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post #21 of 83
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Originally Posted by Squeek View Post

the word "gamer" used on most products now-a-days just seems to indicate "border line mid range products update with a pretty colour scheme" or just re branded crap.

seems like more of a way to slap a 50 dollar higher price tag on something and sell to a ignorant market
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While I partially agree with you, some components are good. They just lack originality with the naming.
post #22 of 83
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Asus really needs to seperate their gaming boards from.their overclocking boards. I bought the rampage 4 black for overclocking but paid probably a good $200 more than I should have for "gaming" features I'll never use.

I couldn't agree more. I find it really dumb that they lump these features together from separate segments and intended user groups but it's a way for them to make more money so I can't really blame them.
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post #23 of 83
MSi Gaming products are actually pretty good value though...
post #24 of 83
so 133T NO RAG!!!! ((only a few of you will get that one))

Gamer board but not Z87 so no overclocking? INB4 someone buys this board and a 4770K
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so 133T NO RAG!!!! ((only a few of you will get that one))

Gamer board but not Z87 so no overclocking? INB4 someone buys this board and a 4770K


looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!
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post #26 of 83
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$100 mobo, add the word gamer, now a $200 mobo.

So then, this is just a $60 mobo selling for $120 (with red sprinkles on top) using an entry-business level chipset like the morons at Best Buy who want to diagnose your customized work of art. biggrin.gif
    
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post #27 of 83
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$100 mobo, add the word gamer, now a $200 mobo.

3 PCI slots. What more could you want ? It's got gamer written all over it. tongue.gif
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post #28 of 83
The board aesthetically looks awesome. Much better than the gold crap.
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post #29 of 83
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Asus must have been low on B85 sales. B85 is a "business chipset" and the low-end business chipset at that. I wouldn't recommend this to any serious gamer.
Although I agree that this is not a true gamer board I think we put gamers and enthusiasts into the same category way too often here on OCN. I think this is targeted at consumers that are not into triple screens, water cooling, high res, SLI, overclocking, etc. This is for someone who wants to play games on PC for as cheap as possible without having to resort to consoles.

In all honesty this is a good thing, it will bring gamers to PC who have looked at "gaming" hardware in the past and since they are new and a bit uneducated saw the ROG or other "gaming" branded stuff and turned away because it was too expensive. More PC gamers the better!
 
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post #30 of 83
I bet there are going to be a lot of mad teens when this hits. They get the "gamer" board only to later figure out they can't over clock. I guess it is nice to have an aesthetically pleasing option at the $90 range.
 
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