Originally Posted by nooboc2012
... I'd change over to the dark side and start using AMD if it ever came to that.
Though this was funny since I considered my change to Intel "changing to the dark side" lol
As far as the mobo/cpu all in one setup; it'd be suicide for intel to do something like that. Think about all the money they make from people who upgrade CPU's. If they make it so you have to by a new board along with it, the price goes up and demand goes down. Then what about mother board manufacturers. How are they gonna fair when they have to start making more variations of boards to accommodate a wide rage of customers. I mean just look at all the various configurations of build on this site alone. They'll have to make, for example a Core i7 "low, mid and high" board at least not to mention an mATX, ATX, ITX, etc versions and even still leave some people stuck in between having to settle for something else. And like nooboc said, people are gonna start going over to AMD...that is if they ever make a chip set that supports PCIe 3.0
. In short, I just don't see this happening. ...but companies have made stupid decisions in the past