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I got my WS board today. Will be playing around with it in the coming days. Not sure if I'll be testing out multi GPU configs any time soon. But it looks like a nice board with all the trimmings.

please post back with your impressions and what you think of the board. Would love to hear from more people who have owned this board, cant find too many reviews and hands on with them. So would would to hear how it goes. Also if you could post some pics. Thanks
     
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i mean sometimes you can build the rest of your components around that of the motherboard, like they sell green LED fans, they have green UV tubes, and they even have green themed cases now. Since most other top end boards are red a lot of stuff goes with red, and since most mainstream is blue a lot of stuff is also blue. Some people like the different color, if you don't like it then there is always ROG and mainstream boards. I mean GB came out with gold and black for the P67A-UD7, what matches gold and black? lol

I actually like the black and gold. Would make a good NO Saints theme hehe.

I've got a question regarding the PLX chip. What happens when you use a non-Ivy chip? How does it handle the lanes then?
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I actually like the black and gold. Would make a good NO Saints theme hehe.
I've got a question regarding the PLX chip. What happens when you use a non-Ivy chip? How does it handle the lanes then?

It just drop down to PCIe 2.0.
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I actually like the black and gold. Would make a good NO Saints theme hehe.

yea hahahahaha it does, i think it looks really good, it is just extremely hard to color match. I mean now they have green and black cases that match G1 really well: http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6683, and then now orange and black for X58A-OC style:http://www.ldcooling.com/shop/atx-hptx/46-ld-pc-v8-black-with-orange-interior.html
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I've got a question regarding the PLX chip. What happens when you use a non-Ivy chip? How does it handle the lanes then?

I think trumpet answered it pretty well lol.
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Cool, thx guys. The PLX PEX8747 looks like an awesome part.
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I liked black and gold too. Thats why I have UD7. Color choices would be black, then white, then gold, and then blue are great color themes for me. All those color themes in the past are good, I even didn't mind blue PCB that much don't get me wrong black is so much better. I really don't like Red, and the Orange boards sadly they are often higher end boards. I wish some highest end boards had neutral colors like the z68 UD7 did. Green I don't care for that much. For people benching they don't care. My PC is in my living room all my guest take note of it and I like to talk about it over coffee with friends. Most people probably don't do that, so colors mean more to me than average person I recognize that.
 
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yea the black and gold for the UD7 are just freaking awesome. Classiest looking motherboard IMO.
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Got my Z77 WS running yesterday. Everything looks okay so far.

However, I'm not too impressed with the packaging this board came in.

Not sure if that's how Asus operates these days but the box didn't have a seal. There was no seal or tape on the antistatic bag that holds the board.

The board itself doesn't feel "fresh". The little glowing Asus LED in the center of the board is not placed on properly; it is sort of slanted and has a bit of chip on its plastic housing.

The CPU backplate is a bit dirty (smudges). The retention bracket looks dirty as well, like someone had mounted a cooler onto it.

Found some smudges on some of the VRMs. No sticker found on the ram slots.

But aside from it not looking very clean, everything on this board works as it should.

No memory errors or boot up troubles as reported by some reviews on Newegg.

Hopefully Asus won't forget to update this board with better bios, even though it is probably their least popular z77 board in the lineup.
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So I have been looking at this board and have a question for anyone in the know or that actually owns one.

I believe to get the 16x/16x speeds in a crossfire setup it uses the PLX chip integrated onto the board correct?


If so how would that affect latency as far as gaming?

Would it feel like input lag while your playing or it wouldn't be noticeable at all with this board?
   
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