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An even better question; why are cheap boards ugly? Perhaps they'd sell better if they weren't so ugly.
because rice is expensive.
ugly = cheap.
    
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i forgot what Mobo has a rifel barrel and a Magazine with rounds in it haha it was hilarious to look at.
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This is quite true. I can think of 5 nice intel boards for every nice looking amd board.
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oh i certainly agree with you all about this board, i've always liked the asus crosshair boards, those are like generic awesome boards, and ive always liked the biostar ta series boards, thanks for reminding me, im going to get that board soon hopefully!!

yeah the matx boards are cool, i have a biostar a78ol it's a cool little board,
theres those gigabyte killer series, and those white cammo asrock boards for intel that are frikkin awesome! hopefully with the bulldozer and fusion boards, amd board makers with give the boards a facelift,
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amd is targeted to a different demographic which is generally more interested in price over flashiness and extreme performance.... minus the asus crosshairs'

That is why intel has a wider variety of higher end boards. Intel is geared towards the opposite demographic which is generally more interested in performance and flashiness vs price.

This might change with bulldozer though.
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They don't have to catch the attention of idiots to sell them.

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They don't have to catch the attention of idiots to sell them.

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amd is targeted to a different demographic which is generally more interested in price over flashiness and extreme performance.... minus the asus crosshairs'

That is why intel has a wider variety of higher end boards. Intel is geared towards the opposite demographic which is generally more interested in performance and flashiness vs price.

This might change with bulldozer though.
no.
its just that intel is more popular and performs better.
premium mobo for 'premium' CPU.

this better change with bulldozah.
    
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They don't have to catch the attention of idiots to sell them.

(FLAME ON!)
I am not saying that flashy features always serve a necessary feature but some like big flashy heatsinks and tons of power phases do serve to better the board.

Extra chipsets can add on faster pcie lanes or more of them

Things like led number post indicators are very very helpful especially when your board doesn't boot. It tells you what's wrong instead of you having to figure it out yourself through the process of elimination. Better quality/looking boards also contribute to lifespan especially if you have a high 24/7 overclock.

Its not always to catch the attention of dupes
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It's possible to make a board that looks good without adding 15 lbs of plastic. This one's even cheap.
 
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It's possible to make a board that looks good without adding 15 lbs of plastic. This one's even cheap.
diarrhea colored PCB=ugly
    
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