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post #51 of 83
So this is just basically a budget rog line, trying to "lure" in the non enthusiast I guess.
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post #52 of 83
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Originally Posted by Shadow11377Β View Post

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.

Yep, it does, look at the parts used, Intel lan, 5 years warranty, 10K caps, better vrm, (digital) heatsinks on it and so on.
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post #53 of 83
The Extreme 3 has Intel PHY for its gigabit LAN port, not that I think that is the most critical part of a budget gaming board.

I suppose someone who is hell bent on gaming with a celeron, pentium, or i3 can get whatever silly motherboard they want, though.
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heatsinks on it and so on.

Heatsinks it doesn't even need to power stock processors unless you game outside in Death Valley.
Edited by Vesku - 3/27/14 at 6:00pm
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Looks like Asus is sick of losing sales to Asrock.
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Im always up for more options. I actually like the theme but bummed about the chipset/marketing. Unless it does crossfire and sli it shouldnt be labeled a gamer series. The asrock b85 mentioned CF support but not sli so I am a bit confused how this board will be setup. Im ok with no overclocking since some gamers are not always overclockers but many gamers sli/cf lower end cards, its the budget way (and high end way too lol) to get big performance.

Will be interesting how this goes though, its deffinetly something I would use in a budget build for a normal pc user. Some people REALLY just dont want to overclock but love the idea of a custom build.
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SLI is limited by the motherboard first and the GPUs second, while crossfire depends on the GPUs IIRC. I think that's why quad-SLI often experiences negative scaling: the motherboard controller can't keep up.
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post #57 of 83
Too many different versions IMO. B series and a gaming look shouldn't be sold as a package.

I wish it were more like this....

Budget non OC boards $80 or less
Z87 mid range $100-150
Z87 over the top LN2 motherboard $200+ E PEEN Titan Z type boards

With that out of the way, this boards "looks" fantastic compared to the BARF gold in their current majority line.

If you're buying a case to show-off your RIG, putting in a B85 board is like wiping before you poop, it just doesn't make sense.
post #58 of 83
I really think should be marketed to the budget pc builder for casual use. This is something I would buy for my wife to use; pair it with an i3 or i5 for web browsing and ms office use. Looks good enough to feel good about a case with a side window. I just hope an uninformed first time pc builder doesnt buy this to game on, and as they learn about overclocking and such realizes they are bottlenecked on specific things like sli or overclocking (surprised how many K processors get sold to non overclockers). They really should have just made this an h87 mobo, I really really dont like the gold/mustard they went with on their other boards.

Gez the more I look at this I have to also say, WHY are the pci slots SOoooo tall lol
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post #59 of 83
At least it looks better than that piss-poor gold job they did.
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post #60 of 83
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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
All the while you have an ROG avatar. Clearly buying into it.
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