AVADirect Now Shipping Desktops With Fixed Sandy Bridge Chipset

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And just like that, another company is assuring customers that future machines are 100% cleared to be perfectly a-okay. Intel's Sandy Bridge snafu earlier this year really put vendors in a pinch; they didn't want to stop selling systems, but they also didn't want a ton of defective units going to unhappy customers. But now that the revised model is out of the pipeline, AVADirect is proudly announcing that their new desktops are utilizing the new Sandy Bridge hardware.

The new rigs will use the B3 Cougar Point chipsets that correct the SATA 6Gb/s data bandwidth flaw from degrading over time, and the company has informed the public that pending orders will be honored as promised, and newly submitted orders will ship within their standard time frame of 10-14 business days. The rest of the release is actually quite interesting. AVADirect is one of the few companies speaking out about the flaw, and they have even thanked their customers for being patient through the transition. Good on them, and here's hoping you avoided the whole mess yourself. Onward and upward, as they say!

AVADirect Now Shipping Updated Sandy Bridge Desktops

March 4th , 2011 - AVADirect, a leading custom computer manufacturer, announces all Sandy Bridge desktops are now available directly through AVADirect. Intel is currently ahead of schedule to release the awaited B3 Cougar Point chipsets that correct the SATA 6Gb/s data bandwidth flaw from degrading over time.  Pending orders will be honored as promised, and newly submitted orders will ship within their standard time frame of 10-14 business days.

Intel's press release in late January was difficult  to take in for the entire industry. There was not much that could be done besides accumulating an immense amount of patience until the Cougar Point flaw was dealt with accordingly. The same cannot be said for boutique builders, such as AVADirect. The custom computer manufacturer worked diligently with its customers to provide quick, alternative solutions at no cost to their clientèle. While working along side with premiere partners, replacement options were also extended to those who decided to move forward with current desktops despite the chipset flaw. Customers have the option to contact the manufacturer directly for said replacement to receive the corrected chipsets relevant to the model motherboard within their AVADirect system.

AVADirect would like to thank its customers for their patience throughout Intel's chipset flaw update period, and will continue to assist its customers in building a unique Sandy Bridge system to their exact specification. Potential customers are urged to contact their sales line for further questions regarding availability, and an exact ETA of when a Sandy Bridge system can be expected to ship to their location.

About AVADirect
AVADirect is a privately owned custom computer manufacturer based in Twinsburg, Ohio, (within close proximity to Cleveland) specializing in the design, engineering and manufacturing of personalized high performance computer systems. The systems span the spectrum from Windows or Linux manageable and highly-reliable servers, to high-end workstations and gaming systems, to business PC’s, notebooks and barebones systems and parts, focused on the commitment to meet the everyday demands of the marketplace, while creating a footprint within the industry.
For more information, visit www.avadirect.com. 
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coolice replied on Sat, Mar 5 2011 10:42 AM

Ah,well, one steps in, others will soon follow, and intels fiasco will be studied in the future and it'll just be any other event that caused a loss of sales. MBA students will study it intensively, put some big fancy words to it, and come to the same conclusion.... they'll just sound more smart while saying it.

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rapid1 replied on Sat, Mar 5 2011 11:10 PM

Avadirect as an independent provider is generally pretty close to point of introduction generally from what I have seen. I would also say there a great place to buy specifically for custom built but generally (or at least more so) somewhat affordable compare. SO I would think if you don't wanna build it yourself, but want to say what is in the box, and want coverage there a great option for desktop goodness as well. Mind you I don't have personal ownership of any gear from them, but I say that after hearing generally positive results from them for years.

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@rapid1: Thanks for the tip about finding a customized box builder. Can't afford one now, but I'll keep it in mind for when I've got the bucks.

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Good to see another company doing the right thing, and getting systems out promptly with the fixed chipset.

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