Originally Posted by Seville Orange
I was hoping for the M-Power theme on micro ATX, the small yellow accents are nicely balanced as well as distinct from Asus (and Asrock) red or Gigabytes green. I guess there is hope that the M-Power line may continue as well? Also it's about time MSI added some decent looking mini-ITX boards to their range as well.
RoG usually looks good, better than the Fatal1ty stuff, but my main complaint isn't that it looks bad, it's just black/red is very samey now. Some of Asrock's Extreme is good looking, I like the Extreme4-M
but the reviews mentioning Asrock's boards tend to be flimsy and hot running put me off a bit.
i think that at least the Mpower board in MSI is the same as the Sabertooth class boards in ASUS with some of the Extreme level boards in them.
don't know about you, but i quite like my Maximus V Formula aesthetics wise (but i'm probably a bit biased
) and i find most of the latest ROG boards (on both the blue and red camp) to be quite pleasant looking than their previous counterparts. but honestly i can barely stand the white touches of ROG, to me it doesn't fit that well.
But the award for Best looking ROG board goes to: (Click to show)
X58 is a great platform and ended too soon, or more accurately i got to the Enthusiast market too late
Asrock's fatal1ty boards are nice. some good looking and some feel over saturated with the red theme. (though the atality marketing all over the board annoys me) i enjoy the look of Asrocks black with gold touches and white/bright nickel boards, especially the Z77 extreme 9 with the white LED. Gigabytes boards look minimal at some models which makes them great, and the green and orange are usually well done by GB and look good. The crown of blue boards though is given to MSI's GD series.
i only wish EVGA would get themselves together and return to the motherboard market as a serious contender (wit h looks AND good software/support)