Originally Posted by nashathedog
While they do look like nice components I'm not really interested in paying extra for the name that comes with them, Admittedly I have a ROG motherboard but I bought that for the features more than anything else, I'm perfectly happy to buy parts like the ram that are colour coded for my build. So, if these parts don't include much of a price hike I might consider buying them as I'm looking to do a new build sometime this year and will need to move to ddr4.
I can see where your coming from with the asus costing a bit more, but as it stands ill happily pay that price for asus gear because its normally bulletproof, they dont cut corners.
I still remember getting a ud7 back in the day and it cost a little less and seemed like a good deal, stuck my 8350 in it, and this is way back when they originally came out, the ud7 popped its vrms, cool sound, horrible smell, and straight in the bin. Got a formula z and its worked perfectly since.
So ye they might be a bit more expensive, but you get what you pay for when it comes to motherboards, that said when it comes to ram, im corsair all the way.
Edit, to the article, even though they have shown a full cover waterblock, i would be much happier if the waterblocks they were doing were the same as the ones we see on the extreme, with the leak sensor and it just looked more refined dont you think ?