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yeah, true true,

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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
I am not saying that flashy features always serve a necessary feature but some like big flashy heatsinks and tons of power phases do serve to better the board.

Extra chipsets can add on faster pcie lanes or more of them

Things like led number post indicators are very very helpful especially when your board doesn't boot. It tells you what's wrong instead of you having to figure it out yourself through the process of elimination. Better quality/looking boards also contribute to lifespan especially if you have a high 24/7 overclock.

Its not always to catch the attention of dupes

Those are just feature; I thought we were discussing glitter like this:

 
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diarrhea colored PCB=ugly
lol yea brown pcb are not aesthetically pleasing... just a pet peave of mine.

Plastic? idk what specifically your talking about since most of the features my board is made of are copper and metal.

TO THE FATALITY BOARD ABOVE ME.... i agree they seemed to have overdone the heatsinks... but meh it doesn't even look good to me.
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diarrhea colored PCB=ugly
Look closely. The PCB is black, the traces are diarrhea.
 
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check it!
Lots of stuff going on but the only unnecessary glam and glitter features I see are the fan and colored HSF retainer. The rest seems like a standard color scheme.
 
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idk why intel has more sexy boards tho. EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, ASUS, and Foxconn all put out amazing looking boards
its super high quality phases. its the best mATX OCing board out there!
No, no, no, EVGA (God Bless Em') are not Intel boards, they are Nvidia boards. Intel screwed Nvidia, so EVGA is forced to make boards with Intel chipsets, but let's not forget that they are only doing it because it's the only way they can tap into the Nvidia market (ala the NF200 chip). If Nvidia had any rights to make Nvidia chipsets anymore, which they sued Intel over (albeit a counter-sue), they would, and I wouldn't be surprised if they made chipsets for AMD again. I know they were mad at AMD over the hostile ATI takeover, but time heals all wounds, right? Right?
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RRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!1!!1!!!!!1

no.
its just that intel is more popular and performs better.
premium mobo for 'premium' CPU.

this better change with bulldozah.
Mmmmm....I am going to agree with Enfluenza. I am not hating on AMD or anything, but Intel most certainly caters to the Enthusiasts (at least right now anyways).

And yes, I do realize it is because they perform better (duh), but they truly are running with the wind and want to stay in the lead.

(and just saying, but they have been the elite since their dual cores stomped AMD's--which out perform some of their quad cores--AMD has some catching up to do, so for now, they are content with being a great bang for the buck)
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