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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Anyway, have I just missed it or have we seen no SB-E system so far?
    Well, there's very little motivation for most people to look into buying one, I'd argue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Well, there's very little motivation for most people to look into buying one, I'd argue.
    *Backs away, holding a sheet of paper looking like a planned upgrade-list, quite embarrassed*

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    "Most people" are the people with sane budgets. Do most of the frequenting members here really qualify?

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    Maybe most of us are OCD and don't like the idea that SB-E chips are harvested silicon from 8core Xeons.

    If I'm paying >$500 for a CPU, I'd expect 100% of the die space to be used. That's the reason (although silly) why I don't want a SB-E chip.
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    Well, it's extreme but not that extreme. You can pick up a decent motherboard and a 3930k for around $700-800. Sure, that is a lot of money, but considering that some enthusiasts pay over $1500 for GPUs alone I thought we would see a few by now. I guess most await Ivy Bridge and hope that the shrink will deliver a nice boost in both overclocking capability and performance (I'm in this boat myself). The i7 2600k is still a very powerful CPU and considering the price difference I can see why most choose to wait and see.

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    Hold on a second... the new AMD cards are going to actually make use of PCIe 3.0? This is a bit of a predicament. Gigabyte doesn't actually have that I believe.

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    So? They won't require it.
    PCI-E 3.0 8x = PCI-E 2.0 16x for all ends and purposes on the user-side.
    Generalising of course, but they are backward compatible.

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    Mr. Drunken, I highly doubt they will actually use PCIe 3.0 bandwidth. If they do, it probably won't be much more than a 2.1 x16 can do, so yeah.
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    This is true. Guess I'll just sit on the fence and see what happens to it. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Excellent rig, but you realize that's a 200mhz overclock (5%) right?
    As Wries pointed out you have your numbers incorrect on the 2600K, it's about a 15% OC. I know it's conservative but it is my first OC. I may increase it later on but so far I have seen no need for it other then for bragging rights.

    @noteworthy, look at the DELL Ultrasharp 23". It's on sale for $239.00. It's more $ then your average ACER but the big deal is it's an IPS panel, which has much better quality. I really want to get one but it's hard for me to justify the money just for better quality when I won't be getting an increase in size or resolution. If you need a new monitor it's what I would recommend getting though.
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    Well, there's also the amazing stand you get with the Dell Ultrasharp monitors to consider. And yes, it is amazing.

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    Am I the only one bothered by the "Dell" label on them? Gives me this cheap, office pc, ripoff alienware -ish feeling which I'm finding hard to shake. Don't get me wrong, fine screens but still.

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    To be perfectly honest, I don't notice it's presence...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    Am I the only one bothered by the "Dell" label on them? Gives me this cheap, office pc, ripoff alienware -ish feeling which I'm finding hard to shake. Don't get me wrong, fine screens but still.
    It's about the only thing they sell that I'd consider buying. The monitors are normally kind of pricey but at $60 off the 23" is actually a really good deal for it's quality. But I totally understand the reluctance towards the brand.
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    So I noticed I'm pretty much a snail at filling HDD space, so a 240 GB SSD is looking tasty... (That's roughly how much I've used by intentionally not giving a frag about space! >.<!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Well, there's very little motivation for most people to look into buying one, I'd argue.
    i think it's more of an issue that everything is out of stock, my first attempt to order, the rampage iv was out of stock, now the 3930k is out of stock, so I've given up and I'm gonna wait till the 3980x comes out, as well as some more info on ivy bridge

    im also kinda waiting on a new case to release

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    Thoughts on buying a 240GB SSD tho?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    im also kinda waiting on a new case to release
    While I think there could be some improvements to the HAF X, such as quick release vs thumb screws, it's sort of hard to beat the air flow and temps offered by the case. Add in the fact that it's using almost exclusive 200mm or larger fans, which are much quieter, there's no other case I would recommend over it. The 140mm rear exhaust and my GPU are the only fans I can hear running.
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    Dammit, another HAF X recommendation. The case really isn't that amazing. :/
    And temps wise "hard to beat"? I doubt it.

    As a rule of thumb from my POV it's about equal to my Level 10 GT, but I'm ultimately not quite satisfied with either case. What makes me happy about one of them makes me unruly about the other. Maybe the 800D is interesting, but I don't know. I'm at the verge of seeing if I can bribe a friend of mine into creating a custom case.

    Or rather, bribe him into helping clean up these designs I'm working on so we can literally tell a machine to do it. >>
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    Is it just me or is almost every case, for full size ATX and bigger, just so darn ugly? I really hate most if not all of the case designs and think it might have to do with their bulkyness and approach that bigger is better because cable arrangement will be easier and you can put your hamster in there.

    My next build will probably be mATX (or why not ITX?) with a thunderbolt-attached external unit for the harddrives. Tech is shrinking and so should my desktop machine do too.

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