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Intel Core i7 Processors: Nehalem and X58 Have Arrived

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Over the past few weeks, a number of memory and accessory manufacturers have announced products for the Core i7 / X58 Express chipset in anticipation of the platforms arrival. 


 
Corsair and Qimonda Triple-Channel DDR3 Memory Kits

To date, we have already received a triple-channel DDR3-1600 memory kit from Corsair, that features an updated heatsink assembly, reminiscent of the company's Dominator DHX line of products. These Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D DIMMs feature 8-8-8-20 timings, a 1.65v voltage, and a 2GB capacity each, for a total of 6GB in a triple channel configuration. We also received a set of Qimonda DDR-1066 modules that operate at 1.65v as well. The Qimonda triple channel kit consists of three 1GB modules, for a total of 3GB, with 7-7-7-20 timings. 


 
Stock Intel Core i7 and Core 2 Coolers, Side by Side

We figured this would also be a good time to show you the size difference of the stock Core i7 cooler as it relates to a Core 2 cooler, and a new high-end air-cooler from Thermalright. As you can see in the images above, the new stock Core i7 LGA 1366 cooler has a significantly larger diameter than the Core 2 LGA 775 cooler. There use a similar plastic push-pin locking mechanism, but the pins are spread further out on the Core i7 cooler. Current LGA 775 coolers will not fit the new LGA 1366 socket. 


 
Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme RT for Core i7

Enthusiasts need not worry though, as Thermalright, and others, are either new high-end heatsinks or new mounting hardware for existing heatsinks to support Intel's new socket. The Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme RT pictured here is what we used to overclock the Core i7 Extreme 965 to over 4.1GHz, and it did so with minimal noise output thanks to its dense array of heatsink fins, six heatpipes, and 120mm fan. 

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Wow way to give me the upgrade bug. Not only show off the i7 CPUs but the new version of my mobo too.

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I'm going to handcuff myself to my chair for the next six months (maybe AMD will somehow surprise us with something that drops the prices), then buy buy buy!

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bob_on_the_cob:

Wow way to give me the upgrade bug. Not only show off the i7 CPUs but the new version of my mobo too.

ICE make me feel obsolete

 

If you 2 guys get the upgrade bug REALLY REALLY BAD and you dont have a need for those 2 Monsters that you have, I got a home for the poor old wore out and out of date Rigs you have now right here. Its kinda like a recycling center! Here,s my address Amdcrankitup,s house and if it will help I,ll pay the shipping for you so you wont have to take the money out of your I7,s savings.Thats the kinda guy I am always trying to help! LOL

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Oh amdcranckitup. Not sure if I'm getting a core i7 this year or not, but you know that you guys would have first dibs on anything I stop using.

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bob_on_the_cob:

Oh amdcranckitup. Not sure if I'm getting a core i7 this year or not, but you know that you guys would have first dibs on anything I stop using.

 

 Im just messing with you BOB.Im so impressed with the rigs you and ICE have I cant even think that far ahead to be able to get an i7.But give me time and I,ll get up to a Quadcore first of the year and maybe even a Striker or Maximus with a 9800 thrown in there some where. That would get me closer and I would be satisfied with that setup for a while. Like to see one of you guys get a i7 rig just to se the reveiw posted by one of our guys here! Maybe Raid will get one soon he,s the one wih the money around here! LOL How bout it Raid have,nt heard from you much lately.He must be reving up one of his current Hot Rods he,s got and going to spring a suprise on us!Geeked

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Lol Well I sold my old rig which was no slouch to a girl at work and since then I have reinstalled windows on it 2 times, put a new hard drive in it and I got a call tonight saying it wont cut on at all now. I still have not got a dime for it. So if its something like the PSU or mobo I'm going to just pick it up and say that I can't fix it. It's has worked fine for me since I got it and now in a few weeks it just keeps dying.Hmm I'll see what I can get out of it you guys having first dibs of course.

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bob_on_the_cob:

Lol Well I sold my old rig which was no slouch to a girl at work and since then I have reinstalled windows on it 2 times, put a new hard drive in it and I got a call tonight saying it wont cut on at all now. I still have not got a dime for it. So if its something like the PSU or mobo I'm going to just pick it up and say that I can't fix it. It's has worked fine for me since I got it and now in a few weeks it just keeps dying.Hmm I'll see what I can get out of it you guys having first dibs of course.

 

  Thats how it goes when you sell it to some one you know its suppose to come with a lifetime warranty!!  Or at least they think it does. On top of that she has,nt even payed you. Most of the time when they have a problem its Usually operator error not the rig.

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amdcrankitup:

Most of the time when they have a problem its Usually operator error not the rig.

Yeah I never had a problem from it.

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make me feel obsolete

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Awesome. I can't wait to build an i7 system...unfortunately I'll need to wait a bit longer before upgrading though.

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