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What exactly is shade 19-some sort of grey? Hard to tell from the pics on Nils site. Somewhere I have a bag with samples if I can find it....

Yeah, it's like a very dark charcoal grey (but definitely lighter than the black). I figured it would be a good visual representation of the lighter color introduced by the traces and solder points for the chips on the board, with the other two colors obviously representing the slots, etc..
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I figured it must be a darker grey when I looked at Nils picture of it along side black sleeve and couldn't see much difference....I don't think Nils ever sent me a sample of it but I haven't ordered any sleeve lately.
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I figured it must be a darker grey when I looked at Nils picture of it along side black sleeve and couldn't see much difference....I don't think Nils ever sent me a sample of it but I haven't ordered any sleeve lately.

It's pretty dark. I got some the last time I ordered from him (though I haven't had a chance to use any of it yet as I changed my mind and decided to stay all-black on my sleeving... for the moment at least). I think if it was the only dark sleeving in a rig, you would never realize it wasn't actually black - but if you used it along with black then it would be much more apparent that it was actually a lighter shade. For monochrome builds I think it would make a good compliment to gray and black sleeving to add a little more visual interest (at least in the larger bundles like PSU and GPU power).

At least that was my original thought... once I considered all of the work just to have a little "lighter black" in my black sleeved cables... I determined that the effort would be much better spent doing almost anything other than that. biggrin.gif
Edited by DiGiCiDAL - 5/18/13 at 3:37am
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It's pretty dark. I got some the last time I ordered from him (though I haven't had a chance to use any of it yet as I changed my mind and decided to stay all-black on my sleeving... for the moment at least). I think if it was the only dark sleeving in a rig, you would never realize it wasn't actually black - but if you used it along with black then it would be much more apparent that it was actually a lighter shade. For monochrome builds I think it would make a good compliment to gray and black sleeving to add a little more visual interest (at least in the larger bundles like PSU and GPU power).

At least that was my original thought... once I considered all of the work just to have a little "lighter black" in my black sleeved cables... I determined that the effort would be much better spent doing almost anything other than that. biggrin.gif
lol. I hear you. Once I sleeve something it's hard to get in the mood to go back and change it. Especially once all the callouses disappear.
But having said that, if I get a Haswell board (still debating on June or wait until the revised boards come out around August) I'm thinking on resleeving and ditching the blue for something else.
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lol. I hear you. Once I sleeve something it's hard to get in the mood to go back and change it. Especially once all the callouses disappear.
But having said that, if I get a Haswell board (still debating on June or wait until the revised boards come out around August) I'm thinking on resleeving and ditching the blue for something else.

Go for the gigabyte Orange and black board. or Yellow and black... actually I think the yellow and black one would look the best.
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Go for the gigabyte Orange and black board. or Yellow and black... actually I think the yellow and black one would look the best.
I haven't seen any clear pics of the new Gigabyte boards....the ones I saw were on a yellow background that washed everything out.
I'll probably end up going Gigabyte, but if I do it'll be the UD5H again.....I don't see any sense spending $300 on a board unless the features are exactly like I want.
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I haven't seen any clear pics of the new Gigabyte boards....the ones I saw were on a yellow background that washed everything out.
I'll probably end up going Gigabyte, but if I do it'll be the UD5H again.....I don't see any sense spending $300 on a board unless the features are exactly like I want.

Jeff's got some close shots HERE of one in his build log - not too clear as it's of a test-benched setup so it's already populated, but very close pics of the accented areas (heatsinks, slots, etc.)

He's using the UP7.
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Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL View Post

Jeff's got some close shots HERE of one in his build log - not too clear as it's of a test-benched setup so it's already populated, but very close pics of the accented areas (heatsinks, slots, etc.)

He's using the UP7.
No....I'm talking about Z87. I already have a Z77 UD5H....well two, actually. biggrin.gif
post #1179 of 2434
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No....I'm talking about Z87. I already have a Z77 UD5H....well two, actually. biggrin.gif

Ah you mean like this and this:
I was wondering why you were looking for yet another Z77 board... my bad. frown.gif

I like that it's designed with cooling in mind... but water + those fans?!?! Pick one Gigabyte. I guess it will work out for them - it's not like the MVF isn't a very successful board for ASUS.. I just wish companies would design adequate passive designs (even if larger) and release special SKU's with dedicated water solutions as a premium offering or just leave the WC implementations to aftermarket suppliers. Because I could be wrong, but those barbs don't look like they're G1/4 threaded on the opposite end (although there could be something under that cover).
Edited by DiGiCiDAL - 5/19/13 at 3:37am
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Exactly! Looking now.....would like to find a look at the UD5H too....(Z87) I've seen pics of the OC board.
Edited by mandrix - 5/19/13 at 3:41am
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