Originally Posted by Hterag
I like how everyone seems to think the enthusiast market is so tiny, if it really were so small and insignificant, why do companies keep on putting out these rediculously high end and expensive parts? They have no practical use to anyone who isn't going to spend hours tinkering away and messing with it to get the best performance they can...
It's not like you can even argue that the people with more money than sense will buy them, they'll just buy the biggest and most expensive prebuilt system they can, they won't care what parts are making it go, maybe they'll ask for a Geforce 9 and a quad core processor, but beyond that they're not going to care what parts are in there...
Because a mobo like this cost $500 (lets just say) and the cheap ass hp mobo in a dell costs $50. Companies do w/e they can do get money and get a hell load well they are top of the ethusisset market with the best products. 1 person buys the pinoit noir while 10 people buy the cheap ass mobo. So it's basically equal.
How do you think ECS survices with its crap ass motherboards some of us wouldn't dare to touch? Their one of the biggest motherboard manufactorers, ECS sells 10 mobos @ 50 each while ASUS sells 1 @ 500.