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[ROG] Going Gold: ASUS Z87 Motherboard Design Story

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ASUS motherboards have worn the cool blue theme for several generations, and if you were PC DIYing all the way back to P55-era you’ll remember them. It has become associated with ASUS’ advanced design on everything from Deluxe and Premium ATX boards to tiny mini-ITX. However, the team felt it was time to freshen up. But how?

As part of ASUS’ philosophy of innovation (a chance to try out something utterly new), ASUS Design Team chose a color that would easily differentiate it from other brands; the metallic gold heatsinks, slots and connectors are color-matched to give it a striking and uniform two-tone design, which will stand out against a typical black case in any new build.



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post #2 of 86
I do say, gold and black looks better than blue, white and black.
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post #3 of 86
They went black pcb, but my holy crap that gold accenting is gaudy and ugly.
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It's as if I stepped into Turkey for a second there.

Or the 80's...



Or both
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post #5 of 86
The gold is fine but they shoudlve gone for a fully black coated pcb because the way the pcb looks now is just meeh
post #6 of 86
Looks awesome ASUS! This would be good looking in a green case! thumb.gif
post #7 of 86
I like the gold, but they've got the same problem as with their blue-theme: the yellow slots (or light blue in the past) is damn ugly. Why not just make them the same colour?
post #8 of 86
If they wanted to do something different should of went with a white pcb for people with white cases/black and white rigs. The gold just looks garrish, the shredding TTL gave the color design was vicious.
Edited by TheBenson - 5/19/13 at 1:40pm
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post #9 of 86
Looks very good to me! A nice contrast to a black case.
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post #10 of 86
I just want an all black motherboard...
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