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Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is pleased to introduce uniquely-designed, gold plated Super Alloy Chokes. While the current industry standard is to use iron or ferrite materials for the magnetic cores of the chokes, ECS has created market-leading chokes that not only maximize performance and stability thanks to the Super Alloy core, but also prevent corrosion from damaging your system with the gold plating. These innovative Super Alloy chokes are available on three motherboards in the H77 and Z77 chipset series, the X77H2-A3, Z77H2-AX, and Z77H2-A2X.
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As soon as I hear the worlds gold-plated this little gimmick light goes on in the back of my head. I'd like to hear someone weigh in who knows a thing or two about chokes.
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The "gold plating" is obviously cosmetic.

Not much detail about the actual performance qualities is given.
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post #4 of 24
Is there some dire corrosion issue with the bits and bobs on a circuit board I wasn't aware of?
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need real pics of these chokes in action.

gold plating can look cheesy if not done right.
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would help with heat dispersion though, not by much, but wouldn't hurt it
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*shrug* I don't mind it. Somewhat pointless as the chokes are one of the LEAST important things to be making progress on, and this isn't going to make a HUGE difference in them anyway... But hey, progress is progress, right?
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*shrug* I don't mind it. Somewhat pointless as the chokes are one of the LEAST important things to be making progress on, and this isn't going to make a HUGE difference in them anyway... But hey, progress is progress, right?

But progress for the sake of progress, is no progress at all.
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Somewhat pointless as the chokes are one of the LEAST important things to be making progress on, and this isn't going to make a HUGE difference in them anyway...

I don't agree completely with you.

If the magnetic materials used in the chokes have better magnetic properties, the chokes can be smaller, and if the wire is a better electron conductor they waste less heat.

Ergo you can conduct more current in a smaller space, and if gotten small enough, there could be a point where they'd fit under the MOSFET heatsink, further increasing their current limits thumb.gif


There's other more important things, that's for sure, but I think improvements on chokes are important enough thumb.gif

That gold plating thing looks like a gimmick. Not like the ferrite powder cores corrode anyway headscratch.gif
   
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It's the Gilded Age all over again.
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