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post #11 of 19
Obviously it's meant for overclocking, because most "high-end" 2011 boards sport 8 DIMM slots. Not saying you can't get by on 4, just being a nit-picker.

And did anybody besides me say "I want to see the pretty city underneath?". Not another shroud. And if they can change the design, please do. At least stick the physical Power/Reset buttons in a place that can actually be pressed at all times (like the RIVE, which has it conveniently at the top, with nothing blocking access. One reason I resent the 790FX-GD70 tongue.gif
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Only 4 DIMM slots :/
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

I thought that was obvious tongue.gif But apparently it's still a real mockup of an upcoming mobo from ECS. And it's in the rumors section.

Ah my bad, should have checked ><<br />
I highly doubt the aesthetics will be remotely similar.... The texturing would look incredibly cheap in real life, a LOT cheaper looking than the Sabretooth
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post #14 of 19
ECS low end mobos benchmark worse than low end Foxconn mobos.

Granted this model looks to be higher end I still wouldn't use it considering how crappy their "high end" black series mobos are.
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post #15 of 19
They put the shroud over the motherboard to hide their shame. Cheap capacitors, vrms, and shotty soldering hidden away in fashion!

CEO to marketing Rep; "How are we going to sell these junky motherboards to people?"

Marketing Rep: "Put a shround over the motherboard and hope they assume quality is beneath...."
Edited by Acefire - 8/20/12 at 6:58pm
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post #16 of 19

I think it looks like crap personally.

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post #17 of 19
Looks pretty horrendous if you asked me, not liking the look.
    
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post #18 of 19
Ughhh, Ugly motherboard thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
post #19 of 19
That's lol. They go thru the trouble of doing that cover and mess up something as basic as the pwr/reset buttons and led by putting in a position that will render them useless if a gpu is used there. Bravo.
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