Skulltrail CPU costs $1,619.99

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Skulltrail CPU costs $1,619.99:
 

 

 
From the looks of the first listed Skulltrail CPU on newegg, Skulltrail will be the most expensive platform of all time. 
 
 
 newegg have listed a Intel Core2 Extreme QX9775 Yorkfield 3.2GHz processor for $1,619.99 which is about £815.
 
  
For a Skulltrail system you will probably end up paying around £2000 just for CPU motherboard and RAM. As you can see that is quite steep. Considering the cost of todays GPUs which will have to be added on to it as well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Core2 Extreme QX9775 Yorkfield is said to be an extremely overclockable chip and will come with a stock speed of 3.2Ghz, But do you think it will be worth the cost? Is Intel asking a little too much for this system? The Core2 Extreme QX9775 Yorkfield listing can be found here.
 
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26-03-2008, 18:10:20

nepas
so its all just chest beating then?

26-03-2008, 18:44:30

equk
I've not seen the bot or whatever, but I doubt this is a small time exploit.

I say that because of the way Warden (the blizzard anti-cheat software) works. It is in itself amazingly complex. The way I could see a bot/cheat working on WoW without being detected is probably with some sort of rootkit technology or direct memory reading/writing. Similar to some cheats seen on games such as counterstrike and counterstrike source.

Warden accesses and actively scans the system memory (I think there were reports of it picking up various hooks, which is why direct memory could work). When it first came out there were reports of it reading stuff like window titles to find certain keywords aswell.
Also when it came out, the games FPS dropped by stupid amounts and was even unstable :(

I guess blizzard have made so much revenue from this single game, both in monthly subscriptions and in the game & expansions. If the bot has sold 100,000 copies, it is a big issue. Not that I have much respect/concern on blizzard or the people who play WoW for prolonged amounts of time :(

26-03-2008, 18:50:34

equk
I just spoke to my bro who plays WoW and has it, and he says it is made by a company who made and sold a bot similar for a game called legend of MIR

Also he put it on with applications to test it and see what it does and it installs itself as a driver (using rootkit technology) and reads/writes to the memory. Also renaming itself on each time it is executed (as with so many known hacks) lol.

26-03-2008, 18:57:18

Rastalovich

I just spoke to my bro who plays WoW and has it, and he says it is made by a company who made and sold a bot similar for a game called legend of MIR

Also he put it on with applications to test it and see what it does and it installs itself as a driver (using rootkit technology) and reads/writes to the memory. Also renaming itself on each time it is executed (as with so many known hacks) lol.



If that`s LoM2, the bot(s) used in that were hijackable with means to retrieve your login/pass. In a number of download areas, they asked the user to enter their login/pass to prove they either played the game or hadn`t used it before - and people actually fell for that.

There were a good number that originated from China, some dood from holland or belgium converted to english, although there was a guy in the uk who wrote some free downloadable stuff to do similar things.

Those who bought such things, usually lost their gear off their chars sometime after.

26-03-2008, 18:59:25

equk

If that`s LoM2, the bot(s) used in that were hijackable with means to retrieve your login/pass. In a number of download areas, they asked the user to enter their login/pass to prove they either played the game or hadn`t used it before - and people actually fell for that.

There were a good number that originated from China, some dood from holland or belgium converted to english, although there was a guy in the uk who wrote some free downloadable stuff to do similar things.

Those who bought such things, usually lost their gear off their chars sometime after.


Not sure :)

My bro mentioned some hijaking ones ages ago tho, so maybe. But he hasn't paid for any bots before or had his account hijacked.

I think he normally tests stuff out without any connection to the net before using it online anyway.

26-03-2008, 19:02:17

Rastalovich

Not sure :)

My bro mentioned some hijaking ones ages ago tho, so maybe. But he hasn't paid for any bots before or had his account hijacked.



Mirlander was a cheat/bot program converted from chinese origins. It came in various versions (as game patches stopped it working). It did loads of nifty little things, including sending your l/p to it`s origins :p

26-03-2008, 19:05:40

equk

Mirlander was a cheat/bot program converted from chinese origins. It came in various versions (as game patches stopped it working). It did loads of nifty little things, including sending your l/p to it`s origins :p


lol :)

I've seen a few of those l/p stealers for WoW before.

26-03-2008, 19:18:21

equk

Mirlander was a cheat/bot program converted from chinese origins. It came in various versions (as game patches stopped it working). It did loads of nifty little things, including sending your l/p to it`s origins :p


I just spoke to my bro and he said he thinks it's the same company who made/converted mirlander.

The logo is the same.

26-03-2008, 20:48:53

Bungral
I read about this earlier too...

I reckon fair play to the bloke.. I can't believe they actually turned up at his door.. I'd be quite proud of that.

Also I can't believe their case for copyright infringement is based on the program copying it to RAM... Its hardly copyright theft is it!!

Like has been said they should just patch it up and it will take the dude a fair bit more time to make it work again and then just do another patch.. Not tough for a company raking in god knows how much every month from subscriptions.

Edit: Never played this WoW... What is it anyway [whistle]

27-03-2008, 04:43:29

!TIMMY!

Why can't Blizzard be just like any other game maker and just patch up the exploit? Taking some smalltime guy to court over it is pretty damn heavy handed imo.



Well it gets them more publicity, even if they lose. 1 day I will be getting a letter in the post asking me to chose a RL WOW character to be, there taking over the world!
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