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Hey guys,

Decided to upgrade to Haswell from my current build (signature) and I'd really like to get another Sniper motherboard because I absolutely loved the one I have. I just don't really think (anymore) a motherboard is worth 380$ so I would like to get a Gigabyte Sniper M5. It has all the functionality I'd like, but I have no Idea if it would look any good in a big case like the 700D because it's Micro-ATX.

I couldn't find any pictures of anyone with a micro ATX board in such a big case lol.

How bad would it look?
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Originally Posted by Kipsofthemud View Post

Hey guys,

Decided to upgrade to Haswell from my current build (signature) and I'd really like to get another Sniper motherboard because I absolutely loved the one I have. I just don't really think (anymore) a motherboard is worth 380$ so I would like to get a Gigabyte Sniper M5. It has all the functionality I'd like, but I have no Idea if it would look any good in a big case like the 700D because it's Micro-ATX.

I couldn't find any pictures of anyone with a micro ATX board in such a big case lol.

How bad would it look?
Meh, I personally think it would look stupid but others would say it looks fine.

*EDIT*

Here is a video of a fully watercooled one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAvxxQqjlxY
Edited by ADHDadditiv - 10/7/13 at 10:27am
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i would have thought it would look like a ferrari f430 with a fiat 500 engine biggrin.gif
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I kinda hate the idea of a mATX board with a case which has 7 PCI slots at the back...
there is too much space which looks wasted which makes it look bad imo.
perhaps get a full black Z87 board if you want to keep the case/get the 350D and roll mATX thumb.gif
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Here is a video of a fully watercooled one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAvxxQqjlxY

Oh yeah thanks for that! It does look kinda ****ty...it's a good thing he has his reservoir horizontally there...but I can't do that mad.gif
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i would have thought it would look like a ferrari f430 with a fiat 500 engine biggrin.gif

I can understand that...I wish the regular ATX version wasn't so damn expensive.
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I kinda hate the idea of a mATX board with a case which has 7 PCI slots at the back...
there is too much space which looks wasted which makes it look bad imo.
perhaps get a full black Z87 board if you want to keep the case/get the 350D and roll mATX thumb.gif

I modified the case a lot and I really need the room for the watercooling stuff, 360 and 240 rad and a pumpres combo dont fit in a 350D i think :x

I'm in love with the Sniper series colors and have the matching fluid...I guess a pure black motherboard could work though. But it would need the same quality onboard audio too...guess I have some researching to do. Or do you have any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Kipsofthemud View Post

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Originally Posted by ADHDadditiv View Post


Here is a video of a fully watercooled one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAvxxQqjlxY

Oh yeah thanks for that! It does look kinda ****ty...it's a good thing he has his reservoir horizontally there...but I can't do that mad.gif
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Originally Posted by lordhinton View Post

i would have thought it would look like a ferrari f430 with a fiat 500 engine biggrin.gif

I can understand that...I wish the regular ATX version wasn't so damn expensive.
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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

I kinda hate the idea of a mATX board with a case which has 7 PCI slots at the back...
there is too much space which looks wasted which makes it look bad imo.
perhaps get a full black Z87 board if you want to keep the case/get the 350D and roll mATX thumb.gif

I modified the case a lot and I really need the room for the watercooling stuff, 360 and 240 rad and a pumpres combo dont fit in a 350D i think :x

I'm in love with the Sniper series colors and have the matching fluid...I guess a pure black motherboard could work though. But it would need the same quality onboard audio too...guess I have some researching to do. Or do you have any suggestions?

well, currently your options for a full black board (to my knowledge)
-MSI's high end board XPower but its costly
-MPower could work if you were to paint the heatsinks
-Gigabyte's boards will work if you remove the decal/stickers on the heatsinks (painting would require too much precision imo)
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well, currently your options for a full black board (to my knowledge)
-MSI's high end board XPower but its costly
-MPower could work if you were to paint the heatsinks
-Gigabyte's boards will work if you remove the decal/stickers on the heatsinks (painting would require too much precision imo)

X or Mpower boards both have the yellow yeah frown.gif Are you sure the red/blu/grey/gold on the Gigabyte heatsinks are stickers or decals that are removable? Doesnt look like they are going by the pictures redface.gif

Thanks for the suggestions though thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

well, currently your options for a full black board (to my knowledge)
-MSI's high end board XPower but its costly
-MPower could work if you were to paint the heatsinks
-Gigabyte's boards will work if you remove the decal/stickers on the heatsinks (painting would require too much precision imo)

X or Mpower boards both have the yellow yeah frown.gif Are you sure the red/blu/grey/gold on the Gigabyte heatsinks are stickers or decals that are removable? Doesnt look like they are going by the pictures redface.gif

Thanks for the suggestions though thumb.gif
no problem man, but lowfat recently modded his UD4/5 (i forgot which one) to do the thing i said, check his buildlog thumb.gif
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I checked out the buildlog by Lowfat, it looked good.

After comparing some more motherboards in the 250 $ max catagory I decided to just go with the Sniper M5 anyway. It has all the features I want and I'm sure I'll be able to make it look nice as it matches the rest of my build thumb.gif

I have been so impressed by the onboard audio on my sniper 2 that I really wanted another motherboard with great onboard audio (prefferably non-realtek). Seeing as all of the other boards are just realtek chips with a skin on top of it and a software package, the sniper is the clear winner for me. Thanks everyone for your input smile.gif
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