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CPU Bought an Ivy Bridge today

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SpAceman, 28 Apr 2012.

  1. SpAceman

    SpAceman What's a Dremel?

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    About 12 hours ago (1pm on the 28th my time) I was helping a friend with a new build. We went to our local retailer to buy most of a new system and I asked if they would be releasing Ivy Bridge tomorrow. The reply was yes however seeing as they had them in the store at the time they were happy to sell us the new unlocked i5 a day early.
    Pricing so far is the exact same as Sandy. I asked about the new i7K and the pricing is the same there too. The stock cooler looks slightly different too. Although that could just be me.

    Pics because it happened.
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    I felt very special. Possibly one of the first people in the world to buy one of these.
    Anyone else lucky enough to get a sneaky early purchase?
    Anyone planning on getting one on release day?
     
  2. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Huh? It was released days ago wasn't it?
     
  3. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    It was announced a few days ago, but they aren't on sale yet.
     
  4. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    Nice one spaceman, let us know how you like it :thumb:
     
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  5. Sketchee

    Sketchee Suddenly, looters! Hundreds of 'em!

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    Well go on then, get it set up and give us a review! The bit-tech one's nowhere to be seen :naughty:
     
  6. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    Can you remove the heat-spreader and see if it has thermal paste underneath?

    Use a thin blade to slice around the edge and prise the IHS off.

    Good boy.
     
  7. SpAceman

    SpAceman What's a Dremel?

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    I would rather not remove any heat spreaders. Unfortunately it is now 2:30AM for me and I don't have the machine with me so by the time I have any access to it there will be many reviews available. I will say I have never had a faster install of Win7 before. Idle temps were about 7 degrees above an ambient of 20 off the top of my head.
     
  8. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Had a paper launch, cant get actual stock until tomorrow is the theory...
     
  9. Sarica21coy

    Sarica21coy What's a Dremel?

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    Does the stock cooler have any size issues with high profile RAM?
     
  10. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Ahh... ok. Not been keeping up with IB that much, as I'm on socket 2011. IB-E is the one I'll be paying attention to.
     
  11. echo three

    echo three What's a Dremel?

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    Wonder if and when the i5 2500k will drop in price at all,
     
  12. Chicken76

    Chicken76 Minimodder

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    Very unlikely it'll happen.
     
  13. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    Nice find! Just ordered mine a few hours ago. Should be in my hands soon!
     
  14. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    Doubt it, and if it would, it would be minor, not enough to justify the 20% or whatever drop in IPC.
     
  15. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Once again and for everyone - Intel doesn't drop prices. It either keeps the price, or retires the processor. There are few exceptions when they want to start selling a new CPU at top of their generation, while keeping the maximum price the same, but otherwise the CPU is still at same price.

    If you don't believe me, then check out what is the current price of i7-760. Guess what - pretty much the same as i5-750 had at launch, and pretty much the same as an average i5-2x00 CPU. And if they would be still selling S775 Q9xx quads, then they would be same price as well.
     
  16. echo three

    echo three What's a Dremel?

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    Just seen from scan, on a build I put together about a week ago it has dropped in price, by 7quid, still, 7quid in my friends pocket.
     
  17. Dewi

    Dewi What's a Dremel?

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    Am now sitting on the Circle Line (London) heading home with a i5 3570K and an Asus Maximus V Gene!
     
  18. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Nice! (the hardware.. not the Circle line... that sucks).
     
  19. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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  20. echo three

    echo three What's a Dremel?

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    There still great chips and still very reasonably priced
     

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