Intel to end the Desktop?
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November 27, 2012, 08:55 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North East Alberta
My System Specs
Oh dang! Just when I decide to get started in this DIY PC building thing they announce the end of the road for enthusiast built systems? Well sort of.
As this novice reads the news it sounds like Intel in particular wants to sell Mboard with CPU hardwired as a unit. Given that I paid an extra $15 for the vendor to install the CPU to the board I bought I didn't even do that part of the game anyway. I suppose it does mean that if in 3 or 4 years time, IF another CPU comes along that fits my current motherboard, I will be able to buy a new CPU and replace the one I have now. BUT as I hear tell in 3 or 4 years I'll probably also want a new motherboard anyway,
AND besides, I've gone AMD for the last decade or so, so as long as that company can stay solvent I'll have that option.
Fort Kent, Alberta
2012 - A10 Rig
My System Specs
ASUS F2 A85M Pro
AMD A10 5800K 4.2Ghz most of the time
32 GB Kingston HyperX Red @ 1600 Mhz
Gigabyte HD 7970 OC
128 GB Kingstons Hyper X SSD (Win8 OS) 180 GB Intell 330 SSD (Win7 0S) 2T Seagate SATA III Drive 3T Seagate SATA III Drive 750 Seagate e-SATA FreeAgent portable drive 250 Seagate Passport USB portable drive
Antec 620 HCG-M
Fractal Design R4 Titanium Window
ASUS on board RealtekŪ ALC892 - usually my Razer SWTOR Headphones
LG BlueRay Lightscribe DVD Burner
Three LG Monitors: Main Screen a W2442- 24" LCD, & 2 x LG E2040T LED 20`screens.
Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 Pro ~ Windows 7 Home Premium, both 64 BIT
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