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post #21 of 86
Stick an air cooler and a GPU in there and you're never gonna see all these shiny heatsinks and colours.
These things are just pointless.
post #22 of 86
Good point. I replaced all the heatsinks on my RIVE with EK blocks! biggrin.gif
post #23 of 86
Very ugly.

As for claiming colour matching slots etc, no they are not, they are yellow.
post #24 of 86
At least ASUS changed their old, inherently-confusing naming scheme for mainstream boards, as seen below:

Old: P8Z77-V (suffix)
New: Z87-(suffix)
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post #25 of 86
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Originally Posted by numero-uno View Post

Very ugly.

As for claiming colour matching slots etc, no they are not, they are yellow.

Never going to be able to match unpainted plastic to metallic painted or anodized metal...not sure why they tried.
post #26 of 86
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Originally Posted by Jack Mac View Post

I just want an all black motherboard...
Go to Gigabyte's Z87 series.
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I would prefer a copper colour rather than gold, but I don't mind this
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post #28 of 86
Too bad their gold colouring looks extremely cheap and plastic. Gigabyte and asrock are doing it right this gen though thumb.gif
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post #29 of 86
gold is so 80's. why not make it platinum to match my psu and corsair ram.
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post #30 of 86
If Asus wanted to use gold, they should've kept all the PCI slots, memory slots, SATA slots matte black and also made the motherboard matte black. That would've meshed in a lot better. As for adding something new in terms of style, I don't know why they didn't just use a matte black PCB with a matte black sink that had matte white trim. White is becoming fairly standard, but gold is rather niche.
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