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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post

both OCF ( "M" and ATX) are black pcb wink.gif
If its same as the Z77 OC Formula then thats not what we want. GIGABYTE/EVGA motherboards usually have the best looking PCB. Its matte black.
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both OCF ( "M" and ATX) are black pcb wink.gif
If its same as the Z77 OC Formula then thats not what we want. GIGABYTE/EVGA motherboards usually have the best looking PCB. Its matte black.
who is "we" ?,speak for yourself ,I have UD5H and had UP7 ,what you talking about is matte black ,if this is the case you should get yourself GB board .I was referring to ASRock boards which is black but not matte black
Edited by coolhandluke41 - 5/27/13 at 9:21pm
    
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i love my asrock oc formula voltage is spot on. fan was a lil annoying so i removed it
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^^ I love OCF and will get another one in a hard-beat wink.gif
    
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How about OC Force? Formula or Force?
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Those ASRock boards are looking damn good! I'll see about that MITX one. thumb.gif
     
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yea there is no functional point, i mean unless you want to keep your heatsinks cool.

You can also unplug the power to the fan which is pretty easy, in all honesty though, they are very quiet fans because they don't really need to do much.

I doubt those little fans perform very-well on heatsinks of such inefficient design for it to matter. They didn't seem to really matter on their other similar motherboards. I just wish they where not there and something to fill the now vacant fan spot (LCD displays, temperature gauges, more heatsinks, whatever). wink.gif

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I dont mind the little fans and they always start off super silent but give it some time and all the sudden they will boot up super annoying. That'll be the instant that you regret buying a motherboard with one on there smile.gif l

Yeah, this has been my experience with fans that small is they tend to have shorter half-lives before they turn annoying with noise, excessive vibration (gets bad enough it can potentially mess with hard drives), and eventually becoming dysfunctional/dead.
    
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I think it looks just as good if not better without the VRM cooler biggrin.gif-still cool to the touch Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by coolhandluke41 - 5/27/13 at 9:38pm
    
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I dont mind the little fans and they always start off super silent but give it some time and all the sudden they will boot up super annoying. That'll be the instant that you regret buying a motherboard with one on there smile.gif l

I wouldn't ever buy a board with one...It's got the chance of being extra sound and the like for no benefit at all, iirc modern Intel chipsets can run without a heatsink, let alone a fan.
    
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Have ASRock released pics and details of their Z87 mini-ITX or am I missing something?
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