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saaya
07-14-2008, 04:17 AM
Hey guys,

Just curious what kinda pcb colors you like :D
feel free to post comments, oh and the poll is multiple choice, so you can select several colors and then click "vote" :)

NaMcO
07-14-2008, 04:52 AM
Black, goes well with my water :P

MusicIsMyLife
07-14-2008, 05:33 AM
I can remember the white pcb of SAPPHIRE Pure Innovation PC-A9Rx480.

http://www.planet3dnow.de/artikel/hardware/pure_rx480_dualsata2/img/layout20.jpg

I really liked the looking of this motherboard and I would be glad to see this colour in the future again. :yepp:

grungero
07-14-2008, 06:21 AM
Black. Simple amazing. :D

OT:

Where is the temp sensor located on mars mobo? Is it near in the memory part?

Marco André
07-14-2008, 02:31 PM
Don't really care. Just performance count :cool:

NaMcO
07-14-2008, 02:35 PM
White motherboards look awesome as well :up:

Eldonko
07-14-2008, 02:58 PM
Blue and white

zanzabar
07-14-2008, 03:11 PM
i like the white, or clear would be cool, but ive never seen one

if u guys could do a uv clear that would be amazing


OT- saaya, are u going to change your avitar, i keep thiking that your cell shock still

and keep up the digital pwms im going to switch to foxconn if u guys have those on the boomfield

HDCHOPPER
07-14-2008, 03:46 PM
black is cool but anything but PINK !

ownage
07-14-2008, 03:56 PM
White or chameleon color. Black is also OK.

saaya
07-14-2008, 09:51 PM
I can remember the white pcb of SAPPHIRE Pure Innovation PC-A9Rx480.

http://www.planet3dnow.de/artikel/hardware/pure_rx480_dualsata2/img/layout20.jpg

I really liked the looking of this motherboard and I would be glad to see this colour in the future again. :yepp:

yeah i still have the ES version of that board :D
the es board has reveresed colors, its black with white ATI logo on the back.
it had huuuge caps close to the memory slots and the pwm was desgined so you could put a waterblock or any 40x40mm chipset heatsink on there, it even has the mounting holes around the pwm... really nice design... unfortunately the BIOS support for that board was terrible and it doesnt overclock very well at all... could just be my ES board tho that has this problem...



Where is the temp sensor located on mars mobo? Is it near in the memory part?let me ask the engineers...
you mean for the nb temperature? its actually on the back of the pcb.
its not very accurate, but accurate enough to see if the nb is cooled well or not. I actually want a more accurate version in our future boards and we are working on that already :)



OT- saaya, are u going to change your avitar, i keep thiking that your cell shock still

and keep up the digital pwms im going to switch to foxconn if u guys have those on the boomfield
i still havent found a good one to use.. :(
im looking for a nice black and silver foxconn logo :D
i found one but i didnt manage to take some nice pics of it, i need a better cam :D

about the digital pwm, of course we will continue to use it.
its quite expensive, but its really really good, so i think its worth it.

what do you mean with uv clear?

zanzabar
07-15-2008, 12:07 AM
u put a clear/see through option so if u could make that uv reactive, ive never seen it but it would be awesome with all the traces with a glowing pcb around them

saaya
07-15-2008, 12:27 AM
hmmmm now i know what you mean... :D
i checked with our engineers... its possible, bu the pcb layers arent clear, tey are slightly yellowish brownish... so since we use high quality 8 layer pcbs, itll look rather dim and slightly brownish, yellowish...

when the leds are turned on or you have it backlid, itll look beautiful, but when the leds are turned off, it would look pretty ugly :D
and you wont be able to see all the traces unfortunately, it would be very blurry since its 8 layers... but its an interesting idea and ill keep it in mind :)

FatAlbert
07-15-2008, 03:51 AM
black pcb.

yellow/gold/silver/black and red slots :D

zanzabar
07-15-2008, 03:55 AM
hmmmm now i know what you mean... :D
i checked with our engineers... its possible, bu the pcb layers arent clear, tey are slightly yellowish brownish... so since we use high quality 8 layer pcbs, itll look rather dim and slightly brownish, yellowish...

when the leds are turned on or you have it backlid, itll look beautiful, but when the leds are turned off, it would look pretty ugly :D
and you wont be able to see all the traces unfortunately, it would be very blurry since its 8 layers... but its an interesting idea and ill keep it in mind :)

so why not include monitoring lights under the board so it would have the power checks light up the board, u could do a special edition to test it out

or could u change the colors so u have a uv reactive layer on top and a lighter one in the back like white or neon green/yellow/blue

grungero
07-15-2008, 04:21 AM
let me ask the engineers...
you mean for the nb temperature? its actually on the back of the pcb.
its not very accurate, but accurate enough to see if the nb is cooled well or not. I actually want a more accurate version in our future boards and we are working on that already :)



Ok. :D Is isopropyl alcohol (70% solution) safe for removing stock thermal grease?

naokaji
07-15-2008, 06:49 AM
black with as low number of colours used for the components as possible is my favorite, white like the sapphire one with the red parts is nice as well.
But to be honest, aslong as its not pink I'll still buy it anyway if it performs even if its gigabyte colored.

Harshal
07-15-2008, 07:14 AM
Black and white rocks. But then it needs to be just one color for slots/power connector. :)

illidan
07-15-2008, 01:53 PM
all black would be nice :)

ZillaPct
07-16-2008, 12:39 AM
Black pcb allows to you find on PCB the tracks for mod. and with intensive use, under ln2, highlights problems of condensation and oxidation more much easily.

For me PCB Black is only choice for extreme mainboard....:D:D

Nosfer@tu
07-17-2008, 02:09 PM
Black, White, See throw and blue :D

GTFouts
07-18-2008, 03:30 AM
I know you can't do it since you said a UV clear would end up yellowish brown. But if it was actually clear, or if you found a way to keep it clear, then on the middle layer, put a UV red stencil of the Quantum Force Shield Logo. That way when its hit with black light, the MB glows and the shield pops in view. I think that would be just cool as hell!!!

Solarfall
07-18-2008, 07:16 AM
manly PINK !!! would be awesome... seriously i would buy that :D

Nate P.
07-18-2008, 12:00 PM
White would look pretty kickass, black is all too common now a days.

ReverendMaynard
07-19-2008, 06:58 PM
white would be tight.

saaya
07-21-2008, 02:38 AM
thanks for all the feedback everybody! im really overwhelmed by all the votes and replies :D
Thanks a lot! :toast:


black pcb.

yellow/gold/silver/black and red slots :D
mhhh reminds me of heroquest somehow :D


so why not include monitoring lights under the board so it would have the power checks light up the board, u could do a special edition to test it out

or could u change the colors so u have a uv reactive layer on top and a lighter one in the back like white or neon green/yellow/bluehmmm could you explain it in more detail? im not sure what you mean, sorry :doh:


Ok. :D Is isopropyl alcohol (70% solution) safe for removing stock thermal grease?try it carefuly on the edge, but i think itll atack the pcb and will make the surface rough and milky... theres some good electronics cleaning spray you can get in any car or hardwareshop :)


Black pcb allows to you find on PCB the tracks for mod. and with intensive use, under ln2, highlights problems of condensation and oxidation more much easily.

For me PCB Black is only choice for extreme mainboard....:D:Dhmmmm good points! i never thought about it that way... black is def better to spot ice/snow forming!


I know you can't do it since you said a UV clear would end up yellowish brown. But if it was actually clear, or if you found a way to keep it clear, then on the middle layer, put a UV red stencil of the Quantum Force Shield Logo. That way when its hit with black light, the MB glows and the shield pops in view. I think that would be just cool as hell!!!hmmmm well it would only be visible from the back since the front is blocked by the cpu, chipset and videocard heatsinks... but yeah, that would look cool! :D


manly PINK !!! would be awesome... seriously i would buy that :Dlol... with white slots and a huge hello kitty smiley face on the back? ^^

tiborrr
07-26-2008, 04:06 PM
Whites are cool. Anyone remember Soltek's white boards?

ZOMGVTEK
07-26-2008, 08:23 PM
I would like a pink mobo.

JDM FTW?

But anything else should be black, and blacker.

Fr3ak
07-26-2008, 08:25 PM
White PCB, white slots, white or black heatsinks...

PCI-Slots would be clear with inbuild LEDs.

zanzabar
07-26-2008, 08:56 PM
here is a further explanatin on teh clear idea


so u said that the problems were 1 it turned yellowish and 2 it need light to look cool

so if u move the power indicator lights to the bottom and made them biger, with some other decrative ones then there would be lights no matter what and it would look cool

also do u have pics of the clear pcb, i havnt seen 1

NicoOCZ
07-27-2008, 08:31 AM
White!

Like the old Soltek Socket A stuff and ATI's Grouper/Sturgeon beauties :)

saaya
07-27-2008, 09:47 AM
thanks for the feedback! :toast:

here are some examples of what "clear" pcbs look like...
not really cool with leds in the dark, but once you turn the light on and see the pcb... :S yuck! :D

http://www.abload.de/thumb/pcb1pwk.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=pcb1pwk.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/pcb2zjd.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=pcb2zjd.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/pcb3iww.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=pcb3iww.jpg) http://www.abload.de/thumb/pcb4w8h.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=pcb4w8h.jpg)

[XC] Lead Head
07-27-2008, 10:12 AM
Anyone remember the old White soyo motherboards? Those things looked kick ass. Black is to common now a days. White just looks awesome

M3kk
07-28-2008, 12:53 AM
Not sure, but transparent is possible? :D

Loony
07-28-2008, 08:55 AM
They should do fades on the motherboards. :eek:

Have it be black on the CPU side and fade to lime green on the expansion slot side. :up: I'd buy 5. :ROTF:

saaya
07-28-2008, 08:19 PM
They should do fades on the motherboards. :eek:

Have it be black on the CPU side and fade to lime green on the expansion slot side. :up: I'd buy 5. :ROTF:
now thats a cool idea! :D
ill check if its possible...

m3kk, yes and no, check my post above yours, its possible but it looks yellowish brownish :S

M3kk
07-29-2008, 12:43 AM
Yes i saw them, but i mean transparent like a plexiglass :D, would be cool :D.

whatever
07-29-2008, 12:55 AM
Transparent PCB:

http://lampizator.eu/LAMPIZATOR/REFERENCES/SONY%20555ESD/5550004.jpg

alex17 GTX
07-29-2008, 12:56 AM
Black with UV slots. :D

saaya
07-29-2008, 07:30 PM
Transparent PCB:

http://lampizator.eu/LAMPIZATOR/REFERENCES/SONY%20555ESD/5550004.jpg

nice!!! ill check if we can do that!!! :D

s0lid
08-01-2008, 08:18 AM
Heyyy where the f is the pink option in the vote! I'd like to see or own one :ROTF:
Seriosly! Would nicely fit one of my case :D

HDCHOPPER
08-01-2008, 08:41 AM
nice!!! ill check if we can do that!!! :D

that is nice if not possible then maybe white board with black traces :D

saaya
08-11-2008, 01:22 AM
maybe white pcb with black traces printed onto it, that arent actually the traces but it looks like they are :D

STFU with the pink PCB already!!!! :P :lol:

s0lid
08-11-2008, 02:17 AM
I know u wanna make me an pink blackops!! :ROTF:




STFU with the pink PCB already!!!! :P :lol:

zanzabar
08-11-2008, 02:23 AM
maybe white pcb with black traces printed onto it, that arent actually the traces but it looks like they are :D

STFU with the pink PCB already!!!! :P :lol:

i like the clear still if u can make it clear or like this rust copper looking color that im painting my case with
http://i35.tinypic.com/4zt25x.jpg

sorry i just love this project that im working on

oli_ramsay
08-11-2008, 02:35 AM
I would love to see more hardware that looked like this:

http://www.hothardware.com/articleimages/item724/big_board_1.jpg

But black looks sleek too and goes with anything.

saaya
08-11-2008, 06:20 PM
I know u wanna make me an pink blackops!! :ROTF:just paint it yourself :P
id love to make a pink board for you and the other 5 people who asked for it, but we cant just make a batch of 5 boards :D

how about this, i paint 5 boards pink and itll be a special edition blackops hello kitty edition? :D


i like the clear still if u can make it clear or like this rust copper looking color that im painting my case with
http://i35.tinypic.com/4zt25x.jpg

sorry i just love this project that im working onhmmm copper/rust color hmmmm


I would love to see more hardware that looked like this:

http://www.hothardware.com/articleimages/item724/big_board_1.jpg

But black looks sleek too and goes with anything.pic is down... do you have a backup of that pic or can you find it on google?
btw, very nice avatar ramsay!

s0lid
08-11-2008, 09:55 PM
just paint it yourself :P
id love to make a pink board for you and the other 5 people who asked for it, but we cant just make a batch of 5 boards :D

how about this, i paint 5 boards pink and itll be a special edition blackops hello kitty edition? :D





Sure send one here :ROTF:

zanzabar
08-11-2008, 10:54 PM
u could make your ES boards pink and ship them to the people who wanted pink affter internal testing

s0lid
08-11-2008, 11:49 PM
u could make your ES boards pink and ship them to the people who wanted pink affter internal testing

Yep :P
Or order couple pink versions from your blackops pbc maker and try get them thought the assemble line like normal black blackops mobo.

oli_ramsay
08-12-2008, 12:01 AM
pic is down... do you have a backup of that pic or can you find it on google?

http://www.itreviews.co.uk/graphics/normal/hardware/h831.jpg

s0lid
08-12-2008, 12:06 AM
http://www.itreviews.co.uk/graphics/normal/hardware/h831.jpg
Empty post ftw :D
And now i'm spammin :p

zanzabar
08-12-2008, 12:14 AM
http://www.itreviews.co.uk/graphics/normal/hardware/h831.jpg

take the img tags off they wont let u embed their image

and i could really use a pink or white or clear blackops and an ln2 pot :) , especially with an all copper top (i know that u saya didnt get corrosion or migration but a 2 fan rad and any migration will start to impede flow since AL goes to the copper it wont hurt the AL rad like it would a copper)

s0lid
08-12-2008, 12:16 AM
take the img tags off they wont let u embed their image

403 Forbidden, u can't direct link the pic.

saaya
08-12-2008, 12:31 AM
maybe we could get more chics interested in hardware that way :lol:
btw, now the pic of the white sapphire board works

s0lid
08-12-2008, 12:34 AM
maybe we could get more chics interested in hardware that way :lol:
btw, now the pic of the white sapphire board works

Haha damn right :D
http://allthemods.com/img/06/1509.jpg

Real case :ROTF:

saaya
08-12-2008, 12:43 AM
lol... a case you have to vacuum and brush at least once a week... geez :lol:

s0lid
08-12-2008, 12:59 AM
But yea saaya ask is it possible to make couple PinkOps ESs :ROTF:

whatever
08-12-2008, 01:13 AM
Haha damn right :D
http://allthemods.com/img/06/1509.jpg

Real case :ROTF:

Fluffy ?

zanzabar
08-18-2008, 10:58 PM
i just had a resistor blow on my dfi with a black pcb and i couldent tell what happened since the burn mark blended in

Oliver
08-25-2008, 11:45 AM
Good idea Sascha making this thread, i really love oldschool green, but when that said, i have nothing against current colors of blackops & co

Will look forward to see what u get sorted out

saaya
09-09-2008, 04:57 AM
im really starting to think of making a few versions of the board in different colors :D
limited edition in a different color... should be fun :D

zanzabar
09-14-2008, 06:32 PM
is there any info on some special editions, like an XS test sample that is white with a blue XS logo on the front/back that u could distribute samples in

saaya
09-14-2008, 07:49 PM
checking now if we can make a limited quantity with different pcb color.
different printing on the pcb will be quite some work... and different slot colors etc even more.
pcb color alone might be possible, but im not 100% sure :D

negev
09-17-2008, 11:50 AM
saaya i'd pay extra for a psychedelic spiral tunnel kinda thing coming out of the middle of the board :D more if it was uv active :D

negev
09-17-2008, 11:51 AM
oh btw i saw someone on a forum talking about the blackops before it was released, and because of the pci slot colours they said "not so much blackops as 'i like to rim bush' " :P

saaya
09-17-2008, 06:18 PM
saaya i'd pay extra for a psychedelic spiral tunnel kinda thing coming out of the middle of the board :D more if it was uv active :D:P


"not so much blackops as 'i like to rim bush' " :Phmmm i dont get it *scratches head*

HDCHOPPER
09-18-2008, 10:16 AM
:rofl:

saaya
09-30-2008, 08:41 PM
hey guys, heres an update for you regarding pink and other funky colors :D
basically, its possible, but its quite a hassle... so for now, unfortunately we wont be able to have any special editions of boards with a special pcb color.
we might be able to do this in future however... and we might have our ES boards in a different color than the retail boards, so that way there will, sortof, be special edition boards with a different pcb color, but they wont be for sale...

Earzz
09-30-2008, 09:14 PM
Well now we finally know why the X2 is selling so well, black PCB FTW :D

saaya
10-01-2008, 09:41 PM
i dont think thats all, but yeah, people sure love black pcb :D

Catz
10-05-2008, 03:31 PM
Definently white :D

s0lid
10-06-2008, 02:51 AM
hey guys, heres an update for you regarding pink and other funky colors :D
basically, its possible, but its quite a hassle... so for now, unfortunately we wont be able to have any special editions of boards with a special pcb color.
we might be able to do this in future however... and we might have our ES boards in a different color than the retail boards, so that way there will, sortof, be special edition boards with a different pcb color, but they wont be for sale...

Oh yes, Pink dual gaines mobo just for me :ROTF:.

saaya
10-08-2008, 06:15 AM
over 70% for black pcb, impressive...
no wonder everybody is going for black pcbs :D

s0lid
10-08-2008, 11:15 AM
Well there is no pink option :|

saaya
10-08-2008, 05:24 PM
well the idea was to have an actual vote on what colors people like, not a joke-poll :D

Gendo
10-08-2008, 06:00 PM
I voted black too. Simply because black pcb is sexy:D

s0lid
10-08-2008, 11:00 PM
well the idea was to have an actual vote on what colors people like, not a joke-poll :D

I've nothing agains pink :|
Actually it would be one goddamn different board :D

saaya
10-08-2008, 11:32 PM
yeah, so different that nobody would buy it :P
except for some pink fanatics here on xs maybe :D