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ECS X79R-AX Stealth Motherboard Pictured

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. INSTG8R

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    Stick with my Sabertooth...
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    Should ASUS have the monopoly on motherboard shrouds? If they're beneficial, I'd expect to see every brand coming up with their own versions.
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    I dont like the Ram slots on both sides of the CPU. It makes using the CPU fan to cool your ram that much more difficult.
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    So just exactly where are the SATA slots, or are we just not supposed to have any storage?
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    I think they are angled on the right side. I'm thinking it's the same with panel IOs.

    Anyhow, I like the concept of these things, but not the execution. I have no idea what to improve though.
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    :wtf: I'll never understand that full board cladding, Looks horrid. As for the SATA ports , you can barely see a feint location on the bottom edge of the board (left side, just below the power/reset)
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    looks like a texture of a model
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    Worst render ever : [ looks like it's done in ms paint.
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    I think a shroud just for the expansion slot area would be a great idea, especially for aftermarket Video card heatsinks that dump hot air directly in the case.

    Quick and dirty sketch:
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    (in ms paint for pantherx12)

    No motherboard component can be more than 15mm tall in that area to meet speck; so all you would need is a piece of acrylic or insulated sheet metal on standoffs and you have a separate thermal zone.

    This is really more of an idea for case designers rather than mobo manufacturers.
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    nice board, if they used aluminium cover that would be impressive, heat spreader and also dust cover for the board components, i wish asus havent patented their sabretooth design
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    Thanks! :laugh: funnily enough yours looks better somehow :laugh:
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    ECS could learn a thing or two from unholythree :roll:
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    And this is why I like cars, You hardly ever see people complaining they ripped each other off.

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