You know, I am going to say this, right on this forum here to all the members, "I haven't posted on this forum for like a week now, and had no intention of ever posting again", I haven't posted because I am sick of the B.S. and when I say, "B.S." I mean, the posts for no other reason then to "get into it", the flames, the back and forth non-sense.
I CAN'T answer people's questions on here without some snide comment, back-handed compliment or insinuation from the white-box wanna be fan-boys, and I am just tired of being baited.
I actually called this guy up on the phone and said, "Hey, why don't we just bury the hatchet here, and each just run our own business without the jabs and comments." He agreed, but this guy... this XoticPC guy, he just can't do it. Not only can he not do it, but obviously his word means nothing.
I came on this forum, to specifically reply to this comment.
1. This machine was sent in to Tom's prior to the C2D even being released on August 31st. Intel supplies Engineering Sample CPU's to it's channel partners when you have the right connections and are a legitimate
company. It's kind of amazing that a system builder wouldn't know that.
Of course, I think to be classified a system builder
, you would need to actually build
your own systems and not have them whiteboxed from the distributor. I can see how it could be a confusing thing if you are an order taker not actually doing it.
2. Engineering Sample CPU's are sent out BY Intel for various purposes, one of which is testing
and hardware compatibility. Now, DO YOU THINK THAT INTEL IS GOING TO SEND OUT A SUBSTANDARD CPU FOR THOSE PURPOSES? These CPU's are NOT right off the assembly line which are one in a thousand tested. Before Intel sends one of these puppies out they make damn sure they kick ass. These things are more reliable then any retail CPU out there! I wish I had ALL ES CPUz, but they are HARD to come by.
There are several differnt "grades" of CPU
> Intel Retail CPU
>Intel Mechanical Samples
>Intel Engineering Samples
>Intel Military Spec
I have a T7600 CPU that I have overclocked to 3.0 GHz! That's over 30% boost, try getting that from a retail CPU, oh, that's right, a retail CPU is locked unless you pay extra for the "G" class chips.
Modern Engineering Samples are worth good money on the overclockers forums as many people collect them. If anyone has an ES CPU that they don't want... let me know. I have customers that will pay for them because they want the option to overclock, and know they can't do it with mass-marketed junk! Anyone who is a real
hard-core gamer wants these chips bad.
Oh by the way, when you want cutting edge gaming performance you should probably go to where they have the latest information and experience building systems.:
Intel recently released a consumer watch for these ES processors on the register...
The "recent" release Xotic is referring to? Published Tuesday 21st March 2000 15:54 GMT... that's cutting edge
man... that's almost bleeding edge. When you're information is 6 years old... you're beyond good... you're cracker-jack good.