Gigabyte G1 Assassin Review

Pictures part 1 - Accessories

Gigabyte G1 Assassin

Pictures Part 1 - Accessories

Grab yourself a cuppa and let's crack on. The board is designed like an Ammo box and a very attractive piece of artwork it is too. Although a flaming skull holding a dagger is perhaps something we'd expect to see on a kids M16, you need to put any prejudices aside and accept Gigabyte have gone the full hog with the Military theme.

Speaking of which, fake bullet holes on the back.

Gigabyte G1 Assassin     Gigabyte G1 Assassin  

Once the box is removed things improve greatly with the latest digital camouflage pattern. Very nice.

Should you desire to duplicate the design of the motherboard, or perhaps advertise your purchase, there are plenty of stickers included to allow you to do so.

Gigabyte G1 Assassin     Gigabyte G1 Assassin  

Besides the standard cable package, we also have a branded IO Shield. A very cool feature is the drive-bay USB 3.0 allowing you to use the latest USB3.0 compliant hardware without being stuck fumbling about at the back of the case.

One thing that will make the eyes of the oldsters amongst us go a bit misty is the inclusion of a Quick Boost button to enable overclocking in the middle of a firefight. To those who remember 486 Turbo buttons, what goes around..

Gigabyte G1 Assassin     Gigabyte G1 Assassin

On to the Assassin itself.

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Most Recent Comments

21-02-2011, 06:36:35

Taurus
Great review, nice to see x58 stuff. I'm sick to death of seeing sandy bridge reviews and all its problems. Not sure about the price though seen it on various sites for around £450. Looking forward to seeing reviews of the cheaper Sniper & Guerilla boards.

Love the Assassin build videos watched them all multiple timesQuote

21-02-2011, 06:44:26

ciksas
The board is immense so the price fits it quite right. I would have anything against if it would be cheaper so I could replace my ep43 ds3l with it Quote

21-02-2011, 08:08:51

dugdiamond
i was looking forward to this review fella, and you didn't let us down - that board is a beastQuote

21-02-2011, 08:41:52

JCBenton
Looks fantastic.

As for P67, it's still a viable option for noobs, I hope. Especially if we don't use the S2 ports.Quote

21-02-2011, 08:44:39

SieB
Silly Magazine heatsink (IMHO) or not, this board is indeed a beast and well worth the money, if you can afford it

I missed out on X58 and went strait from 775 and P45 to P67 and 1155 but if I hadn't done that I probably would have gone for this board.Quote
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