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I dont buy based on how boards are filled, i was just pointing out that compared to other manufacturers, evga does have a bit of space managment issues on their boards. Lots of bare spots which could have been thought out a bit better, or used more wisely. I know that adding more capacitors or other components doesnt make it better tongue.gif I buy for performance, and if the performance is there, ill grab it even if it looks like poo tongue.gif
IMO the 'bare spots' equate to a clean look... The less they can put on there, the better! Their Z75 SLI was actually even cleaner than this...
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Pretty nice I need 1.35v to get 4.7 GHz stable. Haven't tried going over 1.4v, but 4.8 GHz is not stable even with those volts biggrin.gif
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IMO the 'bare spots' equate to a clean look... The less they can put on there, the better! Their Z75 SLI was actually even cleaner than this...

i know it was, and i hated it tongue.gif

idk i like my pcbs to look packed lol.
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i know it was, and i hated it tongue.gif

idk i like my pcbs to look packed lol.

Usually the more advanced the ICs used, the less filled the PCBs are.

About the power delivery capacitors... Ironically, the faster the switching speed is, the less you need bigger smoothing capacitors. And that's good, because large capacitors generally have larger ESRs, which also lower the efficiency of the system, as well as limiting the power output.

You should be happy that they are using small capacitors there tongue.gif
   
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Its not the size of the components or how many the use thats bothering me. I just posted that evga could take a small lesson in space management on their motherboard/gpu pcbs.

Somehow that keeps getting twisted into "i think if a motherboard has more components on it, it is better" which i know is not true thumb.gif

so again - i just dont like the look of bare spots on pcbs, but if it functions fine, thats great, ill just live with it being ugly imo tongue.gif
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so now they used a sniper scope for its heatsink rolleyes.gif

i wonder if the bios are greatly improved. the z77 bioses has alot of problems.... i like the clean look of the pcb!

although the IO cover might hit the first graphics card when the first pcie slot is used. specially if the graphics card has a backplate.
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So guys do I buy one of these and swap it out with my Mpower Max?
    
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Id stick with what you have, that mpower got nothing but amazing reviews tongue.gif
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