Won Another Motherboard!

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by eunoia, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. eunoia

    eunoia Partition Master

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    Won Another Motherboard! (And Another!)

    Just arrived today, an MSI Z68A-GD65 G3 from an MSI Afterburner quiz.

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    There are pics of this all over the internet, I even saw some incredible hi-resolution shots of the GD80 at KitGuru, but it was already open and I know sponsors don't mind a little posi PR.

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    I'm not sure if this is a typo. 2.0?
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    Anyway, thanks MSI and Alex Chang, I'm hoping to use your leading GPU overclocking software with one of your own GPUs some day soon and if I don't build with this mobo, I know plenty of people that will want to!

    Edit: Won a third motherboard from DecryptedTech's Facebook, a Gigabyte G1.Assassin! Couldn't really afford to change platforms, but this one I think I'll have to upgrade to: integrated Creative audio and a Marvell 88SE9182 that will handle SATA3 SSDs full-bore! Maybe a little late but my X58 dream rig is really shaping up!
     
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  2. marfig

    marfig No ROM battery

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    Congratulations Eunoia. Amazing. Gosh, I keep trying. I keep, I swear. One day I will win something off a contest, for pete's sake!

    Nah. That's correct. It's the PCI-E 2.0 specification they are alluding to. The current specification, so you know :) It's available here. Ignore the 2.1 specification. That's to be implemented on the 3.0 when it is released. Look for the 2.0 specification on the right side bar if you want to know more about it.
     
  3. Doomsday

    Doomsday Tech Junkie

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    awesome! :D
     
  4. marfig

    marfig No ROM battery

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    Hmm... this is uncanny. Someone just called my attention:

    Somehow in my head I confused the 2.0 specification with the 3.0. I was thinking the latter, but still writing about the former. Sorry for that Eunoia.

    I had to dig out the information for the reason behind that label: So here it is. Quote below for the relevant part:

     
  5. eunoia

    eunoia Partition Master

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    Much appreciated! You're the first person to answer this anywhere I've been asking!
     
  6. Kougar

    Kougar Techgage Staff Staff Member

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    Congrats Eunoia!

    Interesting they place the BBB logo forefront on the box, and the largest one at that.
     
  7. Optix

    Optix Basket Chassis Staff Member

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    Better Business motherBoard.

    I'm hating you so hard right now, dude! :p I've pretty much gone contest cold turkey though.
     
  8. DarkStarr

    DarkStarr Tech Monkey

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    Man.... That's so unfair lmao wanna trade it for a GPU? :D
     
  9. eunoia

    eunoia Partition Master

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    Actually I do. :p The 2 other prizes in the contest were MSI GPUs with Twin Frozrs and I can't resist entering because I've never won one. If it sounds like I'm complaining, but I'm not really, but I enter A LOT of hardware contests, at least 150 contests with a GPU as a prize in the past 2-3 years.
     
  10. Synesthesia

    Synesthesia Obliviot

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    sweet, nice mobo, congrats on winning :)
     
  11. eunoia

    eunoia Partition Master

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    Wow. Won a third mobo and it's a beauty: Gigabyte's G1.Assassin!

    Now you can hate me, especially when it arrives and I post gloat pics! :D

    Much thanks to DecryptedTech and Gigabyte who have been very, very good to me.
     
  12. TheCrimsonStar

    TheCrimsonStar Tech Monkey

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    You lucky bastard. jk :p
     
  13. slugbug

    slugbug Coastermaker

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    I won a G1.Sniper from another site last month and it's a great board. I'm using a core i7 920 with it but wish I could get a deal on a 970 or 980X.
     
  14. Kayden

    Kayden Tech Monkey

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    Congratz on the win!

    I wanted to get a G1.Sniper, but I all ready had this mobo.
     
  15. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    I am not sure what kind of deal you're talking about, but the way rumors are (and proof tonight), the $600 Sandy Bridge-E six-core should lessen the appeal of the 990X quite a bit.
     
  16. Kougar

    Kougar Techgage Staff Staff Member

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    Can already grab a 980X for about the same price as the $500 part, only going to go down from there...
     
  17. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    In the latest round of benchmarking, I've just totally lost my love for the Gulftown CPUs. The 2600K can keep up to them in many cases, so essentially Sandy Bridge-E gives you the best of both worlds.
     
  18. slugbug

    slugbug Coastermaker

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    Hah, I won a a Gigabyte G1.Assassin X58 too :D
     
  19. eunoia

    eunoia Partition Master

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    Spot the difference:
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  20. Kougar

    Kougar Techgage Staff Staff Member

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    Hm, new X58 board looks like... don't remember which one based on that southbridge heatsink and color though?
     

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