I`m a big fan of the G1 series from GIGABYTE. I get that some of the design decisions aren`t for everyone, but the bottom line is that in the feature department the G1 series are one of the most stacked series on the market. With more and more people pulling away from separate sound and networking cards, the addition of high end components in these areas on board are appreciated. The latest addition to the G1 series from GIGABYTE comes in the form of the new G1.Assassin 2 and of course carries the much anticipated X79 chipset that we`ve been waiting for what feels like forever now. While we`re still just a little bit out from NDA, there`s as usual a lot of things we can`t tell you when it comes to the performance side of things, nor can we tell you some of the particular technologies implemented on the board."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips