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The Worlds First Overclocking Motherboard - Designed by Overclockers, for Overclockers

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The GIGABYTE X58A-OC is the worlds first motherboard designed specifically for overclocking. Bringing several new technologies together for the first time in one motherboard, the GIGABYTE X58A-OC has all the features overclockers have been asking for, making it easier than ever to take down world records.

Powered by the Intel X58 chipset, and supporting high-end Intel Core i7 CPUs including the record-breaking Intel Core i7-990X Processor Extreme Edition, the GIGABYTE X58A-OC is able to push past performance boundaries maxed out by other platforms by offering native 4-way graphics support (CrossfireX) and triple channel DDR3 memory support. Its unique layout design further increases performance potential by following the shortest pathways between key components such as the memory and CPU (for minimal latency), wider CPU zone and low profile components for easier extreme cooling insulation, memory slot spacing that doesnt interfere with graphics card installation, and a grand total of 7 four-pin Smart Fan controllers that allow overclockers to precisely adjust fan speed and control system temperature, just to name a few

(~ http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/265/x58a-oc.html)
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Basically, this board is what overclockers have been asking for since years: a board that has none of the fancy Gamer-minded features and all of the high-quality PWM components. Although not being the perfect mainboard (I don't need 7.1 Dolby BIOS beeps), it's a first step in the right direction.

Kudos to GIGABYTE for having the balls to do this!
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thx Gigabyte
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I'm pretty excited about this board ... so excited I've already decided to go out and buy a retail sample
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hh, I will wait for the ocaholic sample
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I'm pretty excited about this board ... so excited I've already decided to go out and buy a retail sample
buy hardware? .. first time since when?
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Since a while. Shows how excited I am
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so, hwbot is finally a profitable organisation now that you can afford to buy hardware?
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I've seen your cars, you're in the same boat
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