Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Review

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Considering the price point of the G1.Sniper it's not a great surprise to find it slightly lacking in artistic flair, but it's also a far cry from the cheaper boards of old. In keeping with the amount of motherboard that you can get for your money we still find on board power and reset buttons, things that were once the purveyance of the extreme models.

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There is plenty of space between the two PCI Express 3.0 slots, ensuring that your twin-card setup remains cool at all times. The CPU area isn't the most beautiful we've seen, but equally it's roomy and has plenty of space for an exotic cooling solution.

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The separate PCB for the sound seems to be the flavour of the month lately, with every recent motherboard we've reviewed utilising the technology. The inclusion of the SoundBlaster Recon 3D makes a nice change from the regular RealTek ALC options we normally see.

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The G.Killer heatsink used to be an amazing replica of a gun, but international laws has mean it's become ever more standardised. At least the £116 G.Sniper retains the horizontal SATA ports that are so often dropped on more affordable offerings.

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Most Recent Comments

09-12-2013, 06:31:33


The latest in the growing range of G1.Sniper motherboards is on the Z87 chipset, and much cheaper than you could possibly imagine.

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09-12-2013, 07:26:15

This is a hell of a review for a hell of a board. Thanks guys, I'm getting one.Quote

09-12-2013, 08:45:19

Just goes to show you don't need a highend motherboard these days, at least not for 1150/55. So many motherboards these day at this price point or slightly higher that are more than capable. All it comes down to now is if you actually need those extra features of the more expensive motherboards or not.

I love the design on the Gigabyte's G1 Sniper boards though, dat green and black goodness Quote

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