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Old 03-28-08, 12:18 PM   #13
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Default Re: Who wants to blow $1500?

Originally Posted by Fudzilla
Two for $3239.98 + motherboard

It looks like Skulltrail can end up being the most expensive platform of all times. We just saw that newegg has listed an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 Yorkfield 3.2GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 771 150W Quad-Core Processor Ė Retail, that is only compatible with the Skulltrail (D5400XS) platform.

The motherboard itself has to cost around $400 and donít forget that FBDIMM memory at 800MHz isnít that cheap.

You can easily break $4000 for a motherboard, 2GB of memory and two Core 2 Extreme QY9775 and this already sounds way too steep.

The CPU is highly overclockable and works at 3.2GHz out of the box, but we are still not convinced that its worth all of $1,619.99. We expected around $1000 per CPU and even at that price point we would think itís too much, but $1600 is way out of line.

If you still want one you can get it here.
It's quite the investment, for minimal performance gains over other solutions(Qx9650,x48)
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Old 03-28-08, 12:35 PM   #14
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I thought this was going to be another thread about the Optimus Maximus keyboard...
Thats exactly what I was thinking lol
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Old 03-28-08, 01:10 PM   #15
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All I read was "blow" and "$1500"...I was going to move this thread to the P&R Forum thinking that it was about the ex NY Governor........

The mod power is going to your head...
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Old 03-28-08, 06:09 PM   #16
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Well, it is the ultimate processor for performance .

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