Gigabyte just loves color on the board which has turned me off every time. And I guess watermelon is in season, so why not?
And PCI 1.0 slots..... ( Let's not go there )
I'd like them to design a layout that has:
( 1 ) PCIe X16 for gpu ( forget Sli and Crossfire )
Just under that ( 1 ) PCI X 1.0 ( just in case ) In fact, lets put it just above the PCIe X16
( 3 ) PCI Slots
There, that's simple
And also...Do away with floppy and PATA connections ( another useless space hog on the mobo design )
Let's put the CPU closer to the ATX mounting studs for better support for those large coolers
Loose the colors, except for the mainboard...... I can tell the quality of a mainboard by it's color. Brown boards are the cheap bpards, it's the process that defines the color in most cases.
So, let's get the colors down to three at most, mainly for the memmory slots array, the board color and the PCIe slots....alll else could be black.
Put all the power connections in a quarter section of the board for easy routing of cables.
And finally, lets name the boards like we name cars, instead of all those number that throw us off. Maybe female names?....like victoria, Alice or Nicole.........that sounds sexy....lol
:techgage::techgage: Merlin :techgage::techgage:
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