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I was thinking whether it would be possible for a manufacturer to put out a mobo that was white, like as in the PCB. I have never seen one and I thought it would be kind of cool to do with color coordinated builds and so forth. So isit possible and if possible would you like to see one?
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Yes, I'm sure it would be entirely possible for them to make the motherboard any colour they wanted, however I think it would look stupid with all the copper channels etc on top of a white background.
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Its been done by Sapphire in the past -

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http://techreport.com/articles.x/8689/1

Very nice look IMO, I'm guessing it could be more costly to keep the white clean during manufacturing process than darker colours, so that is maybe why we don't see it so often.
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Its been done by Sapphire in the past -
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http://techreport.com/articles.x/8689/1
Very nice look IMO, I'm guessing it could be more costly to keep the white clean during manufacturing process than darker colours, so that is maybe why we don't see it so often.

Beat me to it.

Edit: I just notice the picture of the fish between the CPU socket and RAM slots. Its labled STURGEON... Weird.
Edited by Shaded War - 2/5/12 at 7:57am
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That Sapphire actually looks pretty good. Only thing that I would change would be lack rather than red on the PCI-E slots but thats just me. If it really didn't cost that much more than a normal motherboard I'd go for it ( like a $50 premium absolute max).
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YOu could always buy a Sabertooth P67 and paint the thermal armor white... tongue.gif
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Its been done by Sapphire in the past -
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http://techreport.com/articles.x/8689/1
Very nice look IMO, I'm guessing it could be more costly to keep the white clean during manufacturing process than darker colours, so that is maybe why we don't see it so often.

My goodness that's a good looking board.
    
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You sir have given me the best idea in the world biggrin.gif if only I had an extra Sabertooth P67 lying around rolleyes.gif
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any color is possible and shouldnt cost more (the manufacturer can usually squeeze a few more pennies out of you because it is worth it to be "different).

although there isnt any proven reason why they all started out green, the color results form the solder mask used in the manufacturing process. it is generally believed that green was originally used because it provided a good contrast to see the solder traces and the silkscreen printing

any color of solder mask can be used (and commonly is now) and it looks like many manufacturers are going through an additionaly step to coat the entire board with a color prior to soldering the final components
    
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They would need to get custom chips done if they wanted it totally white wink.gif
    
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