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I actually like the look right now but it might be how I love Chinese New Year (free money! tongue.gif jk).
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I wouldn't be surprised if half of the board near the pcie lanes is blue and the top is red/black.
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I wonder how many of these will burst into flames. :rolleyes:

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...MSI's yellow boards look great.
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.
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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 tongue.gif ) 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)
c6d1a64d_95516-asus-rampage-iii-extreme-black-edition.png

X58 is a great platform and ended too soon, or more accurately i got to the Enthusiast market too late biggrin.gif

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)
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post #146 of 278
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Techpowerup have some more teaser photos today, red accents on the motherboard heatsink and one of their twin fan graphics cards: http://www.techpowerup.com/180699/MSI-Teases-Gaming-Series-Motherboards-Graphics-Cards-and-All-in-One-Desktops.html

I was clinging to the hope that the earlier tease was just photoshopped with red highlights, but now it does look for sure like a black and red theme throughout this gaming series of products. Disappointing. The dragon heatsink looks a bit silly as well, at least it's not guns and bullets!

As someone who has been into PCs for a very long time: At least it's not blue again.
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as long as they keep the red only as the (stupid IMO) dragon n the chipset heatsink and the red on the VRM cooling it might be worth it. (i.e. still subtle red touches)

but if they would add more red i give up. Sure Asus's boards look nice as pure red and black and aren't that aggressive. Asrock's boards also look quite good but the gaming thing on them looks silly and now MSI entering this segment is a little redundant. sure competition is good but its too much red. MSI's yellow boards look great.

I think they are, especially since a lot of people love how the UP* series from Gigabyte looks when that's mostly Black/grey with Blue highlights.
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I wonder how many of these will burst into flames. rolleyes.gif

Hopefully they've learnt from all of that. redface.gif
    
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Lolz the heatpipes reminds me of a lego dragon
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The integrated Killer E2200 network chip is nice but I agree the 'gaming' USB ports thing is very gimmicky.
I have a motherboard with an E2201 or something like that. I don't think it has really made all that much of a difference. Pretty gimmicky.

I don't think the difference between 8ms and 1 ms will do anything either.

Things I'd look for in a gaming motherboard are:
a good PCIe layout (maybe even a PLX)
decent onboard audio
decent VRM
stupid flashy color scheme and logos
PS/2 keyboard port

not really that hard to get right
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The cheapest HDMI cable (as long as it works) is as good as the most expensive.

*edited for clarity

I used to think this too, in fact, it's what I told my GF right before she bought a $3 HDMI cable locally. Brought it home, could not do 1080P at all, only up to 1680x1050 with audio, and only 1366x768 or whatever with sound. So I ended up just giving her one of mine instead. I bit my tongue after that one, cause I even piped up and said the same thing to another couple looking at more expensive cables...and they probably thought I was an idiot. Not sure why this particular cable doesn't work like it should, but it doesn't.
     
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Lolz the heatpipes reminds me of a lego dragon

I actually have that lego set.

I'm actually interested in this new series of boards as well (even though I'm a blue and black kind of guy).
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