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    Shut Up Stupid! Array DaemonCantor's Avatar
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    WTF Intel???

    I just ran through Newegg to get an idea how much it's going to cost me to switch from AMD to Intel. Well here's what I found: If I want a NEW Socket 2011 system I'm going to pay between $1000 USD (Processor Sold Out) to over $1500 USD just for the Motherboard and CPU????? WTF! No Memory, Drives, Keyboard/Mouse, Video Card, Monitor, Printer....Just the Motherboard and CPU!. Well for that amount of money I can live with a little performance hit since I'll never see the difference in what I do and have my COMPLETE setup with Multi-Monitors for the entry price or I'll start looking at 4 to 5 year old setup's from Intel based systems and still be in the same place. I have to hand it to anyone with enough money to afford this stuff because I'll never be able to.

    Reference to this is:
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ame=LGA%202011

    Motherboard (Pick one of 30): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ame=LGA%202011

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    LOL and why on earth are you wanting to go X79???

    Get a nice 2500K CPU a good channel board or a ROG IV Maximus with some 2133MHz ram and you have a system that will kick serious butt.

    Still for me the best gaming system if you couple a good GFX card to that set up. Go do the maths at the egg and you will see you have plenty change.
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    Nothing new here, it's more than 10 years that Intel Extreme Processors are over $ 1000 , it's for the Extreme Enthusiasm, They use to be the only one to have unlock clock, but with the K series you have about the same unlocking and about the same performance.

    Intel make processors for every price and every customers, those $ 1000 are definitively for peoples who can afford it, Intel know it.

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    Yea, I know HiVizMan, I got curious as to all of the buzz about it and looked...I had 2 Heart Attacks looking at the prices! Thank GOD I have a good power supply to Defibrillate me! Trust me I'm not downing Intel based Systems, yes they are fast and all but for me I can wait the extra 2 seconds to encode my video of the grandchildren it's not a life or death thing...lol. Pretty much everything I own is outdated before I purchased it!...Just like me...

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    Wait for those chips to become more available and u should be able to get a 3930K that will in the long run be better for your needs or go Z77 when it comes out it will rock everything. I wouldn't have gone X79 if Someone didn't give me a 3960X to keep.
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    I've been on Intel for probably the last 15 years or more...but my gaming rigs are never built on the top end parts. For me it just doesn't pencil out. I can build systems twice as often by sticking to mid-range parts so my median performance is actually better.
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    I take it nobody noticed that the Lowest priced of the two chips was still 3 times higher price than a 1100T.... ...Hmmm let me see...$199 for a 1100T from AMD or $600 for a 3930K....That's a tough choice... Yes I know as well as pretty much everyone else that the Extreme Chips are always over a Thousand Bucks but when the low end is 2 to 3 times the price of the Competition....That's what shocked me so much. and yes I could get a 2500k but that's so yesterday!...I want Tomorrow Now and at a price I can Afford!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819106008
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    .I want Tomorrow Now and at a price I can Afford!
    Funny you should say that I feel the same way about the U19 women's volleyball team. My wife sadly has very different views on the subject.
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    There is the Marketing Phrase of the Century... "Tomorrow Now at a Price You Can Afford" ... hahhaa thnx..i needed that.

    If I cant see the difference...then why pay the difference?

    Not plane, nor bird, or even frog ..... just lil' ol' V UnderROG
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    You dont need 10 Grand... its nice.. but.. Ur ROGn with a G...[ hahaha -- get it ?? ] and some change..
    with the same GFX options.......... GAME ON .....git sU'm.

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    I guess the lesson I learned a long time ago still stands...When on a water budget don't look at Beautiful Women, Fast cars, or Mc Donalds Restaurants...

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