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Old November 3, 2008, 10:24 PM
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Motherboard CPU and memory combos for $1700.

Is that including the memory too? If not
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Old November 3, 2008, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by zlojack View Post
The 3DGuru review is weak.

A dual core at 3GHz vs. an i7 at 3.2?

No overclocking? We all know those high-end cards are bottlenecked without overclocking the CPU.

If he had pushed the CPU up higher I bet the differences wouldn't be so dramatic. Also...no quad? Decent info, but sensationalistic to say the least. Two thumbs down.

Yeah, no doubt.


Also this does not sound good :[

Tom's Hardware:

"Only the 965 Extreme edition is unlocked for overclocking. Intel promises that these high-end models will always remain unlocked. In the past, many enthusiasts would purchase low-end CPUs, high-end cooling solutions, and then overclock their chips to achieve Extreme-or-greater performance for a lower cost. Intel has now put a stop to that practice with Overspeed Protection, which puts a hard cap at 130 watts power consumption. Beyond that it just won't go."
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Old November 4, 2008, 08:00 AM
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So what your saying is lookout AMD keep making affordable OC CPU's and you may just get a nice little market niche called enthusiasts....to be sentimental it would be nice to see AMD really come around strong in there upcoming launch.

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