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2022/09/27 11:23:49 (permalink)
EVGA is the only of a few companies out there in the field, which has thinking engineers and designers. Pushing Z790 to full matte surface was an excellent move, away from shiny and scratchprone surface of Z690.

Thank You!  

This is the good old Z690 Darkie, she's a beast, but she gets dusty very fast and catches up scratches when I want to clean her:


 
And this is my new queen, Z790, in all of her matte glory! And even the anodized PCH cooler seems enhanced. The one on Z690 is pretty soft. I put the foil down and it scratched it. Thank You!


post edited by uplink_svk - 2022/09/27 11:29:49

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    austin86
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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/09/27 11:35:17 (permalink)
    "Actual heatsink and motherboard may vary."
     
    with your triple or even quad slot GPUs and those funky 90 degree GPU mounts you would never see the caps.
    post edited by austin86 - 2022/09/27 11:38:21

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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/09/27 11:36:44 (permalink)
    austin86"Actual heatsink and motherboard may vary."
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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/09/27 12:25:54 (permalink)
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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/09/27 12:29:47 (permalink)
    saved to a failing usb 1.1 flash drive
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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/10/03 15:10:47 (permalink)
    For what it's worth, there are no yellow capacitors on the Z790 boards.
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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/10/06 15:17:17 (permalink)
    EVGATech_LeeM
    For what it's worth, there are no yellow capacitors on the Z790 boards.




    Definitely a plus. Those yellow caps looked out of place. Much better look for the Z790

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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/10/07 07:10:37 (permalink)
    I like the yellow caps personally. I think it’s a good contrast.

    It’s like putting fancy racing brake calipers on your sports car. Give me the giant yellow caps please 😁

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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/10/07 08:28:39 (permalink)
    still love that people buy this xoc board bc they like how it looks
     
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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/10/07 08:56:42 (permalink)
    lol zippy. are you reflecting on ugly performance vs pretty performance?  or the inconvenience of doing real LN2 cooling given the heatsink dimensions and whatnot?

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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/10/07 08:59:29 (permalink)
    EVGATech_LeeM
    For what it's worth, there are no yellow capacitors on the Z790 boards.


    Definitely a plus but I wouldn’t mind as long as they are hidden from view.

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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/10/09 22:06:34 (permalink)
    zippytek
    still love that people buy this xoc board bc they like how it looks
     
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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/10/20 14:39:46 (permalink)
    I'm in the same boat to be honest, I just needed a board that worked with high frequency DDR5 after having to fight an ASUS Z690 board. I know what LN2 is, used to OC before but I can't be bothered anymore, it just has to work.
    Same for my 2080Ti Kingpin back then, bought it because of the AIO and pretty much unlimited power limit.

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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/10/22 13:19:32 (permalink)
    zippytek
    still love that people buy this xoc board bc they like how it looks
     
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    To be fair, if only XOC LN2 OCs bought this board, they wouldn't be selling enough to keep the SKU alive.

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    Re: Thank You EVGA, for making the new Z790 Dark plastic surfaces all matte <3 2022/10/23 07:03:32 (permalink)
    redteamgo
    I like the yellow caps personally. I think it’s a good contrast.

    It’s like putting fancy racing brake calipers on your sports car. Give me the giant yellow caps please 😁

    I agree. At first, when I saw those yellow capacitors in the photos, I thought it didn't match the board, but after receiving my Z690 Kingpin I've changed my mind. It's like a muscle car with fancy racing brake calipers.
    I really liked the yellow accent on the board.
    post edited by UglyBoy - 2022/10/23 07:09:50
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