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You are aware that the UD5 is the only one with yellow/gold right? The ud3 is a think blue and the ud4 is red.

Yep, I'm quite aware. I've seen Sin's pictures.
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post #42 of 86
Gold and chrome are tacky...sorry...
Black / yellow, red or white is much more classy / racy etc...guess Ashrock did the yellow heh?

The only gold I would swallow on a performance aspiring machine would be - maybe - the classic subaru gold (not like Asus' gold) on a white STi.

Maybe its only me, but I like their "old" blue/white color scheme much much more, just like the ROG black/white/red.
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Well, i'm going to differ with some folks here and say that I like it. thumb.gif

Furthermore, i'm more concerned with functionality and OC ability than appearance, although I *do* like the appearance. I've always had the best luck getting maximum OC's on asus boards, other brands not so much. Anecdotal evidence, I know - but I don't see myself switching from asus motherboards anytime soon, they're the best IMO. wink.gif
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I'm still trying to figure out what Asus is cooling with the heat sink below the socket.

Edit: God, the MSI Z87 Mpower is butt ugly as well. Both Gigabyte and MSI seem to have either reduced the surface area of the heat sinks, or hidden it beneath a solid facade.
Edited by Skullwipe - 5/19/13 at 6:16pm
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So what would it take for a manufacturer to set up color options? What goes into coloring the PCB?
    
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post #46 of 86
Gold is so tacky, even in jewelry.
Black and white would be groundbreaking. Gold not so much, alot of others used gold heatsinks already.
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They've got the right idea for gold and black, but IMO they messed up the shade of gold. It needs to be darker; the lighter shade makes it look tacky
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I really like the look of these boards! The black and gold goes well together I think.
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I've always used Asus motherboards. I've never used any other board. EVER. I really liked the blue. I was never a fan of RED or the ROG color scheme. As much as I hate to admit it, aesthetics are really important to me. As fare as gold is concerned, I love wearing it. I'm a real jewelry hound, but for a motherboard, I just don't know.

I really like the new look of the Gigabyte boards, epecially the UD3


Too bad it's a low end board because it's just about perfect in the looks department.

When I saw the slate of Asus Haswell boards, especially this gold one, it's the first time in my nearly 20 years of building my own rigs that I'm now actually considering going for a MB other than Asus and all based purely on aesthetics.

Pretty shallow huh?
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I've always used Asus motherboards. I've never used any other board. EVER. I really liked the blue. I was never a fan of RED or the ROG color scheme. As much as I hate to admit it, aesthetics are really important to me. As fare as gold is concerned, I love wearing it. I'm a real jewelry hound, but for a motherboard, I just don't know.

I really like the new look of the Gigabyte boards, epecially the UD3


Too bad it's a low end board because it's just about perfect in the looks department.

When I saw the slate of Asus Haswell boards, especially this gold one, it's the first time in my nearly 20 years of building my own rigs that I'm now actually considering going for a MB other than Asus and all based purely on aesthetics.

Pretty shallow huh?

Shallow? Maybe. But completely understandable, ever see how much someone who builds cars loves the paint? The fact of the matter is when you build a computer, it's an extension and reflection of who you are and your tastes. When I bought my Z77-UD5H a large part of my decision was based on the full heat pipe cooling, and Asus using white tabs on the RAM slots along with their multi-color PCI slots.

For those who like to color match, Gigabyte has kind of screwed the pooch, differentiating the boards by color rather than just features. The UD5H seems to be the board for the less than extreme overclocker who doesn't need a PLX chip, 7 fan headers, 3 of which are right below the CPU socket. The UD4 and UD3 fan header placement just seems sloppy by comparison.
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