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    First looks - First look: ASUS Rampage GENE III mATX motherboard - what's new

    The motherboard giant updates its performance mATX X58 board. Is it worth £200?
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    Re: First looks - First look: ASUS Rampage GENE III mATX motherboard - what's new

    I really like that board actually.

    In the right circumstances, that could be a 24GB RAM, i7 980X, dual 480/5970 monster, with SATA3 and USB3 - all crammed into a uATX board. Will be interesting to see how it overclocks compared to its full-sized brethren.

    Cost is pretty crazy though... I know X58 is expensive, but nothing would convince me to blow £200 on a motherboard alone, however good it was.

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    Re: First looks - First look: ASUS Rampage GENE III mATX motherboard - what's new

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    I really like that board actually.

    In the right circumstances, that could be a 24GB RAM, i7 980X, dual 480/5970 monster, with SATA3 and USB3 - all crammed into a uATX board. Will be interesting to see how it overclocks compared to its full-sized brethren.

    Cost is pretty crazy though... I know X58 is expensive, but nothing would convince me to blow £200 on a motherboard alone, however good it was.
    i would but that because i would have to buy a new case plus it is a matx board with a intel nic and that makes me happy
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    Re: First looks - First look: ASUS Rampage GENE III mATX motherboard - what's new

    Nice board in many respects. With the USB 3.0 train in full motion now and USB 3.0 backwards compatible with USB 2.0, you'd think high end motherboards would have a complete array of USB 3.0 ports instead - assuming someone makes a controller for that many.

    Also with this being a M-ATX motherboard, you'd think the price would be more competitive, it is smaller than a standard size motherboard, therefore gotta be cheaper to make.

    On the whole, motherboard prices like £200 is alot to be asking, when they don't offer a great more than a board 50% cheaper. Imagine is someone brought out a premium board at £100 ish, it would clean up.

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    Re: First looks - First look: ASUS Rampage GENE III mATX motherboard - what's new

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    On the whole, motherboard prices like £200 is alot to be asking, when they don't offer a great more than a board 50% cheaper. Imagine is someone brought out a premium board at £100 ish, it would clean up.
    Isn't that a bit like saying if Ferrari brought out the Enzo for £15,000 everybody would be driving them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Isn't that a bit like saying if Ferrari brought out the Enzo for £15,000 everybody would be driving them?
    Think the Enzo offers a lot more than your typical £15,000 car.

    Put a £200 mother board into context over a £100 motherboard. You have on average 5% - 10% performance difference and some extra over clocking head room. Thats it.

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    Re: First looks - First look: ASUS Rampage GENE III mATX motherboard - what's new

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Think the Enzo offers a lot more than your typical £15,000 car.

    Put a £200 mother board into context over a £100 motherboard. You have on average 5% - 10% performance difference and some extra over clocking head room. Thats it.
    I know the difference is small, but what I'm getting at is: if they could make a premium motherboard for £100, surely they would?

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