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    What are ASUS smoking?

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    I guess they have to pay for all that copper some way

    Wonder if its a error
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    Ack!

    I would expect this sort of thing from new bugs and the young; but you, sir, should be ashamed.

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    I thought that board was normally around £140 ?

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    Oh no thats the deluxe Im thinking of sorry

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    The reason it cost some much is that it has Onboard memory of 2x1GB DDR3 1333MHz.

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    Quote Originally Posted by LegacyOne View Post
    The reason it cost some much is that it has Onboard memory of 2x1GB DDR3 1333MHz.
    I was just going to say "how do you get the memory in?" when i remembered Hexus.TV speaking about this board some months back.

    Agent, you are behind the times dude

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I was just going to say "how do you get the memory in?" when i remembered Hexus.TV speaking about this board some months back.

    Agent, you are behind the times dude
    Nope, I was being serious and knew about the memory - just over half a grand for a motherboard, even with DDR3 RAM integrated is mad.

    I just don't see their market?
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    I just don't see their market?
    Footballers?

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    £552 .... quite remarkable.

    I ordered one, soon as I saw it

    Thanks for the headsup Agent

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    £553, and only 2GB and no way (from the looks of that photo) to upgrade memory?... Rubbish.. The least they could have done is thrown in right-hand SATA connectors.
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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    £553, and only 2GB and no way (from the looks of that photo) to upgrade memory?... Rubbish.. The least they could have done is thrown in right-hand SATA connectors.
    Come on people. If it doesn't appeal to you, don't buy it, no need to slag Asus off just because either you can't afford it or its too shiny for you.

    Its like slagging off a monster truck manufactorer because it doesn't fit on the road. Its not meant for you.

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    dogie - its not a case of slagging off Asus, its a question of why did they launch a product few on this board at least see a viable market for. The cost of developing this board if it doesn't sell very well will have to be made up in the cost of the other boards it develops, hence its going to hit us in the pockets eventually.

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    I wonder if the MD of Asus has shares in a copper mine?

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    half a grand for a motherboard and with a P35 chipset?
    thats a main stream chipset acording to intel.
    it should be X38 but i guess X38 wasnt out at the time.
    lodore

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    £553, and only 2GB and no way (from the looks of that photo) to upgrade memory?... Rubbish.. The least they could have done is thrown in right-hand SATA connectors.
    do u mean like on the maximus formula those things are a pain i preferred the kind the p5ks use.

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    Re: What are ASUS smoking?

    takes too much time doing links and stuff for me so here goes....,

    2 gb 1333mhz corsair ram £223.12 from scan
    Asus P5K3 deluxe £123.36 from scan
    total price = £346.48

    so what is the extra £206.39 getting you for the premium version????

    (does that help to prove your point Mr. Agent sir)

    even if you compare it to the £413.91 deluxe integrated ram thing i've just noticed, its still an extra £67.23 spent on what?

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