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ECS X79R-AX Stealth Motherboard Pictured

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Stick with my Sabertooth...
 
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#29
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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#31
So just exactly where are the SATA slots, or are we just not supposed to have any storage?
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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#32
: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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#33
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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#35
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:

(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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#36
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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#37
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:
http://i.imgur.com/ncOlE.jpg
(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.
Thanks! :laugh: funnily enough yours looks better somehow :laugh:
 
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