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Hardware Gigabyte Z270N-Gaming 5 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Dogbert666, 17 May 2017.

  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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  2. Vault-Tec

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    It's nice apart from the fact it honks "orange" and has RGB LED. That is confusing to me. Why tie it to a certain colour combo if you can pretty much light it up any colour you desire?

    It would look lovely in an orange and black build though.
     
  3. Hustler

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    I doubt you'll be able to see any of the orange trim once you've filled the board up with GPU, Ram & heatsink.
     
  4. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Was between this and the Z270 Strix for a while. Settled on the Asus for the more understated look, dual M2 slots and better rear IO connectivity.

    Only complaint I have is the god-awful fan header locations. Literally impossible to get to once you install any hardware!
     
  5. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    It's a tricky call but I'm a little more in favour of going with some sort of colour. The all-black of the MSI ITX board is a little too bland tbh and a splash of colour really helps to boost the aesthetics. I agree about the addition of RGB, though, as as soon as you add colour you lose the colour neutrality so colour matching goes out the window.
     
  6. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    yeah I'll second this; the AIO "fan" header is almost impossible to get to even before installing anything else; I had to resort to using long needle-nosed pliers to plug that in!
     
  7. Wakka

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    Yep, which is an ironic oversight as it's the AIO that completely covers it:

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    No chance!

    Fan headers should ALWAYS be either on the right hand or bottom edges of a motherboard - IE as far away as possible from any cooler or fans.
     
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