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  • hojnikb - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    That white version is absolutly gorgeous. Reply
  • dakishimesan - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    Agree. i love the aesthetic. Reply
  • Qwertilot - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    It does look nice yes :) A nice sort of idea too I think. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    I was just thinking how rare a white PCB is. I like it. Suddenly it makes me wonder what color all these components would be there was absolutely no paint or dye used. Could be cool. They could market it as "organic". Reply
  • ThortonBe - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    For sure! Even the brown version is okay. The trick would be finding RAM and other items that match. Reply
  • azazel1024 - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    My only problem is I want H87 too. I need me some Intel RST12/RAID. So H81/B85 are not an option for me.

    Otherwise sound/look like the perfect board for my server.
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  • azazel1024 - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    Bah, can't edit my comment. I see that there are other chipsets in micro ATX in their proposed eco line. Comment retracted. That H97 Eco board looks sweet. Reply
  • MikeMurphy - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    I'd like to see a review on the power savings these boards can achieve together with some CPU undervolting. Reply
  • extide - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    I think this is a good idea, in fact I think these sort of board should essentially BE the low end. It's kind of a trip to see a board with such little amount of stuff on it, it's like we suddenly travelled back to the age of P965/P35/etc, not that this is a bad thing, though. Reply
  • ShieTar - Saturday, June 07, 2014 - link

    It is a good Idea, but I hope its just the start. I'd love to see a board Manufacturer start to offer user-customizable boards to its customers, where un-used options aren't even physically included on the board.

    Any part that is excluded can no longer cause any trouble, be it use power or be it fail and take the rest of the board along. And I think a lot of people have pretty good Ideas these days on what exactly they will or won't need on their board for the next few years.
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  • TiGr1982 - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    These ECO boards should accept only S and T CPU models and should not post with regular CPUs writing "Non-eco-friendly CPU detected".
    :)
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  • Alexvrb - Saturday, June 07, 2014 - link

    Why? They can just undervolt and if necessary drop clocks (or reduce turbo clocks). :P Reply
  • sheh - Friday, June 06, 2014 - link

    So what are the power savings? Reply
  • junky77 - Saturday, June 07, 2014 - link

    you would expect such things to be available 10 years ago Reply
  • Zinko55 - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - link

    I think MSI should go for a all white color scheme, i think that will look fantastic. Reply

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