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    Nzxt n7 b550

    The style makeover comes to AMD's B550 chipset.
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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    Oh my lord, they finally did it and made an AMD board!

    I love the minimalist look they've chosen, it's really neat and would be more than suitable for a decent power user (not quite enthusiast grade).

    If I was building a B550 system, I'd likely choose this board because i love the aesthetic.

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    Build plan:

    The BatPC.

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    I get a metal covering over my board by closing the side on my case. Am I missing something?

    More seriously, that looks like an airflow nightmare. I like my components to be able to breath, specially those VRM heatsinks where air has to get right around the back, tucked out of the breeze of the CPU cooler. Don't want those heatsinks catching a nasty chill eh?

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    Distinctive, yes... but good-looking?
    I just had a similar discussion about boards with mostly white and fairly featureless shrouds. Some people like that stark absence of detail, but I find it just looks like an empty whiteboard... or in this case an empty LEGO base, with a similar lack of character. I'd have a burning desire to start painting designs on it and fitting point-lighting RGB LEDs all over it, just so it looked less dull.

    Nice that it's in black and has avoided all the diagonal accenting, but it still needs something more....
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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    Thats a gorgeous board, especially in white! I wish NZXT made ITX boards! I'm glad to see a "newbie" manufacturer including such solid power delivery too.

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    Sort of funny how the trend has been towards class side panels to show off the hardware only to cover up the hardware.

    Still it's nice to have choices.

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    Here is what I like... a mobo with not tonnes of lightning on, maybe with exception of what could be needed for actual usefull stuff, that is a huge + on my end... I love systems that looks like nothing but really is a monster.

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    It's great that it's not covered in garish RGB but personally I hate covered boards. It traps heat and make things harder to get at. It will be interesting to see if NZXT keep up with bios releases and not just launch a couple of bios versions and abandon the board. Only time will tell.

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    It seems to be made by Asrock, so umm...there's that.

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    Best thing about it no RGB

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    Quote Originally Posted by pastymuncher View Post
    It's great that it's not covered in garish RGB but personally I hate covered boards. It traps heat and make things harder to get at. It will be interesting to see if NZXT keep up with bios releases and not just launch a couple of bios versions and abandon the board. Only time will tell.
    If it is otherwise a good board, then I guess we could just remove the coverings?

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    If it is otherwise a good board, then I guess we could just remove the coverings?
    Yeah I'm thinking those coverings aren't load-bearing or anything.

    It looks good to me both in contrast to the garishness of any RGB, and then also imo just looks nice and sleek on its own.

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    Took me ages to realise the printing on the I/O backplate is rotated through 90 degrees, so it will be the right way up on the back of my tower case. Why are ATX boards not all like that!

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    Re: Nzxt n7 b550

    Damn wish they had metal shrouds like this when I used to build desktop PC's... I once bought a very expensive DFI motherboard (showing my age) and killed it by accidentally dropping a screwdriver on it...

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