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Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3
7.8 out of 10

Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3

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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible product support

Jesse C., Newegg
17 April 2015
  • Summary: I bought this for a new PC build. The motherboard was DOA - no signs of life whatsoever. I called Gigabyte, who explained that I have to mail the product to them, at which time they will try to repair it. Turnaround could take up to two weeks.
  • Pros: Seemed like a good price point for the features
  • Cons: Absolutely terrible product support.
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Overall 2
2.0

If it worked....

Anonymous, Newegg
25 March 2015
  • Summary: Don't RMA to Gigabyte. They tend to make excellent products (I've used them for years), but lemons do occur, and it seems I got one. For what I am paying with shipping, I could have gotten a much better board. Not only that, but I wouldn't be without a computer for so long.
  • Pros: Good specifications, decent layout
  • Cons: DOA, DOA, DOA. Yes, that is 3 DOA's. First, it was DOA coming from Newegg. I made the mistake of RMA'ing it to Gigabyte (they requested, saying it was likely they just needed to flash the firmware as I am using a newer Haswell). Upon arrival they said it had bent pins, they fixed that and sent it...
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage...utter garbage

Damian A., Newegg
20 February 2015
  • Pros: Seemed like a decent board
  • Cons: I'd give this board a zero if I could. The first time one crapped out on me, I figured it must be user error, even though I couldn't think of anything I did that might have caused the problem. Second time around, and I've lost any ability to use and SSD, it's completely corrupted an HDD, causing ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead right after one year....sad

Wu Jin Qiao "Nerdy", Amazon
7 December 2013
  • Summary: (Pardon for my English) After one year of not heavy usage, this board is dead, it freezes at the start up screen and shows a black screen right after it, tried to clear out cmos and switch to backup bios, both didn't solve the problem anyway.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Board

Wells C., Newegg
22 June 2013
  • Pros: When It worked it was awesome......
  • Cons: Well I RMA'd this board about two times for an audio issue (keeps cutting in and out every few minutes) and each time Gigabyte has shipped it back without a word of what they did to supposedly fix it. My usb and analog headsets cut in and out which is very annoying while watching movies/videos/ga...
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Overall 2
2.0

Good Motherboard, when it worked.

Kotee P., Newegg
21 May 2013
  • Summary: i7-3770k Corsair H100 Corsair Vengeance RAM 16GB EVGA GTX 680 4GB 3 Way SLI Crucial SSD 128GB Intel SSD 80GB Western Digital 1TB Hard drive Thermaltake 1200W PSU 3 Samsung P2450 24" LCD Monitors AOC 27" LED Monitor Windows 8 64 bit
  • Pros: Tons of features Easy to use bios Best bang for the money
  • Cons: Had it for about two weeks and motherboard failed to boot and post. Spent extensive amount of time troubleshooting first by removing the other components and swapping it with known good ones. Still had the same issue. Computer would boot for a few seconds and then shut off. Then it would turn on,...
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid: Fails to deliver

David L., Newegg
9 May 2013
  • Summary: If you're a bitcoin miner, get an MSI board. I've read good things about them after my troubles with this board.
  • Pros: When it worked, it was ok. The BIOS could use some additional options (where are all the PCI-e options?)
  • Cons: DOES NOT work with 4 or more GPU's properly. The motherboard expects you to place 4 GPU's on the board itself, and they are about 1cm apart. When you run these under load, this creates a heat nightmare. My 7950's run at 5000RPM to stay at 85C while on the board, and I have a giant box fan pointin...
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Overall 2
2.0

Unhappy with Gigabyte

Kenneth R., Newegg
23 March 2013
  • Summary: *IF* Gigabyte would make good on this (I sent one last update to them) I will update this comment. If not, then they lost me as a customer and everyone I know or can reach.
  • Pros: Pros: Sounded really good in the reviews and other comments. Thats it. I really wanted to like this board. I researched for a few weeks to find the best two x16 (pci 3) board available. This one seemed to be the right MB for running multiple video cards. I bought ASUS for years an never had an is...
  • Cons: Cons: #1) The board did not deliver. Once the first slots failed to produce video, I tried slot two (works) and contacted Gigabyte. Con #2) Gigabyte they took a while to answer. When they did they told me to set things in the BIOS that where not even there. So now I'm out the ability to return to...
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Overall 2
2.0

Trouble Installing Marvell SATA RAID Driver

William G., Newegg
4 January 2013
  • Summary: Very hopeful that someone from Gigabyte, or a current board owner that's been through this same problem, might be able to provide some assistance.
  • Pros: Build quality appears excellent. Will add additional insights and upgrade the Overall Rating once I have the system up and running and can provide a more comprehensive assessment.
  • Cons: Posting this here in hopes that a Gigabyte Rep will be able to provide some insight to a solution sooner than the trouble ticket submitted via the Gigabyte website. New system build. Two 1 TB WD VelociRaptor HD's configured in RAID 0 via Marvell 88SE9172 SATA Controller per G1.SNIPER 3 User's Man...
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Overall 2
2.0

Boot Loop Strikes Again...

Jameson S., Newegg
19 December 2012
  • Summary: While I know 1 egg might be a bit rough, I will update this review pending the RMA. It probably won't be until after Christmas, but I'm hoping this next one will work properly, because having a ~$8,000 over sized paperweight is not what I had in mind when starting this build.
  • Pros: The board is laid out perfectly for me, and has every feature that I could want or need. The look and finish of the product is superb. PCIe spacing is perfect for those who want to run dual x16 GPU setups on air. The UEFI Bios (when I could actually get the board to stay in it and not keep crashi...
  • Cons: The infamous boot loop issue that plagued Gigabyte's Z68/P67 boards seems to be back again with the Z77 Chipset. I went through 3 power supplies, 2 SSD's, 2 HDD's, and multiple RAM setups (quantity installed and brand) to test if it was the board causing the issue or not. I also checked all the o...
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