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They should have done this a long time ago. Just look at MSI, they've got their gaming series and then they've got their power series for overclocking. Majority of PC gamers don't care about LN2 overclocking and are more price conscious when making these purchases. I'd go as far as to say the ROG Hero should be in the Gamer lineup and the rest of the ROG boards should be geared toward the high end overclocking crowd. ROG boards can be both OC and gaming while "gaming" boards are just gaming.
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post #42 of 83
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Or worse, "Classified"

We have many things that are mil spec or classified, and they're not PC gaming equipment.


Classified is just the model name, like the msi lightning. Military grade component and all that are talking about specs.
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looks good actually, but why are those PCI slots so tall? lol
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Shame some people are going to be marketing fooled into getting a B85 board rather than a same price Z series.

B85 Vanguard, destroys entry level Z87 mobos.
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B85 Vanguard, destroys entry level Z87 mobos.

Still doesn't have RAID Support as far as I know, so I don't believe destroys is a very fitting description.
The quality may be good, and they can throw heatsinks on little things, but it doesn't make it better than a better chipset.
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B85 Vanguard, destroys entry level Z87 mobos.

How exactly will it destroy entry level ~$100-120 Z87s that can actually take advantage of K series processors? For example the Asrock Z87 Pro4 is ~$100, I can sharpie gamer on it if that's something this B85 is "destroying" with. Then nearer the $120 mark you have Z87 options suited for SLI and Crossfire, so unless this B85 board is going to be $80-90 I don't see what it is bringing to the table.
Edited by Vesku - 3/27/14 at 4:15pm
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post #47 of 83
PCI slots! Sweet! Guess my Essence ST isn't dead afterall! I'm tired of all these "gaming" boards not offering at least 1 PCI slot for sound cards and other legacy cards.
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PCI slots! Sweet! Guess my Essence ST isn't dead afterall! I'm tired of all these "gaming" boards not offering at least 1 PCI slot for sound cards and other legacy cards.[/quote

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post #49 of 83
they should have release a TUF sabertooth version of GPU if they really want gamer's money.
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post #50 of 83
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How exactly will it destroy entry level ~$100-120 Z87s that can actually take advantage of K series processors? For example the Asrock Z87 Pro4 is ~$100, I can sharpie gamer on it if that's something this B85 is "destroying" with. Then nearer the $120 mark you have Z87 options suited for SLI and Crossfire, so unless this B85 board is going to be $80-90 I don't see what it is bringing to the table.

Very easy.

First, not all need overclocking, and second there are B85 mobos which can be overclocked.

Second, entry level Z87 mobos sux, very bad build quality, crap vrm, no heatsink on mosfets, low end audio chip, low end realtek network controller, lower quality caps, lower warranty and so on. Google B85 Vanguard, and you will understand what i'm talking about.

Third, Crossfire/Sli on entry level Z87? lol. That's what i call un-balanced system....analog vrm?
Edited by psyside - 3/27/14 at 5:40pm
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