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OK I found a French video on Youtube of the Z87 UD5H....not too clear, but looks like 6xSATA III (Yeah!), heatsinks are hard to define but look like greyish blue and black with gold highlights, and the pcb is black. Not too bad, but like I say it's not a very clear video.
Still keeping 2xLAN, 2xUSB 3.0 headers.

The UD5H is probably what I'll be going for again if I stay with Gigabyte into Z87. Some have said I should wait until the revised boards come out around August that fix all the USB 3.0 problems, I don't know yet....I'm hoping Sin088 will be doing another video review like he did with Z77 and maybe some more facts will come out about the USB problems so I can see if it will likely affect me.

but anyway thanks Digicidal for the look at the OC board video!
post #1182 of 2434
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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.

I was under the impression (based partially of the CeBIT samples, but also based on a couple of articles here and there) that the GA-Z87X-UD5H was going to be all black as far as the colorscheme. Not green, orange, blue, or red like the others. Could be (and probably am rolleyes.gif) wrong on that point... but that's what I was thinking.

Ah I found that video... Not sure how I feel about those little yellow bits... but the rest is nice (but that's because my favorite 3 colors are black, black and occasionally... black. biggrin.gif
Edited by DiGiCiDAL - 5/19/13 at 5:51am
post #1183 of 2434
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Yeah, and who knows if that is even a final board version? I could do without the gold/yellow highlights myself, but it's not a deal killer.

But then again the new Asus Z87 boards look to be pretty much all gold highlights, and in that form looks better to me than a little here and there.

Guess I'll just have to wait and hope some board reviews will be ready to go and get posted when the NDA's are lifted.....now that I made up my mind to go with Haswell I'm ready to see some facts!
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Here you go, nothing fancy in looks, tho. Or is those the shots with the yeller background you were talking aboot ....

Ahhh ! they're the same pix from CeBit
Edited by socketus - 5/19/13 at 4:01pm
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Yep, those are pretty washed out, but the video I found shows the colors a little better.

Are you staying clear of the tornados up there? Scary stuff.
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Scary stuff, indeed !

Man, ever since the F5 hit Joplin Mo two years ago, this time of year - well, you just become more aware of it. Big storms & high winds were supposed to hit this town around 7pm, and I heard it all coming with dark skies, muggy temps, and I'm watching the online radar sites showing that its all on top of the town, and it had been raining, showering .... just waiting for the big show .... and then it got quiet and it all went away !

Severe TS warnings had just been lifted, so .... its almost like a bowling alley, with a lane being set up at this time of year, what with the increased alarm system, and a sort of enhanced consciousness about the weather. Last night's weather was a gutterball, we'll see what shows up tonight.

I live on the east side, and historically, no funnel action - the trailer parks are on the sw side of town, which has been hit a few times over the last 30 years. High winds can be more widespread in damage, last night's advisory was for 60mph+ winds with roof damage to be expected. Well, that's rather unsettling on a Sunday night !

Jeebus, OK got clobbered in a few areas, some 50 pics on this link
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Scary stuff, indeed !

Man, ever since the F5 hit Joplin Mo two years ago, this time of year - well, you just become more aware of it. Big storms & high winds were supposed to hit this town around 7pm, and I heard it all coming with dark skies, muggy temps, and I'm watching the online radar sites showing that its all on top of the town, and it had been raining, showering .... just waiting for the big show .... and then it got quiet and it all went away !

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Jeebus, OK got clobbered in a few areas, some 50 pics on this link
Tornado's scare hell out of me. Hurricanes here are bad enough, and sometimes a few small tornado's get spawned but nothing like what you guys in the mid west get. Unless of course climate change starts making all hurricanes like Andrew was....that would be pretty bad.
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Yep ! I got a buddy in souithern florida, I can't imagine several days of torrential rain and high winds, boarding up the house and vamoosing !

Bad part is, on the east side of town, you can hear the trains running along the river, 2 an hour, horns and whistles blowing, and sometimes that locomotive sound can really hum ... and at this time of year, gives me the shivers at night when its storming, or about to .... I can't go to sleep. No basement, just a bathtub to hide out in. Gotta quit typing about this stuff, I don't wanna jinx it all up !
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LED reel came in......
I crimped some male fan pins on the leads and stuck them in a housing, then hooked up to my FC8:






They are bright enough they totally wash out the res lights.

Got to thinking today....(always dangerous, I know but) ordered a 9"x24" sheet of mirrored acrylic "just in case".
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Nice updates and now I am thinking of selling my Z-77 M-atx boards and geting Z-87 ones!! on wife and wallet will not be happy but as long as i break even they cant complain!!!
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