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What does everyone think of this mobo design? It has 8 sata ports, 2 PCIe x16 2.0, LG755 Socket, 4 Ram slots, and a very basic rear panel featuring: 8 USB ports, 2 NIC, and the sound ports. The heatsink and pipe are the North and South Bridges. The red squares a fan controls, the yellow square is the front panel, and the white squares are 24pin power, p4 power connector, and sli molex. The north brige has the capability to be liquid cooled (Pink circles). It is a pretty simple design, but it is supposed to be simple. I think that this design would make the OCing much easier.
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In a normal ATX format, there is no room to squeeze the northbridge (with it's bulky cooler) between the RAM slots and the CPU socket. This will interfere with any half decent air cooling solution. Plus, the Southbridge is way too far away from the SATA ports. If you put the SB there, the SATA ports need to be in that area also, otherwise you'll need to have a really complicated soldering job and circuit board design to connect the SATA ports with the SB.

The real thing that needs to happen imo is that we need to shed the ATX format.
Edited by Chozart - 6/26/08 at 7:00pm
    
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From what I can see, cooling would be a nightmare. Those video cards would either push the air towards the back of the case or to the top, depending on if their cooling design allowed for vents to the outside. Your CPU cooler would be pointing straight up (requiring ANOTHER vent/fan above it, which most cases don't have) or shooting right back at your video cards, trapping the air in between them.
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