assassin, G1 Sniper, and G1 Guerrilla. In a military motif, all three come with a black and green color scheme, along with heat sink designs that resemble gun barrels and magazine clips. Today, we're looking at the big brother of the group, the G1 Assassin."
"We go back now to the Intel X58 platform with a look at Gigabyte's $500 whopper of a motherboard, G1.Assassin. It's a killer all right, both in terms of features and price! The board even includes a drive bay expansion with an overclocking button on it."
"On the other hand, however, there are those two cards that are included on the board itself. The network card and X-Fi cards when bought sperately run about $150 for both. Subtract that off of the price and you're now looking at $400, which is reasonable."
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