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  • Gigabyte Z170X SOC Force Overclocking Motherboard Review
  • Gigabyte Z170X SOC Force Overclocking Motherboard Review


    Included Goodies

    We have come to expect more goodies from our high-end motherboards.  The extras help to justify the additional cost and sometimes help pad the parts bin with replacement cables and video card bridges.  Gigabyte has included everything you see below which includes four SATA6 cables (with locks), voltage test leads, manuals, driver disk and Crossfire bridge and SLI bridge(s) for 2-way, 3-way and 4-way.

    One thing we have noticed is that most extreme overclockers lack a proper test bench when running LN2 and prefer placing their motherboard down on a box or salvaged motherboard tray.  While these work great for supporting the motherboard they do very little to properly orient the video card.  This is where OC Brace comes in handy.

    OC Brace is a bolt on card retention bracket that allows you to properly secure video cards when you are without one on your test bench.  This is a great included feature and we suspect will eventually fetch a high price on the black market.  That is until someone comes along with a better test bench solution.