Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review

Getting Chilly

Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review

Getting Chilly

Now you can't just slap dry ice (DICE) onto your motherboard. It requires both patience and a fair bit of bravado. Especially as it's the first time we've done this. Protecting the circuitry with putty is the first job once the DICE pot mounts and CPU are in place.

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It's a combination between mad science and Playschool.

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With the pot securely in place it needs insulating to ensure that your coolant doesn't heat up any more rapidly than it does naturally. With cooling being the vital element to huge overclocks, it's vital that this part is done with care. Lots of pressure and lots of insulation.

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And here it is, all ready to have the hell beaten out of it.

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27-06-2011, 08:10:17

tinytomlogan
Today we have something different at OC3D, a review of the dedicated overclocking board from Gigabyte, and starring 20KG of DICE.



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27-06-2011, 09:12:53

SieB
Brilliant review, I enjoyed watching all the vids and following all the updates on FB. Also refreshing to see a review done in a different way, was a good break from the norm.

The Board is not only a looker but also a performance beast and if I was going x58 i'd definitely be tempted to buy it. Quote

27-06-2011, 09:35:15

jonowee
TTL has got his bounce back after having his sub-zero cherry popped . There has to be a way to credit dugdiamond with the 980X coffin model image in the written review and maybe add in the description on youtube.Quote
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