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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

     More of a rant really than anything. I bought my Ryzen back at release and avoided the X370 Titanium from MSI due to a generally poor reception and reviews and instead opted for the Gigabyte Gaming 5, which is ok. So now here I am a year later looking at options for a new board and CPU, obviously I want a white board ..... oh wait, there is no X470 board lined up, nor is there any Z370 boards in white so I can't even jump over to NVidia. This is something that has been annoying me about my build since I built it as I wanted the "white wash look" and can't achieve it.

 

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It also seems MSI are trying to tease me as they have released various "Arctic" boards for coffeelake, but based upon B360 and other chipsets on which you can't overclock the CPU or the memory - a big no no for me. 

 

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>:(

 

 

Has anyone seen/heard of anything in the pipeline? (PS I cant opt for TR/X299, its just damn too expensive for basically no extra performance (1900X/7820X)

 

Thanks


 

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Well, there's the NZXT N7 Z370 which is pretty white I'd say :P 

 

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on X370 the MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium and Asrock X370 taichi come the closest.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, owencrispy said:

Cant help you with the search for a white board, i'm just here to appreciate how sexy that PC looks. Good job man!

Haha thanks, could be better though xD

 

8 minutes ago, NelizMastr said:

Well, there's the NZXT N7 Z370 which is pretty white I'd say :P 

 

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on X370 the MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium and Asrock X370 taichi come the closest.

Ye like I said the Xpower Titanium is a bad board according to reviews, as is the NZXT Z370 from what I have seen. Taichi isn't white enough, its board I considered for a while when I built this. Something like the B360 above would be fantastic!


 

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While not pure white, the Asrock Taichi line up is about a 50/50 mix of black and white. 


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14 minutes ago, stealth80 said:

nor is there any Z370 boards in white so I can't even jump over to NVidia

why? You can use any PCIe graphics card you like with Ryzen.

 

As for Nvidia cards, the Hall of Fame series do come with white PCB, though the prices is also eye-watering.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

why? You can use any PCIe graphics card you like with Ryzen.

 

As for Nvidia cards, the Hall of Fame series do come with white PCB, though the prices is also eye-watering.

Brain fart, I was typing away, I meant Intel - I already have Nvidia card lol

 

4 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

While not pure white, the Asrock Taichi line up is about a 50/50 mix of black and white. 

Not white enough, seems only MSI do a good white board and they aren't producing them for Z370 or X470 it seems


 

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Msi has some x470 white boards coming out. Also looks like they fixed the x370 vrm problems so from what we've seen they look solid


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27 minutes ago, Ginger_ said:

Msi has some x470 white boards coming out. Also looks like they fixed the x370 vrm problems so from what we've seen they look solid

hell no, even the X470 Gaming M7 uses inferior components compared even to mid class Asus and Gigabyte boards


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My advice would be to paint the heatsinks with a thin, heat conductive paint and you can take the PCB with plastidip


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21 minutes ago, dave_k said:

hell no, even the X470 Gaming M7 uses inferior components compared even to mid class Asus and Gigabyte boards

Where did you see that? I've seen them used for a 5.88ghz 2700x on LN2 so theyre definitely better than first gen


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35 minutes ago, Ginger_ said:

Where did you see that? I've seen them used for a 5.88ghz 2700x on LN2 so theyre definitely better than first gen

i know that

Asus/Gigabyte use powerstages (best)

ASRock uses DualNFets (good)

MSI uses standalone HiFet and LoFet of questionable quality (most likely cheap niko or onsemi)

http://lab501.ro/placi-de-baza/prezentare-msi-x470-gaming-m7-ac/4

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, dave_k said:

My advice would be to paint the heatsinks with a thin, heat conductive paint and you can take the PCB with plastidip

I considered that, but the Gaming 5 has LED's everywhere and i'm not sure how I would blank them off tidying enough to achieve a good enough finish


 

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12 minutes ago, stealth80 said:

I considered that, but the Gaming 5 has LED's everywhere and i'm not sure how I would blank them off tidying enough to achieve a good enough finish

Just about any board you can disable the leds via the bios 


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1 minute ago, Ginger_ said:

Just about any board you can disable the leds via the bios 

I don't want to disable them I like them to blue as they are right now, what i'm saying is, I don't want to paint over them or make a messy job painting around them, something to consider


 

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