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Here she is...

THAT WILL GET ALL MY MONEY,

If I can't afford an SR-2 with some 1366 Xeons

also love the colour scheme
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I'm waiting for 8 DIMM....
 
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Gigabyte's styling is just such perfection too.

Gimme black, lots of black, with nice clean looking matte black heatsinks. Never fails to look completely badass.
Definitely--I had to stop buying ASUS simply because the blue on blue was getting obnoxious. It's like wearing a denim shirt with jeans.

Neutral colors and black are the way to go.

Having said that, aside from the lack of SATA ports the FTW doesn't look as bad as some other manufacturers' mobos.
post #44 of 54
FINALLY PEOPLE ARE ROTATING THE 24 PIN!

This has always baffled me as to why manufacturers just refuse to do this.

The heatsinks also looks kinda old.
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post #45 of 54
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FINALLY PEOPLE ARE ROTATING THE 24 PIN!

This has always baffled me as to why manufacturers just refuse to do this.

The heatsinks also looks kinda old.
I'll give eVGA one thing.
Right angled 24Pin. LOVE IT SO MUCH.
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Im falling for asrock more & more everytime i see this board.

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Im falling for asrock more & more everytime i see this board.

That heatsink is mega high D:
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That heatsink is mega high D:
Ive seen a couple of different arrangements for the heatsinks, Im not sure if this is the final revision before shipping, although i must admit it does look Big
But i like em big
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That heatsink is mega high D:
Cannot stand how those two heatsinks to the left and right are so much higher than everything else on the Asrock board. The 1155 Extreme7 was awesome, but the x79 Extreme7 looks bleh.

As for the EVGA board, it bothers me that the center and top heatsink have an overall roundish appearance, but the heatsink to the bottom right has an outdated blockish appearance. The placement of a lot of motherboard features also seems really whacky or just poorly thought out.

The MSI and Gigabyte boards are by far the best I've seen so far. The MSI board looks particularly amazing with some blue heatsinks on the ram.
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eVGA is the only one that does the right angle 24-pin I think. It makes sense especially with how SATA ports were changed to the angle in the past as well. Should make wire management a little easier...or to keep less stress on the cable bending. The shallow amount of SATA ports shouldn't be blamed only upon eVGA...cause maybe Intel and JMicron had something to do with it. Board layout seems clean in general...I just hope the eVGA hate doesn't escalate so much especially when it seemed to only start with their P67/Z68 boards being late (I'm guessing it was because the Intel controller was screwy and eVGA wanted to wait for it to get fixed). Let's not forget that eVGA still continues to be one of the best in terms of support and warranty. One things for sure though...the E760 Classified X58 will continue to support my build for years to come since the new released platforms aren't that much better for my needs.
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