It is lame... It's lame to sell something that requires an additional purchase when it's not the norm. What if your next cell phone came without a battery because it's for enthusiasts and they all buy 3rd party extended batteries anyway, right?dividebyzero said:
Yup, almost as lame as dreamers commenting on a product they'll never buy- unless it's third-hand on eBay in 2016.
...er, thats the whole point. People who buy enthusiast CPU's for enthusiast boards don't use stock coolers.It is lame... It's lame to sell something that requires an additional purchase when it's not the norm.
What if ?What if your next cell phone came without a battery because it's for enthusiasts and they all buy 3rd party extended batteries anyway, right?
How is Intel responsible how much tax, fees or shipping you pay from an etailer ?And I personally hate it when I see a price on a webpage and find out that the price is bogus because of taxes, fees, shipping costs, or missing parts. It's bait and switch.
You assume too much sir. Sub 300 dollar cpus fall under the "for dreamers only" ? Really?
I'd be surprised if the release of the E series had any impact on the K series pricing. The 2600K is really a bargain considering the performance it offers, think it more likely that the current K series will have an adverse effect on the sale of the extreme processors.Humm due for release later this year? There's only 3 and a half months left. I hope this brings down Sandy Bridge K prices.
Unfortunately Jose forgot to include this salient point from the VR-Zone article...The only argument that made a teensy tiny bit of sense was the perceived warranty issue between boxed retail and OEM. That's sort of crying before you're hurt.
That tends to imply that the SKU's will still be prefixed BX (where applicable), and that the three year warranty applies- just that the box will only include the CPU and the "manual"The upcoming Core i7 processor from Intel, the 3820, 3930K and the 3960X will all ship without a cooler in the box. That said, Intel has decided to offer own brand coolers for the platform, it's just that they won't come in the box with the CPU
Yup. Business as usual. Buy a tray CPU for a one year warranty, pay a few bucks more for some packaging and a three year warranty. If you were being pedantic, you could also query the availability of tray/OEM CPU's for the retail channel. Anyone seen an OEM version of Gulftown (990X) or Sandy Bridge 2500K/2600K for sale at Newegg?...It could come to pass the Intel offers a "boxed retail" version of these CPUs anyway, a longer warranty coming with a higher priced "boxed retail" version.
Dan Snyder approves- although to fit that analogy, you would have to refuse Newegg's price, give them 50-100% more than retail...then force them to accept a performance bonus it the system actually booted.Or Intel could cut their losses against the uber clocking set, and go with 1 year, and you're on your own. Over volt away, knock yourself out. Sort of like old football players getting short contracts.
November tends to fall before New Years Eve.Humm due for release later this year? There's only 3 and a half months left. I hope this brings down Sandy Bridge K prices.
Bit of a comprehension fail ? Let me rephrase: "An enthusiast ( one who is very likely to overclock in order to gain full performance from their newly acquired performance CPU and performance chipset board) is very unlikely to be bemoaning the loss of a $5-10 underachieving stock, bifurcated (mostly) aluminium HSF, which they will all certainly not be using in their system build"You assume too much sir. Sub 300 dollar cpus fall under the "for dreamers only" ? Really?