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Here's an idea: Have black PCB and heatsinks with swappable coloured parts like the Corsair fans and H105. That way if you find gold ugly, you can have blue (Or red. Or grey. Or whatever) or visa versa.

count on at least Asus offering something like that either on Z97 or the next platform.
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Here's a novel, and probably crazy idea: Unpainted heatsinks. Make the metal actually look like, you know, metal. While we're at it, make them also look like heatsinks. All these tonka-toy plastic bulldozer looking heatsinks are getting on my nerves. I want my cooling devices to look like they are actually capable of cooling my... well... devices.
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I like your line of thinking there, brutuz. That's actually a great idea! Remember how Asus had swappable color stickers on their GTX 780ti DC 2 and 290X DC II cards? I would love for them to do that to their motherboards. Now I don't mind the gold color scheme at all, but if they had swappable colors similar to how the GPUs did it, that could be a nifty feature.

Then again, some of the color scheme is applied to areas where stickers won't work easily. Such as heatsinks and VRMs. Hmm. I like the princple of swappable colors, it worked great on their latest DC 2 GPUs. Hopefully they can find a way to make that work on motherboards. I'd love that.

Heatsinks are nearly entirely decoration and protection these days, VRMs put out way more heat than the SB/NB (Which can be ran passive) and even then manage fine with the current ones for the most part. It'd be easy to have small bits of plastic that either clip on or screw on.
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Here's a novel, and probably crazy idea: Unpainted heatsinks. Make the metal actually look like, you know, metal. While we're at it, make them also look like heatsinks. All these tonka-toy plastic bulldozer looking heatsinks are getting on my nerves. I want my cooling devices to look like they are actually capable of cooling my... well... devices.

They're fully capable of cooling what they're placed on. It just happens that motherboards don't need great cooling solutions these days, even VRMs have increased in efficiency. That's why we'll continue to get heatsinks designed primarily for anaesthetics.
    
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They're fully capable of cooling what they're placed on. It just happens that motherboards don't need great cooling solutions these days, even VRMs have increased in efficiency. That's why we'll continue to get heatsinks designed primarily for anaesthetics.

Even so, I still personally find the aesthetics of a cooler more appealing when they aesthetically resemble a cooler. Call me a functionalist, or a crazy stubborn old cook. Whatever fits better for you wink.gif
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I'm curious if the M.2 sockets will be PCIe 2.0 2x or 4x. Hopefully 4x since the Samsung XP941 already exceeds 2x bandwidth. Between the PCH's 8x PCIe 2.0 lanes and the CPU's additional 4x PCIe 2.0 lanes there should be plenty to go around. Hopefully the socket will connect straight to the CPU and avoid getting shuttled through the DMI 2.0 link.
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aaaaand again I see this ugly PCI slots.
who the hell needs PCI Slots in 2014?!
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aaaaand again I see this ugly PCI slots.
who the hell needs PCI Slots in 2014?!

I'm really not sure where you see any PCI slots on any of the boards in this article. There is no mention of PCI slots, and all the slots I can visually see in the teaser pics are all PCI-E.


At any rate, there are these people who have sound cards that are more than 2 years old. Shocking I know.
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At any rate, there are these people who have sound cards that are more than 2 years old. Shocking I know.

My X-Fi is 6 years old and PCIe. biggrin.gif
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Motherboards are always nice but i want some ES Broadwell results
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I'm really not sure where you see any PCI slots on any of the boards in this article. There is no mention of PCI slots, and all the slots I can visually see in the teaser pics are all PCI-E.


At any rate, there are these people who have sound cards that are more than 2 years old. Shocking I know.

ASRock Z97 Pro3


I don't think that there are 2 Year old Soundcards that need PCI Slots... its not even supported by the chipset and theres absoluteley no point in wasting space for a slot thats outdated since about 10 years. same with usb 2.
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