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Core i7 920 for $269 free shipping

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by JrRacinFan, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. JrRacinFan

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    Nice, now if the boards come under $200 these may actually be worth it. :laugh:
     
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    nice. every once in a while buy.com has some nice deals.
     
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    It is worth it at the current price.
     
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    The proc is, the fact that you have to spend $200+ on a board to go sort of defeats the proc price though imo, and until those go down a cheap proc doesn't do much for the price/performance. I'm sure some disagree though.
     
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    The price for i7 boards are a bit high (well not that high, just about right) . But the price for the proc is definitely worth it. It's $50 cheaper than the Q9550!!
     
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    You do have a point to a certain extent. The SLI+Crossfire functionality overthrows the cost of the motherboard. I mean a decent 790i/X48(DDR3) in retail box costs what almost $200 alone.
     
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    It's true, imo cf and sli have always been overpriced on the intel side of things. Especially considering you can get full cf for about $100 in AMD land. But yes the dual functionality is nice, but the fact that it's there doesn't do much for me considering there isn't another option. I really don't see why I'd ever want to put 2 video cards together (considering the problems, and considering I could get one to do the same), and thus I don't see why I'd want to spend more than $150 on a mb really. If they release another chipset then it'll get my attention. Forcing a $200+ x58 down my throat doesn't sit right w/ me. Again though, I know my opinion is not held by all.

    But you can couple that q9550 w/ a $100 p35 oc the snot out of it and you'd have to bench to tell the difference. ;)
     
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    Oh definitely man. You couldn' have said it better. What about the few that only want/need single slot?
     
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    I'll pass, I'm waiting for 32nm tech

    x58 mobos are currently plagued with a lot of problems. x58 platform in general is in its infancy, there is still a lot of innovation to come from the mobo makers
     
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    I think I'm gonna wait for P55 too. lol
     
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    Exactly, it's discrimination I tell ya, blatant bigotry. :laugh:

    Westmere FTW!

    It looks like P55 may just be for 1156 (I hope not though)......
     
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    :laugh: u so crazy :laugh::roll::roll:

    That's what RMAs are for. I agree that there will be better motherboards, but everyone forgets about the Gigabyte x58s and their lack of problems.
     
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    I don't see a lot of people complaining about X58. It seems as if ever X58 board is a great overclocker. Correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    It's the only oc'er for the i7 right now, so until we get some other boards it's difficult to tell if they truly are maxing i7s potential. I would venture to say yes, they are.
     
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    A 780i (ASUS, EVGA, XFX) is like 220$, so I dont think 250$ is asking too much. Expecially for a new platform.
     
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    they are finally releasing some good boards, not to mention my EVGA has no problems what so ever, runs like a champ for $300, cant complain on my behalf

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1132385&postcount=1129
     
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    I actually thought that satisfied your demand nicely. Will you really let your bias stand in the way? :( Anyway I'm going to thank the guy who posted this because for anyone who wants to buy a board that is meant to OC, handles i7, and SLI/Crossfire in the same package then I would look here for a good deal on a great chip.
     
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    I suggest GIGABYTES for mobo.

    I have absolute zero issues with this board.
     
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    Yes. I'm waiting for a board with the Lucid chip on it.:)
     
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    What? :confused: I said I wouldn't possibly need cf/sli, and certainly wouldn't need board capable of both, and would be unwilling to pay for that. According to my earlier posts, I'm not sure why you thought a $210 x58 would do it. ;)
     
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    I gotta say seeing this makes me smile from ear to ear. I love competition, hoefully the prices drop a bit more before the beginning of January, too see my Phenom II release at $250 or less would make my day.
     
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    You're obviously not interested in the x58 or the i7.
     

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