Sandy Bridge and P67 Prices Revealed

Preliminary Thoughts

Sandy Bridge and P67 Prices Revealed

 

Preliminary Thoughts

 

To conclude, there is a lot to look forward to with the release of Intel's new product family. While overclockers may feel as though they've walked into a McDonalds that is purely vegan, except for two burgers priced at £5 and £7, we don't think you'll be too disappointed regardless. Given that there has been evidence of these processors reaching up to 5GHz on air, there is inevitably very little room to complain. Much like how certain processors in a given family become the overclocker's choice, we expect that the same will hold for the upcoming 2500K and 2600K processors, because they will perform so well. Simply ignore that it is your ONLY choice and you will be as happy as Larry.

Its not all bad in terms of motherboards either. An entry level motherboard will set you back just short of £100 while performance variants can be had from £150 upwards. One interesting thought is that we may see certain consumer attention moving away from the "extreme" motherboards. As these processors are not made for BCLK overclocking, you needn't worry about causing as much strain on your motherboard either. For example, we regularly dismiss motherboards that fail to reach the magic 200MHz BCLK mark today, however next year it wouldn't even matter. Indeed we still need motherboards with reasonable enough power phase design, but assuming this criteria is met, one could argue that the importance of the motherboard has just been compromised somewhat. Will this hold in practice? Only time will tell.

Clearly there is still much more that we would like to find out but there is no denying that the new LGA1155 generation is looking mighty promising. So for those who continue to bleet "do I or do I not wait for Sandy Bridge?", the answer is WAIT.

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09-12-2010, 03:42:50

T.A.K


Two glasses of water... "Is the glass half full or half empty?"





Technically the glass is ALWAYS full.

50% Air 50% water

100% air 0% water

0% water 100% air


=)

09-12-2010, 10:00:43

Xochielt


Technically the glass is ALWAYS full.

50% Air 50% water

100% air 0% water

0% water 100% air


=)



Technically is quite equal to "in reality".
But reality is the result of complex proceedings between observer and observed... and hence matter of opinion
blah!

09-12-2010, 10:27:07

lappy74
I like how this thread went from my room to discussing what is in the cup :P

09-12-2010, 10:37:19

Xochielt


I like how this thread went from my room to discussing what is in the cup :P



yeah... was quite off-topic ;-)

09-12-2010, 10:38:07

lappy74


yeah... was quite off-topic ;-)



Just a bit :P

05-01-2011, 17:54:46

LaurenceGough
Awesome looking rig :). It's good to know that the dust filter in my HAF X will work well :).

:P

05-01-2011, 18:03:06

lappy74
Yup :)
It's a brilliant case, some people hate the look of it, I personally love it! :)

05-01-2011, 18:22:01

LaurenceGough


Yup :)
It's a brilliant case, some people hate the look of it, I personally love it! :)




Same same! I was looking through the whole case market last month!

I look at those boring bland PC cases and think to myself, it looks the same as everyone else's even those at PC world lol... :lol:

HAF X is unique! Something you know means business lol..

06-01-2011, 05:00:46

Zeals


Same same! I was looking through the whole case market last month!

I look at those boring bland PC cases and think to myself, it looks the same as everyone else's even those at PC world lol... :lol:

HAF X is unique! Something you know means business lol..



You can always go crazy a mod a bland PC case to something that will make Alienwares and the HAF series look tame :P

07-01-2011, 12:48:04

lappy74


Same same! I was looking through the whole case market last month!

I look at those boring bland PC cases and think to myself, it looks the same as everyone else's even those at PC world lol... :lol:

HAF X is unique! Something you know means business lol..



Yeah I agree completely, I would've went with the NZXT Phantom but the draw back of it was that it had no side panel (i know i could've done one myself but I couldn't be bothered).
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