Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp
Quality phases > number of phases. Never forget that.
and that's exactly what most people dont understand...
it's kind of like in home theatre too where people think more watts = better sound, when it's always quality > quantity
marketing is awesome though, PT Barnum - "there's a sucker born every minute" LOL
Originally Posted by AtomicFrost
First Bio Star is a 2 year labor / 3 year parts warranty. After the first 2 years the labor would cost almost as much as a new board.
You do realize that with more power phases you can spread the voltage load, so they all run cooler / last longer. They don't "All" have UEFI. Gigabyte is still using BIOS with a hacked in 3TB+ drive support. The Intel LAN has been shown to perform better then the off chipset Marvel LAN.
Paying more for more features makes sense to a lot of people.
What "real" reasons do you want? That it has a unicorn in the box, and that it can instantly hit 8Ghz with a 20C core temp? I agree that once you hit a certain price point, the performance is quite similar. $35 for a board with more features is worth it IMO.
1. see above re: power phases
2. no one even mentioned gigabyte, you said UEFI was a reason to get asus over biostar/asrock, then i said they both have UEFI, then you bring up gigabyte out of nowhere? lolwhat!!
3. what features are you REALLY paying $35 more for? 2 more usb ports and an ASUS sticker? i dont get itEdited by jp27 - 1/15/11 at 12:22pm