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Currently word has it that an offer has been made for Asrock, and Pegatron is essentially fine with the terms. This would take the #1 and #3 mobo makers and combine them, leaving the industry with one massive behemoth, one solid player, and a lot of minnows struggling to make waves.

http://semiaccurate.com/2012/09/28/asus-makes-an-offer-to-buy-asrock/

That's a bit disconcerting, competition is a good thing.
Edited by TranquilTempest - 9/28/12 at 8:52am
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Great so now asus can ruin Asrock. rolleyes.gif
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I thought asrock used to be Asus and they branched off o.o
Someone told me that lol
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I thought asrock used to be Asus and they branched off o.o
Someone told me that lol

2001 if I recall ASRock branched from Asus.

edit: 2002 according to Wikipedia
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[S|A] Asus looking to buy Asock

Noo! Don't let Asus buy a sock! Boycott!!!


On topic, I don't think I'd like this... ASRock has really stepped up its game recently and I'd like to see them continue on as another competitor in the industry. I like Asus, but they really charge an arm and a leg for their ROG boards. ASRock's top of the line OC board is quite affordable (Z77 OC Formula at $240).
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2001 if I recall ASRock branched from Asus.
edit: 2002 according to Wikipedia

that's what I thought too, hmm

I hope asrock stays independent honestly
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Ewww... no thanks. ASUS has gone downhill IMO and ASRock has been doing pretty well. I'd rather they stay independent =/

Also, I've never heard of ASRock being owned by ASUS. They're owned by Pegatron, which is also a producer of iPhones aren't they?
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ASRock hardware + ASUS Software at a lower price point than ASUS current hardware would be great. ASRock's BIOS and software is crap IMO.
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Noo! Don't let Asus buy a sock! Boycott!!!
On topic, I don't think I'd like this... ASRock has really stepped up its game recently and I'd like to see them continue on as another competitor in the industry. I like Asus, but they really charge an arm and a leg for their ROG boards. ASRock's top of the line OC board is quite affordable (Z77 OC Formula at $240).
Whoops, fixed. Yes, I would like Asrock to keep some pressure on prices..
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Noo! Don't let Asus buy a sock! Boycott!!!
On topic, I don't think I'd like this... ASRock has really stepped up its game recently and I'd like to see them continue on as another competitor in the industry. I like Asus, but they really charge an arm and a leg for their ROG boards. ASRock's top of the line OC board is quite affordable (Z77 OC Formula at $240).

More than that...They actually became more reliable than Asus.

I really :tdown: this to the max...Especially in regards to the way Asus's customer service is ATM.

That's most likely the reason they want Asrock so badly...Asrock actually has a customer service department that can tell their butts from their elbows...
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