Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Lazy Bear from builds a stunning custom PC, check it out!

I often come across guys on forums building custom PCs and it always impresses me to see such great dedication to their hobby to spend countless hours (and $) planning and building works of art to say the least.

Here is another wonderful example of a custom watercooled PC built by an member Lazy Bear called “Project Green”. He’s sporting what looks to be the GIGABYTE Assassin2 motherboard in a sea of green. I love it!




Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Win a AMD FX-9590 gaming featuring the GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7

Of all the high-end rigs you could ever possibly dream of winning, this one must surely have your saliva glands pulsing. AMD has partnered with the Gaming Tribe and Luminosity to give away an AMD 9590-based Battlefield 4 gaming rig from MAINGEAR.


OF course this is a super high-end rig and as such features our top-o-the-line AM3+ motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7. Of course the other major spec is the 5GHz AMD-FX 9590 Bulldozer CPU from AMD, but hell, check the rest of the rig… our UD7 board is gonna feel quite at home.



  • Chassis: Corsair Obsidian Series 900D Super Tower (Black)
  • Processor: AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core Black Edition 5.0GHz Turbo Unlocked
  • Liquid Cooling: Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler
  • Graphics Cards: Two (2) PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI
  • Express 3.0 x16 HDCP in CrossFireX
  • Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
  • Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
  • Power Supply: Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX 1200 Watt 80 PLUS Platinum PSU
  • Drive 1: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD
  • Drive 2: WD Velociraptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10,000 RPM 64MB Cache HDD
  • External Drive: Corsair Voyager Air 1TB Wireless Mobile Storage
  • Optical Drive: 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD-R/RW + CD-R/RW Drive
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate


  • Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K95 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Cherry Red)
  • Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Laser FPS Gaming Mouse
  • Mat: Corsair Vengeance MM200 Gaming Mouse Mat
  • Headset: Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset

MSRP: $4,500

Check out details about how to win this beast of beasts here.

More info on the 9990FXA-UD7 board.

Blunty3000 shows off goodies at GIGABYTE PAXAU booth on YouTube

You guys should check out this awesome video from PAX Australia with GIGABYTE booth having all sorts of crazy things going on including a liquid nitrogen show, watercooled gaming rigs and a lot of awesome gaming laptops about to be released. The liquid nitrogen rig got some sweet camera work but I loved the dramatic introduction to this video, hahah. It’s awesome!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cool Time Lapse Video: GIGABYTE Z87X-D3H built into $1500 gaming rig

Our buddy Elric at Tech of Tomorrow assembled and (with the aim of giving away) a $1,500 gaming rig. Among the components used to for the rig he selected a GIGABYTE Z87X-D3H motherboard – an excellent choice sir. Check the Tech of Tomorrow site to find how you can win the beast.

Cool, no? Well what’s even cooler is that when they had engineer Anthony Reynolds assemble the machine, they installed a time lapse camera above. What you end up with this is a pretty nifty birds-eye view of how a real pro PC builder goes about his job. And having built maybe a hundred or so systems myself, I’d have to say that this guy really knows what he’s doing.

Check out the video below.


Learn more about the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H here.

Tech of Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H claims Gold Award at TechPorn

Once again we’re very happy to see one of our new 8 series motherboards picking up the plaudits with a Gold Award from tech reviewers TechPorn. Here’s a taste of what reviewer Leo Bien Durana had to say about the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H.

  “…the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H is certainly not a cheap motherboard, but is competitively priced enough against its rivals, with well rounded features that caters not only the mainstream but also the higher end users. It’s a motherboard that doesn’t rely on sheer performance alone. Instead, GIGABYTE had the Z87X-UD3H rely on a carefully picked set of features that should leave everyone wanting it. Impressive.”


Admittedly the gadget and technology review site is new on my radar. As the name implies, the site aims to give readers a real eye-full of the very best looking tech out there – as I’m sure you’ll agree. They really do know how to take some tantalizing photos. Here’s a bunch more to get your pulses racing.



You can more info about the Z87X-UD3H motherboard on our website here.

Find the full review with more pics, benchmarks and data here.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

GIGABYTE Question Time on Facebook: Question 1 - Form Factors

Our GIGABYTE Motherboard Facebook page has grown a lot since we first kicked it off several years ago, with almost 30,000 fans and followers at this point. That’s a lot of people for a relatively niche technology product like a DIY PC motherboard. In theory it means that we have access to a broad group of people who know about technology, DIY PC building, PC gaming and overclocking etc. That’s right…I’m talking about you!

question-markFrom our perspective, you guys represent a pretty interesting group of people to have access to. At times however we’ve kind of scratched our heads about how try to leverage you all as a group? What can we learn from you all? And how do we do it?

Yesterday, I installed a ‘Poll’ app on our Facebook page. It offers an easy way to ask questions and conduct relatively simple polls and questionnaires. Seems like a reasonably simple way to interact with our fans, ask you all a question and give you the chance to educate us about specific technologies, products and platforms. Today we’re kicking off with a very simple question:

Question 1 - Which form factor motherboard are you currently using?


Please take a moment to click the ‘Poll’ link’ and then select one of four answers – E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX. It should be quite interesting for us to see the results, which we plan to share with you all after one week.

Click here to tell us which motherboard form factor you are using. Cheers!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard, ‘Editor’s Choice’ at TweakTown

Veteran motherboard reviewer Shawn Baxter at TweakTown recently got his hands on our new overclocking motherboard, the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC. Of course we’re really pleased to see Shawn give us his Editor’s Choice Award, scoring really highly in terms of raw performance and value for money. However, it was also really interesting to see Shawn’s take on the OC board, from the perspective of middle of the road DIY PC enthusiast, not as an extreme overclocker.


The OC board could, in some ways be a little intimidating to a casual DIYer, simply because HiCookie’s design is absolutely crammed with features and technologies that cater for the extreme overclocker. I know from experience that features like OC Ignition, OC brace, OC Tag etc can be a little difficult to explain to people unfamiliar with the darker arts of overclocking. Which is why is great to hear Shawn explain that regardless of its overclocking specific features, the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC is good choice for anyone looking for real performance.

“…you don't need to be some LN2 touting overclocking extremist to really take advantage of what GIGABYTE is offering in this board. Instead you just need to be someone who wants a quality motherboard that offers some excellent performance out of the box.”


Check out Shawn’s full review on TweakTown here.

Find out more about the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard here.

Monday, July 15, 2013

slipperyskip reveals new ‘Flightline’ project based on GIGABYTE H77TN board

Jeffrey Stephenson, or slipperyskip as he prefers to be known on the Internet, is the master craftsman of PC case modding. In fact Jeffrey goes way beyond case modding, actually building from scratch art deco inspired creations that use the highest quality materials including high-grade timber.


His la test creation is based around the GIGABYTE H77TN motherboard, an Intel H77 based board that conforms to the latest Thin Mini-ITX form factor from Intel. Originally designed for making All-in-One PC designs. Jeffrey’s Flightline project, although still in the early stages right now, is clearly taking advantage of the thinner form factor board. It’ll be interesting to see the finished project.


You can see the full photo set here on

Find out more details about the GIGABYTE H77TN motherboard here.

You can also catch more creations from slipperyskip here.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

PAX is coming down under, GIGABYTE will be there so come and say hello!

IMG_2295PAX is finally organising a huge gaming LAN outside USA. They are coming to Melbourne, Australia. The big show is on next weekend 19-21st July.

GIGABYTE will be there at booth 1021.

We’ve got an awesome show for you with killer laptop gaming rigs, an awesome custom made PC made by KarmaIT Solutions using GIGABYTE and CORSAIR components.

We also have TeamAU guys putting on a crazy liquid nitrogen overclocking show for you with GIGABYTE Z87X-OC boards, NVIDIA GTX 780, Corsair AX1200i PSUs and more.

Team Immunity pro gamers and Jared “PiG” Krensel will also be visiting the booth so make sure you catch a frag or two. Check out our G1 Killer Audio setup featuring our new OP AMP audio powered G1 Sniper M5 board and more. Of course we’ll have plenty of giveaways also. BE THERE!737022_528858687152077_2006180205_o2

MythBusters style “kick ass gaming PC 2013” video, check it out! is a pretty cool website with lots of interesting gadgets, mods and all sort of other craziness you would expect from Mysthbusters starts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage and their crew. In this video Will, Norm and Loyd go over a kick-ass gaming PC for 2013 back in March.

It’s probably not a bad idea to look into a replacement board for the GIGABYTE Z77N-WiFi they recommended with the new 1150 socket Z87N-WiFi. Not a great deal of difference between boards other than support for new Intel Haswell CPUs.

Here is another interesting video from the site about Oculus Rift VR Goggles that Jamie Hyneman tested. How cool is this tech!

Friday, July 5, 2013

GIGABYTE on track for 20 million motherboards sold in 2013

gigabyte0_th published a piece earlier this week outlining our sales figures for Q2 2013. The news is pretty good folks - Looks like we’re well on target to hit 20 million units shipped by the end of 2013, our highest annual sales total…

“Gigabyte shipped 4.8 million motherboards in the second quarter of 2013, resulting in shipments of 9.9 million units for the first half of the year, the sources indicated. The company is expected to ship more than 10 million motherboards in the second half of 2013, leading to at least 20 million units for the whole year, the sources said.”

Obviously this is excellent news, proving not only that we’re doing a decent job of fighting our corner in a highly competitive market segment, but that the PC market as a whole is humming along nicely.

Maximum PC (via Digitimes)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Any DIY PC plans this weekend, looks like EK cooling guys have some ideas!

Weekend can’t come soon enough this week I think. I wonder how many of you are planning to do some PC DIY work or any DIY tinkering in the dungeon for that matter!

I noticed that EK Cooling Solutions has an interesting new product with RAM heatsinks that you mount on bare memory modules and adapters to attach any type of cooling solution you want including watercooling or peltier cooling. You could perhaps even use single stage refrigeration though that would probably make things a bit too frosty for a normal system. This should give some serious overclocking ability with some decent RAM strapped to it.

What better way to pimp the new RAM heatsinks but to use it on the new GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard I say! Cool shot there from EK guys… Smile


Talk about overclocking on GIGABYTE Z87X-OC, I’ve noticed a couple of sweet Haswell (4X CPU) world records on the board. One was from fatboynotsoslim from Australia who retook his Intel XTU (global) world record yesterday and second one was done by Dhenzjhen on Cinebench (4xCPU category WR).

Great scores guys!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Anandtech give away G1.Sniper 5 and Z87X-OC boards

Fancy winning a new GIGABYTE 8 series motherboard? Well, head on over to Anandtech where you catch the ‘GIGABYTE Haswell Motherboard Giveaway’. The idea is utterly simple. You just make a comment on the thread and hey presto… you have a chance to win.

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Z87X_OC Box

The event ends at precisely 10:45 AM ET on July 4, so you’ve got approx 24hrs left to take part. Also note: Unfortunately the giveaway is open to residents of the US only.