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I want a motherboard that performs great, but literally looks like crap; neon brown in color with other "goodies" on it.

Seriously though I think some metallic's and white would look good on a heat sink.
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I'd like to start seeing white PCBs. Seen a few things with them, and they've got a rather striking aesthetic.
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No more gold please. I like the evga one (from what I could see)
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I'd like to start seeing white PCBs. Seen a few things with them, and they've got a rather striking aesthetic.
This so much. When the rumors of Galaxy throwing their hat into the ring for z87, I got super excited. Then it turned out to be black/gray and was apparently cancelled.
Edited by xCloudyHorizon - 4/1/14 at 3:37pm
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Ugh no gaudy gold please, I am not a pimp. Would like to see more boards featuring silver, matches better with everything.

I like it. The new Asus mainstream color scheme (such as the Z87 pro/deluxe) have really grown on me. ROG's color scheme is a little more stylish , but those boards are a little overkill and have a lot of features that I don't use. So I usually get an asus Pro or Deluxe motherboard every generation. Anyway - I like the gold color scheme now, although it wasn't love at first sight.

But the features and all that sort of thing are far more important in the end - I really love asus boards in this respect. We'll see if gigabyte steps up this time around; I wasn't too pleased with their Z87 offerings. So we'll see for the 9 series.
post #26 of 162
Where's our Broadwell chips to go with this new chipset? mad.gif
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I like it. The new Asus mainstream color scheme (such as the Z87 pro/deluxe) have really grown on me. ROG's color scheme is a little more stylish , but those boards are a little overkill and have a lot of features that I don't use. So I usually get an asus Pro or Deluxe motherboard every generation. Anyway - I like the gold color scheme now, although it wasn't love at first sight.

But the features and all that sort of thing are far more important in the end - I really love asus boards in this respect. We'll see if gigabyte steps up this time around; I wasn't too pleased with their Z87 offerings. So we'll see for the 9 series.


gigabyte killed it on z87 imo, their overclocking boards were some of the best this time around.
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post #28 of 162
finally my time for ugprading has come! thank god i'm a fan of... wait for it... gold!
post #29 of 162
I can't wait to see what Asus has done to the Maximus VII Gene.
post #30 of 162
Gold is horrible. Yellow would be ok, but gold is HORRIBLE.

I would understand it more if there were other components in gold, but - thanks god of anti-cheeziness - there aren't.
RAM HS, GPU shrouds etc, are much more likely to be found in Red/Blue/Black than anything else.

And ofc looks are important, especially when performance is almost universally identical in most intel Z boards.
Most good CPU lottery chips will go as high as possible in pretty much anything, with extreme clocks being possible in the "best of" Mobos in lower voltages than the "run-of-the-mill" enthusiast boards. That's it.

For most users going for a "24/7" overclock, differences even in the latter are minor.

Once you hit $150 or so for a Z87 board, it boils down to user-friendliness/preference in BIOS, and...color scheme.
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