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Daily reminder that 2007/ 2008-era motherboards looked like this.

Where did it all go wrong, /g/?
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>>64713177
beautiful.....
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>>64713156
>>64713165
>>64713177
>>64713194
Jesus, were these x48 chipset based?
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Where is the RGB anon
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>>64713156
Why do all mobos look like gaying trash now ;_;
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It's even worse than current gaymen mobos
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>>64713156
those look straight dope son!
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>>64713204

P35 mostly
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This was mine back in the day!
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>>64713255
>18W chipset
>enough heatsinking for over 100W

>>64713220 is right.
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>>64713241
The blue and white plastic and exposed copper heatsinks... beautiful
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>>64713209

Here's your RGB faggot
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Eww, ugly
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>>64713177
>I want to get off Mr. Bones' Wild Ride
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>>64713322
DFI BABY
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>manufacturers are too cheap for copper now
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>>64713156
With 299x and threadripper putting more stress on the board we might hopefully see beefer heatskins in the future.
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gigabyte looks like at least they might not be making meme heatsinks anymore, hopefully industry catches on to this
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>>64713156
why they stopped doing this ?
to cut costs ?
because you don't need cooling that powerfull today ?
because modern architecture is shit ?
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>>64714194
Why are these mobo makers doing so much hefty plastic shit over the rear panel nowdays?
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>>64713241
>>64713599
>aluminium heatsinks painted to look like copper
is ASUS responsible for the rose gold fad? Fuck those guys!
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>>64713156
>southbridge overheat

pc crash bsod, usb ded, can't even browse website. dumb design desu
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When this abomination came out i knew we were fucked, MSI and Gigabyte are the worst offenders but almost every brand came out with some retarded models back then, nowadays is all about I/O covers and RGB.
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>>64713156
>Where did it all go wrong, /g/?
>wrong

Why the fuck would I want a motherboard with a chipset that consumes as much power as the CPU alone?
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>>64714237
its a fad asus started with a rog board a while back. its supposed to make the board and io cleaner by not having all the ports and stuff exposed, and thats all it was at first, now its a marketing and branding point and a visual element as well. you can remove most of them if you really hate them
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>>64714435
>rog board
I think strictly it was a sabertooth, but the point stands
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>>64713156
>no 790i ultra sli pics
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>>64714461
ahh thats right. i forgot about sabertooth. i think the rog board is what made it popular though, the sabertooth has always been a niche product. at least they used to be built like tanks and actually worth a bit of a premium, as opposed to the trash we get now
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>>64714298
Well, i do get what you're saying, but you know, it's better that the x299 platform. You could run a smaller sawmill industry from that consumption.

I also miss the day when having the option for a third party chipset, e.g. Via, with performance benefits was an option.
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>>64714194
I have a Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P "ultra durable" board I still use in a now old NAS server.

It's ultra durable. You can plainly see it with a glance on the board. It's made to last.

I got a GA-AX370-GAMING-5 for my Ryzen. 6 months after building it the board just died. Like out of the blue died. I turned the box off and went out and when I can back it wouldn't turn on because the board was dead. I got a replacement board on warranty but by that time I'd already re-built with a new ASUS board that I got with same-day delivery (because who's got time to wait).

No idea what that x470 Aoros board is like but the ones they've made so far are just trash. I'll probably buy some AM4 CPU for my spare one eventually.. but with RAM prices being what they are it's not that tempting.
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>>64713177
>>64713156
>don't cheap out on copper
>even make it into a work of art
Absolutely brilliant.
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I didn’t have anything fancy but this board was paired with an Athlon 64 x2 6000+, which was the hypest shit back in the day.

My dad still uses this to host a finance program on Windows 7.
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ITT: slow-ass old junk
Pic related, pure 2018 pwnage
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>>64715321
Too bad Gigabyte BIOSes was not so durable in 200x times.
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Make way plebs
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>>64715519
Stirling engine on MB? Is it for real?
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>>64715519
that's fucking fantastic
I want one NOW ANON
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>>64715519
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>>64713156
>>64713165
>>64713177
>>64713194
>those heat pipes
Muh dick
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>>64715503
You haven't got a clue what this thread is about do you anon?
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>>64715519
I don't understand.
If it's an engine, what's it powering? The fan?
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>>64715519
Always place product brand stickers where they block airflow through the fin array. Takes years of engineering classes to perfect this level of dumber than dogshit.
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>>64713156
Why do they even need those heatsinks? Coils and fets don't heat that much, chipset is hot only when it is overclocked...
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Glorious X58 platform coming through
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>>64716148
x58 was a based ass platform, with something like a 5650 overclocked you can get ryzen level performance even today. incredible how long its lasted and stayed relevant
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>>64716077
It doesn't really matter, the top of heatpipes/fin arrays only amount to about 5% of the cooling potential.

The vast majority of heat transfer occurs in the bottom 60% of a heatsink where the temperature differential is the greatest. Most of the time the upper quarter of a heatsink is just a few degrees from case ambient, and at that temp the thermal transfer rate is very low.

>>64716165
Indeed, it's a shame my 8 year old mobo is probably going to shit the bed soon.
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>>64715321
Wow... That is motherboard from hellman's thermal paste application method webm?
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>>64713156
They were fugly as hell because not a lot of PCs had windows on them, and color coding was done to make it easier to understand manuals.
There are no motherboards as pretty as ASRock PRO series, prove me wrong.
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>>64716192
>PCs with windows on them
should be illegal
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>>64716192
>They were fugly as hell because not a lot of PCs had windows on them
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>>64716209
B-but how would I see my RGB RAM without the window?
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>>64716223
Though screenfetch you dumbass
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>>64716074
It's a sterling engine
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>>64713156
>Where did it all go wrong, /g/?

gaymer idiots started liking le tactik00l looking hardware
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still running my p5e3
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Blame gamers for the latest shit-looking motherboards.
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>>64713165
>>64713194
>>64713241
Tastefully done. The rest is shit.
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third-party VRM heatsinks from noctua/be quiet/cooler master etc when
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>>64716896
wew lad here i am with p5kc, junk though no AHCI like yours. Don't know if affect ssd much.
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weeee
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>>64717047
This is much nicer than any modern board
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I wish companies would make hardware in ugly colors again.
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>>64713212
They used to look like gayish trash, now they have the "EBIN GAYMUR" edge to it.
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>>64717094
Pair it with a noctua cooler, yummy!
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>>64717094
a simple green is and will always be the best color for a motherboard.
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>>64717094
>>64717161
I wonder why one of the big three doesn't offer at least some of their motherboards in a "no frills" edition for slightly less money and with no arr gee bee trash, "thermal armor", and plain extruded-aluminum or skived-fin copper heatsinks.
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>>64717094
Like >>64717161 said green is really perfect but I would settle with what ever is cheaper if yellow PCB is cheaper than even green go with the yellow, more money on shit that matters like reliability, stability and actually useful features.

Also fuck RoHS, lead free solder has been one of the biggest hampers in electronics reliability in the recent decade
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>>64716192
I see your pro4
and I raise you my a88x extreme6+
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>>64716192
Was just posting to say i got this board, which IMO is the best looking today among the gamur shite.

I bought this board due to the low failure rates and the good features vs price ratio - the fact it doesn't look stupid is an interesting coincidence.
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>>64717047
do want!

t.gabber
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My 2006 board was from the series in pic related. Great color, great conroe cpu.
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>>64717086
>hey mom! Look! I'm a contrarian!
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>>64717094
Absolutely atrocious colour combinations...
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>>64717602
>Someone is contrarian for want to go back to a simpler time where motherboards where all about performance and useful features instead of gaudy overpriced trash where half the features advertised are useless
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>>64717671
>Hey mom! Look! I like piss-ugly trash that looks like a preschooler melted his crayons all over it
>Hey mom! Look! I don't know how markets work and actually believe something being "overpriced" is a thing
>Hey mom! Look! I hate people having options that go beyond the absolute bare bones of necessity
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>>64717702
somebody ban this fucking underaged faggot
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>>64717602
>look mum, I have no own taste, I just follow the trends of the masses!
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Ran a i7 2600 on one of these for six years
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>>64717706
>Someone said something that gave my feelings a booboo! MODS PLS BAN!!!!!
>>64717721
>having "taste" is being a contrarian hipster faggot who likes gaudy, LGBT flag-looking crap
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LAN Party represent!
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>>64715503
>GAMING
>GODLIKE
>ENTHUSIAST
Jesus... Wouldn't buy it based on that alone.

Comparing it to pure pwnage. Those guys would laugh at that motherboard just as I do.
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>>64717765
Is that a Brazilian-themed mobo?
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>>64714296
This is the one that came with a disclaimer about it not being able to be assembled into a real weapon, no?

It was hilarious.
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>>64717626
soyboard
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>>64717094
It is not ugly, I can see all traces, dunno
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>>64717842
LAN Party boards were always wacky colors.
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Anyone ever own ECS's line of 1337 Gank boards?
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>>64715519
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Daily reminder that 1995/1996-era motherboards looked like this.

Where did it all go wrong, /g/?
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>>64718125
When the chinks got involved, that's when it went wrong.
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>>64716074
the temperature differential between the waste heat and the atmosphere.

It's why data centers are build in the north. They can retain up to 50% of the energy
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>>64715321
>mfw have same exact board
>mfw it's still my main machine 8 years later
It's damn fucking good though. Between retarded GPU and RAM prices and the UEFI cancer I don't even feel like building a new computer right now.
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>>64714233
>because you don't need cooling that powerfull today ?
Exactly. More of the stuff that was in the chipset is now in the CPU. Besides, modern air coolers like NH-D15 wouldn't fit with those heatsinks around there, and a water block would look awfully silly in the center of that, not to mention fail to put airflow through them.
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>>64714461
>tfw have the last Sabertooth before they switched the line to budget shit
>not even called Sabertooth by this point

Feels bad man. I still have an x58 Sabertooth sitting around, that thing was great.
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>>64718177
The good chinks (taiwan) have been making them since the 80s
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>>64717739
Reported for hate speech outside of /pol/
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>>64718254
You realize announcing your reporting someone is a ban-able offence right?
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>>64715321
>has 10 sata ports
>has ide port
>has fdd port
>has pci-e and plain pci
>is am3
>blin is kept to minimum
>looks like a fscking tank
what is this
where can i buy this
why didnt i know about this
fuck this looks GOOD
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>>64715519

I 'member this. Top shelf.
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>>64715321
Muh nigga
Proud owner of Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H
Still running strong with Phenom II X6 1055T as a workstation
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>>64717161
is it still possible to buy new hardware that looks like this? it looks professional unlike those mobos with all kinds of gamer objects attached to them.
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>>64717722
it has those horrible planned obsolescence capacitors.
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>>64713156
If you spend more than 1 minute looking at your PC's insides during its lifetime, and you're not installing components or cleaning it, you're a fucking faggot.
Nobody fucking cares anyways.
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>>64718436
Of course. They're all server or workstation boards though so they have a price premium. Pic related is for 6th gen Intel stuff. 8x SATA 3 ports. Dual USB 3.0 headers. Dual LAN. Some boards offer quad Intel based LAN. Also handles ECC memory if that's something you'd want.
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>>64717765
>>64717941
What's up with the PCI-E slots on these two?
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>>64716192
Really glad i went with Asrock board on my ryzen build - really good price/performance balance, especially with the Pros

The MSI ones also have really nice colour scheme, but their names were fucking retarded like pic related
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>>64718594
>that silkscreen job
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>>64718549
What do you mean? You referring to their weird lock clips? Cheaper/older boards had those. Thankfully we've moved onto push clips on 90% of boards.
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>>64718329
:^)
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>>64716148
Oh fuck, I have one of those sitting in a filing cabinet somewhere.
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>>64713156
When OP posted on /g/
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>>64713156
>>64713165
>>64713177
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>>64713241
>>64713270
>>64713322
>>64713357
>>64713448
>>64713599
>>64714296
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>>64715321
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>>64715503
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>>64716192
>>64716896
>>64717047
>>64717094
>>64717161
>>64717333
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>>64718514
>>64718594
>look at all these ports and connections I'll never use!
Whats with you fags and the desire to have the biggest boards possible? Seriously the only reasoning I ever hear is
>i-i-i might use them some day!
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>>64718706
Not the clips, but rather the two notches at the beginning of the slot.
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>>64718125
>All those passives

I don't miss that T B H. blown SMD cap potential was out of the fucking park with the oldies.
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>>64718775
- I use an analog tv recorder attached, which is PCI only and there's no where to buy a PCI-E here in south america
- Maxed out RAM
- Currently having 6 HDD's attached
- iGPU actually saved my life when 550Ti died
- Recovered valuable information from an IDE hard drive
- You never have enough USB ports
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>>64718776
Looks like it's just some extra holders
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>>64718827
You can get all of that with a micro atx/itx board. Anyone else?
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>>64718775
>4 DIMM slots
>Few PCI slots
>Standard headers

I use every connection regularly. why don't you?

am I being autistic here and responding to bait? I'm confused.
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>>64718775
Speak for yourself, gay men kid
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>>64718776
Bumping, wtf is that?
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>>64713156
>>64713165
>>64713194
More functional than current ones
But I think a single heatshink with fan would be more efficient, like low-end GPUs
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>>64718837
Shit dawg you just solved the mystery of this silly little tab on graphics cards.
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>>64718848
>but moooommm I like looking at empty ports!
>>64718856
Lets see the inside of your "rig" then kid. Show us all those filled ports and connections.
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>>64718878
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>>64718897
>macshitter
>retarded enough to think that paying more for less expandability is okay
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>>64718845
>WAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! WHY DOES EVERYONE HAVE MORE PORTS THAN ME!!!!!!
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>>64718939
Expand your OS horizons and install OS X on your extendable computer.
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>>64718897
tfw got matx board and it does not have enough ports. cant connect all my pci cards and hdds to this thing.
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>>64717047

Fucking amazing!

>>64717765

>dat der heatsink

>>64717833

Yeah, what's with those stupid words... Ruins the whole thing

>>64715321
>>64718400
>>64718594

These would look amazing on a white themed computer, like icy/ frosty theme. Also had a Gaming 5, that shit died in 2 years and killed my SSD and HDD
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>>64713165
>>64713177
>>64713194
>>64713156
>>64713241
>>64713270
VRM/chipset heatsinks became obsolete as Nehalem/Bulldozer series CPUs were succeeded.
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>>64718845
Ah, it's the "he can only afford a micro board so he puffs out his chest and tries to shit on real boards" episode.

I like this one, it's funny.
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>>64718436
Asus commercial or corporate stable lines.
Beatiful.
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>>64717047
Wtf is that huge ass port?
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>>64719190
Inverted x16 pci-e, inverted pci x1, pci x8
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>>64713448
>>64713322

>Not posting the patrician LanParty
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>>64719107
cool. now i just need to find a store that actually sells them.
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>>64719190
>for what purpose memeface
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Who fucking cares what they look like so long as they work.
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>not being able to plug in an extra motherboard into your motherboard in modern systems
feels bad man.
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>>64719339
Meant to quote >>64719214

Did the processor even have enough pci lanes?
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>>64719376
I don't know, it was a wild guess.
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHH

WHAT THE FUCK
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>>64713156
You know shit got real when you see a fucking Raytheon stamp.
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>>64719426
Dumbass me forgot the link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55z_0BYb5is
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>dat heatpipe metropolis
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>>64719654
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>>64719654
Installing coolers must have been a fucking nightmare.
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I miss acrylic
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I miss my first PC.
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>>64719785
The hell is that through-hole microprocessor slot?
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>>64719785
Post some specs
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>>64719815
its a co-processor i think and it's just a hole in the plastic
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>>64719839
Socketless? Wow.
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>>64719815
For adding floating point unit iirc.
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>>64719838
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>>64719885
Neat
It can run win95 and linux
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>>64719935
>25.01MHz
Are you absolutely sure of that?
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>>64719935
It didn't run W95, the hard drive is from a later machine that had W95 (hence DOS 7.10). The 386 had DOS 6.22 + W3.11 on the original 80GB drive that died or was given away or something, I don't remember now. Never tried loonix on it. It was my first Internet machine though.
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>>64720017
>original 80GB drive
80MB of course kek
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>>64719995
Win95 requires a 386DX of any speed
Linux requires a 386
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>>64720017
>almost 6MB of heap
thats quite a chunk there
also fsck google for making me click pictures
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>>64713156
if you actually care how your motherboard looks your are a giant faggot. kys
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>>64720079
>>64719341
>he buys noname motherboards from aliexpress
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>>64719357
but you can
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>>64719935
>>64720017
>>64720044

Linux dropped support for the 386, I believe in version 3.8. Reason being that some bugs in that architecture (which were fixed in the 486 and above) were causing problems for the x86 maintainters when implementing some low-level stuff. I forget the specifics of said low-level stuff, but I think it had to do with locking and SMP. As in the straightforward way they wanted to implement a mutex or something like that fucked up on 386es and instead of having to maintain assembly with a 386-specific workaround, they just junked support for it.

of course if you really wanted to you could go grab the source for 2.6.32 or 3.2 LTS or something and build that for it. You'd have to cut it way way down to fit in the amount of RAM you're likely able to have on (or be able to fit on) a 386 board though. 16MB was an absolute metric fuckton for a 386.

>>64719995
25MHz ain't a problem at all. It'll be slow but it'll work, especially if you're happy with just a shell. Lack of RAM is the much bigger problem. Drive space you can easily work around by getting one of those adapters that let you plug a compactflash card into an IDE connector. (CF cards are IDE SSDs with a different connector.)
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>>64720079
I care to the extent of not wanting to pay for additional branding and bits of plastic. Otherwise couldn't realliy give a shit as long as it isn't illuminating my room at night.
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>>64718478
That was a stolen, incorrect forumula, not planned obsolescence. It fucked the companies who bought bad caps very hard. The US government liquidated thousands of Dells which failed. Too bad I couldn't rape them for parts first.
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>>64720166
>(CF cards are IDE SSDs with a different connector.)

I used to use those for my Freesco router/firewall and to boot live Linux distros. Fast CF cards make quite a difference. Still use a CF/SATA adapter on my shop Thinkpad booting Knoppix.
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>>64720166
Thanks for the clarification anon
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>>64716077
Just remove them spergo
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>>64720079
I want it to be as plain as possible so I look for uniformly black boards. I guess that actually makes it not plain.
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>>64713448
I still have that board, probably the best looking board I have owned.

Ran it as my main with a x3470 @ 3.8ghz on air up until a year ago when I switched to a watercooled Rampage 3 and x5660 @ 4.2ghz (still has 400mhz more in it atleast, just don't need it so haven't bothered)
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>>64717209
Economy of scale I think. It probably would be impossible to sell them cheaper than gayems edition and most of the decorations probably cost very little.
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>>64719749
exists

rare
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>>64720181
that just shows that they all use the cheapest possible garbage that they can get. it could also happen again some day.
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Motherboard thread? Time to post some abominations.

To start: A DFI brand motherboard that had an Atom system integrated into the lower half of the board.
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>>64720181
>"Intel sold shit"
>"HURR NO NOT TRUE IT WAS AMD AS WELL WHO HAD BAD CAPS IT WAS EVERYBODY IT'S NOT INTELS FAULT THEY WERE ALL SHIT INTEL IS NOT AT FAULT HERE INTEL HEY INTELINTELINTEL"

kill yourself
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>>64720698
Continuing on: An MSI motherboard with 8 DIMM slots, 4 each of DDR2 and DDR3
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>>64720698
>>64720740
I am aroused, please continue.
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>>64720740
Lets turn up the derp a bit: Asrock's P4 hybrid board.
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>>64720715
isnt it the motherboard manufacturer who chooses what caps they use?
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>>64720740
i had something similar and it would not work with both ddr2 and 3
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>>64720760
I had a blue Asrock board in my P4. I think it looked pretty fly.
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>>64720760
A little bit saner (if not by much): A motherboard that accepts both PCI-E and AGP graphics cards, with the option to install a socket AM2 daughterboard in the yellow slot
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>>64720166
>of course if you really wanted to you could go grab the source for 2.6.32 or 3.2 LTS or something and build that for it. You'd have to cut it way way down to fit in the amount of RAM you're likely able to have on (or be able to fit on) a 386 board though. 16MB was an absolute metric fuckton for a 386.
386 was before I had interest in Linux but I did install Gentoo on my second machine (K6-2 300MHz) before it was cool. Actually compiled everything from sources (including X11 plus some wm) which took nearly a fucking week. If I remember right it was 2.4 kernel which back then was the bleeding edge thing.

>Drive space you can easily work around by getting one of those adapters that let you plug a compactflash card into an IDE connector.
Fresh Windows 95 install was like under 50MB, not the biggest deal ever even back then.
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>>64720789
And then there's this thing
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>>64720760
Why is it missing capacitors near the sockets?
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>>64720801
How about a board with a Vacuum tube?

>>64720821
Design probably didnt actually need them so why bother installing them? Keep in mind this hails from the days when ASrock was cheap shit instead of being the (somewhat) reputable manufacturer they are today.
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>>64713156
Some components got more efficient, leading to bulky heat dissipation methods being useless
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>>64715503
I swear to God if my son told me he was a gay and on a regular diet of nigger cock I would laugh it off, but if I found this shit in his pc then he hella gay
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>>64720840
How about 3? With additional VIA chipset goodness?
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>>64720864
Just to show that ASrock hasn't *quite* dropped the Derp yet, heres LGA 2011-3 on an ITX board.
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>>64720896
How about 18 Sata ports, 5 x16 physical ports, and 2 Ultra M.2 ports all on the same board?
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>>64715519
You can't cheat the laws of thermodynamics. Munchausen trilemma right here, the CPU would ideally be too cool to move the engine, which can only be achieved if the radiator is being blown at regularly, which is only if the CPU is hot.
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>>64720930
The MSI Big Bang Marshal P67, now with 8, count them, 8 PCI-E X16 slots!
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>>64716896
What are the butt plug/cock ring things on the back?
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>>64720975
Enough with the derp, time for sexy. For your consideration, the EVGA SR-2
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>>64717626
http://soyomotherboard.com

Lol site is still up
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>>64721003
Continuing on: Intel Skulltrail
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>>64721021
>2006
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>>64720975
it would be a good storage server.
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>>64720896
>>64720930
ASrock TR4/SP3 mini-itx motherboard when?
The big fat TR4 socket with 4 full size DIMMs on a mini-itx would be a sight to behold
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>>64721027
Back to derp: 8 DIMM slots, AMD edition!
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>>64714296
I kinda like it
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>>64721091
Up to 11: An LGA 1366 socket and an LGA 2011 socket on the same board
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>>64720840
What was the purpose? Audio?
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>>64713177
Hey I had a P35 platinum with a Q6600. Literally that same VRM cooling.
That thing was GOAT.
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>>64714461
tfw you buy an armor for your mobo and it has no other utility than raising mobo temps
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>>64721111
Foxconn got in on the derp-fest: 10 slots on one board! With integrated watercooling to boot!

>>64721133
Yep
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>>64720430

You run your CPU at OC'ed frequencies or just when you need it?

>>64720740

hhhnggg those colors

thanks anon
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>>64721169
Time for cute: an ITX motherboard with an integrated GT 430
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>>64721182
To turn the integrated discrete GPU game up to 11: A microATX LGA 2011 board with 2 5850's (I think) integrated into it
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>>64721238
Because Asus is also no stranger to the derp game: A motherboard with an integrated UPS battery (attached to the back of the board).
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>>64719684
The 2000th City of Gigabyte
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>>64721263
Then there's this... thing, Asus dreamed up for a proprietary case for it.
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>>64721284
Oh, and just in case you guys were wondering, the derp is not contained to motherboards. Oh hell no. Graphics card prototypes were wonderfully derpy too. For your consideration: A GTX 470 with an integrated GT 240
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>>64720991
wireless antenna
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>>64721318
Moving on: Because Galaxy was quite intent on setting their customer's houses on fire: a Dual GTX 470
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>>64721341
Unlike the Galaxy GTX 470 Physx, this thing actually made it to release. The EVGA GTX 275 Co-Op
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>>64721169
I remember a mobo and cpu cooler with those cables, and the person using that mobo connected the cables to a fridge
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>>64721373
And to round it all off since I'm starting to get the AI training captchas: GTX 560 TI SLI on a stick. It also came in GTX 460 flavor.
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>>64721396
This isn't the worst one on here. 2x GTX 560ti in SLI was pretty good bang for your buck. I ran that with my I5 2500k for a long time.
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>>64720789
I got one of those boards. she still works fine today. Also got a nice Foxconn Winfast 6150 Micro atx board. Onboard Geforce 6 graphics w/tv s-video out.
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>>64719107
>>64719240
What happened to motherboards just looking like regular circuit boards?
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>>64721480
Oh, the 939Dual Sata II also allowed a "Surround Display mode" where by you could use PCI-E + AGP+ PCI graphics cards all at once (regular use though) So assuming each card had 3 outputs (VGA/DVI/TV Out) that means you could have 9 displays total.
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>>64719442
Beauties
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This is my current board: ASRock 980DE3/U3S3. Forms the core of both my Desktop and Server builds. Pretty much all AM2 - AM3+ cpus will work and it supports 32GB DDR3.
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>>64713156

My biggest gripe with this stuff is they didn't make a military themed version of this. Sure there's Gigabyte's Assassin, but it's more geared towards children not adults.

Why is it so difficult for manufacturers to make a motherboard with stealth capabilities and sufficient RGB? I'm amazed that there's literally zero to choose from and the market is large.

I already run an EVGA 1080ti Classified. I already have a Cooler Master HAF. The only thing lacking in this theme is a CPU cooler and motherboard. Free markets, where are you when I need you?

I'm sick of tired of seeing people with perfect theme rigs on /r/pcmr, I would so want to be out there too if I could only get my rig to be perfect.
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>>64715321

I had a Gigabyte mobo die on me too. Though I suspect it was because it was slightly bending because I installed the water cooler backplate wrong.
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>>64713156
Motherboard technology has been stagnant for ages so they sell them by attaching lots of decorative LEDs and cheap plastic and slapping meaningless edgy sounding words on the box. This gets gaymurs to pay 3x the market price for a mobo.
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>>64718400
Z68x-ud3h-b3 reporting in
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I had a variant of this one - a bunch of old and new connectors (including floppy disk, PATA, parallel port) since I had several old parts that I wanted to use.

Airflow? What is that?
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>>64721341

Reminds me of those ATI's X2
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I like green classic motherboards, any good modern ones out there?
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>>64720740
>Pastels
Fuck yes
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>>64721169
>These people make apple products

yup
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>>64713156
>>64713165
>>64713194
>>64713241
Why are prices rising when they no longer need such heatsinks
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>>64718775
I use PS/2 and RS232 daily.
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board from my first ever build (about 14 years ago).
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>>64721318
What's the use case for this?
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>>64722528
Graphics on the main chip, Physx on the slave chip.
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>>64722544
That makes sense.

So it's a completely useless card unless you play one of three games with PhysX. Neat.
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>>64719292
You can buy them off amazon it's part of Asus' commercial line which undergoes more testing by asus among other things

http://a.co/06QmyK2
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>his motherboard doesn't take a 24 pin, mobo connector, a 4pin 12v cpu connector, a 4 pin molex harddrive connect, AND a fucking FLOPPY power connector
it's like no one tries anymore. fuck i loved using this motherboard. shit still works too
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Intel used to make some nice boards.

>>64720938
That's not a CPU cooler too, just the northbridge and most cases have a some form of airflow.

>>64718848
>tower posting
>not bait
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>>64722623
>Sunon fan
I TOO LOVE BEING DEAF
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>>64722743
>Intel used to make some nice boards.
Not really, no.
Good support and maybe most standard UEFI implementation of them all. But nice boards? Hell no.
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>>64715321
Jesus, it even has a floppy controller
MY DICK
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>>64717333
I see your a88x extreme6+
And raise you my Z87 Extreme4
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>>64719039
ITX boards generally cost the same or more. Micro is what, $20-30 cheaper? Both more visually appealing not having all that plastic crap advertisement and tons of empty slots.
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>>64721318
FOR
WHAT
REASON
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>>64719785
what happens if you put a 386 and a 486 cpu on this thing at the same time?
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>>64720760
>>64720789
>>64720801
>>64720896
>>64720930

This is part of why Asrock is one of my favorite motherboard manufacturers. They make crazy board configs, and they make boards that have longevity. No frills on the software, full of hardware features, decent reliability and overclocking for the price. Over the old "junk" motherboard manufacturers that cleaned up their image, Asrock easilly beats my pick over MSI and Biostar.
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>>64723039
Dude... That's for CPU and FPU. The math coprocessor wasn't built in on 386 and 486 SX chips.

>>64723011
Possibly to run your desktop with less power draw, or to keep your desktop off of the 470 so your game is the only thing on it. Just guessing though.
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>>64721284
>Dogfish VGA Finger

I can't even
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>>64723011
Geo/Tex vs final render - which was being seriously considered back then - or accelerator/Processor pair using stocked chips instead of ASICs.
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>>64721645
>Cooler Master HAF
I know you're shitposting but I hate my HAF X so fucking much but I love it too much to replace it.
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>>64723358
>tfw I also have a HAF, a 922
No frills, just empty space, that's all i need
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>>64723375
>>64723358
>haf
Oh god, i bought pic related when i was 15, i hate this case so much, specially since AMD bulldozer fuck up, never gonna replace it tho and i'm actually running an Phenom II X4 on it.
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>>64723509
It got space, what more can you ask?
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>>64715321
>>64718330
>>64722917
Jelly?
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>>64723509
>tfw still running 9370@5ghz with a noctua d15 that just barely keeps it under 50c on idle
>tfw the standard HAF was too fucking small for all the cooling shit I had to cram in
>tfw I have a 80mm fan blowing directly over my sabertooth fx vrms on max rpm at all times for fear of meltdown
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>>64723534
Get that bitch a Thuban
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>>64714296
Holy shit is is that banana clip even a heat sink? Theres no way the northbridge is located there
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>>64723534
Windows? Really? GTFO.
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>>64723544
Eh, it's fine as it is, I put enough into upgrades over the years already. I'll be making a new build altogether whenever the GPU and RAM price retardation ends.
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>>64723558
>Holy shit is is that dick magazine even a heat sink?
there's a heatpipe connecting it to the other heatsinks
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>>64723558
Its for the southbridge chip, and is heatpiped to the northbridge underneath the 5 LED lights
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>>64715519
>ECOlution
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>>64723530
Yeah, but on the back of the motherboard tray there's barely enough space to route cables while on the other side is stupidly huge, also the drive cages are made so that you need to remove both side panels to swap a drive, the rest if fine tho, the 2 big 200mm fans barely made noise at 300rpm but give a lot of airflow.

>>64723541
I hope you are not running a GTX 580 anon.
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>>64723623
>I hope you are not running a GTX 580 anon.
pny XLR8 980 I bought for 500 syrup dollars because it has lots of monitor ports. I like monitors.
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>>64723688
>all those open memory slots
Damn son you could put a whole 'nother kb in ther!
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>>64717209
Look into workstation boards. Sometimes the audio stuff isn't as good, they usually have more networking stuff than I'll ever need for a home PC, and BIOS aren't geared toward home use, but I'll probably use one something like this in my next build. I don't use half of the gayming features nice boards come with now, anyway.
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>>64721173
I always run at the oc, what I ment was the xeon x5660 is good for atleast 4.6ghz, probably more..
I just haven't bothered because tweaking and stress testing takes a fair bit of time.
I loved that stuff years ago, but now I just want it up and running so I just sat 4.2ghz with voltages I knew was enough for that.

I just leave my pc on all the time with a restart every few weeks. It just werks.

If I need more cpu performance I could oc it further, but doubt that'll happen anytime soon.
(4.2ghz on these about equals a stock i7 5820k in performance btw)

Also this stuff is almost a fucking decade old, probably a good idea not to push it any harder.
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>>64713156
Is that a 5 cylinder with dual exhaust?
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>>64713599
32 cores at 7nm will probably draw more power than 18 cores at 14nm
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>>64724003
so almost used this one for my last build, really regret not doing.
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>>64724022
Some guy had a 5ghz/5.1ghz 980/990X / Gigabyte X58A-OC 24/7
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>>64724145
What did you choose, why the regret?
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>>64722623
Is that a fucking DFI Lanparty NF4-D?

Holy fuck I miss the 939 days.

I ran mine from 2006 to late 2009 (actually from mid 2005 but different cpu and mobo)

-Opteron 175 2.2ghz oc'd to 3.2ghz
-4gb OCZ eb platinum 250mhz (ddr500) oc'd to 268mhz 3-3-3-8-2T
-x1900xtx 650/775mhz oc'd to 800/950mhz
-PCP&C Silencer 750w
-Creative X-FI Xtreme Music

Pic very related.

>>64724175
Holy shit. That had to be on a waterchiller setup or something I recon, and not just regular water cooling? I mean for that kind of speed you whould need 1.5v+ core voltage.

Could you imagine the power draw of that thing in full load?
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>>64713156
Gemini II 6 Pipe heat sink that's 4.5" tall with 2 inches of aluminium heat spreaders. Then two 120 MM fans for a 95W Q6600 Core 2 Quad.
That CPU never went above 50C when overclocked to past 3.5 ghz or lockup first.
It's still running to this day since 2009.
The chipset did need a sink that was better, the Asus board quit in late 2017 before the CPU
did.

I cleaned the underside of the board and it ran fine after that.
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>>64713156
Anon I've been building pcs 20 years now, I promise you 99% of mobos havent looked like that
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>>64723358
Is that android 18?
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>>64713220
This. These have no color scheme at all and too many heatsinks around them. Modern mobo with proper heatsinks and most of the plastic removed would be 5/5.
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>>64724653
Are you retarded?
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>>64718775
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>>64719107
That's a garbage board though. Low end budget shit. Even lower quality components than you find on the low end gaymer rice.
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>>64720789
That's not insane at all, it also happened to be a very good board for 939 CPUs. The extra CPU slot was useless tho.
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Too bad all the new ones come with online-backdoors.

FUCK.
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>>64715321
I have the X58 board. 8+ fucking years and its going on strong.
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>>64724970
When do you think we finally need to upgrade?

I don't think my x5660 @ 4.2ghz will be underpowered in the next 5 years to be honest.

It depends on what you use it for I guess tho, but for gaming and normal use I can't imagine running into performance issues anytime soon, even less as games etc utilizes more threads.

So I guess when the boards fucking die..
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What's the latest good board I can get without UEFI botnet? Ideally with AMD socket.
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>>64714461
X99 deluxe and X99 pro is when it jumped to their normal motherboards I'm pretty sure. Even the rampage IV didn;t have the i/o cover but within a year almost every new motherboard did.
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>>64713271
Most of the power dissipation is for the shitty VRM designs
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>>64722801
I'd even say no to good support, most of their 60 series boards for example never got BIOS updates to support Ivy Bridge chips.
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>>64721318
>>64721341
>>64721373
Post more graphics card prototypes, I think I remember an image dump posted here of prototypes that included even early water block and thin versions of the GTX 680
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>>64719190
>>64717047
>>64719376

It's a slot for the card containing the chipset to provide SLI, board manufacturers did some crazy shit in the Athlon 64 days. http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/mainboard/ecs-kn2-sli-extreme-nforce4slix16.html
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>>64721631
That doesn't support any AM2 CPUs, those were DDR2 only.
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>>64723375
the cable management could be better
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Good old combo motherboard with ddr2 and ddr3 support, from when long lasting sockets, consumer convenience and cost saving were a thing, god i hate Intel.
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>>64719017

Is dis nigga srs?
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>>64713357
>foxconn motherboard
>literal shit, wrapped up into gigabyte rebranding
stick to making connectors and console controllers china
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How complicated are motherboards? They are getting simpler now due to CPU having more functions, right? Would it be possible to make open-sores free (as much as possible) /g/ approved motherboard?
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>>64716896
>faggot
P5B Premium, I made the 771 mod and I'm running a X5460.
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>>64727599
You still need a chipset made by AMD, Intel or VIA if you wanna go with X86.

ARM has its own problems too but at least is possible to build a FSF approved PC with it
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>>64725646
Weren't there a few ddr3/ddr4 boards?
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>>64724384
>>64724259

>Eheim pump

Fucking oldschool man! Nothing like the RGB gaymer shit of today... What's the huge case? Reminds me of huge Danger Den towers

Good old days of clear cases, neons that lighted up according to sound (kek), and radioactive fan covers




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