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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.


they wont know the difference because they wont be buying it to overclock. gotta build dat ultra uB3r l33t gamer PC in my CM HAF X case.
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post #32 of 83
Could make a pretty good gaming rig with this for low money. Non-K i5, 750Ti, CM or CX PSU, even Steam OS when that becomes a reality. Drop some red Ripjaws RAM and a CM 212 Evo cooler and a few LED fans, and you've got pretty nice bling and pretty good frame rate. Plus ASUS instead of ASRock or Biostar under the hood.

And no freaking gold on the mobo!

I think this has a market segment. Non-OC gaming. Minecraft anyone?

- samwisekoi
post #33 of 83
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Could make a pretty good gaming rig with this for low money. Non-K i5, 750Ti, CM or CX PSU, even Steam OS when that becomes a reality. Drop some red Ripjaws RAM and a CM 212 Evo cooler and a few LED fans, and you've got pretty nice bling and pretty good frame rate. Plus ASUS instead of ASRock or Biostar under the hood.

And no freaking gold on the mobo!

I think this has a market segment. Non-OC gaming. Minecraft anyone?

- samwisekoi

Despite what many think,just because a product is made by Asus does not automatically make it good. I have had more budget Asus boards I've had to RMA than any other brand. Basically you get what you pay for.If it is cheaper,they have used cheaper components.
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post #34 of 83
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Despite what many think,just because a product is made by Asus does not automatically make it good. I have had more budget Asus boards I've had to RMA than any other brand. Basically you get what you pay for.If it is cheaper,they have used cheaper components.

True that.

However, if you think of this as a B85 mobo that isn't ugly as sin, then it isn't bad. And it is priced right for the high-end of B85 ATX motherboards. All of the non-ugly ones are $80-100. There is even a B85 Sniper motherboard for $100.

Let's see what HardOCP says...

- samwisekoi
post #35 of 83
Shame some people are going to be marketing fooled into getting a B85 board rather than a same price Z series.
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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

It's no worse than "Pro" or "Military Class" imo, lol.

Still is funny though.
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It's no worse than "Pro" or "Military Class" imo, lol.

Still is funny though.

Or worse, "Classified"

We have many things that are mil spec or classified, and they're not PC gaming equipment.
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I like buzzwords. thumb.gif
    
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Could make a pretty good gaming rig with this for low money. Non-K i5, 750Ti, CM or CX PSU, even Steam OS when that becomes a reality. Drop some red Ripjaws RAM and a CM 212 Evo cooler and a few LED fans, and you've got pretty nice bling and pretty good frame rate. Plus ASUS instead of ASRock or Biostar under the hood.

And no freaking gold on the mobo!

I think this has a market segment. Non-OC gaming. Minecraft anyone?

- samwisekoi

I agree, i mean to run games, thats all you really need.
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3 PCI slots. What more could you want ? It's got gamer written all over it. tongue.gif

Dang it, I've only got two of those! Sigh... Time to upgrade, I suppose.

There is no way they're serious, right? Can I take Beats, stick a RoG sticker on them, and sell them as gaming Beats for $500? Because that's all that word means: mark-up. My keyboards, one marketed as a keyboard and the other somewhat gamer-oriented, have the exact same Cherry switches as in any gaming keyboard, but they aren't covered in gaudy LEDs or tacky logos, for example. I just really hope an additional PCI slot isn't worth $40+ to you...
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