[TEAM.AU] GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE Preview

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  1. jjjc_93

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    GIGABYTE saw the inception of its overclocking motherboard range with the X58A-OC. The board was a hit, and the idea was simple. Design a motherboard purely for overclockers. Pack it with overclocking features and take everything else out. The world's first pure overclocking motherboard. The X58A-OC was the last of its kind for some time, with no revival until Z87. The Z87X-OC saw the return of the orange themed overclocking board, and it came as an absolute success. As of 25/04/14 the Z87X-OC is the most popular motherboard used on HWBOT by both users and number of submissions.

    Today the orange legacy continues with GIGABYTE's new Z97X-SOC FORCE motherboard, and I am lucky enough to have it on hand for a quick preview. The Z97X-SOC FORCE is based on the new Z97 chipset and supports current gen i7 1150 “Haswell” CPUs and will support the yet to be released new line from Intel, as well as Broadwell CPUs to come in another future release.

    The board comes packed in a chunky box from GIGABYTE. Being orange themed and featuring an F1 car on the front you can tell straight away that this board is geared for those who like it fast. Also note the GOOC logo on the side of the car, a tribute to GIGABYTE’s premier global overclocking competition and a renewed hope for its return. (At least I hope so!)....

    Please check out the rest of this preview on the Team.AU blog: http://teamauextreme.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/gigabyte-z97x-soc-force-preview.html

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    I will also be back soon with more of a look and an indepth review of this board, stay tuned!


    Also be sure to check out our page on Facebook for more overclocking goodness: https://www.facebook.com/teamauoc
     
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  2. zeropluszero

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    Subbed....
     
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    Looking forward to this that's for sure.

    Really forward to see what the differences will be and what it can bring to the table for the enthusiast and extreme guys alike. Definately some different looking parts on the board compared to the Z87X-OC. Bring it on TeamAU.
     
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    Very nice :thumbup:
     
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    Niiiccceeee :leet::thumbup:
     
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    Bathe herrrrr and brrrrring herrr to me


     
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  7. zeropluszero

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    link dead.
     
  8. zeropluszero

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    This review is falling apart! lol
     
  9. robbo2

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    Is this top of the line board like the last force and there will be a cheaper OC option that was awesome like the last one?
     
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    Yes, but 4phase vrm. possibly not what we're after.
    pricing...who knows.
     
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    so that board i saw was true.
     
  12. zeropluszero

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    from what ive seen leaked on fb.
    Z97X-SOC - 4phase vrm
    Z97X-SOC Force - 8phase.
     
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    How so? Links and everything are still working for me :)
     
  14. robbo2

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    the top image is not loading for me in chrome, but works fine in FF. other than that, i'm not sure.
     
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    Yeah doesn't load for me either
     
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    Should be fixed now
     
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    Bottom one also gone.
     
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    There were never more than the 3 images.

    Clink on to the link if you haven't already, that has a lot more content than the snippet in the post.
     
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    great video, helps to give people an idea what we worked on

    btw you can use youtube button to integrate the video in your post like this

     

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