Standard Atx Motherboard Essay

Submitted By Tank0860
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Gigabyte G1.SNIPER 3

It is the motherboard that is inside my gaming computer. The list of features that it has is listed below.

* It is an extended ATX motherboard which means it is slightly bigger than a standard ATX motherboard and may carry more expansion slots. * It supports processors in the LGA 1155 package which means it has support for most of the low and high end Intel processors and Ivy bridge processors which gives you a variety to pick from if you are building a gaming computer. * It supports 4-way SLI and 4-way Crossfire which means it can hold and utilize more than one graphics card at a time. * Also which makes this motherboard unique from any other motherboard is that it supports Micro SSD which is most commonly used in modern day laptops. * Lastly It has a LED indicator which tells you what’s wrong with the motherboard which is a great add on for its features.

It would be good for someone that is into gaming on the PC. It is a very solid very sturdy motherboard. The only con that I can think of for this motherboard is the price. For all that I listed and even more it comes at a price of somewhere shy of 300 dollars. When I bought mine on Amazon which is a website dedicated to giving their customers discounts on great products it cost me $289.99 plus shipping.

Another good thing about this motherboard is that it is excellent for overclocking. I think gigabyte knew exactly what they were doing when they built this motherboard. I got my core i7 3770 up to 5.1 gigahertz with just an air cooler before with this setup.

When I built my computer and I placed the motherboard inside my computer it started right up, as any other person would expect with an expensive motherboard. It booted up and it couldn’t possibly be any easier to configure the bios.

The bios has two modes, it has the 3d mode and it has the regular mode. The 3d mode shows the motherboard in a picture and you hover the mouse over whichever part you would like to configure and when you select the part you would like to change, the motherboard then brings up a list of all the specific parts and uses sliders to help you get an idea of what everything is set at.

In the regular mode the bios would be set up like a regular computer, mostly consisted of digits and no sliders at all. It’s made for people that have a little more experience with overclocking.

Back to installing the parts, the parts installed on the motherboard were easy. They clicked and moved right into place. If you forgot to install something it