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    Default Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard Review

    Gigabyte as a motherboard manufacturer has been very successful over the last decade, and the last few years have only served to solidify that. In fact, Gigabyte has taken things a step further with their more recent motherboard releases. Their design team has revamped the styling and improved the lineup with feature-rich variations. Giagbyte's popular UDX series motherboards are frequently one of the first considered motherboards on the market since the Z77 release.With Gigabyte's Haswell refresh, the Z97 chipset, they aim to continue that tradition. Today we are going to be looking at the Z97X-SLI motherboard. By the name, it appears Gigabyte has geared this motherboard towards SLI as its defining feature. However, there is more than meets the eye. At a glance, this board looks a little more simplified when compared to the UDX series board. Will it pack the same punch? We are going to put the Z97X-SLI to the test to see how it stacks up to Gigabyte's reputation.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard Review

    Great review Kenny of a nice budget priced board thanks for posting

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard Review

    Very well written review kenny. Detailed as always. Solid board for gamers and even those that want to overclock a bit. I like the reduced amount of red on this board. It will make it easier to alter the color scheme for other builds. Pop off the heatsinks paint then reinstall for a brand new look. Which is exactly what I would do with it.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard Review

    Good review as allway's Kenny. Good performing board.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard Review

    Thanks! Great Budget gaming board for those that want SLI and Xfire features.
    lacks a bit in OCing due to stability, I really had to up the voltage to get things stable.

    But for the price, its a good board to use for someone that is on a budget.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard Review

    Good Review Kenny, very good performer for a low budget board ($118.99 + Free Shipping at Amazon), also like the black/red scheme, remind me a little to ROG series boards.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard Review

    As always a great review pretty nice board for the money I like the red and black theme as well.

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