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Help Asus Come Up With Better Names!

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 76 comments

So how does "CG8490" and "Immensity" sound to you?

So you've come up with a case with a design "inspired from (sic) ancient and modern armor of both Eastern and Western cultures". What do you call it? Definitely not the CG Series or the CG8490. Especially not if your case looks like hernia-inducing behemoth with curved lines and a matte black finish!

On another front: "Immensity"—a real word by the way—is definitely not the name you should give your "concept motherboard". Why make people think your motherboard will take up the entire room? Motherboards, concept or not, aren't supposed to be "immense". A different adjective might work here, so long as it has nothing to do with large size. And why not try a little word play while you're at it? It worked for Flickr and Google (a misspelling of googol).

Dear readers, think you could help Asus out? Come up with better names for Asus' new gaming PC case and concept motherboard, and you'll get... a pat on the back from us. We can't exactly offer prizes from the Taiwanese multinational, as we're making fun of the company's name-foolery.

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    Lunarion , June 2, 2010 8:48 PM
    How does "overpriced" sound?
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    sublifer , June 2, 2010 8:52 PM
    Case: Plate Armor series: "Full Plate, Mid Plate, Half Plate, etc..."
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    vic20 , June 2, 2010 9:26 PM
    Godly Helm of the Optimus?
    +3 Component Prectection
    +1 Resist Elements
    +4 ComicCon Status
    +5 Geek Radius

    Cursed Item
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    Set Bonus
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    Lunarion , June 2, 2010 8:48 PM
    How does "overpriced" sound?
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    boogalooelectric , June 2, 2010 8:49 PM
    The case should be called the Fugly. On a serious note I think a good name would be the Optimus because it kind of looks like Optimus Primes head.

    The mother board could be called the Sink, because it has everything but the kitchen sink.

    Although I will say that I have not had good luck with ASUS mobo's over the years, every one i have tried died in about a year.
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    sublifer , June 2, 2010 8:52 PM
    Case: Plate Armor series: "Full Plate, Mid Plate, Half Plate, etc..."
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    razor512 , June 2, 2010 8:55 PM
    Do what apple and ubuntu does and add some kind of animal name in there.

    How about Evil Bunny?
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    mancream , June 2, 2010 8:57 PM
    Astros or my name
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    hot74rod2003 , June 2, 2010 8:58 PM
    looks like a desepticon and autobot hybrid,lol
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    polly the parrot , June 2, 2010 8:59 PM
    Looks a lot like the Alienware Area-51 chassis...

    but why don't they call it "Pegasus Tank", since Asus is formed from the last 4 letters of Pegasus/Pegasus sounds futuristic, and the case looks armored like a tank. Other than that I agree with sublifer.
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    sirmorluk , June 2, 2010 8:59 PM
    Hoplite
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    daworstplaya , June 2, 2010 9:01 PM
    I do have to admit ASUS has the WORST naming convention for their products out of all the manufacturers. Just look at their Laptop/notebook names and letters attached to them, it's almost dizzying.
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    razor512 , June 2, 2010 9:01 PM
    Some more names

    Leaning tower of fail (LTOF)
    Great wall of bulls**t
    money pit
    Inefficient one


    Also whats with those plastic fins in the back they seem annoying and may get in the way.
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    timobkg , June 2, 2010 9:02 PM
    boogalooelectricAlthough I will say that I have not had good luck with ASUS mobo's over the years, every one i have tried died in about a year.

    That's the opposite of my experience with them. I've had great luck with ASUS mobos. Every computer I've built over the past 10 years used one; not a single problem. Two computers are still running after 7-10 years.
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    arcainumbro , June 2, 2010 9:14 PM
    Looks more like they were inspired by Alienware than by ancient armor.
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    Anonymous , June 2, 2010 9:17 PM
    The motherboard should be called the "Super Kapow Blam! II"
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    saint19 , June 2, 2010 9:18 PM
    Maybe: Build ur own one :lol: 
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    boogalooelectric , June 2, 2010 9:22 PM
    timobkgThat's the opposite of my experience with them. I've had great luck with ASUS mobos. Every computer I've built over the past 10 years used one; not a single problem. Two computers are still running after 7-10 years.


    I am not trying to bash them, just relating my experiences. I have given them a try a few times for my personal builds and they always fail. Some PC's I have built for others are still working though, they still have a good name so they get requested a lot. I do have a ASUS monitor and I love it.

    Then again I loved ABIT boards before they became Universal Abit while many did not, I had good luck with their products but whenever i relate this to other builders I get a lot of flack
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    prelude2250 , June 2, 2010 9:23 PM
    "The Taint"
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    micr0be , June 2, 2010 9:24 PM
    Hydron-H (H = heavy)

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    falchard , June 2, 2010 9:25 PM
    I concur, "Fugly" is the best name for the case.
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    vic20 , June 2, 2010 9:26 PM
    Godly Helm of the Optimus?
    +3 Component Prectection
    +1 Resist Elements
    +4 ComicCon Status
    +5 Geek Radius

    Cursed Item
    -35 Female Attraction

    Set Bonus
    +10 Epic Fail
    %80 Chance of living with Parents
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    flyinfinni , June 2, 2010 9:29 PM
    I think the case should be just the Asus PRIME. Definitely looks almost like a transformer head or something like that. Could also be the Galea (Roman soldier's helmet).
    As for the mobo, could call it the Gulf (seeing as it seems to be an x58 chipset and looks to be the type of board you'd want to drop a gulftown chip into).
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