Myths about Color of your mother board
Back in my early days of computing carrier , all the motherboards were green in color. When other colors appeared on the motherboard , most of the brown , gray and black motherboards were cheap , good for nothing products. That set a strong believe about the greatness of green motherboards. It is not just my case . The whole computing industry guys has an affinity towards the green motherboards. .It is just a myth about the color and quality . We will look in to the basic reasons behind the color of your motherboard .
Green ..The better ?
The original PCB color is not green . The glass epoxy material used for the production of the new generation motherboards does not have a color of its own . After the process of chemical etching to remove the copper from unwanted areas , the mother board will look like this
The solder Mask coating is applied to the PCB to protect the copper lines from oxidization. This coating is normally green in color . Green color was long been used as the normal industry standard and continued for the computer motherboard also . Intel is one of the company which still stick on to the convention of using green solder mask for all the motherboard they are manufacturing . Since Intel boards were long been considered as quality range of motherboards , customers has a high affinity to green colored motherboards .This does not stop other manufactures from experimenting with their own choice of solder mask and now a days motherboards of all colors are available .
So we can conclude that the colors of the motherboards does not indicate any kind of quality statements apart from the choice of solder mask color during the manufacturing process .
Still I will go for the green one if you give me an option