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Originally Posted by mav1178 View Post

Preorders? OK.

Let's start preorders 4-6 months ahead of time for the following timeline:

- 3-4 weeks specing out product
- 1-2 weeks manufacturing ES
- 2-4 weeks validation
- 3-6 weeks mass production

Oh, during this entire time, the competition will come out with something "better" without public disclosure and no one will buy the preordered product.

If we can all "preorder" what we want, what's the point of companies making their own product? What's the point of driving innovation? The whole point of product competition is that it pushes every company to innovate and do better.

EK is overly simplistic and not accurate because they are making something that has no competition, and their MOQ/time to market is a lot less/smaller than a motherboard maker. Plus, they don't have to source ANYTHING other than raw material and machinery (which they should always have regardless of production.)

But I'm sure the enthusiast end user knows how to run this process better than a manufacturer.

-alex

So were going on the assumption that by a customer paying you up front for a limited edition product that he is going to throw a **** fit because new product is on its way to retail shelves before it arrives?

Its safe to say that everyone in this forum is aware of the ever changing face of technology. Pre orders give a voice to the customers and feedback to the company. Since when is feedback a bad thing? Considering the amount of money fortune 500 companies spend on discovering what their customers need/want, I say never. How do you justify EK as having no competition? Last time I checked koolance made waterblocks as well. Innovation? isn't the point of innovation to be bold and new? pretty sure red and black have been on MB's for some time now.

Rather then arguing with potential customers under the assumption that they are ignorant in the subject of product development, you should be accepting any feedback you can get whether it be negative or positive as an opportunity to give the customer something they want without them even knowing it.
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LCD screen is a nice addition. With an EK full board block that'll be an attractive and powerful motherboard.

Still can't get over how good the MSI MPower looks though. Want to see the XPower and it's features. Should be even better. Very strong showings from ASUS, Gigabyte, Asrock and MSI.
    
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That's so bling bling lol

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This time around I am undecided between getting a Gigabyte or a ROG motherboard. I see that more or less all manufacturers are trying to boost onboard audio. I am curious to see how their different solutions compare to each other
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ROG connect V2?

NOM NOM NOM NOM, can't wait to see what they'll do on the X79 refresh for IVY-E
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Is the Maximus VI Hero, Z87 equivalent of Maximus V Formula which was Z77?
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Is the Maximus VI Hero, Z87 equivalent of Maximus V Formula which was Z77?

I believe that the Maximus VI Hero is a new lower-cost SKU; the Maximus VI Formula won't be out at Haswell's launch but later in the year instead.
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I believe that the Maximus VI Hero is a new lower-cost SKU; the Maximus VI Formula won't be out at Haswell's launch but later in the year instead.

That complicates planning for my new build. Was thinking about getting 4770K + Z87 Maximus VI Formula at launch. So I guess I have to wait which I don't want to!! From the line-up that has been shown so far, what will be the more or less equivalent motherboard to a ROG Formula?
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gimme mini-itx.
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Loving the LCD cpu temperature readout on the Asrock Z87 OC Formula thumb.gif
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