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Modding A Rather Cool Motherboard Mod.

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Guest-23315, 31 Dec 2008.

  1. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I'm really surprised that Gigabyte haven't taken a leaf out of any other maunfacturers book and made different coloured boards. I mean, their boards are great, but they have no sense of style, especially as more and more people have case windows now.
     
  2. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Gigabyte wether they like it or not now have a style that everyone reconises, and when at trade stands or in shops people know its a gigabyte board.

    Deep down we all know there stupidly fantastic motherboards, they just never die.

    I love DFI's colours of orange/yellow on a Black PCB, cant wait until i can upgrade again but i am stopping myself for 2 years so at least i will see a huge speed increase. lol!
     
  3. RasmusAnden

    RasmusAnden What's a Dremel?

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    To the guy who made that.. erhh.. "mod":

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    on a more serious note. I really like the idea, because white mobo's are sexy.. we need more of 'em! just to bad i didn't turn out too well (IMO)
     
  4. m0o0oeh

    m0o0oeh Minimodder

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    Is it me, or did he just cake it with white paint, then sharpie the colours on? cause that's what it damned well looks like.

    Joe
     
  5. Mokey Mokey

    Mokey Mokey What's a Dremel?

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    Ha ha, yes, there are defiantly marker streaks on those chips.
     
  6. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    I don't think it would work that well actually, most modern boards are 4 or 6 layers, at least one layer will be a ground plane, a solid (or almost solid) layer of copper covering the entire board so you wouldn't be able to see through it. A ground plane is essential for high speed signals. Many boards also have a supply plane though this is more broken up because of different voltages.

    Moriquendi
     
  7. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    as much as I like customizing everything, I would have this one stock.
     
  8. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    But I bet that you would like to be able to mod PCBs to look just how you want them to. ;D
     
  9. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    If only it was white PCB black everything else.
     
  10. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    nice idea, kudo's for trying, but i agree the results are a bit dissapointing.

    about a clear motherboard. those planes, they will be copper? shiny, beautifull copper? a clear motherboard with every heatsink changed into a copper one copper, a nice copper-topped waterblock... would be jummy jummy in a steampunk/retro mod.... ah... i love steampunk.
     
  11. ./^\.Ace./^\.

    ./^\.Ace./^\. What's a Dremel?

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    I think if the board was left plain but a few of the parts were UV panted on top the it might have come out better but not the blizzard it is now...
     
  12. Valdisnei

    Valdisnei Can i haz a dremelz!?

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    I saw this few mins ago and it reminded me this topic:
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    Looks like a REAL "black edition" or "black series" motherboard except for some components like caps, those three gray slots and the damn rounded power/reset switches.
     
  13. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    8]¨ that mb is sexy!!! 8]¨
     
  14. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    Oooh that is indeed rather shiny.
     
  15. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I think that the gray adds a much needed change in tone for that board. If it was completely black, then it wouldn't look good cause there wouldn't be much to look at. The grey helps to exaggerate the darkness of the board.

    EDIT: Again... why don't Gigabyte ever look at things like these? Should I just send them an email with a link to an ultra high resolution of this image and see if they get the message?
     
  16. mod job

    mod job never leave unsupervised

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    d'oh !
     
  17. Valdisnei

    Valdisnei Can i haz a dremelz!?

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    I got it a little bigger! :lol:
    [​IMG]

    And about the gray slots it's not the problem or a problem but the rouded buttons, couldn't they make them squared.
     
  18. kinghong1970

    kinghong1970 Just a Clumsy Ape

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    gotta get this to match your new build...
    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  19. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    If the fiberglass was all clear on the mobo, and only the copper plate showed, wouldn't that still look badass? A shiny, copper colored mobo? Steampunk mods would have a heyday.
     
  20. jrs77

    jrs77 Modder

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    Don't you dare, touching my colourful Gigabyte boards :nono:
     

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