Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 (Haswell) Motherboard Unboxing



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Now let’s see the motherboard:

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing



The front panel with reset, power switch…

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing



The three PCI Express slots (one PCI-E X16, one PCI-E X8 and one PCI-E X4). And the location of the sound OP-AMP:

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing



The Creative Sound Core 3D chip:

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing



The input / output connectors: one DVI port, two USB 2.0 ports (black), four USB 3.0 ports (blue), two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, one RJ45 connector and the audio connectors:

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing



The onboard buttons: power switch (the big red one), reset button as well as various switches (bios, cmos). There are also the voltage check points (VCORE, etc.):

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing



The final setup with an Intel Core i5 4670K cooled by an Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme Rev 2 and a banal gaming graphics card:

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing

Intel Core i5 4670K Haswell CPU



I replaced Intel’s stock CPU cooler by Arctic Cooling’s Freezer Xtrem. New Haswell processors have a LGA 1150 socket and this socket is compatible with previous 1156 (Ivy Bridge) that’s why I could hide the CPU with a Freezer Xtreme Rev 2.

Intel Core i5 stock CPU cooler vs Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtrem



Some pictures of the G1.Sniper M5 under voltage with LEDs:

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing



Some pictures of the G1.Sniper M5 BIOS:

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Z87 Motherboard Unboxing



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