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Intel Redesigning Core i7 980X Stock HSF

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  1. btarunr

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    Intel is working on a small design change to the Core i7 980X Extreme Edition processor. The change covers the Intel thermal solution (HSF) only, and consists of a redesigned impeller that makes it quieter, overall. This is done by downsizing the edge of the impeller blades to 0.3 mm, and perforating the impeller hub (central portion connected to the motor). The slightly revised Core i7 980X Extreme Edition package should start shipping from June 7.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
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    Hmmm intel trying to save money as usual :laugh:
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    lol nice chaos killa.
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    they should be trying to lose money?
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    they should just sell the chip with out the HS and drop the price :D

    i dont think im ever going to use it
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    Why you say that:confused: Please educate me, Im not technically minded when it comes to the market:laugh::laugh:

    Thats true, or maybe they should just release a cheaper version of the 980X, basically a i7 920 2.66ghz but 6 cores, call it the i7 970:D:D:D
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    He was pointing out that it's intels main priority to cut costs as much as possible. Also it's a win/win really. The cooler is quiter and probably cheaper. It could actually be more expensive to cut the new holes we don't really know. Also the price of an EE cpu would not change even if it came without a cooler. What your paying for with an EE cpu is its unlocked multi and the fact it is an overclockable chip.
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    Cheers for explaining that:toast: I feel smarter now:D
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Noooooo problemo
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    I dont think that would ever happen lol but they should just drop it whos going to buy one and use the stock HS if you wanna runs stock get a cheaper cpu :p
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    It doesn't contradict it. Those same coolers are having a slight modification to their fans to lower noise.
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    Anyone who spends $1000 on a cpu DOES NOT run the stock cooler. Intel should just stop putting these in the boxes.
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    They should be putting them in all socket 1366 cpu's.
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    Yeah maybe, anyone got a comparison review between the standard stock vs the 980X stock cooler?
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    Damn that 21 century managers will find money in anything but seriously imagine the production size when these sort of changes PAY OFF!

    Me thinks this CPU will have a looooong market life.
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    hmm still no heatpipe? it's useless
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    Any company selling a 1000 dollar Chip should include a half decent cooler capable of cooling the CPU. If you want to buy you own cooler then offer an OEM chip. As of now Only retail chips are available. Take the extra money you save on buying OEM which isn't much but it's still money, and put it toward a cooler. JMO;)
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    I know of one such idiot, that was not only dumb enough to buy this cpu, but also used the stock cooler. They wanted to know if the cpu should always be running at 70-90 C

    I told them, yes, that's how POS intel cpu runs :laugh:

    He was too good for an overclocked PII and ATI video. He spent about 3k dollars on some prebuilt crap that's not even faster than my cheap rig. My mom always told me that you can't fix stupid.
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    :roll: your moms so right :toast:
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    thats what your mom sa... oh.
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    Fanboy much?

    Just because you cant afford it doesnt mean its a 'POS'.
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    You're quite wrong. Such CPU's are often sold to people with too much money who don't know better.
    Besides, they do sell their CPU's without cooler, the choice is yours already.
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    Does anyone know anyone who actually uses the stock HSF for the 980X?? I sure don't. And the people who do are probably the people who wouldnt really care about the HSF being 2% noisier than newer models...
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    True, but whatever they research isn't just for that cooler. You'll probably see the results in the next generation as well.
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