Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Motherboard Madness

  1. #1
    Senior Member Max Tractor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,248
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked
    41 times in 38 posts
    • Max Tractor's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Biostar TA890GXE
      • CPU:
      • 95w 1055T@x4-3.5Ghz-1.15v
      • Memory:
      • Samsung Green 30nm low voltage 2x4GB@1.26v
      • Storage:
      • Corsair 3 60GB-Sandisk Extreme 240GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 7850 2GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic SS-1050XM
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster elite 120(Modd)
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ EW2430

    Motherboard Madness

    The world has gone completely mad, the price of things today are just getting beyond the realms of utter madness,. Today I borked at the £4.65 Boots were charging for a tub of vicks, this evening I continue to bork at this Gigabyte X58 G1 Assassin Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard, http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduc...odid=MB-320-GI £462.98 pence, yes I will say it again £462.98 pence

  2. #2
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    9,945
    Thanks
    572
    Thanked
    1,196 times in 1,099 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • PhenomII x4 955 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 250gb SATA Westerndigital + 500gb samsung +1tb Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX560ti CuII
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet E9 680w
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 21" ips something

    Re: Motherboard Madness

    It's probably down to the creative labs CA20K2 processor with 64mb of dedicated memory and the Bigfoot Killer 2100 hardware NIC with it's own 1gb of dedicated memory.

    Although there's also probably the general high end part markup too (because high end parts are always sold in lower quantities they need a higher markup to make them profitable)


    That heatsink is rather funky

  3. #3
    Senior Member Tonka777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    623
    Thanks
    221
    Thanked
    73 times in 53 posts
    • Tonka777's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Z170-A
      • CPU:
      • 6700K
      • Memory:
      • 16gb Vengeance 3000
      • Storage:
      • 128gb 830 & 1Tb+1Tb+500Gb Samsung F1's
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 670 Signature 2
      • PSU:
      • Antec TruePower 650
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC7-FW
      • Operating System:
      • 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq E2220HD & Iiyama E1900WS
      • Internet:
      • Sky ADSL2

    Re: Motherboard Madness

    Nice, very sexy bit of kit!

  4. #4
    Bagnaj97
    Guest

    Re: Motherboard Madness

    Chipset heatsink modeled on what seems to be a loaded AK magazine. Do they do a budget model with a lowly pistol mag of some kind?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,731
    Thanks
    230
    Thanked
    151 times in 132 posts
    • Sputnik's system
      • Motherboard:
      • J&W 790GX Extreme
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II 720be
      • Memory:
      • OCZ DDR2-6400
      • PSU:
      • Enermax

    Re: Motherboard Madness

    It looks a work of art, Do my eyes deceive me or are there 4 standard capacitors near the I/O sockets ?

    As nice as it looks, I'd not buy one. I look at the screen when I'm using my PC.

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Motherboard Madness

    As nice as it is to have a computer which look nice through my side window, I'm not going to pay an extra £300 for a sexy looking motherboard which I'll look at once when I'm building the thing then every so often when I need to change a component...

  7. #7
    ALT0153™ Rob_B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    5,876
    Thanks
    301
    Thanked
    645 times in 439 posts

    Re: Motherboard Madness

    Apart fro the cheesy magazine HS the rest of it does look funky. But it'd never be seen in my PC!

    Although 462.98 pence is a bargain

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,731
    Thanks
    230
    Thanked
    151 times in 132 posts
    • Sputnik's system
      • Motherboard:
      • J&W 790GX Extreme
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II 720be
      • Memory:
      • OCZ DDR2-6400
      • PSU:
      • Enermax

    Re: Motherboard Madness

    I was wrong, All the capacitors for the sound are the normal electrolytic type.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Max Tractor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,248
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked
    41 times in 38 posts
    • Max Tractor's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Biostar TA890GXE
      • CPU:
      • 95w 1055T@x4-3.5Ghz-1.15v
      • Memory:
      • Samsung Green 30nm low voltage 2x4GB@1.26v
      • Storage:
      • Corsair 3 60GB-Sandisk Extreme 240GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 7850 2GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic SS-1050XM
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster elite 120(Modd)
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ EW2430

    Re: Motherboard Madness

    I see them 4 big green caps, wonder why they used them

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Zotac FG9300-D-E ITX motherboard RMA
    By Hesky in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS :: After sales support
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-06-2010, 06:25 AM
  2. Weird problem with new P45 motherboard.
    By Ulti in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-01-2010, 01:38 AM
  3. Just bought Phenom II 550. What motherboard?
    By iglepiggle in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 22-06-2009, 10:05 PM
  4. ITS HERE!" Small review tests and the FIRST MODDING GUIDE!
    By gilgamesh in forum abit.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23-01-2007, 02:44 PM
  5. Motherboard Help pls...
    By Hullz-Modz in forum SHOPPING AND CLASSIFIEDS
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 27-11-2005, 11:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •