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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by JE Nightmare View Post
I'd prefer the UD5 and 7 to switch heatsink colors but i'm still planning on getting UD7.


Too what? I like the subdued look.


That way, whichever motherboard I get, the interior of my case will be the least used color on the board!
post #12 of 22
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Gigabyte address seems to have stopped working
works for me still.

this is so sweet, cant wait!
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post #13 of 22
Yeah, the top PCI 1x slot appears blocked from the pictures. As sweet as it looks, I wish Gigabyte used a low profile heatsink so that slot is a bit more accessible. The best you can do with that is possibly a 1x wireless card.
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As usual, Gigabyte placed the PCI-E 16x slots too close to each other and not allowing proper airflow to go between the cards if you plan on doing SLI/Crossfire, again, though however the UD7 board the 16x slot is quite far apart. Why didn't they do this on this motherboard as well?

But other than that the board looks nice.
    
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why does the UD5 say "ultra durable 3", am i missing something?

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As usual, Gigabyte placed the PCI-E 16x slots too close to each other and not allowing proper airflow to go between the cards if you plan on doing SLI/Crossfire, again, though however the UD7 board the 16x slot is quite far apart. Why didn't they do this on this motherboard as well?

But other than that the board looks nice.
Look again, the UD5 has 5 pci-e x16 slots. There is room for two dual slot cards with a whole slot of space between them, that is plenty IMO and is as far as most Crossfire bridges reach.

Edit: now that i got a better look, They stupidly decided to put a 4x slot where they should've put a 16x



Better look at UD7


Edited by qwertymac93 - 5/26/11 at 10:04pm
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post #16 of 22
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why does the UD5 say "ultra durable 2" and the UD7 say "ultra durable 3"? am i missing something?



Look again, the UD5 has 5 pci-e x16 slots. There is room for two dual slot cards with a whole slot of space between them, that is plenty IMO and is as far as most Crossfire bridges reach.
what
he is talking about how the slots are too close when running sli and stuff

i would liked the last card to use slots 7 and 8 (for some cases) instead of 1-6 so it can get some air
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post #17 of 22
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Too what? I like the subdued look.


That way, whichever motherboard I get, the interior of my case will be the least used color on the board!
I'd just prefer that the UD7 had blue instead of orange is what i'm saying.
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post #18 of 22
Now, this is going to make a difficult decision. Definitely having an iffy moment trying to decide. Unfortunately for Asus, the color choices for their top tier mobo's have put them out of the running for me. That native support for DDR3 2k Mhz on the UD-7 is very tempting, but the UD-5 fits my color scheme...

Decisions, decisions. :/


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I'd just prefer that the UD7 had blue instead of orange is what i'm saying.
Exactly, same here
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post #19 of 22
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I'd prefer the UD5 and 7 to switch heatsink colors but i'm still planning on getting UD7.

Me too but for the opposite reason. i think I like the UD5 better mainly because of the PCIEx1 slot but I really like the Copper color more than the blue. My last 3 boards have had blue trim. I kinda want something different.
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