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Canada Computers / Gigabyte G1 Motherboard LAN-Party Event
Canada Computers / Gigabyte G1 Motherboard LAN-Party Event - PCSTATS
case you missed it, Gigabyte hosted an exclusive LAN Party in partnership with Canada Computers and the Canadian distributor Supercom a few days ago in Markham for its new line of enthusiast grade G1 Killer gaming motherboards. Here's the full rundown on the event.
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In case you missed it, Gigabyte hosted an exclusive LAN Party in partnership with Canada Computers and the Canadian distributor Supercom a few days ago in Markham for its new line of enthusiast grade G1 Killer gaming motherboards. These gaming oriented boards start at $400 for the G1.Guerrilla and work their way up to the performance tuned G1.Sniper at $500. The flagship, extra large XL-ATX sized G1.Assassin motherboard goes for about $600.

Expensive hardware... sure, but that didn't stop Gigabyte from giving away a complete G1.Assassin gaming system to one very lucky gamer who attended the free event. The computer system came complete with an Intel Core i7 950 processor, 6GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3, an Intel 80GB Solid State Drive, nVidia Geforce GTX570 videocard, Thermaltake Element V case, Corsair H70 watercooling system, Antec 750W earth watts power supply, Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and LG BluRay optical drive! For good measure, Gigabyte even tossed in copy of the game Call of Duty - that's about $2,300 worth of FREE hardware!

Here's the lucky winner holding his hefty new gaming system, standing next to Gigabyte's Senior NA Marketing Rep, Rita Kuo. Makes you wish you'd kept a closer eye on PCSTATS news feed and Forums for the official invite, doesn't it?

Gigabyte's Rita Kuo gives away a G1.Assassin-based gaming system valued at $2,300 to the lucky winner!
Next time, this could be you...

Cool prizes aside (Gigabyte gave away a pile of other swag, Corsair gave out an H70 water cooling system and a pair of HS1 headphones) the real focus of this Lan Party was to let gamers test drive the Gigabyte G1.Assassin gaming motherboard over a couple rounds of Call of Duty against other attendees and check out the board's two siblings.

All three motherboards are based on the Intel X58 chipset and thus support LGA1366 Intel Core i7 processors with up to 24GB of RAM. What makes these particular motherboards suited to gaming is that each is equipped with an onboard Killer E2100 Dedicated NPUs from Bigfoot Networks . The Killer E2100 controller addresses online gaming network lag by prioritizing bandwidth allocation. The chip has 1GB of dedicated DDR2 memory to help offload network traffic from the CPU, freeing it up to do other important computing tasks. In other words, the Killer E2100 is there to reduce ping times.

The two higher-end motherboards, the G1.Sniper and G1.Assassin, pack in an onboard Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Digital Audio Processor (20K2) with X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity and EAX AHD 5.0 technology. Creative's X-Fi soundcard has 128MB of Hynix DDR RAM all to itself and the headphone jacks are spiked with 150ohm amplifiers to better suit professional headphones. Each of the G1 motherboards supports at least three-way Crossfire/SLI, with the larger G1.Assassin platform supporting up to four PCI Express 2.0 x16 videocards.

There are quite a few other tweaks and design choices built into these boards to help hard core FPS gamers unleash serious latency free destruction on their virtual adversaries. Top of the list is the onboard Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 controller, we'll go over some of the major features of each G1.Killer motherboard in a moment, first a little more about what went down at the Gigabyte / CanadaComputers LAN Party.

Test Driving a Gigabyte G1.Assassin Gaming System

Playing Call of Duty on the G1.Assassin system.

Gamers played several rounds of Call of Duty to thrush out the performance qualities of the Gigabyte G1.Assassin gaming systems.

This dedicated gamer brought his own head set in for the Lan Party.

The full gaming system was built around a Thermaltake Element V case with Phillips LCD display and Thermaltake gaming keyboard.

Under the hood of the Gigabyte G1.Assassin motherboard-based gaming system.

The Thermaltake Element V case has way too many hard drive / optical drive bays given that each one of these computers was built on a single Intel 80GB SSD and single LG Blu-Ray ODD. The Gigabyte G1.Assassin motherboard comes with a 5.25" bay that features dual USB 3.0 ports, an e-SATA jack and Max-Boost overclocking button.

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Contents of Article: Canada Computers
 Pg 1.  — Canada Computers / Gigabyte G1 Motherboard LAN-Party Event
 Pg 2.  One-on-One With Hardware Vendors
 Pg 3.  Up Close look at Gigabyte G1-Killer Series Motherboards
 Pg 4.  Freebies and Giveaways from Gigabyte and Corsair

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