View Full Version : How come Intel boards are packaged better than AMD?!
10-16-03, 08:47 PM
I just got my stuff in!
IC7 and 2.4. I sold my NF7 and 3000+. When I got the IC7, I noticed how much nicer it was than the NF7 I got rid of. It's package was nicer, with beautiful boxes inside boxes and packages with A REALLY COOL ALUMINUM ABIT BADGE!
I bought my IC7 for $106 and got all that coolness, and payed $114 for my NF7 with CRAP. How come they put so much more effort into Intel side of things?
10-16-03, 11:12 PM
Never noticed before.
10-16-03, 11:20 PM
Hmm.... my NF7-S was packaged well... nothing special, but it does the trick
10-16-03, 11:31 PM
shouldnt this go into the Motherboards section?
dont worry, improper post placement aint that bad, i do it alot too lol.
as for the motherboards, usually all intel products regardless of manufacturing costs are sold at a more expensive price, becuase they can. http://www.excaliberpc.com/default.php?cPath=181_597_220 if you look at that link, excaliber PC is selling the abit Ic7 for 30 dollars more than the nf7 2.0. surely it dosent cost them 30 dollars more to make it, so i assume they figure that they sonce they cna charge more, they can give better packaging.
i hope that helps some
Ummm better packaging?
I prefer an ata to S-ata adaptor (25$)to an extra sata cable (5$) any day.
10-17-03, 12:58 AM
Who the hell cares what sort of a box it comes in? I've noticed that on reviews for products a lot too. I don't buy a product because they spend a lot of money on high-tech printers and good marketing, I buy stuff because it's quality.
10-17-03, 01:04 AM
It's not about the box, but what's in the box. My Gigabyte board came with everything I needed and then some. I've been happy with all the boards I've gotten thus far, and I've noticed no real difference with the newer boards as to what is provided.
Originally posted by RoninCS
It's not about the box, but what's in the box.
Yeah... that's what confused me... The only differences I can say I recall between IS7-e and NF7-S is...
Nf7-S has seperate backplates for USB2.0 and Firewire, IS7 has them on one.
IS7 has a sticker (oooo a sticker) apparently... neither of my 'furbs had it.
IS7 has one more s-ata cable and s-ata power cable. Maybe 5$ and 3$ max... 2-3$ for the pair if you bother looking.
Nf7-S has a ATA drive to Serial Ata adapter, which are rather difficult to find and I've yet to see below 20$ each.
Does the IC7 have more accesories that IS7-E doesn't have?
The combo backplate for the IS7 is nice... but hell, I can make my own in twenty minutes if I need it that bad. Sticker means dick to me, so I gotta say I prefer NF7-S packaging.
And where is IC7 106$ shipped?
10-17-03, 02:18 AM
i think he meant IS7
the cheapest IC7 on froogle is 120$
maybe the Intel box you got was newer than the AMD box? or maybe they have different guys responsible for the Intel and AMD boxes at Abit?
are other manufacturers like this?
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10-17-03, 06:05 AM
I think the higher intel prices are partly due to higher licensing fees for the chipsets.
10-17-03, 12:10 PM
they are no different... it is your imagination :)
10-17-03, 02:04 PM
well, I have a good imagination then :) The intel board just seemed like a lot more effort was put into it than did the AMD boards packaging.
10-17-03, 03:55 PM
Seems to me better packaging means more money and more cost sent directly to us...the consumer. I mean do we really care about the packaging and the cool little trinkets, or do we prefer to save money and get something that has bang for buck?
10-17-03, 08:28 PM
Hey people want the total package. For some people its all about the transaction. Its like food, the better it looks the better it tastes. The nicer the box the more value perceived.
yeah when i bought my p4c800 D asus for $200 when they first came out it was packed very well with even a condum and was scented too ;) gotta love intel stuff, as tony the tiger would say "their great ! "
10-17-03, 09:17 PM
Just recently moved to the darkside (intel). I've been using AMD since the first 1Ghz proc came out (slot). My first Pentium 4 board is an Abit IC7-G Max 3 and I'm really surprised how it was packed. It would have benn perfect if they threw in a couple or SATA adapters.
10-18-03, 12:41 PM
P4's also come with pretty descent heatsinks
10-18-03, 02:19 PM
I like the P4C mobos more their beautiful! For example take the ABIT IC7-G MAX III that is one sexy mobo!
10-19-03, 02:26 PM
Yeah, I think it's more of a package kinda deal. Sure, maybe they are both great boards, but when were talking about spending this much money, I believe in a NICE package. It's a perception thing. Lets say you get the SAME board, with the same accessories... but one of them is packaged with good looking boxes and wrapped nicely with the same accessories, and the other is a brown box item, I'm going for the PURDY one!
10-19-03, 02:31 PM
i love the way the 8rda+ was packed. Also liked the look of my IS7 box.
10-19-03, 03:05 PM
There's your problem, you're all looking at Abit... Asus knows how to package a mobo :D All of their's are cool, not as cool as the old Voodoo vid card boxes but nice nonetheless.
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