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  1. #1
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    Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    This is getting old real fast. I had tentative plans to buy a Core i7 3930K about the time C2 stepping started to ship but even the C1 chips are like hens teeth. In the mean time I noticed recently that HP is listing Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3820 availability on their HP Pavilion HPE h8qe line for shipping right away (3930K too).

    So I guess the OEMs have the Core i7 3820 and 3930K,…..

    No luck for boxed versions at retail though,…….
    Core i7 3930K | ASUS P9X79 Deluxe | GTX670 | 32GB DDR3 | 500GB SSD | Antec P183 | Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit | 3x 27" 1920x1080 Monitors
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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    My Intel I7 3930K just arrived today at my mailbox, ready to be forwarded to me in this desert. Was so excited I might have danced a bit. If you want I can tell you how to get one, I had a hell of a time finding them. It's not an easy process and you most likely will decide to wait for however long it takes to get them to America... which Amazon says could be months...

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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    Thanks, I was kind of expecting something in the way of official information as to what the problem is and when it will be corrected by Intel. I also want to be sure that it is a C2 stepping Core i7 3930K not C1.

    Still after reading a little about Ivy Bridge and new Z77 chipset, Sandy Bridge-E is actually starting to sound a little stale before reasonable availability has ever been achieved,...or restored.

    The Z77 chipset itself uses tri-gate 22-nm processes (or so I hear), has native USB 3.0 support, Intel SRT SSD caching, some boards will have 4x4 SATA 3G / SATA 6G with RAID 0,1,5 or 10 (or so I hear) and so on. Some board will also have Intel Thunderbolt presumably by April,....

    The X79 is looking a little old and in need of an update. After all X79 is supposed to be the high-end not Z77,....

    I just hope Intel gets more Core i7 3930K C2 chips out and updates the platform to surpass the lower-end Z77 in all feature (save for onboard graphics).
    Core i7 3930K | ASUS P9X79 Deluxe | GTX670 | 32GB DDR3 | 500GB SSD | Antec P183 | Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit | 3x 27" 1920x1080 Monitors
    Core i5 2500k | ASUS P8P67 Pro | 4GB DDR3 | 27 TB Storage | Antec 300 | Server 2012 Essentials | Headless
    Core i7 920 | ASUS P6T Deluxe | MSI GTX260 | 6GB DDR3 | OCZ 120GB Vertex 2 + WD 1TB + 750GB | Antec 300 | Windows 7 64bit | 27" 2560x1440
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    Core 2 Q6600 |ASUS P5G41C-M LX | 8800GTS | 8GB DDR3 | WD Black 1TB HDD | Antec 300 | Windows 7 64bit | 27" 2560x1440

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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    X79 is a huge disappointment, in my opinion, for high-end users. Its really nothing more than a tarted-up Z68. The gap between the 2600K and the low end LGA2011 chips is too small in terms of practical CPU performance to justify on its own. If Intel had included some kind of "killer-app" features in X79, maybe even stuff as simple as native USB3, it would have gone a long way attracting people to the new platform.


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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    The Intel® Core™ i7-3930K is starting to roll out. Unfortunately the amount that we are starting to ship out still is below the number of processors that are backordered but with more coming out in coming weeks there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Christian Wood
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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    Quote Originally Posted by Activate: AMD View Post
    X79 is a huge disappointment, in my opinion, for high-end users. Its really nothing more than a tarted-up Z68. The gap between the 2600K and the low end LGA2011 chips is too small in terms of practical CPU performance to justify on its own. If Intel had included some kind of "killer-app" features in X79, maybe even stuff as simple as native USB3, it would have gone a long way attracting people to the new platform.
    I'd be happy if they just started adding more native SATA3 ports. The lack of native support for all the ports seems silly at this point. I'd be running four SATA3 SSD's in RAID0 if my P67 had the ports for it. SBE unavailability (reportedly due to the new stepping) has left some who could really use the quad channel goodness but don't need a $1k CPU hanging. Hopefully they get it straightened out sooner than later. now IB is rumored to be paper launching in June? Eh.. good think I'm pretty content with my current setup. Neither X79 or Z77 are bringing much useful to my plate.
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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    Quote Originally Posted by IntelEnthusiast View Post
    The Intel® Core™ i7-3930K is starting to roll out. Unfortunately the amount that we are starting to ship out still is below the number of processors that are backordered but with more coming out in coming weeks there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
    Thanks for the info.

    Apparently, Newegg had some stock of SBE Core i7 3930K chips come in but they sold out quickly. I missed it.

    They also have stock of SBE Core i7 3820 chips but are only selling them in bundles. So in other words you can't just buy the CPU from them.
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    Core i7 920 | ASUS P6T Deluxe | MSI GTX260 | 6GB DDR3 | OCZ 120GB Vertex 2 + WD 1TB + 750GB | Antec 300 | Windows 7 64bit | 27" 2560x1440
    Core i7 860 | ASUS P7P55D Pro | eVGA 8800GT | 4GB DDR3 | WD 1TB | Antec 300 | Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | 40" 1920x1080 HDTV
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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    OK, looks like they have the 3930K at Newegg now.
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    Core i5 2500k | ASUS P8P67 Pro | 4GB DDR3 | 27 TB Storage | Antec 300 | Server 2012 Essentials | Headless
    Core i7 920 | ASUS P6T Deluxe | MSI GTX260 | 6GB DDR3 | OCZ 120GB Vertex 2 + WD 1TB + 750GB | Antec 300 | Windows 7 64bit | 27" 2560x1440
    Core i7 860 | ASUS P7P55D Pro | eVGA 8800GT | 4GB DDR3 | WD 1TB | Antec 300 | Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | 40" 1920x1080 HDTV
    Core 2 Q6600 |ASUS P5G41C-M LX | 8800GTS | 8GB DDR3 | WD Black 1TB HDD | Antec 300 | Windows 7 64bit | 27" 2560x1440

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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    Quote Originally Posted by Activate: AMD View Post
    X79 is a huge disappointment, in my opinion, for high-end users. Its really nothing more than a tarted-up Z68. The gap between the 2600K and the low end LGA2011 chips is too small in terms of practical CPU performance to justify on its own. If Intel had included some kind of "killer-app" features in X79, maybe even stuff as simple as native USB3, it would have gone a long way attracting people to the new platform.
    When I researched a new comp for 2012 I couldnt beleive the x79 setup . What a total waste of time and money plus the vitualization thing. My i2500 with an accelerated raid o is just fiine thanks.

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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    I just installed the 3770 on an Asus Sabertooth Z77 board.

    It is a little early to tell yet but it looking pretty good.

    I am running prime95 right now. Had a little problem with stability until I got the CPU voltage where the board liked it (1.4v).

    I spoke to soon, prime just quit again.. sigh
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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    Quote Originally Posted by richardd43 View Post
    I just installed the 3770 on an Asus Sabertooth Z77 board.

    It is a little early to tell yet but it looking pretty good.

    I am running prime95 right now. Had a little problem with stability until I got the CPU voltage where the board liked it (1.4v).

    I spoke to soon, prime just quit again.. sigh


    I think 1.4v is a bit high for an Ivy Bridge 3770K. What’s the standard spec voltage for that chip? Something like ~1.1v or 1.2v,….?
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    Core i7 860 | ASUS P7P55D Pro | eVGA 8800GT | 4GB DDR3 | WD 1TB | Antec 300 | Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | 40" 1920x1080 HDTV
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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    Hows the ASUS MB doing I love the x58 one and thinking on a cpu/mb upgrade.
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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    Hows the ASUS MB doing I love the x58 one and thinking on a cpu/mb upgrade.
    My board was bad out of the box; would not shut down.

    Traded it for a new one and am very impressed. I also installed a new Corsair Force 3 120G drive and it is a lot snappier than my Asus P8Z68-V with the same drive.
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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    OK, I finally bought an Intel Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3930K. Got it from Microcenter for ~$499.99. I had an Amazon gift card and ordered an Asus P9X79 Deluxe motherboard for about ~$150. On a side note its interesting to see the Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3820 going for as little as ~$229.99.
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    Core i5 2500k | ASUS P8P67 Pro | 4GB DDR3 | 27 TB Storage | Antec 300 | Server 2012 Essentials | Headless
    Core i7 920 | ASUS P6T Deluxe | MSI GTX260 | 6GB DDR3 | OCZ 120GB Vertex 2 + WD 1TB + 750GB | Antec 300 | Windows 7 64bit | 27" 2560x1440
    Core i7 860 | ASUS P7P55D Pro | eVGA 8800GT | 4GB DDR3 | WD 1TB | Antec 300 | Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | 40" 1920x1080 HDTV
    Core 2 Q6600 |ASUS P5G41C-M LX | 8800GTS | 8GB DDR3 | WD Black 1TB HDD | Antec 300 | Windows 7 64bit | 27" 2560x1440

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    Re: Sandy Bridge-E 3930K Shortage

    That's a good price on the 3930k

    Too bad it's in-store pickup only, nearest MicroCenter to me is in Denver, about 1000 miles.
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