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now there is the ability to overlay the traces on a PCh to make it truley some color without copper overlay that causes brown seep through like on most MSi and asus black motherboards. This technique costs a lot of money and takes a lot of effort to do, you find it done on some boards (all Gigabyte boards with black PCB, all Maximus/Ramapge Extremes or Formulas, BigBang series from MSI) I had a Maximus 4 Gene-Z, but it didn't have the nice black PCB. White PCB would cost just as much, and be just as hard to do, plus not many would buy it.
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Originally Posted by sli_shroom View Post

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

in manufacturing in general this is a misconception
different colors do cost more or less, but by how much is unknown
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post #13 of 15
I'd like to throw my hat in on this discussion.

I used to work at an automotive pcb manufacturer. (http://circuitboards.com/) Working in the shear room.

They would print in any color that the customer wanted, at least when I worked there, 5-6 years ago. It was no different in price, but most places just chose the stock green color. It was just a matter of changing the mylar layer on the board. Aside from that, the printing was just silk screening which I saw colors ranging from bright pink, to dark brown.

The only board that I remember having to remain a certain color were the boards that were being baked, which had to be done, before they were even sheered, so I would assume it still would have ended up being the same color process.

Btw, the white on that saphirre board on the last page, is only a layer to prevent shorting things easier, and I believe its the same for any mobo man. process.

edit- It appears that they allow these colors after further investigating the site. Though I remember seeing a much wider array when I worked there. "Taiyo L.P.I. green, black, red, blue, yellow, white"
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I personally design and order PCBs. The company I order from offers 3 colours. Green, blue and red. All cost the exact same.
    
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THere is a difference in PCB which are called black:
X79 BigBang XP2 (Look at traces)
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X79-GD65 (look at traces)
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Then look at this:
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