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They've got the PCB color down. Convince them to use a gunmetal IO plate, ditch the blue VGA housing and glaringly red button, and camouflage a few other components and they'll score 1.2 more Yoshi points on an undetermined scale smile.gif
I/O plate color?lol IMO they just need to use their Z68 heatsinks on Z77, lol the Z68X-UD7 is the most beautiful motherboard ever IMO, i just wish they made all their boards looks like that. but it seems some people like different things. I for one would never buy a sabertooth just because of the way it looks, however a lot of people do. Also a lot of people think the Z77X-UD3H and UD5H look really good too, so go figure. I have a feeling that the reviewers don't want to say they didn't like the heatsinks or that it makes the board look cheap, so they downgrade the board based on things that don't' actually exist and are subjective. One of those is max OC and second of those is performance in benchmarks, the two most subjective parts of a motherboard review.

notice not one review has said the heatsinks are uneventful and too blue.
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I think its the other way around and recently they will not anymore.

Uh, no. ASUS makes ASrock. ASustek has been around since the 1980s and ASrock just recently showed up. It is a budget spinoff of ASUS. I remember seeing this as news on a website somewhere before they surfaced as a brand, I just don't remember where.
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actually nowdays Asus (Asustek) and ASRock have one thing in common, the Pegatron Corporation, which i belive is owned by asusteck. but ASrock have spun away to have the freedom make their own boards for the last few years smile.gif
Edited by stubass - 4/24/12 at 3:01pm
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pegatron owns asrock.
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pegatron owns asrock.

thats true, i kind of miss worded that.. lol but the point being asrock have the freedom to produce their own mobos on their own and out of Asus's influence which is why now they a are producing quaility boards
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usually not a big fan of orange, but the biostar does look pretty eye catchy-ish

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thats true, i kind of miss worded that.. lol but the point being asrock have the freedom to produce their own mobos on their own and out of Asus's influence which is why now they a are producing quaility boards

not exactly, they still heavily depend on ASUS, ASUS owned/s 24% share of Pegatron until this month they announced they will sell it. ASRock and ASUS buy in bulk, if ASRock doesn't' have ASUS's buying power then it will get interesting.
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not exactly, they still heavily depend on ASUS, ASUS owned/s 24% share of Pegatron until this month they announced they will sell it. ASRock and ASUS buy in bulk, if ASRock doesn't' have ASUS's buying power then it will get interesting.

interesting, so thats how they are tied.... will be interesting indeed as im skeptical ASrock will have the buying power of Asus but i guess we will see.. thanks for clarifying this smile.gif
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post #29 of 35
ASUS buys like a TON more than everyone else b/c of the fact they have such a huge laptop market, so they get stuff cheaper per unit. ASRock would have the buying power of MSI alone lol.
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Is the Vcore for the 4.8 OC for the 3770k correct for the UD5?
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