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1  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: When Is Ivy Bridge CPU Due Out??? on: March 09, 2012, 12:20:18 PM
I see it's on Fudzilla now.  It's April 20th 2012!!!!!
2  Hardware / Processors - CPU / When Is Ivy Bridge CPU Due Out??? on: March 07, 2012, 11:24:13 AM
So the latest article says that Ivy Bridge notebook CPU's are due out at the end of April.  Do we know when IB desktop CPU's will come out?  Is it still in June?  I'm about to upgrade and currently I'm waiting on Kepler.  Specifically the GTX 670 or if I can't afford it, the GTX 660Ti.  Whenever Kepler comes out, I'm gonna upgrade.  If IB is due out in June, that probably means the end of June right....  Do you guys think IB is really worth waiting for?  If IB isn't out by the time Kepler debuts, do you think the i7 3770k is that much better than the current i7 2700k??
3  Welcome to Fudzilla Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anyone Reviewed the Sennheiser HD 485 Headphone? on: March 01, 2008, 04:04:29 PM
The 485's are awesome with the bass.  I like them but I sort of wish the bass was just a hair lower.  It's not like it cracks or anything....it's just....wow.  I'm used to my cheap Radio Shack $20 pair with little bass.  When you hook it up to the TV or something...it's pretty powerful!
4  Welcome to Fudzilla Forum / General Discussion / Anyone Reviewed the Sennheiser HD 485 Headphone? on: January 07, 2008, 01:57:40 PM
I just ordered some Sennheiser HD 485 headphones.  I was wondering if anyone has these and/or have reviewed these.  I bought these based on various user and site reviews from Amazon and C|net....places like that.

Had I not jumped the gun so quickly, I would have bought the Sennheiser HD 555 cans instead, but they've already prepped them for shipping at Amazon and won't let me cancel the order.  That said, the HD 485's look like very VERY good cans!  To boot, I'm coming from some very cheap Radio Shack open-air cans which cost me $20 or $30 I believe about 3 years ago.

Anyway, here's the cans I'm referring too: http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/root/500266#
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-485-Dimensions-Headphones/dp/B0007QN18K/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1199708073&sr=8-1
5  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 Price Drop... on: May 23, 2007, 11:59:16 PM
On one hand I think it's good that prices drop, but why so quickly? I mean... I bought my E6300 for 210 not that long ago (around january), now I can buy a E6600 for the same price and within two months I can buy either a Core 2 Extreme E6850 or a Core 2 Quad Q6600 for not much more (around 275).

Like I said, when you not yet have a Core 2 Duo, it's fantastic. But I feel kinda left out by Intel. I spend my hard earned money on one of their processors, and know they're saying: "haha, you can buy a much better processor today for the same money, but your E6300 ain't worth shit anymore". I mean... by the time I will upgrade (at the end of the year, when AMD Phenom X4 will arrive) I may be glad to get 25 for my E6300.

Intel is just fucking with their customers (excuse my language) in my opinion. That's not a good thing. Sure, every products price drops sooner or later, but this isn't acceptable anymore. What they're also doing is getting rid of AMD this way. I don't know if they will achieve that, but when they do I'm sure Intel will instantly increase their prices in the same way they're dropping them at the moment. Just because they will have a monopoly, when AMD is gone. And by then, we all have a problem.

Unlike most things, technology is made for the masses.  It is frustrating to know you paid a hefty price for your component, only to see it drop drastically in a few months, but I think it's better in the end.  You can sort of predict what will happen though.  What you could next time, is wait about 6 months after the Phenom is released, then you know it will drop in price and you'll be saving money.  Thing is, if you want the cutting edge tech, you pay the price.

I know what you mean though...back when the A64 X2's were new, I bought a X2 4400+ just as they released it for $820+ and the price dropped after a few months, but the price of the E6600 did seem to drop a little faster, it's because Intel was introducing new chips and had to drop the price on the older ones so the new ones could sell.  So, if you keep an eye out on what's on the horizon at all times, you've got a good chance of knowing when prices will fall.  For example I wanted to get a Q6600 but it was too high at over $800...so I waited until the price drop in April....and as soon as it dropped, I bought one.  unlike 2 years ago when I paid full price for the X2.
6  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 Price Drop... on: March 17, 2007, 10:19:47 AM
Here is an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 article with "High-End Multi-Core Processors Compared"
http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?cid=2&id=2169

The table will show you all the new processors at a glance.

I would try looking for sample systems that others have already put together.
(try browsing the sig lines of Q6600 overclockers, and see what they are using...)

Here is a sample I found from http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/q6600/3.htm

Test Setup:
Intel Q6600ES
Intel Bad Axe 2
2x1Gb Mushkin XP8500 (running DDR2-800)
Mushkin 650 Watt PSU
Gigabyte 7900GT
Seagate 750Gb Sata2 HDD
Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2

Intel E6400 and E6600
Gigabyte 965P-DS3
2x1Gb Mushkin XP8500 (running DDR2-800)
Mushkin 650 Watt PSU
Gigabyte 7900GT
Seagate 750Gb Sata2 HDD
Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2



Thanx allot...I'm reading it now...this looks very interesting and better insight into what I can expect!  It sucks that I'm gonna be without my system for about a month (I've promised to sell my parts to a client of mine who wants it soon...probably next week) but I'll have my sons computer to tide me over until then.  I guess I can deal with my old P4 3GHz with 1GB of RAM and a Radeon 9800 Pro for a little while knowing that I'll be getting a decent upgrade from a dual core X2 4400+ and a 7800 GTX 512 to a Quad Core Q6600 and either a 8900 GTX or a Radeon X2900 XTX...more likely the 8900 GTX.

This is OT and in the wrong forum but it's worth mentioning that there is a new rumor that ATi is moving the R600 to a 65nm process and it should be available in May.  http://www.theinq.com/default.aspx?article=38292
7  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 Price Drop... on: March 16, 2007, 04:45:30 PM
Well, I called Intel and got mixed messages.  First the guy said that he thought I should get a more powerful PSU but he didn't sound very convincing, but then I asked him about a an E6600 which of course is the Core 2 Duo and he said they both are very close to the same power draw.  Anyway I have a question or rather a confirmation.  Right now I have a A64 X2 4400+ (Socket 939) with an MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum with a SB X-Fi that I spoke of earlier with a GeForce 7800 GTX 512 and two optical drives, 2 HD's 1 SATA and 1 IDE, 1 Floppy, 5 80mm case fans and 2 USB devices with the same Enermax 535 watt PSU that I intend to use with my new system.  My X2 4400+ uses as much or more wattage than a Core 2 Quad 6600 doesn't it?  So the only thing that's really increasing my wattage is the GF 8800 GTX, not the quad core.  The PSU calculator is incorrect as it doubles the wattage for a quad core vs a dual core.  I think I'm gonna take your advice guys and go for it.  I don't think I'll need to buy a new PSU then.  I know for a fact though that this is the last upgrade I can do with this PSU.

*EDIT*
Yeah, that PSU calculator says the Q6600 needs 480 watts if you only put that in which is obviously a gross error. I emailed them about it and hopefully they'll fix it soon so people won't spend money they don't have to.  I'd like to thank you guys for telling me about your experience and thanks Possible Impact for the info and the specs on the quad core!  Well the site actually says that's the "Recommended PSU Wattage" but that still doesn't make sense because an A64 X2 4400+ like I have uses more wattage than a Core 2 Quad, so they need to adjust that!
8  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 Price Drop... on: March 16, 2007, 12:36:16 PM
@Bowen
The difference in power consumption between a C2D and a C2Q CPU at same frequency is 70W when on 100% CPU load. So If your system is wasting 384Wh with a C2D, it would waste less than 455Wh with a C2Q.
The hardware you've mentioned(Q6600 C2, 8900 GTX to be upgraded to a 8900 GTX along with 2 to 4 GB of RAM with one optical drive, 2 HD's, a SB X-Fi sound card and 5 case fans) will waste less than 384Wh, when on 100% load. If the real power of your PSU is 535W, than it will handle much more than the hardware you've mentioned.
One of my 230W real power PSUs, handled a C2D E6400 @3.2GHz, 2x512MB DDR2-800 @1GHz, GeForce 6600 256MB @550/840, Audigy2 6.1, 2 HD's, 2 optical drives, TV/FM Tunner and 3 fans. So, don't worry, your PSU has plenty of power to handle any C2Q with any G81 GPU with 4 modules of RAM.

It's not that I don't want to believe you, but this site says otherwise: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
I have to admit though, it struck me odd that a C2Q used that much wattage.  What I'm afraid of is frying all my components if for some reason it's too much for my 535 watt Enermax PSU.  So what I'm going to do is email Intel and ask them.  I'd email Enermax, but I know all they're gonna do is tell me I need to buy one of their trippleKilowatt PSU's with a built in air freshner for only the low low price of $300.  Actually a 1Kilowatt PSU for that price would be decent.  Anyway I can't, so I'm hoping Intel can confirm what you're saying.  Like I said, I'd like nothing more than to believe you, but I've got too much at stake if something goes wrong.  While I tend to think you're right, I need to make sure...but thanks!  This gives me hope as I really want the Q6600!
9  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 Price Drop... on: March 16, 2007, 09:51:49 AM
It looks like I won't be getting a Q6600 after all after seeing that I'll need a new PSU.  The quad core proc uses up 714 watts vs 384 watts for a dually.  That's a big difference and if I could afford to buy a new PSU, I would.  That's with a GF 8800 GTX too BTW.  You need at least a 850 watt PSU and preferably a 1K.  Bummer, but oh well...that's life I guess.

The TDP of 105 Watts for the Q6600 should not be a problem with most power supplies.
Icc max 115 Amps
VID 0.85 - 1.50 Volts

Are you including two 8800 GTX in SLI mode for the Power requirement?
 

So you think my 535 watt PSU can handle a Q6600 C2, 8900 GTX to be upgraded to a 8900 GTX along with 2 to 4 GB of RAM with one optical drive, 2 HD's, a SB X-Fi sound card and 5 case fans?  Believe me, I'd really like to get a quad-core but I can't afford to buy a new PSU now.  I'll have to start with only 2GB of RAM but I'm upgrading to Vista until next year after a SP has been released for it and finally, the only reason I'm upgrading to a 8900 GTX is because I'm using eVGA's Step Up program which means I only have to pay for the difference between the 8800 GTX and the shipping.  Oh and I'm getting SLi either...just one card.  The quad core really bumps up the wattage unfortunately.
10  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 Price Drop... on: March 15, 2007, 01:41:30 PM
It looks like I won't be getting a Q6600 after all after seeing that I'll need a new PSU.  The quad core proc uses up 714 watts vs 384 watts for a dually.  That's a big difference and if I could afford to buy a new PSU, I would.  That's with a GF 8800 GTX too BTW.  You need at least a 850 watt PSU and preferably a 1K.  Bummer, but oh well...that's life I guess.
11  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 Price Drop... on: March 14, 2007, 06:54:09 PM
Woohoo....first post in the processor section.  Anyway I'm very happy that Intel is dropping the Q6600 down to $530 because I really wanted to get a Quad-core proc this year but I was going to settle on another dually and get the E6600.  It sucks that I have to wait but I believe it's worth it, plus the GeForce 8900 GTX might be out by then.

If the Q6600 is going to be $530, then the E6600 is probably gonna drop down to around the $200 price point...I can't wait.....give me Quad damage baby!  http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=139&Itemid=1     Grin
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