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    Disappearance of RAMPAGE VI EXTREME

    I have been following several sites to buy R6E.
    I'm finding her disappearance very strange.
    Almost all major selling sites say NEVER KNOW when it will be delivered by ASUS again.
    I have the impression that ASUS might be stocking for Christmas or the board has returned for some implementation or fix.

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    Just keeps selling out as we're shipping batches. The demand is very high.

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    Thanks Raja
    I have a lot of respect for your opinion.

    What I find strange is ASUS, which is the largest manufacturer, able to keep supplying all other x299 cards (eg Apex) and not preparing (and getting) for the demand for its most famous board.
    I apologize but I honestly do not think it's a demand problem.
    Few consumers expect almost 6 months to buy a motherboard. Many have bought other x299 even from competitors.
    All vendors tell me that ASUS itself does not know when it will have more R6E

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    They ship in batches. The board takes more work to produce than the other models, and it's expensive. You can't always predict exactly how many people will want a $700+ board. There is no conspiracy here or story of doom here. Appreciate you're waiting, but coming up with theories isn't going to help speed things up.

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    Well I'm from germany and it's not a conspiracy that resellers here use this to ask inhuman prices 200€ north of every other board(presale was down to 515€ now we're at 680€). Also they claim as well to not know when new supply arrives. It's bad enough it took additional 2 months to even release the board, now I have to wait another 3 4 months to get one. The suppliers should know what containers are on the way to them, as they do with every other piece of hardware. That everybody claims to know aquat means they actually work together to max prices...

    Now by the time I get the r6e we might already have a date on cannonlake x which obviously will need another chipset, for which a rampage vii extreme will be released, which again will be available when the next chipset gets announced. That's what I call bad value...

    If it's so hard to guess numbers on such a unique product, why not sell them directly from taiwan with a preorder option where you get a reservation with a number when yours is due, which gets directly send by airmail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exzelsior View Post

    If it's so hard to guess numbers on such a unique product, why not sell them directly from taiwan with a preorder option where you get a reservation with a number when yours is due, which gets directly send by airmail...
    In an ideal world, everything would be ideal. Why not make the perfect product? It's because there are certain things that cannot be changed easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exzelsior View Post
    If it's so hard to guess numbers on such a unique product, why not sell them directly from taiwan with a preorder option where you get a reservation with a number when yours is due, which gets directly send by airmail...
    How often are you able to buy your tickets for concerts, games, and events at "face value" prices, with seating "reserved" from what's available when yours is due?

    ASUS: "Another batch of motherboards is ready!"
    eBay: "All your motherboards are belong to us! Bidding starts at 1000€ each (plus shipping)!"
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    Actually when I buy tickets they have my name on them and mostly are in the first 3 rows. I don't visit shows where they resell tickets on the stadium roof for 500 bucks, I'm not brain amputated... Also for that kind of money I want a seat and somebody waiting on me...
    Meanwhile ebay resales kind of don't work in numbers here in germany, because most shops only sell one or two to buyers. Bulk suppliers don't even talk to that kind of lowlife resellers or I'd have my board by now... I saw a few on ebay, but they certainly didn't get more than a few altogehter.


    Regarding the ideal world. I get that not everything is as easy as it could be and sometimes cheap also means risky. But in this case resellers lol their asses off selling piece by piece while I get a premium product on a market, where everything loses half its value in half a year, half a year late for more than the SRP.

    Sadly it's also far from the perfect product. What I want is the motherboards hard features and the asus software because it's just the best. I'd don't need bling, I don't need a lasershow, I take that with grinding teeth because it's still the best board for my needs.


    P.S. It sure would be nice to have a rampage vi formula, with all the features of the extreme but for windowless cases...
    P.P.S. It's sad that the situation is the same for coffee lake, then again intel doesn't even sell cpus jet so no rush there...
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    I don't believe it's artificial scarcity (like GPU cards these days).

    Because ASUS hasn't increased motherboard prices. ASUS is not making the inflated profits. The retailers are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korth View Post
    I don't believe it's artificial scarcity (like GPU cards these days).

    Because ASUS hasn't increased motherboard prices. ASUS is not making the inflated profits. The retailers are.

    I don't think that either and I'm also not blaming asus for not producing 10k of these without knowing the market...
    It's more that there is a lack of info how many are on the way, when they'll probably arrive where and retailers milking that situation gratefully. Asus has no gain from that as you say, but without the whole bling the board could still be cheaper altogether and easier to produce, I'd very much like that...

    Also for my taste there is far too much under NDA far too long, like what boards there will be for what chipset with what features. The way production cycles work they know most of that 2 weeks after they get the rc specs for a socket/chipset. I get that they can't talk about everything still in testing, because people can't take changes, but once it's deemed final I couldn't care less for all the hype inflation...

    Not too mention I consider that whole overheating issue massive fail to begin with, even if no normal person would have noticed. I learned that surface is paramount for cooling in physics at age 12 and obviously performance is more important than looks by a rate that involves infinite on one side.


    All I want is a board, with that socket, that ethernet, that wifi, that audio, that performance and bundled to the rog software, presto. I'm sticking with asus now for over a decade and I have never gotten a bad product, but recently I feel like there is more show than hardware and I have to pay for the show in time and money in order to get the good parts while everybody who operates a forklift close to the product adds another 50 bucks to my price before the retailer doubles it... Then I still have to use a pcie extension card for more sata drives on a workstation/server board, because while there was room for more led rails than fan slots there was none for 10 sata ports a small mass storage raid needs and every board had 3 years ago for a lot less money. That just makes me sad, like that there srsly are no useful monitors from just anybody because if it isn't curved it ain't hip either...
    Can't there be a hardware line for vulcans?

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