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bullet Posted: 11 Jan 2011 at 9:46pm
[QUOTE=Alex]@Rexxaran, within 2 days we will offer a few Sandy Bridge laptops.


Alex,

I have a laptop on hold and want to get the top of the line Sandy Bridge Processor based laptop instead. When will you offer the cream of the crop in Sandy Bridge Laptops? With *ahem* the GTX 485M.
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bullet Posted: 11 Jan 2011 at 10:56pm
Originally posted by Rexxaran

Why aren't you guys offering the Intel Core i7 2600K CPU with the GTX 580 video card in your desktops? It doesn't seem there is a way to do that in the Configurator.


yes it does let you, but the 570 is a better deal for the performance.
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bullet Posted: 12 Jan 2011 at 12:08am
Ah my bad. I see it now. Btw why does DSO not list the 2600K in the best category on the Configurator. The best one still lists the 950, 960 and 970 etc. Does this mean that these 1st generation processors are better than the 2600? Seems odd since the bechmarks say 2600 is the fastest of them all.
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bullet Posted: 12 Jan 2011 at 12:21am
the six core is faster, these are the midrange cpus of SB, highend SB cpus will be out Q3 of this year.
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bullet Posted: 12 Jan 2011 at 12:26am
Are you saying a 2600K is slower than a 950 for instance? That does not look right looking at the specs.
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bullet Posted: 12 Jan 2011 at 1:02am
Originally posted by Rexxaran


[QUOTE=Alex]@Rexxaran, within 2 days we will offer a few Sandy Bridge laptops.

Alex,I have a laptop on hold and want to get the top of the line Sandy Bridge Processor based laptop instead. When will you offer the cream of the crop in Sandy Bridge Laptops? With *ahem* the GTX 485M.

Clevo has been changing the ETA for them. The latest update is by the end of this month.
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bullet Posted: 12 Jan 2011 at 1:05am
Originally posted by Rexxaran

Ah my bad. I see it now. Btw why does DSO not list the 2600K in the best category on the Configurator. The best one still lists the 950, 960 and 970 etc. Does this mean that these 1st generation processors are better than the 2600? Seems odd since the bechmarks say 2600 is the fastest of them all.

The X58 platform is still the best platform for high-end configurations. It supports full 16x PCI-E slots for SLI, triple channel memory, six-core CPUs, and the 980X. Sandy Bridge (The P67 chipset) is a great performer when overclocked nevertheless.
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bullet Posted: 12 Jan 2011 at 2:12am
Originally posted by Alex

Originally posted by Rexxaran


[QUOTE=Alex]@Rexxaran, within 2 days we will offer a few Sandy Bridge laptops.

Alex,I have a laptop on hold and want to get the top of the line Sandy Bridge Processor based laptop instead. When will you offer the cream of the crop in Sandy Bridge Laptops? With *ahem* the GTX 485M.

Clevo has been changing the ETA for them. The latest update is by the end of this month.


Thanks for the update Alex. I will keep my order on Hold till then. Payment for my order has already been processed so I am just waiting for Clevo to get cracking and get the Laptops to you guys so I can configure a SB with the 485M.



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bullet Posted: 12 Jan 2011 at 3:33am
Originally posted by Rexxaran

Are you saying a 2600K is slower than a 950 for instance? That does not look right looking at the specs.


no, I said the 6 core was faster in other things, in games they are the same pretty much.

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bullet Posted: 12 Jan 2011 at 12:56pm
great prices guys!  My dad will now be ordering a pc from you guys.  Only people who arent trying to rip their customers off by raising prices for equally prices hardware. LoveLoveLoveLoveLoveLove
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bullet Posted: 12 Jan 2011 at 2:39pm
@Rexxaran, no problem.

@RiceEatin2000GT, thank you for the repeat business!
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bullet Posted: 12 Jan 2011 at 5:09pm
Alex, the digitalstormonline.com front page still has the 10% off offer with FREE overclocking, but in the configurator, despite there being a gift icon next to "CPU Boost" overclocking options for Sandy Bridge, there are two "Stage 1" options (shouldn't the liquid cooling one be "Stage 2"?) and the first one isn't free as expected. Is this an error?
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bullet Posted: 12 Jan 2011 at 6:08pm
@Torley, the Sandy Bridge configurations are now default with a free overclocking item. Also, yes, the higher overclock package has been renamed to 'Stage 2.'

Edited by Alex - 12 Jan 2011 at 6:09pm
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bullet Posted: 13 Jan 2011 at 12:58am
Alex,
This probably isnt the thread for this but I ordered my SB build 24 hours ago and also noticed the Free Overclock Level one was not placed in my configuration. Will this still be offered to my build.
I sent an email making this request to the sales group and included my order number.
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bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 1:43pm
Bad news on the Sandy Bridge front.

Intel identified a chipset error with Sandy Bridge.  Specifically, there are performance problems with the Intel SATA controller.

In a sense, I'm glad I waited to upgrade to Sandy Bridge (I'm still running a Core 2 Quad Q6600).  Speaking of which, I'll likely ask about some system configurations sometime in the next few months.


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bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 2:20pm
yup, teh extream performance is counted acted by teh SLOW hdd/ssd caused by teh chip set slowly screwing thigns up......i dont know how it works, but it does!
 
and yes, i was trolling the interwebs today and found this.
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bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 3:04pm
Great.... I was going to order my new computer tonight or tomorrow featuring the 2600k.....Upset

Now what should I do...
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bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 5:10pm

Intel has a revision coming in a month that will fix this. We're looking at around early March when we would have the revised motherboards. In the mean time, if you really do want a Sandy Bridge system now, we can install your hard drive(s) on the SATA 3 ports which are unaffected by the issue.

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bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 5:20pm
Yes but then one is paying full price for a mobo with only 2 sata ports. or is it 4? they have 4 sata 3.0 ports right?

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bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 5:48pm
Correct. We're figuring out what we're going to do about this. This is something that just developed today.
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bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 5:51pm
Alex, does this also effect laptops employing the sandy bridge? I was all set for the 2920XM chip.

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bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 5:55pm
Well, if I can fit my setup on the 3.0 ports and be fine, then thats okay with me. An SSD, HDD, and the optical drive. If it can be built around the issue using 3.0 ports and a motherboard has enough for my setup (3 ports) then I will continue with what I had planned and order the Enix build tonight.

As I said in another post, I am in need of a system now and am prepared to order something that suits my needs one way or another no later than tomorrow morning. I would like the Enix if it can be done. If not, I will search for alternatives tonight.
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bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 6:06pm
IF I'm not mistaken, for the p8p67 (not pro or other models) you get 4 6GB sata ports and 4 3GB sata ports.

if that is correct and all the 6GB sata ports don't lose any perfomacne if they are all being used, then its not that big of a deal for people that don't need that many sata ports.
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bullet Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 6:23pm

The SATA 3 ports all work perfectly fine. It's just the SATA 2 ports.

The issue also appears to be with the Sandy Bridge laptops too.
 
I'm locking this thread because there is already a current topic going on about this here: http://digitalstormonline.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=13551
 
Please continue the discussion there.
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