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I wish there were boards with a neutral color scheme. What if I don't want black and laser red/lightning blue/slime green/etc.
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post #32 of 58
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Originally Posted by yakuzapuppy View Post
I wish there were boards with a neutral color scheme. What if I don't want black and laser red/lightning blue/slime green/etc.
You sound like the kinda person who goes out looking for cream-colored cathodes lmao.
 
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i forgot what Mobo has a rifel barrel and a Magazine with rounds in it haha it was hilarious to look at.
Gigabyte g1 series. Only for intel.
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diarrhea colored PCB=ugly
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lol yea brown pcb are not aesthetically pleasing... just a pet peave of mine.
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Look closely. The PCB is black, the traces are diarrhea.
It may not be for everyone, but I prefer it over the black and red or black and blue that just about everyone else is posting. If done right (like on this board), brown and blue are a good color combo IMO. I just don't feel that a PCB has to be black for the board to be considered nice looking.
 
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I'm waiting for a Crosshair GENE, or someting. I'm waiting for someone to do a well designed AM3+ mATX mobo, 2+ PCIe 126 slots in a layout that actually allows for two dual slot cards to be used, gige eithernet, decent CPU power circuitry, unified MOSFET/NB cooler, with a replaceable block to allow for easy cooling enhancement (with a better chipset cooler or a NB waterblock ), USB3 ports,


basically, the rampage III GENE, with some elements of the Rampage II GENE, in AM3+ form
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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).
If we're strictly talking motherboards here, Intel does no such thing. Motherboard manufacturers who see a bigger market share from Intel do. Intel makes it's own motherboards (and if it had it its way, they would be the only one allowed to do so), and I have yet to see an enthusiast board from Intel.

If we're talking CPU's, then yes Intel makes better ones, but in most cases only an Engineer or a Render Farm would really benefit from the price premium. Finally, we can thank AMD for kicking Intel in the butt with the Athlon 64's, without that kind of dominance, Intel would be even more lazy than it is now. Corporations don't care about consumers, they only care about maximum profit with minimum investment (this includes AMD, however despite this AMD has always been more consumer friendly).

If there was another CPU manufacturer that could suit my needs and compete with AMD, I would be all over that too, but as it stands AMD is my boy.
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If we're strictly talking motherboards here, Intel does no such thing. Motherboard manufacturers who see a bigger market share from Intel do. Intel makes it's own motherboards (and if it had it its way, they would be the only one allowed to do so), and I have yet to see an enthusiast board from Intel.

If we're talking CPU's, then yes Intel makes better ones, but in most cases only an Engineer or a Render Farm would really benefit from the price premium. Finally, we can thank AMD for kicking Intel in the butt with the Athlon 64's, without that kind of dominance, Intel would be even more lazy than it is now. Corporations don't care about consumers, they only care about maximum profit with minimum investment (this includes AMD, however despite this AMD has always been more consumer friendly).

If there was another CPU manufacturer that could suit my needs and compete with AMD, I would be all over that too, but as it stands AMD is my boy.
Ah! Good Argument! +1 Rep for not being a moron lol.

And what you said is very true, and I should have been more specific. Intel is "faster" so it lends itself to have motherboard manufactures take it to the "Enthusiast extremes." There, that's a little better.

But yes, it is sad that few AMD boards reach Enthusiast status.
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I believe there is a SLI Hack for the formula, ask about it on the Link in my sig.
I actually did look into that a while back but just seemed too much trouble to do so. I'll probably upgrade to Ivy Bridge anyways so it's no problem.
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asus crosshair iv
This.

Crosshair IV Extreme as well.

But honestly? I'll take function over flash all day long.

Intel Boards are more flash and you PAY for it. I spent over $200 for my board because it has more functions than I can shake a stick at and has a minor amount of flash.

Asus coulda kept the flash, so long as my board serves it's function.

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You sound like the kinda person who goes out looking for cream-colored cathodes lmao.
Cream? Nah

I meant instead of black and with some really bright accents (like red/blue/etc.) maybe a gunmetal or light grey board with black accents.
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