First time's an epic fail, the second time's a charm.
4 September 2014
Summary: The First motherboard amazon sent me was clearly used scratched up and had the paint or what ever chipped or worn off of the heatsink above the processor. I was pissed. I cant for the life of me, figure how they could mess this up this up when i clearly on paper bought a new motherboard. Not used. Anyway. couldnt let them get away with that. Anyways the second one came in. Did a physical inspection and its new.
Summary: I was worried about which bios would come with this board. If it was anything before F7, it wouldn't work with the 3820 I bought with it. I took the chance and was happy. The box stated right on it, comes with at least F7 bios. This board is incredible, I even kind of like the BIOS interface, that others have complained about. Using your mouse to navigate the BIOS is awesome. The one drawback I've seen in the BIOS, is there are two chipsets which support SATA.
GIGABYTE G1.Assassin2 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 E-ATX Motherboard
1 December 2012
Summary: I put this together for my son, he picked out the components that he wanted. So far he has not had any problems with it, the only problem that we had with the build was with the Cooler Master CPU cooler fan hitting the memory stick, because of the layout of where the memory stick go the fan would of hit in either side of the cooler block. The build consist of the following components. 1. GIGABYTE G1.Assassin2 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 E-ATX Motherboard 2.
Summary: Defective on Arrivals were enough for me, terrible boards, horrible Quality Control, will NEVER buy from this company again, troubleshooting with their "technical support" which is a joke of support and the worst I've ever had the misfortune of dealing with. I would not reccomend these boards nor the wasted time troubleshooting issues with building a system with one as they are built with components that slowly die on you and get worse as the power stays on and more...
Summary: The G.1 Assassin 2 is a easy MB to overclock. I'm running a stable 4.2gz on the Intel i7-3820 with no change in the standard voltage. It runs cool with the board temps never getting hotter then 32C. It has a logical layout BUT in the Corsair 550D the SATA connections are somewhat blocked by the case itself. I had to wiggle them in place and hope the best. So far no problems with them coming lose.
Summary: BIOS shipped: F9 BIOS reviewed:F11 At this point I like everything about this board, except: * BIOS needs work. Processor TM functions not working, causing Windows to complain about hardware problems and not load smoothly... * SoundBlaster option is nice, but it can't be disabled in BIOS. Stuck with multiple audio devices... Other than that, everything else is excellent...except: * 3D BIOS is a bit too sluggish. Why make something fancy-but unusable?...
Conclusion: As mentioned in the intro, this review is much shorter than our usual, as the board was destined to go right into our GPU test rig (and we don’t have performance comparisons at the current time). Instead, this was meant to be a quick look so that we could talk about the board and what we like about it.
Summary: hello everyone i just wanna say a few words about this board i got it a few months ago and i have it paired with the i7 3820 with 16gb g-skill ripjawsZ 2133 with 2 x reference 7970s and im telling you this is a great piece of kit the board itself is great for overclocking and it is very well made which will last a long time the sound is quality and everythin about the board would be quality if your looking for a future proofed set up go for this its a little pricey but...
Excerpt: Цена данной модели завышена. Видно, что компания Gigabyte постаралась оснастить эту плату всем необходимым, но они не продумали, на какой сегмент рассчитана модель. Если человек покупает материнскую плату за 12-13 тыс руб, причем на топовом сокете (2011), он рассчитывает получить нечто большее, нежели своенравную плату, не отвечающую многим требованиям. Как я уже написал выше, плата не очень хорошо подходит для SLI (1-2 дополнительных слота решили бы проблему, т.к.
Pros: Приятный дизайн BIOS, оверклокерские возможности, WiFi и Bluetooth 4.0 в комплекте (в материнскую плату вставляется небольшая плата с двумя антеннами). Купил эту плату из уважения к фирме (брать ASUS не хотелось). В целом - неплохая модель. Но к сожалению, некоторые косяки просто убивают (о них ниже).
Cons: 1. Биос. Самая главная проблема сей материнской платы. Изначально, плата поставляется со старой версией F7. Для корректной работы большинства процессоров, нужна прошивка 11-12 версий, а для Ivy Bridge-E процессоров - извольте установить последнюю, F12w. Иными словами, без процессора на 2011 сокете, работающего на старой версии F7, вам плату не прошить (это вам не ASUS с их хитрой утилитой), извольте заплатить мастеру, который просто поставит свой проц и сделает то, чт...