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OneSlickDeal 04-18-2011 09:51 PM

Microcenter B&M i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor + 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive for $290 before tax Good on 4/19/2011 Only
 
Wish I didnt buy my 2600k a few weeks back. This is a slammin deal if you have a microcenter near you and were planning on gettin a 2600k anyways.

http://www.microcenter.com/specia...promo.html

Price is $290 before tax

Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
Caviar Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive WD10EALX - OEM

wikipost 04-18-2011 09:52 PM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
If you bought an i7-2600K from MC within the last 30 days, bring your receipt back to MC for an "invoice correction" and get the hard drive for $9.99!

nutz 04-18-2011 10:09 PM

Thats an awesome deal! Wish i had some cash to pick this up. Im still running my crappy AMD6000 which runs hot as hell.

OneSlickDeal 04-18-2011 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nutz (Post 38965279)
Thats an awesome deal! Wish i had some cash to pick this up. Im still running my crappy AMD6000 which runs hot as hell.

Ya, I'm trying to figure out a reason to buy another....

Nicker 04-18-2011 10:24 PM

Yuup, planning on upgrading as soon as EVGA gets their P67 FTW mobo out.

Might as well get the 2600k now.

I have a microcenter right down the block from me.

Filipp2442 04-18-2011 10:25 PM

Ugh, this is so tempting but then I would need a new motherboard and most likely get a new power supply. Going to have to pass I think and maybe just get some super efficient CPU cooler for my i5 750 and overclock to 4.0 or so.

Nicker 04-18-2011 10:26 PM

Meh, confirming it online still nets a total of $374.75.

anothauserhere 04-18-2011 10:28 PM

hmm I wonder if that drive is still $40 instore.

Kaldar5 04-18-2011 11:00 PM

Gah and I just finished talking myself out of a i7 2600k down to a i5 2500k ! :rolleyes: Well, I haven't bought it yet...

Seems like a good deal considering the current newegg price for the i7 2600k is $315

Seems like a so-so HDD, but near free is near free. And yeah the website is still showing the wrong price.

civildealer 04-18-2011 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anothauserhere (Post 38965715)
hmm I wonder if that drive is still $40 instore.

I have never seen a $40 1TB drive before.

anothauserhere 04-18-2011 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by civildealer (Post 38966091)
I have never seen a $40 1TB drive before.

Sorry $44. Was on here a few months ago. I regret *not getting more now, it runs like a champ.


http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2752655

tpatana 04-18-2011 11:29 PM

Why no-one spreads the Sandy Bridge -love to Seattle?

houh0316 04-18-2011 11:53 PM

for ppl who has frys closer to them, can pm on that day
Frys now does national wide pm even online deal

tpatana 04-19-2011 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by houh0316 (Post 38966595)
for ppl who has frys closer to them, can pm on that day
Frys now does national wide pm even online deal

For real? I might need to drive to Frys tomorrow.

houh0316 04-19-2011 12:11 AM

ya.. my friend worked in there said they have the new PM rule starting this Jan
and I could of bought the 2500k + HD in frys last week :(

Killerz 04-19-2011 05:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaldar5 (Post 38966083)
Gah and I just finished talking myself out of a i7 2600k down to a i5 2500k ! :rolleyes: Well, I haven't bought it yet...

Seems like a good deal considering the current newegg price for the i7 2600k is $315

Seems like a so-so HDD, but near free is near free. And yeah the website is still showing the wrong price.

I thought for price:performance the i5 2500k overclocked using just air was the better deal?

mayurolla 04-19-2011 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Killerz (Post 38969083)
I thought for price:performance the i5 2500k overclocked using just air was the better deal?

It is. But 2600k > 2500k regardless of price. I'd personall save my money and get the 2500k and OC it.

TonyTG 04-19-2011 06:08 AM

Gah!!! I just bought the 2600k from them literally less than 10 days ago. Ah well, great deal for those looking to upgrade! Love the performance boost over my previous 930 processor. :yummy:

bucks09 04-19-2011 06:23 AM

Micro Center always has nice deals on these chips. Wish I needed one.

Tnyc 04-19-2011 06:35 AM

How much longer can my Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400(2.66GHz) in my sweet and quiet HP Firebird 802 system last before it becomes really outdated? I want SATA 6.0/USB 3.0/Intel SSD 530 series for my next build. Maybe I should just put an SSD into my Firebird and enjoy it for a few more years before thinking about a new built?

hangon 04-19-2011 06:40 AM

I have seen the i7-2600k + asus mobo back in stock.....

anyone has the link for that promo.. I could not find it...

einzelherz 04-19-2011 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tnyc (Post 38970207)
How much longer can my Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400(2.66GHz) in my sweet and quiet HP Firebird 802 system last before it becomes really outdated? I want SATA 6.0/USB 3.0/Intel SSD 530 series for my next build. Maybe I should just put an SSD into my Firebird and enjoy it for a few more years before thinking about a new built?

<- Athlon 64 3200+ single core

I think you'll survive :)

the5threvolt 04-19-2011 06:51 AM

I'm trying to wait until z68 comes out. Maybe 2600k might be cheaper then especially if ivy bridge comes out? Does anyone have suggestions?

Also hd seems to have higher failure rate than expected for wd product. weird because we are not taking about hitachi hds. :p hows micro center with hd replacements on these combo deals?

TonyTG 04-19-2011 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hangon (Post 38970337)
I have seen the i7-2600k + asus mobo back in stock.....

anyone has the link for that promo.. I could not find it...

That was a previous "Deal of the Day" for them a week or so back. It was the 2600k + the ASUS P8P67-R3 Motherboard (mobo link [microcenter.com]) for $399. If you speak with a sales associate at one of their locations they may work out the same deal with you. Just note that the motherboard will only do CrossfireX and not SLI...

aigochamaloh 04-19-2011 07:24 AM

I called Fry's about the pricematching and they said only for products that were shipped from Microcenter, not B&M. Of course YMMV with those people at Fry's.

Habeed 04-19-2011 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tnyc (Post 38970207)
How much longer can my Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400(2.66GHz) in my sweet and quiet HP Firebird 802 system last before it becomes really outdated? I want SATA 6.0/USB 3.0/Intel SSD 530 series for my next build. Maybe I should just put an SSD into my Firebird and enjoy it for a few more years before thinking about a new built?

A long time. There's not much you can run right now that will max out that processor, other than video transcoding. With an SSD, and maybe more RAM, you'll be able to get lots more life out of it while running almost as fast as the latest and greatest.

I have a 930, overclocked to 4.1ghz, and 99% of the time my cpu is idling or near idle. The SSD saves me a lot more time than the CPU does.

kunislav 04-19-2011 07:57 AM

Glad I waiting on purchasing the i7 2600k. Now if EVGA would release their p67 and amazon would ship my 240 gb vertex 3, life would be good!

duenor 04-19-2011 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by houh0316 (Post 38966595)
for ppl who has frys closer to them, can pm on that day
Frys now does national wide pm even online deal

are you serious? so does this mean Fry's will price match Microcenter CPU+MB bundles? if so, that would be awesome because MC is 80 miles from me and frys is 12.

can anyone confirm this? I did a google search but only turned up posts from 2009

JiNaMoN 04-19-2011 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by einzelherz (Post 38970433)
<- Athlon 64 3200+ single core

I think you'll survive :)

attaboy, I got an Athlon 64 3400+ single core with 1 gb RAM and its got an integrated graphics card and its the perfect HTPC. I have it hooked up to my old ass 55 inch flat screen but not LCD TV and it streams movies and youtube perfectly without any hickups. Its been running since '04 without a problem. I've got like 5 hard drives running up in it and it works beautifully. No need to spend extra money lol.

I have a dual core laptop and will be getting a dual core macbook pro (older model) from my professor to use for programming with a dedicated graphics card. pretty decent no need for newer stuff.

timmaahh236 04-19-2011 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyTG (Post 38970639)
That was a previous "Deal of the Day" for them a week or so back. It was the 2600k + the ASUS P8P67-R3 Motherboard (mobo link [microcenter.com]) for $399. If you speak with a sales associate at one of their locations they may work out the same deal with you. Just note that the motherboard will only do CrossfireX and not SLI...

What are the benefits / differences between CrossfireX and SLI? Is it just vendor support or something performance based?

einzelherz 04-19-2011 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timmaahh236 (Post 38972691)
What are the benefits / differences between CrossfireX and SLI? Is it just vendor support or something performance based?

Afaik motherboards now should support both. I assume you know that SLI is for nvidia cards and crossfire is for ATI. There are some situations where one performs better than the other (despite what small differences in the actual cards there may be) and I believe Tomshardware.com had recently compared some of these.

tomt4535 04-19-2011 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timmaahh236 (Post 38972691)
What are the benefits / differences between CrossfireX and SLI? Is it just vendor support or something performance based?

Crossfire is AMD/ATI's version of multi-GPU technology and SLI is Nvidia's version. If you have 2 Nvidia GPUs, you need a motherboard that supports SLI. If you have 2 AMD/ATI GPUs, you need a board that supports Crossfire. Not all boards support both technologies, so if you want one or the other, be sure to ensure your board supports it.

Habeed 04-19-2011 08:32 AM

The actual chips on the motherboard are identical to a board that did support SLI. However, nVidia charges a fee to motherboard manufacturers that they must pay in order for the board to be supported by nvidia graphics cards in SLI mode. Nvidia's drivers will check which board you have and refuse to enable SLI if you have a model made by a manufacturer that didn't pay.

Does it matter? Not usually. Usually, for any given generation of games, it is more cost effective to buy a single powerful card that costs between $200-$300 and you will be able to run every single game available with all features enabled, except for maybe 1 title, at a high resolution for a standard monitor.

You only need more GPU power if you
1. Are using multiple monitors
2. Have one of those $1000+ 30" monitors at 2560x1600 resolution, and that's only for a few games where that high a res matters.
3. Want to run a poorly written game with a poorly optimized feature enabled. For instance, in this generation of games, Metro 2033 has a number of poorly written special effects that will bring most graphics cards to their knees. The effects don't add anything significant to the game or it's graphics.

And even then, without SLI support, you can just crossfire 2 ATI cards or you can purchase a single Nvidia graphics card that 2 of the latest and greatest GPUs in SLI on a single card. This actually costs a little less than buying 2 separate cards, sometimes.

It's been like this for at least 3 or 4 years now. Before that, graphics cards were about $100 cheaper for a good card. (the first 3d accelerator card was only $200, and I remember getting a radeon 8500 when it was hot for $200)

mreik 04-19-2011 08:34 AM

Will anywhere pricematch a store that isn't "local"? I live in FL and this is exactly what I'm looking for..

plestiuc 04-19-2011 08:50 AM

can someone a bit smarter them me tell if I can buy this and put it into a Vostro 420 Tower to replace the Intel® Core蒂 2 Duo E7400 (2.8GHz, 3M, L2Cache, 1066FSB) processor?

I pray and hope this would work without needing a new motherboard!

Appreciate the help!

the5threvolt 04-19-2011 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plestiuc (Post 38973421)
can someone a bit smarter them me tell if I can buy this and put it into a Vostro 420 Tower to replace the Intel® Core蒂 2 Duo E7400 (2.8GHz, 3M, L2Cache, 1066FSB) processor?

I pray and hope this would work without needing a new motherboard!

Appreciate the help!

Highly unlikely. You will probably end up needing a new mobo and ram as well. And maybe power supply.

Enycejian 04-19-2011 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plestiuc (Post 38973421)
can someone a bit smarter them me tell if I can buy this and put it into a Vostro 420 Tower to replace the Intel® Core蒂 2 Duo E7400 (2.8GHz, 3M, L2Cache, 1066FSB) processor?

I pray and hope this would work without needing a new motherboard!

Appreciate the help!

No because the i7 2600k requires a LGA1155 motherboard which in your case have to purchase a new motherboard as well.

plestiuc 04-19-2011 09:24 AM

well, thanks for the reply guys!

so no i7 or even i5 for me then on the current mobo?

the5threvolt 04-19-2011 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plestiuc (Post 38974359)
well, thanks for the reply guys!

so no i7 or even i5 for me then on the current mobo?

No. you will need to swap pretty much everything except hd, keyboard dvdrom and mouse. :)

plestiuc 04-19-2011 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the5threvolt (Post 38974509)
No. you will need to swap pretty much everything except hd, keyboard dvdrom and mouse. :)

thanks.

sucks. I guess I'll stick to my crappy Core 2 Duo for now

A1enGongst3r 04-19-2011 09:58 AM

This is from the fry's price match guarantee here [frys.com]:

"Offer does not apply when price includes rebates, special program or educational discounts, bonuses, free offers, gift cards, rewards points redemptions, coupons, promo codes, bundled items or one-of-a-kind or limited-quantity offers."

As this is bundled, I don't think you can get it for that price. Maybe. I don't know. YMMV.

civildealer 04-19-2011 10:02 AM

Fry's dose not have the same drive anyway.

Quote:

Originally Posted by A1enGongst3r (Post 38975391)
This is from the fry's price match guarantee here [frys.com]:

"Offer does not apply when price includes rebates, special program or educational discounts, bonuses, free offers, gift cards, rewards points redemptions, coupons, promo codes, bundled items or one-of-a-kind or limited-quantity offers."

As this is bundled, I don't think you can get it for that price. Maybe. I don't know. YMMV.


ZV3 04-19-2011 10:06 AM

Wow, this is a great deal. There are nowhere near enough Microcenters though. If there was one near me, I would spend my whole check there, no problem!

A1enGongst3r 04-19-2011 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZV3 (Post 38975635)
Wow, this is a great deal. There are nowhere near enough Microcenters though. If there was one near me, I would spend my whole check there, no problem!

Judging by the price of the other stuff at Microcenters... you'd probably have to.

guyblack 04-19-2011 10:24 AM

first Z68 MB on sale by mistake in Taiwan http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/1...sale-in-t/

Thats what im waiting for to hit the US before i buy the 2600k but this is tempting. Also Samsung sold their HDD division to Seagate to go SSD only for storage. So no more spinpoint love.

the5threvolt 04-19-2011 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guyblack (Post 38976149)
first Z68 MB on sale by mistake in Taiwan http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/1...sale-in-t/

Thats what im waiting for to hit the US before i buy the 2600k but this is tempting. Also Samsung sold their HDD division to Seagate to go SSD only for storage. So no more spinpoint love.

Oh look at that. I just asked about z68 few posts before. Maybe they are set to hit pretty soon in the u.s. as well.

I guess I will just wait. It might be nice to get z68 but not at 400. Maybe it will bring the price down for p67?? In either case, micro center seems to have this kind if combo sale evey other week or so. I can wait. Lol...

onedollar 04-19-2011 11:02 AM

Just got back from my local MC store...

If you bought an i7-2600K from MC within the last 30 days, bring your receipt back to MC for an "invoice correction" and get the hard drive for $9.99!

I had purchased the CPU back on 4/7 and when I saw this combo deal today, called them on the phone, and they said to just bring the receipt in and they'll do a refund/repurchase with the drive for $9.99 since it's automatically added to the CPU SKU #. Pick up the drive (from an associate, if you can't find it on the shelves) and then take it to the customer service/returns dept. to do the price correction.

The drive is a Western Digital WD10EALX. 1.0 TB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB cache. Total cost is $9.99 plus tax. MC SKU # 212902.

onedollar 04-19-2011 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyTG (Post 38969699)
Gah!!! I just bought the 2600k from them literally less than 10 days ago. Ah well, great deal for those looking to upgrade! Love the performance boost over my previous 930 processor. :yummy:

Bring your receipt back to MC and get a price adjustment and get the drive for $9.99!

TonyTG 04-19-2011 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onedollar (Post 38977349)
Bring your receipt back to MC and get a price adjustment and get the drive for $9.99!

Ah sweet, thank you! Going to grab my 1 TB drive after work then. :woot:

Habeed 04-19-2011 11:12 AM

How does microcenter even stay in business, giving away CPUs like it does? Does Intel give Microcenter the chips for less than it charges everyone else? Is that even legal? Or does Microcenter just take a loss on every cpu they sell and try to make it up elsewhere.

onedollar 04-19-2011 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habeed (Post 38977447)
How does microcenter even stay in business, giving away CPUs like it does? Does Intel give Microcenter the chips for less than it charges everyone else? Is that even legal? Or does Microcenter just take a loss on every cpu they sell and try to make it up elsewhere.

They make it up by hoping that once you're in the store, browsing, you'll also pick up a case, motherboard, power supply, hard drive, and anything else that gets your attention and wallet! :D

the5threvolt 04-19-2011 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habeed (Post 38977447)
How does microcenter even stay in business, giving away CPUs like it does? Does Intel give Microcenter the chips for less than it charges everyone else? Is that even legal? Or does Microcenter just take a loss on every cpu they sell and try to make it up elsewhere.

They don't lose money. Any item that you buy from the store actually costs the store 50% or less for them to purchase. Some items are diffetent(like gaming system), but they have a different profit model(games you buy).

As onedollar said, they want customers in the store for other purchases, but they are not losing money for this combo. Item-wise, they still make money.

pyrotekneks 04-19-2011 12:31 PM

Oooooohhhhhhh soooo tempting!!!
And if I can't get Fry's to PriceMatch, I'm heading to LA tomorrow anyway!
Hmmm if I get this...going to need a new board and RAM...


What do you guys thing the possibility of this dropping in price anymore? Because I'm pretty sure it'll stay in the $315 retail price range.

guyblack 04-19-2011 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pyrotekneks (Post 38979821)
What do you guys thing the possibility of this dropping in price anymore? Because I'm pretty sure it'll stay in the $315 retail price range.


This price isnt dropping anytime soon until maybe next year. What you should expect thought is right around may 6, may 8, may 12 MC to run a MSI Z68 MB combo with the 2600k which will be the best Z68 2600k available. If you are not going for z68 then this might be worth a pull.

AznCracker 04-19-2011 02:04 PM

hmm if the deal for the 2500k shows up again ill buy it

Tnyc 04-19-2011 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by einzelherz (Post 38970433)
<- Athlon 64 3200+ single core

I think you'll survive :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habeed (Post 38971861)
A long time. There's not much you can run right now that will max out that processor, other than video transcoding. With an SSD, and maybe more RAM, you'll be able to get lots more life out of it while running almost as fast as the latest and greatest.

I have a 930, overclocked to 4.1ghz, and 99% of the time my cpu is idling or near idle. The SSD saves me a lot more time than the CPU does.


Yes, I agreed. I rarely use more than 60% of my 4gb of RAM and my CPU utilization also rarely goes over the 50% mark. I guess I just need to wait for a deal for a good SSD to put in the Firebird and I should be good for a few years :)

OneSlickDeal 04-19-2011 02:54 PM

If they allowed returns on processors I would just buy now and think later. That is another bonus IF you can get frys to match it. They allow returns for 15 days...

For those who want the 2500k...and the asus pro....should be comin up for around 330 for the both :) plus tax of course....

Microcenter is so doing something illegal to offer these so cheap....

LRFPhotoBooths 04-19-2011 02:59 PM

Would frys price match this? or no cuz its a bundle?

LucJoe 04-19-2011 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the5threvolt (Post 38976871)
Oh look at that. I just asked about z68 few posts before. Maybe they are set to hit pretty soon in the u.s. as well.

I guess I will just wait. It might be nice to get z68 but not at 400. Maybe it will bring the price down for p67?? In either case, micro center seems to have this kind if combo sale evey other week or so. I can wait. Lol...

What? Z68 will not be $400. It will be MAYBE a tiny bit more than P67, if not the same. Gigabyte already announced they're axing P67 production for Z68.

That board is $400 because it's Gigabyte's top end board (think Asus' Maximus line)

nu79 04-19-2011 03:23 PM

Hard Drive Out of Stock in Santa Clara?

pyrotekneks 04-19-2011 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nu79 (Post 38984679)
Hard Drive Out of Stock in Santa Clara?

I LOLed.

and if I'm using a discrete GPU, then there really isn't any reason for me to get the z68, is there? (Besides the whole SSD caching, which I'm not really interested in)

deeznutz904 04-19-2011 04:42 PM

I am so tired of microcenter not being in florida....

pyrotekneks 04-19-2011 04:51 PM

And has anybody gotten any luck PriceMatching with Fry's?

deeznutz904 04-19-2011 05:02 PM

i tried with compusa and they said no...

the5threvolt 04-19-2011 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LucJoe (Post 38984247)
What? Z68 will not be $400. It will be MAYBE a tiny bit more than P67, if not the same. Gigabyte already announced they're axing P67 production for Z68.

That board is $400 because it's Gigabyte's top end board (think Asus' Maximus line)

Yeap. I know. The price will be more than P67 for sure (added parts etc). I was referring to that board and $400 sure does sound alot.
In either case, it seems like Z68 should be coming out in May, so I will just wait and see what the price is like. :)

somebody 04-19-2011 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onedollar (Post 38977507)
They make it up by hoping that once you're in the store, browsing, you'll also pick up a case, motherboard, power supply, hard drive, and anything else that gets your attention and wallet! :D

Definately true; me and a friend snagged some i7 CPUs from them last black friday for a great price - only catch was that the guy in charge of the CPUs wanted to see different people, and in store only to get those CPUs. If you're in the store, then you'll probably see some other deal and buy more.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habeed (Post 38977447)
How does microcenter even stay in business, giving away CPUs like it does? Does Intel give Microcenter the chips for less than it charges everyone else? Is that even legal? Or does Microcenter just take a loss on every cpu they sell and try to make it up elsewhere.

Also, they might have promotions with Intel. When the Sandy Bridge came out, I believe one of the NY stores had a full Intel presentation inside the store. Just like some of the rebates that are "only good if purchased at Newegg" or something like that (that you mail back to the mfg for rebate).

houh0316 04-19-2011 07:12 PM

I guess Frys doesn't want everyone to find out. LOL
http://morewithlesstoday.com/frys...ice-match/

http://www.frys.com/onlineads/0001507075
"Fry’s will price match any competitor’s price, including internet prices"

Be sure to give them a call before going
I'm going to call tomo and see if they can do this MC's fri combo PM

t_flare 04-19-2011 08:48 PM

i just brought all the components for my i7-950 from newegg.. its it worth it to return it and buy this or are the gains not worth it.

I spent 240 for the cpu, 80 for the triple channel ddr3 and 179 for the motherboard. I would have to return all of this and buy this and new ram and motherboard. Is it worth it?

mreik 04-19-2011 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deeznutz904 (Post 38986543)
i am so tired of microcenter not being in florida....

+1000000

sq1ne 04-19-2011 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t_flare (Post 38992137)
i just brought all the components for my i7-950 from newegg.. its it worth it to return it and buy this or are the gains not worth it.

I spent 240 for the cpu, 80 for the triple channel ddr3 and 179 for the motherboard. I would have to return all of this and buy this and new ram and motherboard. Is it worth it?


i'm doing the research on tomshardware and lots of benchmarks came up through various threads
imo...definitely worth going with SB 2x00K
lower power consumption = less money spent on PS and electricity while running faster

pyrotekneks 04-20-2011 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sq1ne (Post 38995017)
i'm doing the research on tomshardware and lots of benchmarks came up through various threads
imo...definitely worth going with SB 2x00K
lower power consumption = less money spent on PS and electricity while running faster

Uh yes...newer tech usually beats older tech on electrical consumption.

guyblack 04-20-2011 05:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LucJoe (Post 38984247)
What? Z68 will not be $400. It will be MAYBE a tiny bit more than P67, if not the same. Gigabyte already announced they're axing P67 production for Z68.

That board is $400 because it's Gigabyte's top end board (think Asus' Maximus line)


The $400 was the equivalent in US dollars of the board where it was being sold in taiwan. What it doesnt tell you is that the p67 boards there cost about that much. So the Z68 was almost the same price as p67. Dont expect it to cost much more than current p67. Maybe less than $50 per series. It wont be $400 here unless you are talking about a top of the line board like some p67 boards are near $400 now. Also rumor is that p67 and h67 might be getting SSD caching feature via bios update anyway after z68 ships. So if you already have a nice setup with p67 and a great GPU then you might not need z68.

beefcake78 04-20-2011 06:51 AM

wish I had more time yesterday to get this

guyblack 04-20-2011 01:00 PM

Nevermind thought u could still add it

naruto02 04-21-2011 12:33 PM

damn!! spent too much in last two months, guess i'm gonna wait til black friday for some good deals.

LucJoe 04-22-2011 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guyblack (Post 38998497)
The $400 was the equivalent in US dollars of the board where it was being sold in taiwan. What it doesnt tell you is that the p67 boards there cost about that much. So the Z68 was almost the same price as p67. Dont expect it to cost much more than current p67. Maybe less than $50 per series. It wont be $400 here unless you are talking about a top of the line board like some p67 boards are near $400 now. Also rumor is that p67 and h67 might be getting SSD caching feature via bios update anyway after z68 ships. So if you already have a nice setup with p67 and a great GPU then you might not need z68.

Yes, but with Z68 2 weeks out, I definitely think it's worth waiting. Quicksync will be a huge boost for encoding and Lucidlogix Virtu built into many boards will be great for power consumption.


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