Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK Review (Page 1 of 12) | APH Networks

If you live in Markham, Ontario or Richmond, BC, it is easy to identify vehicles driven by what we call a “C-Lai”. Now, what the heck is a “C-Lai”? To put it in terms most people can understand, a C-Lai is a Cantonese term that roughly translates to the American equivalent of a soccer mom. They are usually some forty-year-old Chinese woman who does not have a job; their daily routine involves making trips between the supermarket, their kids’ school and any after school activities, as well as the houses of other nearby C-Lais to rant about their husbands, or show off how amazing their kids are academically. For poorer C-Lais, they typically drive dinged up — usually caused by their poor driving skills in mall parking lots — beige Toyota Corollas or Camrys. For richer C-Lais, they usually roll around in a brand new Mercedes C, E, GLK, or ML class. But here is always one thing in common: Their license plates almost always have 888 in there, or some variant of it, like 048, 168, or 668. In case you do not know what 048, 168, 668, or 888 mean, basically, it sounds like “especially prosperous”, “all the way to prosperity”, “every road leads to prosperity”, and just “prosperity” times three, respectively, in Cantonese. Now, I did not grow up in a superstitious household, nor am I superstitious myself (We do not have any of those numbers in our license plates, phone numbers, etc), but because it is so ingrained in our culture, everyone knows about the implications of these numbers right off the bat. When Gigabyte released their Black Edition motherboards with 168 hour durability testing, I could not help but get a good laugh out of it. In reality, 168 hours translate to exactly one week, with nothing to do with cultural superstitions. But will it still be the start of something good? We took in a GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK to find out.

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