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i like to have it above for wifi or sound card , it s better above , it s out of the way of fans or tubing, this configuration give you more space between the cards but in sli cf you have no more way to plug another card . This is not that good i think
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yes, you guys do
asus ditched the blue for black/gold

Not everyone buy from Asus smile.gif
And they maybe have ditched blue on "gaming" motherboard, but I highly doubt Asus is gonna produce workstation motherboard with a black and gold color scheme, it look far from professional.
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While Asus retained the "traditional" blue/white colour scheme for the X79 WS board and the later X79 E WS board, the Asus Z87 WS motherboard took the gold/black colour scheme from the mainstream Z87 product stack and coupled it with more subtle (non-gamer) work station style heatsinks.

Although the gold colour looks better in reality than in pictures, it is still a major departure from the conservative blue/white colour scheme which the work station market has become used to. That said I believe that these work station boards are of course also aimed at the gamer, due to their ability to do 4 way SLI/CF.

In my market, the Asus Z87-WS motherboard is the least expensive board to have this ability by a large margin. On a side note, why is the Sabertooth Z97 board given the suffix Mark I? Does this mean that we can expect a Mark 2 as a subsequent revision?

As far as I remember there has only been one Sabertooth board released for each chipset generation?



Edited by Reworker - 4/20/14 at 2:55am
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Due to bad health I am not looking to upgrade for 1.5 years, but with dx12/w9 coming out, that is good timing to buy a cheaper PC - we will need the saving to pay for GPU's :mad:. Hero is probably OK for me, are the TUF thing annoying? RED is not me through, but I want an asus MB this time.

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no extreme? dissapoint.

Usually extreme comes a bit after the initial release...prolly the same story with impact also.
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Usually extreme comes a bit after the initial release...prolly the same story with impact also.


Agreed......Asus seems to release the "core" boards first, and then follow up with the top of the range board , which is the Extreme. With the Z87 releases though, it was the Maximus VI Formula motherboard which was released last. The "Hero" SKU was introduced with the Z87 ROG boards, and seems like it is here to stay.

Not quite sure which group the Ranger is aimed at though, as m-ATX is covered with the Gene and ITX SFF fans will presumably be provided with a Maximus VII Impact at some point.
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Is it just me or is that Ranger board sized between mATX and regular ATX? Or is it just that angle?
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That deluxe board is beautiful.

I agree.
 
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Is it just me or is that Ranger board sized between mATX and regular ATX? Or is it just that angle?

It certainly looks like that, but I imagine it is something along the lines of the current Asus Z87-K, which is marginally narrower than regular ATX format, and doesn't have the 3 mounting holes down the right-hand edge. The Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z87 is another example of these "cut down" PCB's.

For a definitive answer, we'll need to wait for official specifications and pictures to emerge, which shouldn't be long now.
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That fan smack dab in the middle of the Sabertooth mark I is soooo nasty
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