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It might be time. Watch Episode 16 of Pure Pwnage.
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- Pics or it didn't happen
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There have been more than enough pics...
Reaper vs Reaper...lol
post #384 of 438
I've already written a couple emails to different departments at Intel with a link to this thread hoping that they'd contact CD and maybe make some arrangements for all of the negative exposure this Skulltrail is causing with an "affordable" set of CPUs installed.
Anyone got a cousin or uncle named Vinny that might pay a visit to the Intel HQ?
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you'd think you could get some sort of sponsorship, I mean just exactly how many of these types of builds do you think there are in existence? They want this to be an enthusiast system, someone should be jumping to make sure it gets some serious attention. Ridiculous that you've had this much problem with it. The RAID thing alone seems outrageous.
    
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It was annoying.

I think the way to get sponsorship is not be honest and point out the product shortcomings but to jump around and say how great and uber it is.

Well it is pretty uber...laff

I just saw a thread over at XS where Intel sent Team.Au the whole keilbasa Motherboard, RAM, CPUs...must be nice ....

Currently waiting on the replacement Xeon.

I might try the BSEL mod...I've been assured this will allow for an instant 3.0ghz OC at 1600 FSB...

I tried to force myself to buy the 9775s twice now and just couldn't...something about $3000 for a pair of CPUs seems ludicrous. Especially when they have such a limited application.
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sheesh, you know I have to say, with this kind of setup, I think you've at least made the case that the SkullTrail is really an all or nothing kind of board. I for one am very disappointed with A) the hassle you've gone through to get it to work and B) the results you've gotten AFTER all of the hassle you've gone through to get it to work.
    
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Oh yes it is an all or nothing set up so I have no right to drag it through the dirt just because I am too cheap to buy the correct CPUs. But I do think it is an eye opener for anyone thinking they can somehow "cheap-out" and still have an uber rig...

It would be best for a budget conscious builder to go with X38 and the QX9650
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It would be best for a budget conscious builder to go with X38 and the QX9650


Budget-conscious and QX9650 in the same sentence! That's why I love this forum!
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I think it's sad that you NEED to use those CPU's in order to get it to do that at all though. Seems to me that for what you pay for you certainly aren't getting the worth out of it.
    
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