Monday, December 26th 2011

ASRock Readies Hasbro Transformers-Themed Motherboards

Although ASRock's lineup of socket LGA2011 motherboards is expansive, covering several price-points, and being available in various form-factors (ATX, XL-ATX, and Micro-ATX), all its X79 Extreme series motherboards launched so far, barring the X79 Fatal1ty Profess1onal, features the same black+silver color scheme. ASRock wants to add some color and side-branding to its X79 Extreme motherboards without necessarily investing much in coming up with new designs. Hence it came up with the idea of making Hasbro Transformers-themed motherboards.

On its Facebook page, ASRock disclosed some rough-sketches (for now, Photoshop quickies), of the X79 Optimus Prime, and the X79 Bumblebee, named after two of the most iconic Autobots from the franchise. These essentially look like the X79 Extreme9 with appropriately-colored heatsink shrouds and expansion slots. The quality of those pictures indicates that ASRock is still in the brainstorming stage of these products, seeking opinions of its Facebook fans, and it will be a while before these products take shape, if they take shape to begin with.
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56 Comments on ASRock Readies Hasbro Transformers-Themed Motherboards

#1
treboRR
ohh....whats next!? A Fantastic 4 or captain america????:slap:
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#2
Recus
Sued by Hasbro 3... 2... 1... :laugh:
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#3
radrok
Well I think they got all the permissions to use the logos
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#4
entropy13
Needs more Michael Bay explosions.


:laugh:
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#7
Dj-ElectriC
Wait on second thought...


Maybe because of what's happening with ASUS
Asrock just trolls? either way - asrock wins
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#11
radrok
by: Jetster
What no Barbie?
ahahahahha THIS made me spill my tea, oh god do you imagine the PCH heatsink with this?

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#12
Live OR Die
Looks fake to me the angle of the board looks off you cant see the I/O also the resolution is bad and the colors look like there be changed in PS.


HAHA I DIDNT MAKE THIS HOLD ON I DID :roll: AND YES I WAS BORED :P
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#13
Dj-ElectriC
You totally forced me into this you sick pricks

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#15
radrok
this thread is now awesome :D

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#17
radrok
ahahahah high five Dj-ElectriC :toast:
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#18
Bullly
lol these were made just for fun. Nothing serious there.
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#20
Aleksander
They will sue you for using the hasbro brand cartoons
Btw nice idea of tricking people with the transformers thing
I like the yellow
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#21
ensabrenoir
Would totally build a yellow and black rig:rockout:
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#24
Yukikaze
So now we know why Asus got sued for the "Asus Transformer"...
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#25
ensabrenoir
by: theubersmurf
Who is the target audience for these things?
true...anyone dropping that much money into a 2011build wont b likely to use a transformer theme

Other than someone like me..:laugh:
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