Assasian, Sniper and Guerilla (Spelling) from Gigabyte...
These are three motherboards from Gigabyte. I am struggling with these boards and similar boards to choose a new build. I have tentatively settled on Assassin, hoping to use the Intel 6 core i7 990 extreme CPU and a fistful of 2200 DDR 3 triple channel ram. Never mind the video cards. I have them ready to go.
I cannot say to myself that the Assassin Motherboard is the END all BE all in gaming. I have gone back to the fundamentals. Fast CPU, Fast RAM and Fast SSD drive with video more than adequate. I would accept nothing less than Windows Experience of 7.9 and I am already there except with RAM, CPU and SSD. Killer 2100 onboard and amplified sound is a plus for BF3 footsteps.
It's going into a Lian full tower case with big fans. A whole bunch of them. This will likely be my last build for quite a few years.
I am also concerned that SATA III is not full pure across the board. You have two SATA III and then 6 SATA II. What gives?
I also am looking at nothing less than the fastest SSD. Looking at about 500/sec reads and writes. The Intel looks the best but at 600 dollars is very stiff. Might just buy one and be done with it.
Corsair is coming out with new hardware as well. The H50 CPU Cooler.
I suppose it is late at night now and I must pull firewatch for another few hours but am struggling very hard to say:
"Now this is the system that will crush BF3."
Can some one out there give me more to consider good or bad about the Assassin Board? At these prices, these boards have better be damn well worth it.
Or I go buy another 300 dollar latest and greatest board and stick 2100 killer and big sound on it for the same money.
Last edited by .Heavy; 27 Jun 2011 at 23:38.