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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
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post #4601 of 28613
I would have gone with the Gigabyte board, but...I'm a MSI fanboy after being through so much with my current board. It has been very forgiving with me and some of the bone head moves I've pulled with it. For instance having to replace the #2 SATA 1.5 connector because of my hamfisted fiddling and replacing a blown cap as a result and it's still chugging along like nothing happened. The second reason being the Gigabyte board is just too Rainbow Brite for me. Scouts are supposed to be stealthy and the board I've picked out is just too much value and brand loyalty for me too pass up even though it's a little Rainbow Brite as well.

Again great suggestions and if my budget wasn't so tight I would have gone with the 790FX-GD70 and a 5850. Someday....someday
    
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Okay.. Well my first board was a MSI 790 with a 9600 quad core and a pair of 3870s. The board was brand new and that was 7 bios changes ago so I understand brand loyalty. As far as the rainbow Brite. just get some black covers to cover the slots in any color you want. Here check this out.

http://www.google.com/products?q=pci...ed=0CCAQzAMwAg
    
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post #4603 of 28613
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Okay.. Well my first board was a MSI 790 with a 9600 quad core and a pair of 3870s. The board was brand new and that was 7 bios changes ago so I understand brand loyalty. As far as the rainbow Brite. just get some black covers to cover the slots in any color you want. Here check this out.

http://www.google.com/products?q=pci...ed=0CCAQzAMwAg
It's strange that companies like Gigabyte can have soooo many different boards but only stick to one color scheme. I guess it's obvious that it's a Gigabyte board when you look at it but sadly, I know they'd have a lot more customers if they had black/____ color schemed boards.
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post #4604 of 28613
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Thanks for the feedback guys,all great suggestions, and I've decided to go with this instead;
$650.73-Shipped
MSI 790GX-G65
XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W PSU
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1333
LITE-ON SATA Black 24X DVD Writer
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

The mainboard is a little rainbow brite colored, but inside every soldier is a little kid playing war and the price vs. features is phenominal. I probably won't crossfire for a while and through ignorance RAID is a little scary so that wont come for a while, but I'll be prepared just like a good scout should be.
Made a mistake in my list I'm going with this ram;
OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) and I'll have another look at the Gigabyte board. I guess hardware is like wives, better to be not as easy on the eyes and be solid partner than be tempermental and I stress mental, beauty queen Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that GB board has a lot of color and is so blue, but I'll look again.
    
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post #4605 of 28613
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Made a mistake in my list I'm going with this ram;
OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) and I'll have another look at the Gigabyte board. I guess hardware is like wives, better to be not as easy on the eyes and be solid partner than be tempermental and I stress mental, beauty queen Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that GB board has a lot of color and is so blue, but I'll look again.
4 gigs is nice

Gigabyte probably makes the best AMD boards despite ASUS having their Crosshair III. I like Gigabyte's color scheming but I'm more of an orange/red kind of guy than blue so...it wouldn't go well with what I like.

You should NEVER pick components based strictly on how they look. I love the color scheme of my Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 but there were literally no reviews when I bought mine and I knew Foxconn worked wonders with their Intel boards so I assumed the same for this one. I don't really like it, I've gone through 3 BIOS's and can only get my 955 to 3.8 GHz 100% stable while others with similar hardware are hitting 3.9-4.0 GHz. It's not a huge deal and my board was cheap anyway.....but you still shouldn't pick based on how it looks.
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post #4606 of 28613
What kills me about color schemes is why do the Intel boards get the badass looking colors?
ATI video cards are the same way. I mean in my opinion XFX is the only manufacturer of ATI cards that look good, egg shaped coolers withstanding (who the hell thought that would look good?). Just look at anything EVGA is doing. It all looks terrific! Foxconn with the Bloodrage, Flamingblade and Katana series. Oh, what gorgeous boards. I'd like to see where it is written that the end users are all twelve and are going to buy products that look like twelve year olds designed them. Is it some kind of JDEC standard that AMD boards must have the crayola look? MSI IMHO is the only AMD maker that is headed in the right direction with the blue on black or should I say coffee colored boards. How about black on black or black on red? I'm not kicking those who think that the GB color scheme is cool. To each their own. Blue is just not for me. One more thing, why does the price go up with the Crucial Ballistix Tracer through the color changes. Blue, green and black are two dollars more than yellow and red is a dollar more than the previous three. All the same latency,voltage and timings. Does that sound right to you?
I'm out for the night, peace ya'll!
    
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post #4607 of 28613
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4 gigs is nice

Gigabyte probably makes the best AMD boards despite ASUS having their Crosshair III. I like Gigabyte's color scheming but I'm more of an orange/red kind of guy than blue so...it wouldn't go well with what I like.

You should NEVER pick components based strictly on how they look. I love the color scheme of my Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 but there were literally no reviews when I bought mine and I knew Foxconn worked wonders with their Intel boards so I assumed the same for this one. I don't really like it, I've gone through 3 BIOS's and can only get my 955 to 3.8 GHz 100% stable while others with similar hardware are hitting 3.9-4.0 GHz. It's not a huge deal and my board was cheap anyway.....but you still shouldn't pick based on how it looks.
OK one more then I'm out. I agree about not picking components on just how they look. That's why I chose the board I'm going to get. Basically near as I can tell, all the features, minus a few sata ports, as the suggested GB board and it's even uglier than sin, but for the money it has the potential to be a great board. It has excellent reviews on the web and if it's even close to being as tough as my ms-6788, then I know I'll have a good friend for a long time.

I'm out.
    
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Day 8


Here is some of my latest shots guys. Let me know what you think.




















You have some lovely skills , it's amazing what time, effort and skills can accomplish.
    
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post #4609 of 28613
Im a huge fan of gigabyte boards for amd's. I would have to agree with enigma and K10 on this.

That Stacker 830 is coming along very nicely, i cant wait to see what it looks like after his rig is in it.

Oh ya rate my cables! lol
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...here-1017.html
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post #4610 of 28613
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Okay.. Well my first board was a MSI 790 with a 9600 quad core and a pair of 3870s. The board was brand new and that was 7 bios changes ago so I understand brand loyalty. As far as the rainbow Brite. just get some black covers to cover the slots in any color you want. Here check this out.

http://www.google.com/products?q=pci...ed=0CCAQzAMwAg
Is it difficult to replace those slot covers? I'm tempted to do just that but I'm scared of f*cking up my mobo

Thanks for all the HDD bay fan suggestions by the way guys!
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